Sunday, December 17, 2006

Just nosing around....

Up a bit late this evening nosing around in some journals.  Finally got in!  I hope that none of us in J-land HAD to go shopping this weekend.  If you did, you probably ran into what I did....bumper to bumper traffic!  And all I had to go out for was to meet the Nutcracker's for costume returns.  As it turned out I was there from 8:45am until 1pm!!! helping check in the items and return the deposit checks.

I was quite ill as I drove home (17 miles) just because....because I could be (you're a mean one MRS GRINCH).  Miss T had a party to go to at 5pm but I was refusing to take her.  Mr Man was gonna have to be on duty, for crying out loud, I'm busy all week while he sits home!......don't get me started.

Anywho, I came home with Pizza for me and Miss T, then I laid down for a nap......ahhhhhhhh.  They went to the party.  I called my Nanny when I woke up, said "let's go get dinner and the gang" so we took off to meet TnT.  Applebee's was the choice, boy were they packed!!

Nanny has decided to make veggie soup for Christmas Eve (???) so she "wanted" not "needed" new soup bowls, ones with handles like coffee mugs.  9 of them.  Must mean someone's not eating soup cause there's MORE THAN 9 OF US!!! and that's not counting the 2 little grand's.


Tara wants to make her recipe from cooking school for Nachos.  They're actually very good and I think it will make a nice compliment to


I'm going to make a Black Russian Cake.  Yummmeeeeee.  And maybe some fudge....some with nuts and some without.

Tom usually makes Lasagne or Ziti for me.  Don't think he will this year since Mom is making a ham and a fried turkey.  Plus I always request Lasagne from Tom's baby hopefully it will be ready when we get to FLA.

We will be leaving at ZERO Hundred hours on Dec 26th and heading SOUTH for FLA!  I'll take a nap (I'm good at those) from about 6pm until midnight, get up and get the gang buckled in.  Grab my coffee and GO.  Tara is looking forward toseeing Grandpa Frank and others.  I'll be glad to see my pal Andrea and hopefully hook up with Shelly and Martha!!!!! 

Today I spent a lovely day (yes it was....65 degrees) sipping coffee and hanging my Nanny's net lights.  Went over to my Mom's and began a Gingerbread house.  Never made one before.  She and Tara will finish it after school on Monday.  Then I'm back home to perch in front of my handy dandy ironing board for about 2 hours.  Lots to catch up on now that Nutcracker is done.  Even Miss T cleaned up in her room.

Tom watched in horror as his NY Football Giants gave away another game.  I wonder if they just don't like being in the limelight???????

G'night all!  Sleep well.


queenb8261 said...

Hey girl.  Sounds like quite an ordeal!  I had to go to the grocery store about noon and it actually wasn't too bad.  I got your  beautiful card.  I PROMISE I will get my cards out SOON. LOL They may end up New Year's cards. I hope you can rest and relax a little before you set out on your journey.  Holiday hugs, Barb  

alphamoon65 said...

I was one of the crazies out shopping this right is still twitching from the Everything sounds so yummy. Take care,

madcobug said...

Nope, no shopping for me except very early yesterday we went to Walmart to pick up a few items, not presents. We got there before anyone much was there so no problem. Sounds as if you had a busy weekend. I love veggie soup. I have never eaten any Black Russian cake and won't ever get to now since I am a diabetic. I have heard it is a great cake. Good luck on your trip to FL. Hugs, Helen

mastersblynn said...

sounds like busy as usual!  I have a busy week ahead.  Can hardly wait for all those holiday shoppers......Barbara

eml625 said...

Pretty crowded everywhere I suppose !!!  Hope you have a good week ahead !

lifes2odd said...

I went shopping yesterday evening and was shocked to find no traffic and no crowds - weird!
I hope we'll get to meet next week! I'm thinking along the lines of somewhere we can bring the kids too -- the drum circle at Nokomis beach maybe on the 30th? We'll work out the details. I'll call you on or after the 26th. Martha :-)

garnett109 said...

Zero hundred hours huh? Why not Zero thirty hours less traffic then lol!

mpnaz58 said...

Typical days before xmas weekend!!  I haven't done a thing...but I'm off, so I'll get that done when the crowds are minimal.  Sounds like you'll guys will have tons of food to tempt you :)  Take care...

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))))i think this is the week for everyone to be stressing out to get last munite things done.Were is the true meaning of Christmas?I know its there.But I tihnk we all get a little crazy around this time.Dont stress out to much.Merry Christmas and have a wodnerful Happy New Year.

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deshelestraci said...

What is up with Veggie soup?  That's different!  Good for youfor getting hubby to take Miss T to the party.  Florida sounds lovely!  Have fun.