Friday, December 19, 2014

Misc......



Back to dreary weather.  The fog was thick this morning, it’s misting continuously, and the high today was 37 degrees.   

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Not much to report today.  I’m cleaning house in preparation for company this weekend.  Our daughter and her boyfriend are visiting with their little dog Oscar.  Beans, our dog is going to be happy to have a 4-legged visitor to share his toys with.  

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Bulldog Man and I have been keeping an eye out with several of the Vets, in the local area, who rescue dogs.  We’re in the process of looking for another dog as a companion for Beans.  I’m hoping to find another Chihuahua as sweet as Bug (May she rest in peace). 

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Yesterday, December 18th was my Mom’s 73rd Birthday.  We sent her flowers to celebrate her Birthday.  We were not able to be there for her special day, since we had just returned from visiting her days before.  Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

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This year, our Christmas tree is a live potted pine tree, very small, and just perfect.  You could call it a Charlie Brown tree!!! 


Both Bulldog Man and I are older, our kids are older, and some even have their own kids….. So Christmas is going to be nice and quiet this year. 

Don’t get me wrong, we’ve sent the grandbabies gifts and cards to our Adult Children.  It’s time Bulldog Man and I celebrate in our own way now that everyone is doing their own thing.  Instead of having a big sit down traditional dinner with everyone, we’re going to have a small romantic Mexican meal on paper plates.   Yep……….you heard me right………paper plates.  I’m not going to be standing washing all kinds of dishes this year after cooking a big meal over a hot stove. 

Heck…..I may just wear jeans and keep my slippers on too!!!!  The perks and benefits of getting older, lol…….

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A few perks from visiting Sprouts, a health food store in town yesterday.  I found these delicious Wild Wonder tomatoes from Kingsville, Ontario, Canada.  I cut a few up, added a piece of Swiss cheese, a few basil leaves, topped off the salad with a little virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.  The tomatoes were delicious………….so was the entire salad.  Thanks Canada!!!!  



And finally, Bulldog Man bought me flowers for Christmas. They smell amazing, and look gorgeous…………….Yep he’s a keeper, and the love of my life.



For not having much to report today, I think I did mighty fine :-)

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27 comments:

  1. Sandy
    Sounds like the kind of Christmas we will be having this year too! Quiet and easy going.
    I had to laugh that your tomatoes are coming from Canada-so crazy....
    The salad does look delicious, I have to admit.
    Beautiful flowers from the love of your life!
    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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    1. Kimberly,

      Thank you Sweetie! I laughed when I found these tomatoes too. Never expected to find these delicious tomatoes from Canada of all places.
      I snatched them up, and boy they're tasty.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  2. i think you did mighty fine, too, Sweet Sandy! oh and Canada thanks you back - bahahahah! your salad is making me want to climb through the computer and get me some - it looks delicious! your flowers are beautiful - give that BDMan a hug for me wouldjya? and your plans for Christmas are simply awesome. forget the jeans - stay in your pajamas!!!! but now you have me intrigued - what kind of Mexican food will you be enjoying??? and lastly, Happy Birthday to your Mom! she is in our prayers as are all of you and yours! much love sweetie!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      Thanks you Girlie :-)
      This salad was delicious, I may have to make another with the remaining tomatoes and I'm willing to share the salad with you :-)
      I gave BD Man a big hug, he send a hug back to you and Jam.
      Wearing PJ's sound even better....................note to self, don't get dressed for Christmas.
      Thank you for your prayers. Hugs and love to you and Jam.
      Sandy

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  3. Oh Happy Birthday to your Mom. Our Christmas will be similar to yours it will be very different for us too.
    Well now Canadian tomatoes I had to laugh I am eating oranges from the USA this is a wonderfully small culinary world we live in. I like it:) Have a Merry Christmas Sandy HUG B

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    1. B,
      Thank you for the Birthday wish for Mom, I will convey your wish to her.
      New beginnings for both of us Sweetie. I guess we will be starting new traditions this year.

      Yes, tomatoes from Canada.............talk about good!!!
      Merry Christmas Christmas to you and your Hero.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  4. Yep, some of us have reached a time in life (and it's a GOOD time!) where we can make our days (holidays or no) feel more comfortable for ourselves. ('Bout time!) I love the saying, "It's okay to be happy with a calm life." Amen and pass the paper plates!

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    1. Mama Pea,
      Amen........
      Yes it is about time!!!! Now we can do anything, at anytime, and not worry about time or taking care of everyone else. It's good to be happy and very calm. Life is good :-)

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  5. We agree with the slower & lower Christmas. We do still celebrate with my sister but I've asked everyone to cut waaay back this year. Happy Birthday to your Mom. And, I love your tree!

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    1. DFW,

      Slower and lower Christmas is so stress "Free".
      I have to agree with you on cutting waaayyyyy back :-)
      Thank you for the Birthday wish for Mom, I will make sure to convey your wishes.
      Our tree is adorable, and I can plant him in the ground in the spring.

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  6. Sounds like a good plan there Sandy. Well everything but the Mexican meal part anyway. I love my traditional White Christmas dishes too much, but having it on paper plates is OK!!!

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    1. PP,

      Thanks my friend!!! You don't like Mexican food?
      Well you could have traditional white paper plates, Bahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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    2. Sandy - I am not a huge mexican food fan no, When it comes to food I am 100% pure White Boy pretty much. Now paper plates I am all for that :)

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  7. It may be cold outside but your blog is heartwarming. Thanks so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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    1. Linda,
      Welcome my new Canadian friend.
      Thank you, I try to keep my blog entertaining and warm.
      I look forward to seeing more of your visits to my blog.

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  8. My grandmother always used to say Christmas was for children. Not that she didn't know the real Reason for the Season, but now I understand it's our traditional cultural celebration that mean the most to children. So I have to agree about the freedom from following those traditions that comes as we get older. I'm relieved to not have to put it all away once it's over, LOL. Love your little live tree. Those are the best kinds. I always liked potted trees that we could plant once Christmas was over. Two gifts in one.

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    1. Leigh,

      As we get older, we tend to make our own traditions. In our hearts we know the true meaning of Christmas.

      My little potted Christmas tree makes it so much easier when it comes to dealing with putting things away as the holiday passes. Then I have a tree to put outside on my back porch to admire until next Christmas.

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  9. Merry Christmas, and enjoy your Mexican food!

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    1. Susie,

      Merry Christmas!!! Here's to Mexican food!!!!!

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  10. It sure sounds like you have things pretty well set up there. I think having some quiet time for yourselves at Christmas is ok. Nothing wrong with a nice little dinner, and paper plates will just add to the ambiance.

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    1. Harry,

      We're set for Christmas, a nice small tree, no gifts, and no stress.
      Time to just relax and enjoy what the good Lord has provided us.
      All year long we use glass plates, time for a change :-) and less dishes to wash.

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  11. Merry Christmas to you and Bulldog Man! Paper plates sound perfect!

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    1. Izzy,

      Thank you Izzy. Merry Christmas to you and yours:-)
      Yay for paper plates........we can also recycle those babies for the compost.

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  12. Loved your update! I guess if you can't grow you own this time of year Canada must be the next best place for tomatoes! Your quiet Christmas sounds just perfect. Would be nice to find a new dog in time for Christmas too.

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    1. Michaele,

      Thank you :-)
      It's to cold to grow tomatoes outside this time of year here, and I don't have enough window space to grow them inside. So the next best thing, pickup some organic Canadian tomatoes. Our last 4 to 5 Christmas' were spent in the hospital with family members. This Christmas it's going to be nice and quiet and no one's expected on being in the hospital.

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  13. You might be very surprised to know how many people celebrate holidays in much the same way that you do. Things are different now, there's less emphasis on the family now than there used to be, seems like everything's hustle-bustle. Not sure I like to see the change but it is what it is.

    I have a turkey thawing, it's been in the freezer for a year. I'm going to try to "rotisserie" season it and bake it in my electric roaster. We'll have sandwiches. Mexican dinner on a paper plate sounds like a good idea and we might have done that, too, had I not had this turkey that I wanted to get out of the freezer.

    Merry Christmas to you from NE Oklahoma....

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  14. IIene,

    Merry Christmas to you and yours from Central Oklahoma.

    Enjoy your turkey, it amazing to roast it this way, you'll need to let me know how it turned out. There is nothing better than having extra turkey for sandwiches after Christmas.

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