Friday, December 22, 2006

It's the day before I'm off for a week!!! December 22, 2006

It's been a while and I don't have any more pictures of my holiday FO's (yeah, yeah, I'm still working on two for the daughter) because I need batteries for my camera and have forgotten to pick them up every one of the thousand times I've been to the grocery store this week!

Enough ranting! I'm actually very happy because - see the title, above, (and except for my Giants who I thought would be at the top of the NFC East) AND one of my sisters will be in town for the holiday - without her wonderful husband :-( - but I'll take just her AND my baby daughter is home from college AND maybe (MAYBE, MAYBE) Dad will take the train down from NJ to join us. If you hear that the grand state of New Jersey has broken loose from the US mainland and drifted away into the Atlantic Ocean you will know that Joe has left and come to Maryland. I think he thinks he's what's holding the whole thing together!

So, the holidays! I get to cook this year - another thing that makes me happy. Susan gets in tomorrow night so we'll be having a late supper of crabcake sanwiches (yum). Christmas Eve is all about the pasta (baked...rigatoni...lots of cheese!!). And in our familiy Christmas is always roast beef (rib roast this year). The entire meat concept surrounding our holidays was always very exact: Thanksgiving (turkey - what else??), Christmakuh (beef), New Years Day (ham), Eastover (ham and noodle kugel). The summer holidays - burgers and dogs! Oh, and on the Eves - no meat, only fish and pasta. The combination of Italian Catholic and Eastern European Jewish made for some mighty good meals!

So , here's to a joyous holiday season no matter your persuasion or lack thereof!

And here's to finding peace in this troubled world of ours so that all of our brothers and sisters can be home for the holidays next year.

Love, R

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

I know, I know...I haven't been on in a while. That's because I've been frantically (well, that might be a slight exageration) trying to complete all my Christmas projects. The problem is that I keep adding things to the list!

This weekend I finished a second pair of pedicure socks, two small accessory bags (I need three), a large buttonhole bag, and something else that I can't remember just now. (Pictures will follow when I'm at home.) I've started the Novella Socks (actually legwarmers) from "Knit Two Together" and they're coming along nicely. Still to go are a third set of washclothes, the third accessory bag and a throw pillow (that goes with one I completed last January!), and (possibly) a pair of those wrist-warmer thingies with a matching headband. I guess if I don't do anything else when I'm home I can get it all done... Maybe I should just quit my job... No, that's no good...I couldn't afford more yarn then and that would force me to knit out of my lovely stash. Nope, guess I'll just have to keep my day job!

As for my Giants, let me just go on record as saying that I hate the Cowboys and always have however, they did not win that game on Sunday. My Giants LOST it. I mean come on, where the hell was the defense? I don't think I've seen more missed tackles in a game since high school. AND, how many freaking personal fouls and offsides calls could the offense get?! AT HOME!!! But, at least my Eli is back! I've never seen him so animated - high-fiving on the sidelines, yelling at the line! I LOVE IT! I'ts what they need - now if only the rest could get their acts together... There's still time but not much! Let's go BIG BLUE!!! Hell, even the Steelers won! :-), SST.
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