Another House Guest!

Tomorrow my BFF Trisha is driving down to visit. Woo!

This will be her first time at our new digs.

Did you know that Supernatural has 10 seasons? 9 of which are on Netflix.  I am not sure I ever want to get hooked on a another show that has that may seasons. It’s an overwhelming commitment.

I didn’t spend the whole night watching Supernatural, that would be so very silly.

I still don’t remember the names of the lead guys. However, I know they both start with the letter J. So I have that much going for me.

What do you do when you got nothin’?

Sooo. Posting every day and I got nothin’.

Sure. I watched Supernatural.  Duh. And I did about nothing else.

Having already done a post about that (yesterday), I have nothing original to say.

I guess I’m feeling better. So that’s good. That said, I’ve eaten close to 50 cough drops in the last 24 hours.

Riffing…

I don’t even know how to close this post.

The end?

Another crap post tomorrow? 

(Hey, at least you’ll have something to look forward to…)

Coldness

I have a cold.

Insert sad face here.

Because of this, had a lazy day.

Full disclosure, I might have had a lazy day anyway.

Watched Supernatural (duh) and went out for Brazilian food for dinnah with Ed and his Mom.

Then we watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Now for more Doctor who.

That is all.

Supernatural Obsesssion

Supernatural Obsesssion

20141226_211706I may have mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: there is a reason I try not to get hooked on shows. Because I get a bit obsessed!

I say this as I watch a Supernatural marathon on my new smart TV.

I set up the TV tonight. The first thing I did was set up Netflix and started watching Supernatural first thing. I haven’t set up anything else. It’s been a supernatural evening.

Supernatural. Supernatural. Supernatural!

I should go to sleep.

Dogs and Cats, living together

Dogs and Cats, living together

For our Merry Christmas, we’ve had house guests, the usual subjects: Ed’s Mom, my Mom and my brother and his dog, Waldo.

Because of the dog, we keep the cats in the basement,  well, we keep the dog out of the basement, the cats can come upstairs if they want to. Lenny declined.  But Squiggy, the brave one, has been more than happy to join us; in fact, Waldo was the wary one.

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Right before Squiggy rolled around exposing his belly.

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Waldo had too much!

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So close!

Here is the neighbor’s nativity scene:

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Much better in person.

Mom approved of this gift:

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I wish everyone a Merry Christmas,  Happy Holiday, Joyous Kwanzaa, happy Hanukkah, or Terrific or terrific Thursday. I wish for you a great time with your loved ones, chosen and family and hope your coming year is fantabulous.

That is all.

Luxury

Luxury

Hey! I’m awake.

I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I got up and arranged my office so I can set up Mom’s bed.

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Notice I didn’t say CLEAN my office. (I really should’ve picked up that glove – no worries, my Mom will make short work of that.)

Regardless, I have things to do.

Now I’m doing a load of laundry so Mom will have fresh sheets. Here is where the luxury comes in: I am doing said laundry in my own home.

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For those of you lucky enough to live most of your life with an in-home washer and dryer, you might not understand, but it feels decadent to be lying in bed,  in my jammies, listening to the washer do its work.

Laundry before washer ownership required foresight and planning. We’d have to carve out some time, gather the clothes, and go to laundromat. We’d have to be totally on the ball, even if we decided to have the laundromat do the laundry for us.

I forgot to ask Ed to throw in the load yesterday. No problem,  I can wash them today: IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME. Amazing.

Almost ready for Christmas Holiday. In charge of the french dip and flan. Ed’s cooking the dinner tomorrow. 

Grateful to be able to host both Moms, my brother Bill, and his life partner/canine friend Waldo. It’s a good thing.

Tomorrow’s dinner will be ham, roasted potatoes, creamed spinach, and my Mom’s fruit salad.

As my Dad always said: it don’t get no better.

Supernaturally Behind

Supernaturally Behind

More guests coming tomorrow and I’m a bit behind.  Since our guests are all family it’s not a big deal, but still.

My plans to make flan tonight were thwarted.  By me feeling sick, really. I can do it tomorrow.

What I did do was wrap presents. So go me! Woo! I need to do a load of laundry, cook some french dip and cook some flan. And make some ornaments.  But that’ll be tomorrow.

Confession: I’ve been watching more Supernatural, my current obsession.  Season 3. I should probably learn the names of the lead actors. I love them so.

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Lenny sez pet me, human, and other stuff

Lenny sez pet me, human, and other stuff

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Lenny followed me to bed, asking for loving – aka Lenny time!

I baked a pumpkin pie tonight. Tomorrow I’ll do a flan, and share the recipe. I also put a load of dishes in, and watched Supernatural on my Kindle Fire – so glad I downloaded the Netflix app.

Pumpkin pie recipe: use One Pie pie filling, follow instructions. Woo!

I am getting a cold. That is not cool. My nose is stuffed AND running at the same time! How does that happen?

Can we talk about Supernatural for a bit?  It’s my first time watching it, and it’s a great show. Fun characters and whatnot.

Ed’s Mom arrived today, so the holiday has begun. I have to work tomorrow, but excited to have Wednesday/Thursday off to spend with family.

That is all.

Lazy but busy day

Lazy but busy day

Slept in. Bathed. Thought about doing laundry. Watched a couple episodes of Supernatural. Put in a load. Watched more Supernatural.

Do you see where this is going?

At around 4 I realized I really should get my butt in gear. I drove to  Target to check on my prescription (denied) then Big-Y for Borax, coffee and garbage bags (party at my house!). Next I jumped on 8 so I could get a Shower curtain at  Bed Bath and beyond (got a super cute one.) Then Stop and Shop for kitty litter.

When I got home, although I wanted yo watch more Supernatural, I helped Edmund wrap presents. And made Kale Salad.

Falling asleep. So here are some pictures.

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Pez

Pez

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Ed and I visited the Pez factory in Orange CT today. We bought some stuff, looked at displays,  and watched how the candy is made (hint: 3,000 pounds of pressure,  baby.)

This was just one of the things we did today. Also included were eggs sausage and cheese, Christmas Tree Shop, Joann’s and A.C. Moore, popcorn and Return of the Jedi.

And then for me, it was several hours vegging out to Supernatural. 

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I wish I had combed my hair.

Ed got some fun stuff for the cats.

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Like YODA!

That is all.

I am trying to be reasonable here

I am trying to be reasonable here

I forgot to post Thursday because of an office party. Tonight (Friday-ish) I was gaming with friends and forgot about posting til now.

I have decided to only back-date one post, this one,  to appear as if it were actually written on Friday. My reasonableness relates to the fact that I’m gonna let go of not posting on Thursday.  Really, I tell myself,  it’s gonna be ok.

Game night was awesome. We ate great food and laughed and talked. We ate some flan I made too. It came out very well.

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My gaming compatriots,  rocking some Dominion. (Notice that those girls got Moxie! )

Regarding the flan: as I cooked it I realized I may have inherited Mom’s baking gene. I don’t bake often, but when I do, it usually comes out well.

Ok. I’m falling asleep. Peace out!

Making Flan

I made flan and some ornaments. As you do. In so doing, I forgot to write a post.

So here it is. My post. More tomorrow.

Working Late

Had a busy, busy day today.  Work, taking gifts to the kids,  and taking Edmund to the dermatologist.  Now I  working to make up time. And because I have stuff to do for tomorrow. 

I’m holed up in my home office,  drinking tea, and working. Working.  Working.  Streaming in the background is the Guardians of the Galazy. My body wants a nap.

I think it’s time for a cookie. 

Getting our geek on

Getting our geek on

Went to the Hobbit Marathon with new BFFs Melissa and Nicole (not sure I’m their BFFs yet, but they are mine because they love to do crazy things like sit in a movie theatre to watch 9 hours of back-to-back movies. <3 )

Melissa and I dressed up. Here we are with Bilbo Baggins:

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We took a selfie:

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We had a selfie fail:

Picture-in-picture fun:

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And a proper picture of the three of us:

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Was a great day.

Verdict on movies: the first two went very quickly,  was surprised at how easy they were to rewatch in the marathon setting. The final pic was really good, I laughed, I cried, and whatnot. The “extra” stuff they put in worked for me, it really felt like it was stuff you would’ve seen in the book if it wasn’t in Bilbo’s point of view. I loved Radagast. Loved, loved,  loved. And Galadriel is my spirit animal.

Still,  dwarfs are still not supposed to be hot. I suffered through with that.

Pink

Pink

Busy day in Lanna Land.

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Did 2 loads of laundry (full disclosure,  Ed folded one of them. ) Put two loads in dishwasher (full disclosure,  one’s still in there.) Made some crock pot mac and cheese (full disclosure, good, not great.) Ed and I finished trimming the tree (full disclosure, it looks nice.) Watched the Empire Strikes Back, the original unedited version (full disclosure,  still tons of fun, Princess Leia is awesomesauce, and Han Solo is still the hottest.) And then I colored my hair, while watching Supernatural (full disclosure, I forgot to put on Vasoline first, so I have a ring of pink around my hairline. )

Tomorrow is The Hobbit all freaking day!

I am posting this after midnight,  but because I haven’t been to sleep yet,  it still counts.

Here are our kitties, enjoying the tree.

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