Monday, December 29, 2008

Purring Cat

Dailure, there's something very calming about holding a cat, in your arms or watching one, which is sleeping and purring at the same time. 

Friday, December 26, 2008

I would like to see mountains!  Living in Florida is nice but the landscape is, well there is very little landscape.  Palm trees look like telephone polls, even with holiday lights strung on them.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Daily Drag-12/25/08
Christmas....Bah Humbug!  There's something in the air and it's not the snow in Miami.  There's a feeling of impending doom.  What's going to happen in 2009?  How many more jobs will be lost?  How many more people will not be able to keep their homes?  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Shopping Malls are a Drag

Daily Drag
I would say being in a shopping mall around the holidays qualifies being under the 'Daily Drags' category. Because I'm lazy and a procrastinator I get what I deserve; suffering with the throngs of other lazy and procrastinator type of people. And people were NOT in a good mood today. I detected quite a lot of tension, wonder if it has anything to do with the ECONOMY? Duh.

Elisabet's arrival

Elisabet arrived from Spain last Thursday!

Grandmother's Plates

Okay, these aren't MY grandmother's plates but I wanted an image.  Last night we had friends for dinner and we used some of my grandmother Sherry's plates.  It really does give me pleasure to set the table with them.  They are always a conversation starter and people really enjoy eating off of them. 
Isn't it pretty?  It is and it's happening all the northwest and northeast.  But I'm living in Miami and this is without snow and not a bad place to be in December 2008.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Last night I had the most wonderful Chinese food.  It was a first after having lived in Miami for 10 years I had all but given up of ever finding a good Chinese restaurant.  My faith has been restored!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pulse Art Fair, one of the two-hundred satellite shows of Art Basel, was really interesting.  We went to about ten fairs and it didn't cost a penny (I had entrance tickets).  I so love this time of year in Miami!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday giving????

Holiday Gift Giving.  I'm wondering, what with the falling economy, what simple things people are planning on for the holidays?  Please post your ideas.  

Glad to be back

It's been so long since I've looked at this blog.  It made me so happy to see that it was still there!  It's amazing.  Truth is I've really missed it.  Glad I'm back.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Temperature Correction

I was eyesight must be failing....the 16 degrees today looked like 18 degrees. And it sure felt like 18 not 16! hahaha
But I did my warm home, with food on my table and a sense of direction.

As I anticpipate the next holiday and the return of my daughter and her beloved doxie from Arizona, the time when my MN daughter will stick around the house and the relaxation in my 13 yr old sons expression, I realize just how lucky I am.

The times surrounding us are stressful for all. Imagine how someone without a home, without regular meals and a loving family must be dealing with the economic times. I am strongly encouraging my husband and children to spend December 24 in a soup kitchen with me, serving those less fortunate. Those without family or friends to take them in on a night that most of us take for granted.

I hope that we will all return with a new found awareness and love and admiration for each other after seeing "the real world". Seeing how blessed we actaully are would be a blessing in and of itself.

What will you do to make the upcoming Holidays better for someone less fortunate than yourself? Regardless of the holiday that we each celebrate, it is a time that brings much despair to so many. I believe that the gratification in reaching out to others will return to you three fold.

Cool Crisp Morning here

Temperature is a balmy 18 degrees. Time for Uggs and a cup of tea.
I find that the morning is a good time to collect my thoughts (yes, I have some)
and put proverbial pen to paper via my computer.

I have a project due on or before Dec 28. With the activity surrounding that date,
prior and after, I think I had better get on it.

Beep, Beep, Beep. My Raspberry Tea is calling. And I will heed the call. How ca I resist?
It may be my last few moments in peace.
Although it is this familial chaos that gives me energy and reason for being.
These Uggs are toasty!