Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pot roast & Asides...

Put a big pot roast in the oven this morning and let it cook while I decided how I was going to decorate for Christmas. The neighbors have their multitude of Christmas lights and displays up. I appreciate their efforts, and enjoy getting to see their handiwork. It just isn't my style, nor is it much fun decorating without littles around to help.
So I'm doing it in my minimalist manner... 
What do you think, too much?


The thread leaf maple off the back patio has finally decided to turn color. It went from green to bright red & orange overnight. I think that last little skiff of snow was it's motivation.




A range buddy got her Christmas present from her hubby a little early...

T's  supersonic blue C6

She's smart, hardworking, giving, kind, and a feisty little thing.  I honestly can't think of a more deserving person. Enjoy T!
  
I asked one of my SIL's if she liked this light, she did. She has plenty of sheds, and I have the how to (really how hard can it be).  We are going to make some for their cabin, and for friends. Should be fun.

via MoonStoneFox on Etsy



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Note: Lighting a candle & saying a prayer at mass for Texas Jenny & her littles, they are getting married Sunday!   Blessed be y'all!




24 comments:

  1. That's one heck of a nice Vette that the range buddy scored.

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    1. Yep, she is a deserving pistol pack'n sweetheart, and does more, quietly, for others than anyone I know.

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  2. Your Christmas decorations are much more elaborate than mine.

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    1. Annie,
      Oh, I have a feeling you outdid me big time!

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  3. I'm not into such fussy Christmas decor, Brig. Nice Vette.

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    1. Adrienne,
      LOL, I know... I've since removed the spindle in front of the painting, boom, done!

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  4. Your Christmas décor is much like mine :-) Hope your friend takes you out for a ride soon.

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    1. Celia,
      There's already a pretty good waiting list for a ride in "Sweet Betsy".

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  5. Well you have out decorated me. Might get one of those little trees like you have. I think I can handle that. That Vette is just begging for a road trip with her range buddy.

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    1. A Patti,
      I'm not really a fan of fake trees, but with white carpets... The Salvation Army usually has a lot of little trees.

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  6. If it's a really impressive Christmas decoration, just put up a string of lights that spells out DITTO and an arrow point to them...LOL That is a neat lamp, as it were... :-)

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    1. Was getting worried about my neighbor that fills his whole yard with displays, but he came through this weekend, time for the sign >>>--->

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  7. Pot roast. It's finally cold enough here for pot roast. It sounds good. And I think your decoration(s) are splendid. Many years ago I managed to find an artificial tree -- but a double-trunked Texas cedar artificial tree. I love it, and it's in place, all lighted up and hung with treasures, including fossilized shells, star fish, and so on. It's not big, but it qualifies as tradition.

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    1. Linda,
      Would love to see your tree, sounds fascinating.
      I would put up a real tree, but for these damn white carpets, and Dad who can spot a stray pine needle at 15 ft...

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  8. I like the style. I don't do much for Christmas anymore but did put out artificial greens. We are allergic to the real deal in the house.

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    1. Rain,
      Thanks. I liked the decorations you did with your artificial greenery. What a bummer that you can't have real greens.
      My do-TERRA diffuser is running with Cedar oil, love that smell.

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  9. The ancient Edison style wire filament bulb is really nice. I see they are being made again, and you put one to good use.

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    1. Scott,
      They are pretty cool bulbs. My daughter has them in some of her lamps, they throw off more light than I thought they would.

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  10. That is quite a Christmas Present T got. We've downsized in the tree department ourselves. We now cut a 3' tree from the garden each year. Dresden has to see a tree here each year ... It's a rule I writ down somewhere.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      What a good grandpa you are, and it is good to have family traditions. Enjoy, the grow up sooo fast.

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  11. Lovely post and decs, and congrats to Jenny!

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  12. LSP, Thank you, Padre. Lighting a candle for you!

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  13. Thank you for the candle and prayer, B! Blending families is a tall order, it turns out. :) But we shall prevail.
    Love your Christmas pics and enjoyed reading the updates. Hope your dad heals up quick!

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    1. Jenny,
      You will prevail, it's a most worthy cause!
      Thanks, Dad is on a mission to be good to go fishing this spring, which is the motivation to get well.

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