December’s $50 Your Way Giveaway

Hard to believe that 2023 is only 31 days away. Holy Guacamole Batman this year went fast.

My November was busy. Between the emergency trip to California to a slew of medical appointments for The Husband, November went FAST! I didn’t even get to make everyone crazy by putting up my Christmas decorations on November 1st!! I feel all outta sorts because of it! As a matter of fact (get ready to gasp!) I gave serious thought to NOT decorating at all this year! I KNOW RIGHT?!?! Me the 3 different trees and a million different decorations.  Lucky for me The Husband pouted until I gave in and decorated on Thanksgiving Day. I can NOT be responsible for The Husband getting coal in his stocking because of all that pouting.

After the tree went up, I pulled out all the Christmas Craft projects.  Wooooo my craft room looks like a bomb exploded. There is not a single space left on any countertop, tabletop, or workbench.  The floor, I can’t even… I had to even move Winston to the top of my yarn basket. I don’t particularly like him there because I feel his judgy stare while I stand in the middle of myself made disaster.

All my craft cr@p is out, and my gal pal Penny called we can put crafts up at a local Christmas Craft fair. You have 3 days. Make some t-shirts! Sayyyy whaaaaaa??

I admit I have always wanted to try selling at craft fair, but I have BIG TIME confidence issues. I make things for family and friends.  I have ever only sold 1 item. EVER! But Penny pushes me outta my comfort zone and off I go. Except remember how I said EVERY. SINGLE, WORK, SPACE, is covered.  Well, now the room looks worse than I could ever imagine.

I did manage to make 10 t-shirts. Here is the part where I slap my hand to my forehead…. “CONSTANCE! Ya coulda made a SIMPLE design!” BUT NO NOT ME!! Note to self if I ever do this again. K.I.S.S Keep it simple stupid.  Oh well, I will be happy if I sell even just one. Next year I will know better.

I did a quick snap of the shirts so, sorry about the quality of pictures but I wanted to keep track of designs.

Got our little booth all set up and bamb the first really heavy snow hit. It was quite the exciting ride home!

Now I am off to create some decorations and finish Alice and Olivia’s Christmas orders while you enter the giveaway!

Merry Christmas!

GIVEAWAY TIME

I truly am thankful you stop by! Most of you every day. As always, I am blown away by your support and most of all your friendship!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This month’s giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feel blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide. $50 American $$.

This is a Giveaway that is hosted by me and only me. 

So, coming back often and staying around for a while, and looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements are always appreciated!! Seriously, HOW subtle is that?!

Good Luck!!!!

292 Comments

  • Tamra Phelps

    Just a few hours away from 2023 here in KY. Since we got to about 2020 I have felt like every year was part of some futuristic sci-fi movie with pandemics, crazy year numbers like 20-whatever. It’s like the movies I watched as a kid. Any day now, I expect sentient apes to take over, lol. Hello, my favorite childhood movie, Planet o the Apes (the original 1960s version ).

  • Kate Sarsfield

    The last day of the year and what a mixed bag it’s been; joy and heartache, you name it, 2022 threw it at us. We adapted, evolved or stood our ground and refused to budge. It’s all part of what makes us human xxx

    • gloria patterson

      Don’t know why but decided to clean, dust and vaccum. Maybe wanted a clean apartment to start the new year.

      Got my sweats on and will find a good movie later and welcome the new year. Hopefully a better year then 2022

      Happy New Year to ALL

  • Tamra Phelps

    2022 is pretty much done. That’s hard to believe–why is it always so hard to believe another year has gone by, lol?? Well, anyway, 2023 might be better, right?

  • gloria patterson

    I am doing a lazy get rid of stuff/junk. Set a timer for 30 minutes and clean out throw away etc. Later I will do another 30 minutes…………. this way I don’t get side track I just do it

    Little nap, little reading…………………. lazy

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good we are getting a lot of rain here today and it is wonderful. Hope you are having a great New Year’s Eve Eve.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Back at the old Bed & Breakfast and finally got the electricity put into my name. Taking 2 Ukrainians to Dublin Airport first thing so time to rest up. Mum & Dad would have been married 63 years yesterday (:

    • Michele Soyer

      Kate very happy to hear you sorted out the electricity bill – moving ahead! Enjoy your friends at this NY Eve.. Hungarian celebrations when I was young were something else! There was always this woman ( never found out who. she was related to ) always wearing a purple sequined dress who got up and sang.. Ethel Merman style – I remember my father vividly enjoying every minute of her song! Happy New Year Kate…

  • l p

    it’s going well. the weather’s somewhat decent for the time of year and the ‘to-do’ list is getting smaller. there will be time to do some baking today – yay! thanks

  • Michele Soyer

    Closing down the expenses book for the year – I believe I spent more on food than last year with all the rising prices – transport and utilities who knows – lawn and land care well I would be shocked to see if it went up considering how much we did ourselves…New book – new year – and new country by the grace….

  • Susan Smith

    My day went well. I got a lot done, the weather has warmed up and melted all of the snow and ice on the streets and driveaway and now I’m watching football with my hubby.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good sure got some much needed sleep last night. We are expecting another storm to blow in today we sure need the rain so I am looking forward to it.

  • gloria patterson

    Another one of those this and that days…………

    gather laundry ready to go down to laundry room later …

    got paper work out of car …. call made apointment for next wednesday for what the hell wrong with it now apointment.

    great niece is going to spend the day with me monday — no school till wednesday

    Have not been to the grocery store 2 weeks today. Totally surprised have not had any problems finding something to fix. Good time to eat out of the cabinet and freezer.

  • Tamra Phelps

    The guy was supposed to come today to make some adjustments to my powerchair but he thought the new parts were here and they are not–they are in Lexington at the places main headquarters. So, of course they rescheduled for next week. Argh!!

  • Michele Soyer

    Packed a few more boxes yesterday and will do the same today – then a continuation of reading relaxing and a nice single malt!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Finally found out the password for the WIFI! Done nothing but sleep since I got to this new Bed & Breakfast. It’s warmer than the other place but VERY quiet!!!!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, this week between Christmas and New Years is always weird, I think. I usually can’t wait for everything to just get back to normal, lol.

  • gloria patterson

    Going through all my paper work getting it orginiazed. Filling a basket full of papers to get rid going to start shreding them some times this week.

    No nap today…………….. so maybe bed early.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good the sun is out here and it is pretty. This week is speeding by so fast can’t believe it almost New Year’s Eve.

  • l p

    the day is going surprisingly well. had to phone a government office to carry out some business and was only on hold for 5 minutes and completed the task in 10. a great way to end the year. thanks

  • clynsg

    We are getting back to the normal routine. Because next weekend is another holiday, that is not totally true, but the workers went back to the office today, so that is ‘normal’. The weather still isn’t for this area of the country, but compared to the majority, no real problem.

  • Michele Soyer

    Got up this morning and decided to do a bit more packing….Still relaxing but I need to move forward in some way.. Organizing boxes for when I take down Christmas. on January 7th…By the grace next christmas I will be in Corfu! Hope does spring eternal…

  • Tamra Phelps

    I had a zoom appointment with a doctor earlier and then I baked some biscuits. And…that’s kit, lol. That has been my day. Yesterday I took all the Christmas stuff down. If it stays up once Christmas is done, I get depressed by it.

  • heather

    My day is going great today. I did some shopping and the store were quiet I was so happy about that. I got a take and bake pizza for dinner tired of holiday left overs.

  • gloria patterson

    Being very very lazy this week……………….. including a nap

    Some time this week have to go through and get all of my 2022 straight and in order

    And start a new book………………. I HAVE A BUSY WEEK PLANNED 🙂

  • Shelly Peterson

    I have a dr. appointmenttoday and then since it’s warming up and raining. We need to work on the sidewalk and walkway and remove the thick ice.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Yesterday’s trip to the airport was fine – left at 3am, back in bed by 9am & have slept on and off since then. Packing up my stuff as landlady has longstanding booking for 2 adjacent rooms. Moving to another B&B till Friday.

  • Michele Soyer

    I am still on a lovely staycation…Eating deliciouss food – lovely wine and reading! I feel so blessed that I can do this!

  • Cindy Merrill

    Today has been quite a head scratcher, trying to come up with a nice birthday present for my 81 year old husband, no idea what to get him.

  • heather

    Hope you had a nice Christmas mine was super good. Everything is closed still here today so I am staying home and doing some more cooking. I made a ton of food for the holidays and I am still going tis the season to eat goodies.

  • gloria patterson

    Having a heat wave 25!!!!! Might get a little snow.by thursday it is going to be a high of 54

    Just being lazy little nap a little this or that………. not in the mood to do anything.

  • Lindsey

    I’m going to my grandpa’s for Boxing Day and I’ll have to stop to pick up a coffee on the way! Also making Italian style mac and cheese.

  • gloria patterson

    Lazy day!! Did our Christmas Eve all together………… cold it was 6 at 4:00pm road were icy but ever body got there and home with out any problems.

    Today just recharge and stay warm……….. it was cold last night

  • heather

    My day has been nice but super busy. I have been cooking and baking like crazy and just sitting down to take a break and rest my feet. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

  • Anonymous

    Merry Christmas everyone I’m enjoying the day with my son making home made hamburger buns for the ham sandwiches and watching Christmas movies with my husband.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Merry Christmas one and all! Having a quiet day so far & napping. I’m leaving here at 3am to take one of the Ukrainians to Dublin Airport for 6am check-in. The weather should be ok, it’s just the God-awful hour that’s tough!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Sorry I’m a bit late. Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on the Eve so major partying going on since early evening. Taking a break from dancing to do this & 3 women sitting on the bed beside me in varying degrees of drunkeness!

  • Polly Hall

    I took a walk down the driveway to the mail box this morning with my hair wet from my shower. When I got back inside my hair was frozen stiff, I’ve never had that happen before, it’s so cold here.

  • heather

    I just got in the door from going to two grocery stores and it is cray cray out there today!!!! I got the stuff I needed I pray I didn’t forget anything. Hope you have a nice Christmas Eve God Bless.

  • gloria patterson

    Waiting on my niece to pick me up to head to my brothers. So much ice and they have a VERY steep driveway. So will switch at my sister in law bar/restruant to a 4 wheel drive car. We have reached a high of 6 right now.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL GET WARM SAFE AND HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

  • clynsg

    We are having Christmas Eve at my granddaughter’s home, and her mother and I have been banned from providing anything for the meal. Despite that, my daughter is now on a grocery run to pick up a few last minute items!

  • Tamra Phelps

    We got some snow in that Winter storm but the real problem is the temperature. I mean, it’s below zero with the wind chill. Even without the wind chill, it’s barely above zero. Yukes!

  • Polly Hall

    The snow strom has started here, but we have been lucky because of our woods and hillside blocking the wind from hitting our house.

  • gloria patterson

    Lazy lazy day all my christmas stuff is done. Try to keep warm we got a light dusting of snow but cold temp right now its 3 on top of rain…………….. ICE.

    Right now the plan is still Christmas Eve at my brothers. Going to ride with my niece

    Hope ever one that is the path of this storm stay warm and safe……………MERRY CHRISTMAS

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Realised I was down to my last clean pair of knickers so did my laundry. Have been asked to take one of the Ukrainians to Dublin Airport for an 8am flight on St Stephen’s Day. Means leaving here @ 3am but I’d probably still be awake then anyway, so what the hell!

  • heather

    I need wrap presents and get it together. I still need to get food for some dips tomorrow. I am freaking out a little not read for the holiday yet.

  • gloria patterson

    Its has been ONE of those days!!!! Had 8am dr apointment — 7:30 at my car AND IT IS DEAD!!!!

    My car problems started last thanksgiving when car was dead. Got replacement battery – down road another dead battery — ended up having to replace distributor $1000+ – week later dead battery — AAA replaced battery — another couple of months and dead again – replaced battery again might be their batteries — one month later dead battery!!!!!!

    called cab for dr apointment both way cost me $45.00

    SO DON’T KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO………….. JUST WALK ALWAYS FROM IT FOR THE MOMENT

  • Tamra Phelps

    This has been a tiring day. And my right hand hurts like crazy even from just holding a pen or something simple like that–carpal tunnel, I guess. What a pain in the behind.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty quiet. I was up super early and got a ton of work done this morning so I am taking it easy for the rest of the day before the big storm hits here.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Back to the house with 3 Ukrainians today. We’ve finished filling in the floorspace and used the remaining gravel on the newly-discovered driveway. Very cold, achy and tired.

  • Polly Hall

    Went to the grosery store this moring for my weekly run, it was a mad house and the shelves were pretty empty. I don’t think it was all dew to the holidays we are expecting a blizzard starting tomorrow afternoon.

  • Candie L

    In theory, today was my last day until Christmas Break (in theory do not come back until January 3rd). However, I know me and I will be working a little every day.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I’m sitting here watching Zelenskyy speak to Congress. I hope in the end he gets all he needs, and he winds up seeing Putin brought down.

  • gloria patterson

    Had to take my 93 yr old mother to the cell phone company. A while back she got herself a cell phone and signed a contract. She canceled it then this bill for $184.00 shows up. We went in and talked to a guy really nice and he said he job his to sell phones not to take care of problems………BUT he knew how to do stuff so he checked told me all about the contact etc etc etc. After he mention the contact I said understand now and he printed me out some info. THEN for the hard part I had to explain it aagain and again. She is not happy to pay it but her fault. THEN she had to go back over the house phone and the cable and the ETC ETC…………… JOYS off seniors (and I am one to :-))

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Finally got back out to the house. Bit disheartening seeing it in the cold light of day after a break of 12 days. Have to stay positive though and it is the solstice, so we ploughed ahead filling floorspace with rubble and I did a bit more gardening.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good even though I was up a lot last night hearing things that go bump in the night. I am sticking close to home today just doing stuff around the house boy this week is flying by.

  • gloria patterson

    I have collected vintage costume jewelry for years from family and buying at flea markets, yard sales, etc. When I retired & stopped wearing jewelry ever day. So I decided today to go thru it all and find some pieces and give to my nieces. I picked out pieces that 30+ yrs old would wear 🙂

  • Tamra Phelps

    Just 5 days until Christmas. I am done as far as gift buying, etc. At least I don’t have to worry about last-minute shopping, lol. That’s unusual for me. Usually I’m sitting here wondering if something will get here in time. I’m always glad to put Christmas behind me, honestly. It’s not that I’m a Scrooge. I like Christmas. But after a while (and Christmas seems to start in October these days), I get burned out on it.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far sure hope it snows just a little. I love a little bit of snow but don’t like to be snow bound for days.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    AGHHH!!! Give me patience! Been trying since early Oct. to set up electricity at the new house. Apparently the lawyer for vendor closed a/c earlier than the closing date & electric co. won’t go ahead without the discrepency being accounted for. So I have to pay my solicitor to approach the vendor’s solicitor …. so much red tape. Three hours on the phone so my day was gone.

  • Michele Soyer

    Today is sunny and bright so outside right after breakfast to do some tidy up and puut in some flowers I have had on the patio to brighten the beds up for Christmas….

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good just got in the door from grocery shopping and running around. I forgot to get cornbread mix been craving cornbread lately I so need to make a list before I go.

  • gloria patterson

    Sleep late cold turn the heat up got hot turn the heat down. Cannot find the right temp for comfort. Not doing a lot of anything. Watched the january 6 final meeting. Took a nap now up and moving

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Managed to get up today & collected orders of carpet tiles, more paint, a hedgecutter and grouting. Will take it to the house tomorrow.

  • Michele Soyer

    So much for my outside plans today rainy and stormy…Planning on baking a batch of cookies and then relaxing for the rest of the day…

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, it has been another iffy day, lol. I have that off feeling like I might be getting cold or something. Sinuses are going bonkers, lol.

  • Sarah L

    Ordered groceries online last night and picked them up today. That’s about all the energy I have to do anything. My friend brought me some of her yummy chicken soup.

  • gloria patterson

    Little more energy today got up late 7:30 for me that is LATE I am usually awake at 6

    Little of this little of that…………….. 2 hr nap. Just finished a big cup of Chia tea so good

    I HATE COLD WEATHER…

  • heather

    I am having a mellow Sunday. I am not doing anything today! I am resting my bones and feet. I have been doing a ton of running around and I need a mellow day.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Another day in bed, sleeping in between coughing. Do feel a lot better & Hoorah!!! the ice on the roads has cleared. Might get out & about tomorrow.

  • l p

    not a good start to the day, which will hopefully improve. the furnace isn’t working properly. thank goodness for space heaters. thanks

  • Michele Soyer

    Today is the anniversary of my mum’s birthday – I miss her so very much – many times even now after so many years after her passing during the day I talk to her about something think of her and laugh but most of all thank her for all the things she instilled in me!

  • gloria patterson

    I have NO energy………………. slept till 7:30 Put some chicken in the oven Took a nap drank energy drink still no energy…………. Just check the weather in the low 40’s all week till the 24th Christmas is HIGH of 10 makes me want to stay at home.

  • heather

    My day is off to one chilly start here we are almost up to freezing now. I can’t believe it is already the 17th this week just flew by.

  • Tamra Phelps

    It has been a day…actually it has been a week. I mean, Christmas is so dang stressful, and I don’t even have litltle kids…but still I get a little stressed and almost always manage to get sick. Today, I’ve picked up some stomach bug–or maybe the stress has caused my old gut issues to act up?? Never fails.

  • heather

    I am having a quiet day today as yesterday was not a very fun one at all and today I need to rest and recover. Hope you are having a nice Friday out there.

  • Anonymous

    I am done…………… all gifts bagged up. The only thing left to do is stop at the store late next week and pick up some kinda desert to take to Christmas Eve dinner.

    So just going to be lazy for the next few days

  • Sarah Lehan

    Good swim with a friend. Then a library drop off (I didn’t go in because I currently have plenty of books). Got up to 31 degrees with clouds and wind. Brr.

  • Michele Soyer

    Finished 1/2 of the land cleaning work but I have no motivation to do more today – More bubble wrap is being delivered today so packing is my chore for hte day!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Crappy day. It started pouring rain overnight and was still going this morning–and all day. It’s still raining. I had to cancel going to get my booster. (Rain in a wheelchair is a nightmare. No umbrella or raincoat keeps it from getting on the chair and then you are sitting in water and it’s just a mess/ Hard to wipe it all down when you get home, too.) I hate rainy days when I need to go somewhere.

  • Polly Hall

    I got my new phone delivered today, need to take it into my carrier and hopely they can transfer all ov my data from the broken one.

  • Sarah Lehan

    Quiet day at home. Got up to 32 degrees today with lots of wind and clouds. Glad I wasn’t in the Blizzard part of Colorado.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good super chilly here down right bone chilling. Once again my Internet provider is making me cray cray cray!!!!

  • Michele Soyer

    I have delayed going out and doing land work for days now – today I have to….But first another coffee and some breakfast….pastry and coffee always make me smile…

  • Tamra Phelps

    I swear I will go bonkers before we start to get more daylight…this darkness before 5 p.m. gets to me, lol. I’m supposed to go get my next booster tom orrow, so hoping it doesn’t make me feel blah for a few days.

  • Sarah L

    I slept in because I wasn’t planning on going swimming due to the winter storm coming in. Ha! What storm? It missed Denver but is pounding a blizzard in NE Colorado and Wyoming and Nebraska. High of 23 degrees today with clouds but no snow here.

  • gloria patterson

    Lazy Lazy day…………………….. had 2 naps and read 1/2 of a new JD Robb that I have for a while.

    Cool and rainy and do nothing day

  • heather

    Our Internet service is the worst!!! It has been up and down for the past week and it is really putting me in a bad mood today lots of bad words being said here today lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Was fast asleep by 10pm – woke at 4.30 this afternoon! V,sad as one of the choir’s cancer is back for 3rd. time. First breast, then 1 lung, now her one remaining lung. She’s one of the good ones. Makes me so angry when you think of all the bast**ds out there.

  • Michele Soyer

    Should not have called the surveyor – his nonchalant attitude about the slow application process infuriated me…I just wenr off raising my voice.. sorry that I did no – is this ususal for me. no – do I feel better yes! Do not want to weed and take vines off the garden fence. baking instead!

    • Tamra Phelps

      Well, Connie this was me, lol. For some reason yesterday and today it keeps losing my name when I comment. (even though I click the box saying remember it)–so I’ve started checking that it’s there.

  • gloria patterson

    I ran a quicktrip to the post office then home. The temp is down again we just have rain… And I got 2 short naps in today………… LOVE NAPS

  • Kate Sarsfield

    On the road by 6am. Freezing fog, -8 degrees, screenwash frozen. Got everything done & back here by 9pm. Absolutely horrendous visability all day.

  • heather

    Super busy day for me so far just got in the door and a sitting down and taking a much needed break on my legs. Sure is crazy busy other there today I hate crowds.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Have to get up early for an appointment tomorrow, so there’s that to dread, lol. Today has been pretty slow. Dark by about 4:30.

  • Sarah L

    Good swim with my friend. Then a trip to the Dollar Store ($1.25 store really). 60 degrees with sun today but the big storm comes in tomorrow evening and high temps only in the 30s the rest of the week.

  • gloria patterson

    Just one of those rainy cool days that really call for a long nap!! Still recovering from day with great niece (6) she is always so much fun……………… but wears me out 🙂

  • Polly Hall

    I did something to my left knee, it’s been bothering me for a few weeks now and not getting better, I’m afraid I’ll have to call the doctor and have it checked out.

  • heather

    It has been a nice quiet Sunday here just listening to piano music and doing some stuff online. Thinking about what to make for dinner tonight something warm and cozy as we are getting some winter weather here today.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Another day of minus 4 degrees, dropping to -6 tonight. Have to leave at 6am in the morning to leave myself plenty of time to cross the country for a 10.30 appt. Then dentist at 11.30 & doctor at 3.30. In between, I hope to get to the grave (but the road there is v.bad) and to the storage unit to get my decorating things. Fingers crossed re. the roads, but it’s still going to be a long day.

  • Sherry Williams

    Hi. My day has been up and down. I went to an urgent care center because my oxygen level was dropping after what I believe to be a mild virus. Although nobody was in the office who could do xrays, the doctor said my lungs sounded clear and since my oxygen levels quickly rise again she was not concerned. I’m feeling a lot better though. I enjoyed the drive and I’m so happy that my vehicle made the round trip with no problems and I was able to pick up a few groceries while out. Now I’m watching music videos, playing on the computer, and missing my husband who passed away July 2021. But I smile every time I look up at the Christmas tree that my son-in-law and grandson put up for me the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, I spent an entire 2 hours watching the Led Zeppelin 2007 celebration day concert, lol. Time well-spent. Today was the 15th annoversary of it so they streamed it as it happened back then. Jason Bonham did his father proud as the drummer–you close your eyes and you think John Bonham is still there.

  • Shelly Peterson

    I started feeling like crud yesterday. Today I feel even worse. I was planningto see the granbabies this weekend. Not anymore

  • Sarah L

    Trip downtown to the Botanic Gardens for the Tibetan Singing Bowls concert. Volunteering to help with programs like this is a great way to see things for free. 50 degrees again with sunshine. (but storm coming Monday)

  • l p

    the day is going well. had a visit with a long-time friend who is moving to another continent. so we’ll have to make sure to keep in touch electronically and using snail mail. thanks

  • heather

    My day is off to a great start. I sure got a lot of stuff done around the house and now am off to do some Christmas shopping before the next storms gets here.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Every year when we get even a few flakes Irish Twitter goes bonkers! Some of the higher mountain areas of Ireland have had quite a bit of snow but apart from freezing fog & black ice, the rest of the country’s still toddling along.

  • Michele Soyer

    Today is baking day – bread and one batch of cookies…Had a few days of feeling down but back up today! We all get these days when htings frustrate us…..dealing with govt agencies here can get you down….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Made a coule of batches of fudge, peanut butter and chocolate just to test the ingredients I bought for the Christmas candy, lol. I’ll send them home with my brother so I don’t sit here and eat 2 pans of fudge!!! I think I’ll go back to my usual peanut butter. The kind I bought this year I had never used and it’s just not as good.

  • heather

    *** Here is the daily coment that I was unable to post the other day: 12-7-22 daily comment: I did a bunch of running around town today shopping and getting ready for the holidays. It is super cold here below freezing and I just can not seem to warm up today.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far. I just got done putting everything in the slow cooker for dinner should be yummy. I am making some chicken barely soup with garlic bread.

  • l p

    the day is going well. after sending out inquiries to repair some items here, finally got a response and a reasonable quote. they are Better Buisiness Bureau rated at A so that sounds good. got my fingers crossed. thanks

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Bought myself a new fleece with a hood & a ‘hunter-style’ hat today. It’s too cold too snow here but other parts of Ireland got some overnight. That’s all I’ve done today!

  • Sarah L

    It didn’t take my comment yesterday. I had a lovely visit to the Blossoms of Light at the botanic gardens.
    Today was swimming with my friends.

  • gloria patterson

    WEIRD I think it is playing with all of our minds…………………. Would not take my comments yesterday…………… BUT i see it did take a few………………

    OH well have done a few crafts, read a little……………… now on the computer

    I am thinking I might fix a late lunch or early dinner………………. OR have a nap

  • heather

    I was up at 4:30 this moring getting stuff done. We should get some snow today we shall see if it happes but it sure is cold here.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    It’s bloody freezing!!!!! Took the day off to catch up on emails etc. Posted off my Xmas cards (sorry, Tamra, your address is in storage!).

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, I tried to comment on a post & all I got was a page saying: ‘Denied For Too Many Attempts’ Huh??? It was my first attempt, lol. I wonder if this will go through…

  • Tamra Phelps

    It is atually thndering out there–we have had several December thunderstorms this month and it’s just the 6th, lol.

  • l p

    the day is going well. lots of appointments so out in the cold weather. mercifully, the wind died down before morning. time for a cup of tea. thanks

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far. I did a lot of outside work this morning and now I am tuckered out and taking a nice long break.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Found out the reason for the delay in the supplies of insulation: the factory in Co. Cavan has been hit by Covid and have had to halve their workforce. It ‘might’ arrive next week. In the meantime I worked in the garden again. Temps are due to drop sharply on Thurs. so I’ll do as much as I can, while I can.

  • gloria patterson

    It is going to rain all day long…………………… I am staying home and doing nothing. I just may have a long nap……………….. and then read my new book

  • Michele Soyer

    I had a wonderful day yesterday and now it is back to owrk! Arghh. all I want to do is continue to read, play and watch movies!

  • Tamra Phelps

    This afternnon there was a loud boom outside and the electricity when out. It was out for about 2 hours. I’m guessing that boom was a transformer blowing but after the attack on that NC sub station over the weekend, people were buzzing around here. It just takes a few minutes of being in the dark to realize how dependent you are on electricity.

  • heather

    I just got in the door it is good to be home! Man there are some rude people out there hate it when people cut in line and then act like they did nothing wrong.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    It hardly got above 0 degrees today and is set to get even colder. EEK! I gardened till the sun went down. Still no sign of the insulation. My niece had a really bad allergic reaction to a new skincare product – red, itchy, so swollen she couldn’t open her eyes. She’s on steroids that seem to be working.

  • gloria patterson

    lazy day………………….. Not in the mood to do any more cleaning etc etc ………….

    already had my nap………… poor kids if they just knew how good naps were

    Ran over to subway to pick up a hogie to lazy to cook today

  • l p

    this day is going well. it was warmer than usual so it was so nice to get outside with what seemed like 5 lb less clothing. thanks

  • Tamra Phelps

    My sister-in-law came by with my youngest nephew–so I got him to put the tinsel on the tree, lol. He’s young and can get behind the tree to toss some on back there.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    The sun shone even though it was cold so I started clearing the newly-discovered driveway. Bought a nice planter for the mini roses I’ve got for the parents’ grave.

    • Tamra Phelps

      Hard to believe the driveway was hidden like that; I mean it would have increased the value for the seller, lol. I’m guessing she didn’t drive. It’ll sure be a bonus for you, though.

  • gloria patterson

    Don’t know where my eneg=rgy came from today!!! vac, dust, mop, get rid of some stuff……

    My apartment looks good LOL

  • heather

    I am having a nice quiet Sunday just gettig stuff done around the house. I am a little worn out from over doing it yesterday guess I did too much running around town and working at the house my muscles are tired tired tired today.

  • Shelly Peterson

    My new grandbaby was born on thursday, the day I came home from the hospital. I have yet to see her. But I had my two grandsons until today. So now I can relax and good see baby tomorrow.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, it’s Saturday night and I’m sitting here watching a Hallmark Christmas movie…yep my youth is definitely gone, lol.

  • gloria patterson

    don’t know where my energy is coming from today I am cleaning the apartment and then going to do laundry…………………………… BUT the problem is I feel a nap calling me

  • heather

    My day is going chilly chilly and chilly. I have been busy getting shopping done and cleaning oh and laundry endless laundry.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    There’s a Christmas Market on the street outside yesterday, today & tomorrow. So, as well as not being able to sleep at night ‘cos of the amorous couple next door, I also can’t take a much-needed nap with all the Christmas music blaring during the day. Bah humbug!

  • l p

    the day is going well. staying indoors as it’s rather cold out there. it’s a cooking day so there’s soup stock being made and bread dough is on the rise. thanks

  • Michele Soyer

    Well in until the 21st – have finally done all my shopping yesterday and due to all the flooding was only able to buy imported veggies – not cost affective at all. so stocked up on frozen….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Decided to put up a small tree this year. It’s white and extremely tacky, lol. That’s how I like Christmas, though, lots of gaudy and shiny lights and colors.

  • Sarah L

    Got a wonderful massage today. Then back to the library to return the overdue DVD (forgot it yesterday)
    Sunny and 45 degrees with HIGH WINDS.

  • heather

    I have been super busy today doing stuff that I have been putting off for weeks now. Dealing with appointments and other disasters. Now I am taking it easy for the rest of the day enough of the phone. Getting ready to make potato soup for dinner.

  • gloria patterson

    NO energy don’t know why. Quick trip to the store and home for anothe nap. So far 3 one hour naps. Don’t know if I am getting sick or just feeling tired LOL

  • Kate Sarsfield

    While I’m happy for those in love, would you keep the noise down after midnight please? 5am this morning they were stlll at it 🙁

  • l p

    the day is going well. it’s cold here but I keep thinking of the people around the world (especially in the Uktraine) who have no heat, electricity, water, food. I’m very grateful. time to go reread the starfish story. thanks

  • Tamra Phelps

    I have turned into one of those people who cannot believe how time flies, lol. I mean, how did it get to be December???

  • Sarah L

    Happy December! For me swimming with friends and a trip to the library. Eating more chicken for dinner.
    Connie, That’s some lovely crafting you’re doing. Hope you sold all your t-shirts (and yes, you can do SIMPLER designs next time.)

  • gloria patterson

    Wide awake at 4am………….. could not go back to sleep. Got up etc dressed, did some craft painting for great niece to finish. About 8 am I decided I was a little tired……………. slept till noon. got up started my day………

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Took today off. Viktor’s back is still painful and it was cold so decided to stay put. My Amnesty International Christmas cards arrived so did them (all 9 of them!!!), changed sheets & had a looong nap.

  • heather

    My day is a little groggy today. My cat decided that I should be up at 1:30 am to play with her and I could not get back to sleep all night long.

  • l p

    a new month; got the outside errands run, now it’s the old game of find the top of the desk time. it may take all day and it’s progress. thanks

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