Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cub Scout Pack Meeting Tonight

Going to the Fire Station.

Been to a Fire Station.

Fun then.

Not excited tonight.

But know I'll like it when I get there.

Burn, baby, burn.


This could well be a haiku if haikus were actually written in this style.

Firetruck 05
Originally uploaded by SepiaBillo

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gingerbread Victorian

Gingerbread Victorian
Originally uploaded by broax

I started this at about 10 this morning (baked the pieces last night) and just finished it ~ it's 2 a.m. What a job!

I used about $200 worth of candy and sugar, but aside from the pain of spending that much, the real work was making it stay together! I probably used 45 or 50 chopsticks and lots of shishkabob (sp) skewers to keep it upright.

I really hope that UPS gets it to Tulsa okay.

(okay, I'm lying.)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Here Comes Suzie Snowflake!

singer mary martin
Originally uploaded by hastingsgraham
That was a great song. Why don't they play it on the radio anymore?

Big News! I bought the first Christmas present of the season today. I needed to go to Walmart to buy some tinfoil pans, and happened upon a couple of things that looked promising for Sid. So all of THAT pressure is off!

I'm sure by Christmas eve I'll have Mark and Scott's gifts all set, too. Walmart should be open late.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Flock the Halls

December 3, 2008.

And I'm so psyched. Christmas is coming soon, and I'm not sick of the seasonal props or songs yet!

Since the real thing dries up too soon for me to give up, I'm ready to settle, and pull the ol' fake tree out of the garage; putting it together branch by metal pot scrubber branch and slinging strings of each person's favorites along the branches ~ blinking tiny colors, fat old-fashioned non-blinking colors, white blinkers up the middle. With all of the strands of wonderful light, it's amazing that the breakers don't pop every half hour.

I adore Christmas. I love the colors, the dangles, the lights and twinkles, the glitter and glitz. I don't care how commercial it is. I just love it all.

Especially what it really means. And I'll celebrate that amidst color and song.