Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yay! Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses are Baaaack!!

Dear Husband brought me Candy Cane Kisses. Back from his wanderings yesterday. I have emptied them onto a dish, which I put on the table in the family room. Wonder how long they'll last? Gad, this season is BAD for my waistline. After we got back from Thanksgiving, I had leftover apple pie and cooked myself thick slices of bacon for breakfast one morning. Argh!

Monday, November 26, 2007


We had a great time with Robin. Wednesday, on the way down, we shopped at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill and got lots of Maytag Blue Cheese (my fav). Then after we got to Robin's, we went to the World Market and got wine and glass jars and other assorted goodies.

Then on Thanksgiving we vegged out, sat around and read and ATE. We had pretty traditional fare, really yummy. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, wonderful salad (pears, walnuts, Maytag blue cheese and baby greens) and apple pie & ice cream for dessert.

Friday we visited the special exhibition and the NC Museum of art.

Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism. I didn't know what to expect. Sometimes a lot of landscapes can be kind of boring, but these were wonderful. Robin's favorite was a Charles Curran painting of three girls, all shades of white (On the Heights). It just glowed!

And while we were there, I had Zoe in my lap several times! All in all a very nice visit!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Actually, my Bass weighs about 30 pounds. Maybe another 5-10 pounds soaking wet.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Quilted Advent Tree

Quilted Advent Tree

There are a total of twenty-five pockets with four pockets on the trunk. Each pocket holds a tiny wrapped gift (or candy, money, etc.). The tree needs a star at the top. I got some gold lame, but it's too hard to work with. I'll have to find something else. The tree might not get a star until next year.