Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pinterest Fail

Gingerbread Man Cookie Fail - My daughter’s gingerbread man cookies! The icing might have ended up being the only redeeming quality for these little guys! ….and when she opened the oven door, before she could take them out, the gingerbread men jumped up and ran through the kitchen and out of the house shouting, “Don’t eat me!” Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us…we are the gingerbread men.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The End of Pinterest

Finally, the End of Pinterest!

        For some,  joining Pinterest means having to say goodbye to friends and family.  Good news for all you who are hooked on Pinterest!  I finally got to the end of it today.  So now I guess I have to get off Pinterest and start doing some of the things that I have pinned, like rock sweaters.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gingerbread House

Brown and tasty
Sweet and spicy
Nibble, nibble
Gnaw, gnaw
Oh wait….is that Gretel in the background?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I use to know
Where the white sands glisten
And the waves seem to listen
I’m dreaming of dewdrops
While wearing my favorite pair of flipflops. 
(Growing up in Naples, FL)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I Never Win Anything

     What, I won?  I never win anything…..OK, that might not be totally true, but I have never won a radio show call in give-away, a door prize, or Publishers Clearing House (now that would be sweet). I have won coupons to Smoothie King, six dollars playing the lottery, and a Tupperware tiny scraper – great for cleaning your dishes and pans (baaaahaaaaaa).  I have actually seen pop-ups saying I won something, but I never click on them for fear that a naked person might pop up.  So, why do I feel like Donald Trump today? 
     I attended a Christmas party last night, and the hostess had a shiny jar of money displayed, glinting from the Christmas tree lights. The person who came the closest to guessing the total would win it.  I guessed $101 and it was $104…..yep, I won it.  Oh, I’m not finished….we also played a Christmas Monopoly game….won again!  All in all, I won $211.00.  This is why I feel like Donald Trump today!  A big thank you to the wonderful hostesses, Debbie and Sandy!

Ugly Sweater Party

        Have you ever been the only person in an ugly sweater at an “Ugly Sweater” Christmas party?  I went to Goodwill and searched high and low for the perfect ugly sweater; I knew I would know it when I saw it….you know the kind with poof balls dangling down a thick red cable knit competing with nauseating hues or felt snowmen and reindeer flowing across the front.  However, I just could not find a suitable ugly sweater for the party, so, I made my own.  I simply printed pictures of the people that would be at the party along with an “Ugly Sweater” tag and pinned them to a sweater.  Footnote:  After arriving at the party, I discovered that women actually wear pretty sweaters to these parties and just call them “Ugly Sweaters”!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Crooked Halos

          Here is a sweet picture of two of my adorable grandsons. OK….so the halo of the one on the left might be a little tilted as he prepares to shoot his older brother with a bow and arrow. I can definitely relate to that twinkle in his eyes, and the halo worn a little to the side. Thank goodness God always gives us another chance to straighten those crooked halos.