Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The driveway is empty now and the grass is greener than it has been in months but soon there will be family and friends coming up the driveway to spend a few hours or days with us.
It is a hectic time . We plan to get ready but no one really cares if the brass is shined and the clutter put away as they are here to enjoy time together. Not inspect the house.
Prince took a few days vacation the coming two days so he can help get some things in order. The laundry room is in a mess as the whirlpool tech just came and in order for him to service the dryer we had to take down the shelves with all the cookbooks and laundry stuff. The worst part is the problem would never had come about if those two gorillas (I dub them this as they tossed my old washer and dryer around and dented them up and I was donating them to the thrift shop so they did not bring as much as they could have) had installed my dryer correctly. I paid 87.00 for a left kit conversion and that is not covered under warranty so I can either get nasty with H H Gregg or pay again to have it done. I can do nasty but I literally get physically sick afterwards from acting not like myself.
The restored items arrived today and they are sitting in our living room. So it is imperative that they are taken to Prince's little brothers. Furniture in one of the bedrooms must be moved and here we are two days before company arrives and it still is not in place. This had to be done for my nephew and his new wife. They got married on December 15Th.
I am beginning to panic because all jobs take longer in reality than in statement.
Mimi and I did go buy out the grocery store today to have some food on hand to feed the mass invasion.
The Kitty Justice is when the first car arrives, the panic will go hide and the hugs will begin then all the work will be history and not thought about again.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
STEALING CHRISTMAS, OR RATHER THE GREEN DOLL BOX. SHE USUALLY SITS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FIREPLACE IN THE LIVING ROOM BUT I MOVED HER TO THE TABLE TO GET A BETTER PICTURE.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
These are a couple of my Christmas teapots that I get out during this wonderful time of the year.
There is something about teapots that just make me feel good all over. I love them and I don't mind a good glass of ice tea or a cup of hot tea either. Both looking at a beautiful pot and enjoying the flavor of good tea are part of the nice things in the world.
The dirty Santa party was a really good one this year at the Bistro 215 in Green Hills. The Manager came over and apologized for not having our little private room for us as they usually have done. A new person was in charge of reservations and yes they booked two parties for the same time and day. Since Peaches, who was one of the December hostess called after the other person to confirm she had to take the second choice. We had an alcove to the left but it was not as cozy as the private room. WE HAD FUN ANYWAY.
When you get that many Women Artist together we will have fun even if we had had to set up on a dirt road.
Mz Hen was her usual late self and everyone had ordered their food and gotten it and drawn their dirty Santa number. I was lucky and got 16 so I got to watch a lot of stealing and could check out where the gifts were that I wanted to steal. It was so funny that Mz . Hen drew number one and she was constantly having to open presents and then have them stolen from her. Finally she said "Did I get number one for being late?" We all laughed at that one.
CT was rather done out as she announced "she was gonna have to buy all new winter clothes since she had gained so much weight". Usually she is the happiest one at our gathering and always has jokes to share with us. Not today. I guess being Heavier makes your mood change.
When Bunny and Peaches called each member to confirm that they were coming to the luncheon, they requested that you bring something you had painted or made. So there were lots of wonderful paintings to be stolen from each member.
Then it happen, Sister's painting that she had open was stolen and she went and picked another present and it was a bought Christmas item. Jingle bell door knockers. Cat proudly said she had made them with her own hands. We all laughed but knew full well she had gone to the store. Again that did not fit her personality as she always brings a painting.
Several more packages were opened and then it was Annie turn, she opened her package to find two boxes of nice candy but it was kind of like a kick in the teeth as most of those paintings would be worth so much later on. To me they are Priceless as they are what one of our members have created. She quickly asked "just who made these chocolates, Spent all day in the Kitchen Huh. Mz. Fire in a sheepish voice and she was sitting to my right, said "Sorry."
Sister's and Annie's gifts would not be stolen and I knew how they felt as last year only about half of the ladies brought paintings or something they had made and Mz. Ann and I got store bought items. I hated it since Mz Ann was so disappointed with her gift because it was her last Christmas with us. Bless her she is now painting the skies for us all to enjoy. I wish I had gotten that beautiful painting that Mz Ann brought to the luncheon last year. Maybe I can get Bruce ,her son, to let me buy something she had done. I miss her very much. She was the most proper lady I had ever met. So it was very odd to hear of her displeasure with the gift she got at the luncheon last year. Very out of character.
It finally came my turn , so Mz PB & J had had CT beautiful scene painting stolen by Jingles so I thought I would just take it from Jingles. The items can be stolen 3 times and then they are retired. There were not many numbers after mine and I thought it would be safe with me. Not! Bunny took it as she followed me. So I could either steal or open one of the two presents let unopened and one of those was my painting so I thought I would rather steal.
Barbie had her painting hidden under the table but I remember it was Bunny's painting so I took it with no regrets and then she had to either open or steal. She stole Jingles painting and that retired CT painting.
Da Ford had to either steal or open so she took the last present to be open and it was mine. I was beginning to feel a little forlorn as no one wanted that package. I made a note to package it not in Blue next year.
The ladies all liked the handmade Christmas cards that I had worked so hard preparing and Cat even stated that it was a good day when I joined the group with all my ideas and talent.
After the luncheon, I took Knoxie her card and raspberry jam I had made for her to her home and visited with her and her hubby. Her BP is out of whack and the meds are being changed to see if it can be controlled better. Bless her heart she is the tiniest member but tall so she looks like a stick person so it is hard to fathom that her BP is so high.
When I got home I spent time with Mimi watching her favorite soap opera. I will NEVER ever watch another one after she is gone. However, she likes it and it gives us something to share together.
Prince said traffic was awful so we were an hour late getting to the Exhibit. We were told the crowd was constant for the entire two hours. We stayed until it closed.
It was funny the first people we saw was Cat and her hubby, Frankie and we had a really nice visit with them. I was careful not to say anything about store bought presents at the luncheon.
The Kitty Justice is when we got home , Prince built us a fire downstairs and we watched one of the high school play off games. A peaceful end to a hectic day.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
ALSO WHEN I TRIED THE FIRST TIME I GOT THE LITTLE RED X SO WHEN I PUBLISH THE POST THERE MAY BE TWO PICTURES OF NOW DISPLAYED.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT DECEMBER 7TH WILL BE A WONDERFUL DAY FOR ME EVEN THOUGH ITS HISTORY IS NOT.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
SINCE MY FRIEND MERLE LIKE THE BELL AND COMMENTED, I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A SNOW PAINTING OF IT THIS MORNING.
I think I overdosed on football games yesterday. First University of Tennessee, my school, played Louisiana State University for the Southeastern Conference Championship. UT lost 21-14 to LSU.
Then there was the Oregon Ducks playing Oregon State Beavers and all the commentators were referring to it as The Civil War. The Beavers won in double overtime. First time since 1993.
Then it was Oklahoma playing Mizzou and Mizzou was rated Number 1 team in the nation. I think Mizzou won but at this point my mind was fuzzy with football overload.
At 10:30 pm Hawaii played Washington. It was not over until the wee hours of the morning. Hawaii finally won. I must admit Prince watched it all but I fell asleep during some of the games. At 2:30 this Morning person went to bed. Might have well stayed up.
At the appointed time of 5 am Maggie started whining to go out. I rolled over and told her to go back to sleep. Almost every thirty minutes she was back and finally before 7 I got up.
The wind was worse than the other day and it was blowing the tears from my eyes. I let her go ahead an get the paper as I did not wish to return out in my housecoat in the wind. The paper was HUGE, over half of it was ads as to what stores have on sale. I gave Maggie extra beggin strips for bringing back such a huge paper.
As I began making coffee, etc. etc. I took the recycles out and the door shut behind me and it was locked. The kitty justice is that I am THANKFUL that Prince was too tired to diligent check the doors to see if they were locked so I did not have to wake anyone to get back inside. THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW PRINCE KNOW THAT THIS IS VERY VERY VERY RARE.
Lucky Kitty so now I need to buy a lottery ticket. Now that would be RARE FOR ME.
Friday, November 30, 2007
The front of the Log Cabin which sits next to our house. Lots of people have lived here and Prince and I started our married life here. After Puppy was born, we lived over two more years here. Puppy's baby bed was in one corner and our bed another in the middle section.
A full view of the cabin. It has three levels and lots more room than you can tell when you first see it. If you look close, you can see that the basement extends out pass the back of the upper levels. Down in the basement is the living area, dining area, bath and kitchen. There is a concrete porch at the back of the kitchen and it is a nice place to sit and drink coffee and watch the world come alive.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I put out more decorations yesterday but have not taken a picture yet. However, the last picture is the way it looks. Sunny and cool. Yesterday we reached 68 degrees which was a prefect time to decorate outside.
Today the wind is blowing but still the sun is out to fool you and when you step outside any loose clothing goes whipping in the breeze. It is to be a 46 degrees today. So glad I got out yesterday and did what little I could to make it appear we have Christmas Cheer.
My big wind chime on the bottom porch has a deep constant ring. The whirley gig looks like a giant cork screw and the wind mills is turning so fast it appears to be solid.
My shamrocks in previous blog look so bad that they have been taken to the basement today and I brought up some more decorations to put in that corner. I am trying not to go over board but it seems when I get started I just keep dragging items out to put here or there.
I brought up the Nativity Scene which is really old and put it in the dining room for Mimi to arrange the figures after I brave the elements and go pick up some pine straw to put in the manger.
The Kitty Justice is that decorating for Christmas is like a snowball heading DOWNHILL.
Monday, November 26, 2007
LOOK AHEAD AND SEE THE CHANDELIERS IN THE MIRROR WITH THE UNENDING EDGES.
LOOK DOWN AND SEE THE CUTE SALT AND PEPPERS ON THE TABLE.
LOOK AT ONE OF THE PRETTY WINDOWS WE GOT TO SIT BENEATH.
LOOK AT THE OTHER PRETTY WINDOW.
LOOK THE FRONT DINING ROOM. THE WINDOWS LOOK OUT UPON THE BUSY STREET.
LOOK , A CLOSER VIEW OF THE SCONCE ON THE WALL.