Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
PS Do not watch "Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey." It is not nearly as good as you remember.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Tonight was the Greening at the Cathedral. It is mainly about the poinsettias, but there is also a lot about banners, wreaths, and the giant gold mobile.
This is supposed to be a poinsettia:
We found a tiny Santa hat for our Saint Joan statue:
Only two more days in Advent!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Today's pictures are details from the place cards I made for our big Christmas dinner which will be on Tuesday night. Each person has an image that starts with the same letter as their first name. For example: Beverly, baby Jesus. So perhaps you can guess what the other one is....
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Here's the Norman Rockwell shot. Something of a tea tradition.
Who better to enjoy Smithie T-shirts than our favorite Smithies?
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
B. St Lucia's Day cookies at the Smiths!
C. Cutting up a purple onion for dinner with Stephen.
D. Cooking up a storm for dinner with Stephen.
F. Mass redux.
G. Defunct string of lights necessitating a slight tree reconstruction.
H. Tommy sticking her head in and making it hard to draw on the iPad.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
This morning we had Simbang Gabi. This is the actual scale of the size of the parol that comes down from the oculus. It's very tall as you can see.
In the evening, we were going to be babysitting but J and D were sick so they couldn't go out after all. This picture represents the desolation of our evening which was supposed to be filled with stories and pop-pops with Zizi. At least Tom and Hairy are happy about it.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Here's Ella's idea of a close-up. "Say cheese say cheese say cheese say cheese."
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Our plan was to get the tree tonight, but because of the Great Wind of '14 we decided that I would get the tree in the afternoon instead. I think it was probably better to get the tree in driving rain than in driving wind, especially since they tied the tree on top of the car. So today I became one of those people.
Here is the before picture.
And the after shot.
The kitties are already getting into trouble with the ornaments, lights, presents, and water--in fact, they are interested in everything about the tree except the actual tree.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
I decided to do my drawing for today the old-fashioned way but the paper in my purse is quite small.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
As it turns out, a sun conure doesn't say anything or do any tricks. But, she is a very striking bird.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Now we are listening to Julie Andrews sing "In the Bleak Midwinter." I am going to make my first-ever banana bread.