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Cozy Up !!

Linking up today....

It's finally COLD here....I know most of you think I am crazy, but it is DECEMBER, Christmas is 4 days away and I don't like warm, hot weather for Christmas!
So I am linking up today with some of things that are COZY to me.....

My GRAND ANGELS.....can never get enough COZY with them

Threshold? Sherpa ThrowI love to get cozy with a blanket and a good Christmas movie Elf Love Buddy....

My newest obsession......Glaze by Adi Women's Faux Suede Slouchy BootBoots, Boots, Boots......

Fire in the wood stove...

Holding hands with hubby....

A walk on a COLD night....

My furbabies ....................

what makes you feel cozy????

It's OK....

Its Ok Thursdays
Linking up today - come join the party!!

It's OK.....

*that I have 1 more day and I am off for 2 FREAKIN weeks....can't wait

*that I am annoyed when I answer the phone and the party on the other end wants to speak SPANISH - sorry folks - this is Texas, this is America, the United States - the language is ENGLISH - learn to speak it !!

*that I can't stop thinking about CT and all the happenings going on prayers to them all!!

*that I haven't lost any weight in 2 weeks.....WTH??

*that I have one more physical therapy session..I pay people to watch me exercise...that is just wrong!!

*that I got a new computer at work and lost all my FAVORITES - especially my fav I have to hunt you all down again

*that I am glad is is FINALLY cold today - yesterday a balmy 77 degrees - in DECEMBER - no!!!

*that I bought the cutest jacket at Target yesterday - in the JUNIOR department !! OH YEAH!!

*that I got my new Vera Bradley purse in the mail yesterday - yeah yeah - I know - another purse!! A girl can not have too many!!

What's ok in your world today ???
Tis the Season

It's that time of year - whether you like it or not - the holidays. It is strange for me because none of my kiddos will be at my house this year. We will all be together for the new year (pictures here we come)
I will have all my brothers and their families with me on Christmas Day and I look forward to being with them.....

My Tree

The wood stove

Dining Room Centerpiece

"Maxine" - my Elf on a Shelf

My collection of Nutcrackers (You can see Sammie spends alot of time on her bed - sleeping)

One of my furbabies - Sammie


Several months ago I decided to look into meeting new people. When your kids are young and active - you tend to have lots of friends. Then your kids grow up, get married, move away - and those "friends" - seem to drift away. Oh, you have the loyal ones, the ones that stick by your side - no matter what - but for the most part - friends change through out your life time.

So I looked into a website called "Meet-Up" puts you in touch with many organizations, clubs, events, etc. of the kind of peeps you want to hang with. I found the "Weatherford Girlfriends and Empty Nesters."......just what I needed. Local gals in the same "boat" as me. I attended my first meeting about 2 months ago. They meet at a local restaurant and enjoyed dinner together. I was hooked.

This past week/weekend they had 2 events and I attended both and had a blast. These girls are so fun and all have similar lifestyles. Some are divorced, widowed, stay at home, retired, working..but all have a common thread of wanting to make new friends. The whole group is 70+ strong. For the most part tho, only about 10-15 attend on a regular basis.

Last Thursday we had our Christmas party at the winery that I wrote about on an earlier blog - The Lightcatcher. We enjoyed some wine tasting, some great food, lots of laughs and a gift exchange.

A shot from above

Peggy and Diane

the ladies

The exchange

Teresa and Terry

The gift I received

This past Sunday, Diane - the original organizer - hosted a cookie exchange in her home. I haven't been to a cookie exchange in years and this proved to be a blast. I made my Lemon Cake Cookies. We had quiet the variety. Gingersnaps, applesauce, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, potato chip, and chocolate pecan. We had apple cider, coffee and tea. The weather had turned cool on Sunday - so it made for a perfect setting.

my work begins

the assembly line

my presentation

the cookies

my prize for best presentation
A great prize to add to my collection !!

What did you do this weekend?
Happy Mondy Ya'll


In Texas, howver, it is rare - and more often comes in the form of

sheets of ice that cause havoc on it's people. We don't know how to

drive in it, when forecasted, we go to the store and stockpile

food/water to last at the minimum - a month !

Nonetheless.....Christmas and winter mean snow. I am hoping when

we visit Corey to ring in the new year - it will be snowing....

I collect snowmen and love to display them during the holidays. I

might even leave them up thru January....

So I wanted to know where the first snowman came from and

according to the Wiki - this is what it says..

From Wikipedia ( View original Wikipedia Article ) Last modified on 2 December 2012, at 12:55  

This article is about the sculptures made of snow. For other uses, see Snowman (disambiguation).

A three-ball Snowman with tree branch arms

A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. They are customarily built as part of a family project in celebration of winter. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen. Because a snowman is situation-specific, it is a good example of popular installation art.
Typical snowmen feature three large snowballs, and some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as hat or scarf may even be included. Low-cost and availability are an issue, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen.

These are my snow people......

Front door......

One of my new ones this year -
in honor of my grand girls

- Jaycee and Annabelle

And of course, I couldn't pass this one up
(actually Wheatie found him)

So here is hoping you get lots and lots of snow !!

Merry Christmas Ya'll !!


It is freakin’ December  and yet this past weekend it was 85 degrees!! But spite that – we made our first Christmas Party. Sasha and Jerry actually met at our house – about 7 years ago – and since have married and have the cutest little boy, Rylan!! They hosted the party and the theme was that you had to dress as a character from your favorite Christmas movie!! Now me, I love all Christmas movies – but decided on the Christmas Story. I love that lamp in the movie – so I went as the lamp and Wheatie was my box!!

There was quiet the variety and no duplicates.....We had Christmas Vacation, ELF, Scrooge, Rudolph, a snowman, bad Santa, Santa's elves. Then we had those that didn't dress up at ALL - BAH HUMBUG!!

I will just let you gander at the pics.......
Our Host

and Hostess

Cousin Eddy

Bad Santa and his Snowball

Rudolph (missing her nose)

Scrooge - before and after


Buddy watching Buddy
One of the prettier elves

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy

We also had Kathryn (Cousin Eddy's wife) and Linus - see below
- those that didn't dress up
- didn't get to be in the picture!!
That'll show you!!

We took home 4th place with a nice little prize

And this is what happens when
Buddy drinks to much eggnog!!
Don't ask.....