Sunday, December 23, 2012

May Not Be White...But it Sure is Wet !

 Rain and wind......3 days straight now !  It's supposed to snow later this afternoon, but I'm really not encouraging it......Tess, Seth and Molly are driving to San Francisco for the day and I want Molly to be able to get home tonight and Dan and Anna are driving up this evening from Stockton .....hopefully they make it before the snow starts falling. 
  As you can see, Shasta.....our last remaining not the least bit concerned.  One of the advantages for being an "only" cat is that Jim takes pity and lets you in the house.  She's a good girl so I don't mind......actually kind of like it !
   Just about ready for Xmas....presents all wrapped, nuts all roasted and fudge all made.  Sweet Anna is making lasagna for dinner when they get here for me , a 49er's game to watch, a cozy bed to crawl into later....nothing much to do.  Until I wake up tomorrow morning !  Morning brings......last minute house cleaning, camping stew to make for Xmas eve dinner and a big plate of homemade cream puffs.......sort of stacked like a Xmas tree !!!!   My mom will  come up early ,I hope,it wouldn't be Xmas Eve day without a last minute trip to Worton's , our little mountain grocery store.  Kids will be showing up later in the afternoon......just in time for dinner ! 
   So many cherished traditions this time of year.....I repeat them each and every year with such joy and anticipation.  Merry Christmas to each of you .......enjoy each and every minute of the coming days.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Who Needs Crab !!!

 Granny's annual Crab Feed was scheduled for last Friday, but, alas, the crabbers chose to go on strike !!   No crab for the masses !  Granny went with menu option # 2 and after a trip to Costco on Thursday.....we were good to go.  Shrimp Scampi for 12, along with Granny's world famous Caesar salad.  All the "local" kids were there and Denny and Joan made it also.  Actually, it was a going away dinner for them as they're headed back to Maui for the winter. 
    It was wonderful to spend time with everyone, but the star of the party was little Bryn.  It had only been about 10 days since I'd seen him, but what a difference 10 days makes !  He's such a big boy now, full of smiles and unbelievably seems on the verge of crawling......he's not even 4 months old yet !  We all had a blast with him.......a much loved little boy.
    Tess and Bryn came up and spent the night after the party and so the next morning Tess, Molly and I headed down for a little holiday shopping.   We were pretty sucessful and had a lot of fun, as we always do.

Today,between football games, Jim and I were semi productive.  I got the outside Xmas lights up and make some apple muffins.  Jim painted the front door.......huge improvement !   Molly went down to see Ross last night and won't be home until after work tomorrow ........teriyaki and asparagus for dinner tonight!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Creekside !

     Super wet weekend....12 inches of rain in the past 36 hours, with winds to match.  Good thing it was such a warm storm or we might be buried in snow until Spring.  Seems like it's starting to clear up and next week promises to be drier !
     Dan and Anna braved the storm this morning to come up to watch the Niner's game with us.....I was so glad when they arrived safely.  It was great ,as always, to have them come.  The 49ers lost ,but we enjoyed the nachos and each other's company.
     Yesterday I did a big craft show down in Roseville.  I did really well.....maybe the economy is turning around !  Molly spent the day there with me and I couldn't have done it without her.  It's pretty much a tradition for Molly to come with me, she's been doing it for quite a few years, at least 6 or sweet of her and so much fun.
  Now that I don't have to be chained to the sewing machine I can start enjoying the season !  I'm meeting my mom for lunch tomorrow and hope to do a little Xmas shopping.  My list keeps getting bigger and bigger.....I have lists on top of lists, on top of lists!   Good thing I love to Xmas shop, I was born to do it !