Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ta Dah!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  As promised here is our little tree.  It's easy to store, you just slip it in a plastic bag and tuck it into a corner.




I always have to tidy it up because the ornaments fall off and this year I added the presents.  Of course I could glue the presents down...but I might want to arrange them differently next year!

Monday evening we attended the dinner hosted by the owners.  It started at 1800 down by the roaring campfire (it was cold!) where we had a glass of wine.  Then we walked over to Shrimps R Us and settled into a lovely dinner.  We started off with a drink called a fireball.  Never had one of these and before the evening was over I had at least three.  It involves a shot of Cinnamon Schnapps and an apple cider chaser.  Someone said it supposed to taste like apple pie....didn't taste that but I did like the cinnamon flavor!

There was also wine in carafes and we chose the chardonnay.  Our hosts, Jessica and Kevin pre-ordered some starters to snack on, fried gator tail, mushrooms, green beans and cheese.  Yes, they were all fried and very tasty! We could order anything off the menu and Jim got the surf and turf and I ordered the crab stuffed shrimp (very tasty) but I brought most of them home. We both had the slaw and Jim had French fries while I chose mashed potatoes and gravy.

During all this time we all chatted and had a grand time!  For dessert we had a carrot cake baked by Bonnie...well known for her baked items!

We had a full moon to walk home and I think it was just before 2100 when I stepped into a nice hot shower.  We both slept well under the duvet.

Tuesday was another chilly day, don't think the temperature got above 60 or so.  The sun was out and that does help.

We made a run to Lowe's, Dollar Tree and Walmart in the afternoon, mostly for Christmas items though Jim needed some paint to touch up our sign.  Kathy rode along with us while John stayed home.

Boo is doing better with his scratching.  I sure hope we don't have to keep him on temeril all the time.  He's taking a dose every other day until they're gone.  I've also changed up his flea medicine to Comfortis.  We should know by March if he needs more meds for anything!

Today the repairman will come out and work on the wash machine and cross your fingers and toes that this does the trick!  Both Jim and I have been toting laundry and it's a chore I can do without.


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