Saturday, December 5, 2009


I don't know about the rest of you but when the first snow hit us on Friday, even if it didn't stay, I was not happy to see it. I used to love the first snow. Got down to 18 in the night. Wrote to my daughter in Texas that she can expect a visitor after Christmas, if I am welcome, that is. Course they haven't been having such great weather either. Too cold for dipping into the lake like I did one Christmas. Winter is upon us and I wish I lived where Goosebreeder lives down in Australia where she is looking forward to Spring and Summer. (I mixed up names/places in my previous edition of this post. Please visit Bernie in Alberta. She has a most beautiful post up right now.)

Not much doing on the blog scene either. Everyone is busy this time of year getting ready for Christmas. Jim has decorated the outside and that looks nice and will be prettier when the snow stays. So many people go all out and really decorate more than they used to. The whole city is aglow at night with all the different lights and it gets dark around 3:30 here now.

Have just about finished reading Julie & Julia. It really took until the near middle of the book for me to really enjoy it. I loved her wrestling with killing the lobster. I remember my mom saying they screamed when you threw them in the boiling water. Jordan, my other son, goes to a Christmas party where they each buy their own lobster, and he brings his big outdoor pot, but he won't throw them in. He splits when that part comes. He always was an animal lover and a softy.

Yesterday, I got the urge to hear my eldest son's favorite record that he played over and over when he was a kid. H. M. S. PINAFORE and I went around the kitchen yelling "Then give three cheers and one cheer morrrre forrr the Captain of the Pinafore. " Was sort of an inspiring and happy memory.

Well I have Christmas presents to wrap that I shopped for the other day, so this is all she wrote.


The Weaver of Grass said...

That brought back memories! Years ago when my voice was good enough I often sang in Gilbert and Sullivan. I sang Buttercup in Pinafore and Ruth in Pirates of Penzance - and absolutely loved it.

Gail said...

Memories, good ones.

Bernie said...

Bernie, I have to say you don't sound like you have the Christmas spirit glad you have the outside of your home lit up, I love driving and looking at all the lights in the evening.
We had a blizzard here yesterday and it is very cold today....the wind has us down to -28 but then that is what happens when you live in Alberta.
Have you put up your tree yet? I need to wrap gifts as well but other than that I am pretty well organized....I finished my tree and decorating today but was too tired to post tonight.
Have a wonderful Sunday....:-)Hugs

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It is "cold" over here on Oahu Bernie. About upper 60's. I think you would like it here.

GooseBreeder said...

Tell your kind hearted son to put them in the freezer first so hypothermia sets in, it's kinder.
Happy Christmas Bernie!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Enjoyed this post. A slice of the day. Watched the Packer game last night. Go Pack!

Deb Shucka said...

I'm with you -the cold is not my cup of tea. Love the picture of you singing G&S at the top of your lungs in your house. Love your spirit.

Anita said...

I thought about going to see the movie Julia and Julia, but never got there.
Books tend to be better than the movies that are based on them, but Meryl Streep is such a good actor, that the movie may be worth seeing.
Hope you'll post again before Christmas.

Bernie said...


I didn't enjoy the book. I think in this case maybe the movie is better because of Meryl Streep.

We are enjoying 16 inches of snowfall and wind here today. It is beautiful but sort of like a big white period to fall and summer! It is over, Bernie, and this is what you are going to look at for the next three months!!!

Anita said...

16 inches - Wow!

SJ said...

i hope to experience winter

A smile from SJ =)


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