~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Season's Greetings...

Here it is.  It's Christmas Eve and, unlike the Mister, I'm nowhere near ready for Christmas.

The one gift I think my husband would have possibly really appreciated is still being "processed" in China.  Our beautiful velvet custom-made stockings are hanging at the foot of the bed, but are a bit...droopy.

Ho, ho, ho.

 It's not that there will be a house filled with family or guests.  Apparently, those days ended in Astoria, Oregon, and I'm glad I had the good sense to appreciate the festive days and make the most of the opportunity to be a hostess who showed everybody a great time during those gatherings.  I will confess I don't have a perfect score, but pretty darn close to it.  You know that saying "You can't please all the people all the time..."  For the most part, those holidays in Oregon were pretty magickal.  I don't know what happened, but I've come nowhere close to that for some time and nobody in Texas could possibly believe I ever had Martha Stewart mojo.  But I did!

Anyway, I guess for now I can wish everyone joy and hope I get my stuff together better next holiday season.

It's a good thing my husband is so accomplished at accomplishing and has his Santa going on, huh?!

For now, I'm just sending my wishes around the world for Peace On Earth, etc.

Fa la la la lah.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Seasonal silliness....

There's been so little silliness these days in life around here, so you'll have to allow me this one cartoon.

I was almost finished with this little post when the phone rang with a Code Red weather emergency call for the usual wind, rain, large hail...and I accidentally exhaled or something and lost the post.  I think what I was about to say was something about the baby Jesus being born into a world with big problems and discontented people, his parents being unwelcome refugees and only being cared for by possibly the somewhat irreligious innkeeper who had some heart.  Definitely something remarkable there, don't you think?

Anyway, I'd better wrap this up before the lights go out or the roof gets raised.

Funny, as less than an hour ago I was commenting how we here in Texas have windows open, ceiling fan going, etc...

That'll teach me!!  And me, home alone with the Havanese while The Husband is working hours away...


Season's greetings from


Sunday, December 6, 2015