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Sunday, November 28, 2021

My mom's vintage treasures

Amongst the remnants left-over from my childhood, there are the few things that my mom has kept stored upstairs in her attic all these many years. Beautiful Easter baskets, vintage decorations, etc. These Shiny Bright glass tree ornaments are part of what she had saved. 





An old pic my mom took with her polaroid camera of our Christmas tree when we lived in a second floor apartment on Church Street in Robesonia, PA before my brother was born ...

Me in the apartment on Christmas Day 1966.


After her house flood a couple of years ago, she decided to go through some of the old things she had and asked if I wanted anything. Of course, I wanted her original glass balls for my tree. This is a pic of my Victorian Tree I decorated years back after we moved into our house using my mom's old vintage pink and silver glass balls ...


We also had one of these when I was a kid ... anyone remember them?

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Weekend happenings ...


Every year, it is my tradition to take down the fall and Samhain decorations and put out my Yule/Christmas things on Black Friday. This year, my sister Aurora Skye joined me! Thursday evening after dinner, I stripped the Halloween tree of its' ornanaments and replaced the purple lights with the colored ones ...  


Brought down the boxes of tree decorations from the attic - with Merlin's help, of course ...  

And so yesterday, we began our decorating!



DONE!!! ...

The Sir Leo seal of approval! ...

Next, we set up and decorated the Mermaid Tree in the altar room downstairs ...

And, since The Mint Leaf is located directly down the road from my house we decided to stop off and check things out. While there, I found these sweet items ...

Holiday slate coasters ...

A new tree ornament ...

A little something to try for calming down Merlin ...  

A pair of handcrafted leaf earrings made of clay and festive decorative wooden earrings ...  

And a mood ring as well ...

Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Holiday goodies & a Wordless Wednesday

 


Greetings, friends. Tomorrow is officially Thanksgiving and I am off of work until Monday - giving me a four day weekend so to speak. Yesterday, Chef Jesenia dropped off some goodies that I ordered last week from her holiday menu this year which I will be taking along with us to a family dinner tomorrow.

Homemade coquito ...


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip pie ...
And, she also added an extra surprise for me - three of these delicious Pumpkin Spice cupcakes! ...



Butterscotch wishes all a wonderful day!!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Sunday song ...



"The Door Into Summer"

With his fool's gold stacked up all around him
From a killing in the market on the war
The children left King Midas there, as they found him
In his counting house where nothing counts but more

And he thought he heard the echoes of a penny whistle band
And the laughter from a distant caravan
And the brightly painted line of circus wagons in the sand
Fading through the door into summer

With his travelogues of "maybe next year" places
As a trade-in for a name upon the door
(and he threw it all away)
And he pays for it with years he can not buy back with his tears
When he finds out there's been no one keeping score

And he thought he heard the echoes of a penny whistle band
And the laughter from a distant caravan
And the brightly painted line of circus wagons in the sand
Fading through the door into summer

And he thought he heard the echoes of a penny whistle band
And the laughter from a distant caravan
And the brightly painted line of circus wagons in the sand
Fading through the door into summer

Fading through the door into summer
Fading through the door into summer
Fading through the door into summer
Fading through the door into summer

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Weekend odds 'n' ends

Greetings everyone! Well, it looks like it is going to be a "Game of Thrones" kinda weekend as I am throwing my DVD's in the DVD player. They had mandatory overtime today but since I have not been fully relased yet by our staff nurse I, thankfully, got out of it! And so, I am taking advantage of the Saturday off and rudding up both bedrooms (they are a REAL MESS) and cleaning them. Tomorrow, I plan to take a box of clothing to our local Goodwill Store as well. I am scheduled to see the nurse this Tuesday again regarding my muscle sprain. I am healing nicely and I suspect that I will get fully released this week. 

Between the up-coming holidays, my mom's doctor appointments and other necessary things, it is going to be a very busy next two months! Therefore, I will try to post here as much as time will allow. Sooo much to do, sooo little time these days.

Moving on, my sister Aurora Skye and her hubby recently adopted this orange male beauty - introducing "Hammy" ... 😊🐈

And finally, a BIG shout out to my dear friend, Lady Sabrina Rhiannon and her hubby who celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary this past week! I have known her for many years and was honored to be chosen to be the officiant for their special day! Here are some pics from their ceremony ... πŸ’•


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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sunday This and That ...

Greetings, friends! First and foremost, I would like to sincerely say "thank you" to those who wished me a speedy healing. My chin bruise is almost completely gone and my muscle strain seems to gradually be getting a bit better each day. After seeing the staff nurse on Tuesday, the company's protocal, apparently, is to send what they call an Intervention Specialist to me while I was working. Opposite of what the nurse had previously instructed me to do which was to apply heat to my injury, the Specialist told me to use a COLD compress FIRST twice a day for three days - so far, it has been helping me.

Moving on, yesterday my mom, my husband and I took advantage of my mom's annual Employee Boscov Days. On the way to pick up my mom at her house, my husband suggesred stopping off at The Mint Leaf located about a quarter of a mile down the road from our house. These are the items we found while there ...

A new line of whipped soap for the holidays and Green Tea & Cucumber creme soap to use for shaving.  


Another new item - "Just CBD" gummy bears.


A pretty white sweater sold by one of the many vendors who display and sell their merchandise at The Mint Leaf.  

After shopping at Boscov's, we treated my mom to a dinner at a really cool place located at The Reading Airport called, "Klinger's" ...


I had the delicious Crabby Chicken dinner with seasoned rice and a specialty drink called a "Pumpkin Spice White Russian."


A new Yule/Christmas decoration for the living room front door ...

And, last but not least, an early Christmas present from hubby - a quillow with cats playing with butterflies! ...  

Have a Blessed Sunday all!