Tag Archive | Christmas Trees

What Bobby and I do in Our “Spare” Time!

Back to Chemo k24014361 yesterday after getting Cataract surgery… Which was a success… 20/20 vision!…

Port was accessed without a problem…

sometimes takes awhile to get blood after not being used for a couple of weeks…

Great Oncology Nurses…

A scan will be done in a week …

This is when we cringe…

What will the blood work show?…

What will the cancer be like?…

Will the cancer cells be decreased?… or will the cancer be growing again?…

An anxious time for sure…

But, as of today…We take each day as a blessing and go about our usual routine as best we can…

We stay busy!…

I’m into reading and have seen a movie of one of the books I completed…

“The Girl On A Train”…  mv5bmjewndu4ntqwml5bml5banbnxkftztgwmzq2mjiwmdi__v1_sx214_al_on_the_train2

Author: Paula Hawkins

Another Book which I completed is a “Young Adult Book“… but, sounded interesting…

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”  51cjx33vfbl__sx316_bo1204203200_220px-montreuil_-_salon_du_livre_jeunesse_2012_-_ransom_riggs_-_002 

Author: Ransom Riggs

and happens to be in movie form also…

Hoping to see it with my youngest Granddaughter soon…

Bobby is making “Christmas Trees”… I brought photos of some samples from The Glendale Festival for him to see

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Making it “his own”… as I do with crafts…

He has made mine… one for my daughter-in-law… and two more in the building stage…

They are simple wood trees… you can decorate as you wish…

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When he is busy… he is happy!…

I have found a few more “Pumpkin/Fall” items…

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Little Debbie’s Fall Party Cakes and Bat Brownies

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and Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Cereal…

As Bobby slept taking Chemo I watched “The Chew”…

Bad Idea…

They are always cooking on this show of course…

and today was Mint Ice Cream /Chocolate Crust Pie…

I decided Dark Chocolate Brownies would make a great Pie Crust and… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream for the filling… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Bake Brownies as per directions on Package…

It made two 8″ X 8″ pans…

After ice cream softened a little…

I spread on top of cooled brownies…

Just enough!…

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Added a few Chocolate Sprinkles I had…

returned to freezer for about an hour…

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and it was so good!…

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Tag! (2015)

Meghan has posed these questions on her blog…

thought I would give them a try with answers from Christmas past and present…

https://gotmeghan.wordpress.com/author/gotmeghan/

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?…

 

Decorating… people visiting… making cookies  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and the remembrance of Jesus… when He came to Earth…

What is your favorite Christmas movie?…

Oh, so many!…

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Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

Real tree or fake tree?…

Always REAL when young… k0166052  The fake ones REALLY looked fake!…

but, now… A fake one is fine… Also got smaller as we grew older… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  and kids not around as before… Still think they are beautiful!

Giving presents or receiving them?

LOVE giving presents!…

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finding just “the right” thing… making things… and the wrapping…

I picked  black/white snowflakes paper since my tree was a Snowflake Tree…

I made the following “Tea Cups” for my BUNCO crew…with their name on them filled with a few goodies…

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Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?

We celebrate more on Christmas Eve… with our little family which includes Grand Kids…

but, a little something for Christmas morning is wonderful… k5791474

What tops your tree?

Always a STAR was the tradition when growing up and early years with my kids…

Later I have had Big Bows, Santas, Angels and this year Snowflake…  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As a kid, what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I loved surprises… and let “Santa” do the picking…

Was always happy… A live pony was probably in the back of my mind … NO!… never received…

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Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

All cards are great!… I like making them on the computer… from my tags for packages to cards sometimes… HOMEMADE has always appealed to me!

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Our nephew who lives in Iowa… always gifts us with his art work on the envelope of the card he sends…

Just beautiful!…

and my card tree holds cards from friends and relatives… even a sweet card from a blogging friend in Cornwall England…

What’s your favorite Christmas food?

Jam Cake, Fruit Cake, Mince Pie, Spumoni Ice Cream… 220px-Spumonipic

need I go on???

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Since the Grandkids came … we always go to my youngest son/wife’s house…

Dinner with dishes from all attending… games for the kids… games for the adults… Watching the kids is the best!…

A cousin and her husband came from TN for years… but, unable to the last couple of years… we miss them!…

We’ve done the “ugly sweater”… and this year it’s “the funky Christmas socks”… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   filled with goodies and exchanged through a game we play…

Always something fun!

Traditions are awesome… make some of your own!