Christmas Eve Monday

It has rained all day. Coming down hard early this morning before it tapered off to a drizzle this afternoon. It became a mist and finally became foggy as the sun set. Now as we prepare for this long winters night, our stockings are hung with care, but my dog is running around the house like crazy. Sniffing under the tree before she takes off running again from front to back door and back again. Is she excited for the jolly old man’s arrival with a new chew toy for her in her stocking?  Not sure. She was pretty subdued when we were at my parents for Christmas Eve festivities. I do hope she settles down before bed time.




Sunday Sundaes

As Eloise would say, it’s Christmas Eve Eve for goodness sake!

You do know who Eloise is don’t you? She’s this precocious child who lives as the Plaza Hotel in New York with her Nanny while her mother works in Paris, France. Eloise is Kay Thompson’s creation and I just love her.  I believe there is a few cartoons based on the books and even two movies. In 2003 Julie Andrews and Sophia Vassilieva starred in Eloise at Christmastime and Eloise at the Plaza.

But I digress. We are two days away from celebrating our Savior’s Birth. Is your Christmas tree all decorated? Are the presents wrapped in celebration with your family? Have you made your cookies or candy or  desserts for Tuesday? I’m baking a cheese cake tomorrow and making cookies.

It looks like snow and the wind is still blowing, making the ribbons on my wreaths flop and whirl. I think this calls for wrapping up in a warm blanket and watching Miracle on 34th Street.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Play Date Saturday

The last Saturday before Christmas is a busy day. So much to do and little time to do it in. I had errands and a shopping list to finish, take my son to a Christmas party and pick him up all before my day could end. Boy was it a long and busy one. When I returned I crashed on the couch and didn’t wake up until midnight. Again. Then I went to bed.

What are You Reading Thursday

My son has finished the series he was reading last week and has started a new one. I’m not sure what that one is yet. I’m trying to find a little time in my busy schedule to read. I’ve got my Kindle charged up and I’m carrying it with me. But time is kinda precious right now. Running here and there to get things finished up before next Tuesday. Thankfully I will be off work after tomorrow and won’t have to come back until after the New Year.

My wish is that you, fellow reader, get many good books to read.

Recipe Tuesday

These are one of my favorite Christmas Eve treats. We’d have these for dinner at my grandmother’s along with other goodies when my father, my grandparents and my aunts family would gather to open presents. We’d also have punch to drink. It’s great memories.

Pigs in a Blanket


  • pkg. lil smokie sausages
  • 1 10 oz. can biscuits

Preheat oven according to can directions 375°. Cut biscuits into thirds. Roll one lil smokie in it and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes until golden brown.