Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A little more weather talk

These dark, dreary, rainy days sure get me down. Seriously, I just had to get out of the house yesterday and go to town. As much as I don't enjoy being in large crowds, walking around in the brightly lit stores, hearing the Christmas songs actually cheered me up. It was fun to be in the hustle and bustle of shoppers. 

The weather today is awful. Just awful! Pouring rain! A chance of thunderstorms and high winds. Even a marginal chance of a tornado. I must stay home today! This is Christmas Eve, for goodness sake! Need to get ready for the trip to Andee's tomorrow. Andee is doing the cooking but I want to take the ham, homemade macaroni and cheese, green beans, brown sugar chew bread, chocolate pecan pie, and  a platter of Bass Farms hot sausage biscuits. Why, it wouldn't be Christmas without Bass Farms hot sausage! Oh, that other stuff in the picture...that's fat back to fry out for the green beans, and coconut bonbons...

You know how things are always reminding me of mama. Well those coconut bonbons, mama loved them. Back when the Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog, the "wish book" would come in the mail, mama would order a box of bonbons. I can just see was a large flat white box which had two or three rows of each color, the chocolate, the white, the pink, and the yellow bonbons.

Remember this house I passed by last Christmas on my way to Henderson. ...

Well, yesterday I passed by another one that caught my eye...

No amount of decorating can make a home any prettier than simply removing the trash.

Oh my! Better go turn on the oven and get busy. Thank you for stopping by and a Merry Christmas Eve to you all!



  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, two legged and four! Your last picture made me laugh, but oh you are so right about that:)

  2. "Andee is doing the cooking but . . . ." LOL. What's left for her to cook??? I can laugh because I have been in the kitchen cooking all morning, even though people are bringing most of our dinner tonight.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, two-legged and four!

  3. Wow. I agree with Cynthia. You're the guest to have on Christmas! You're bringing everything but the tree.
    Merry Christmas to everyone at your house.

  4. Your menu sounds so S-o-u-t-h-e-r-n! I love reading about your traditions.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. wow is right,,,,,,,,,,you are some guest
    Oh how I wish some Christmas fairies could get all that trash removed while the homeowners slept..but then again they may be parking a firearm under their pillow! merry Christmas

  6. Great description of the rain. I can almost feel it.
    Have a Merry Christmas.

  7. Sounds to me as if YOU are making pretty much ALL of the Christmas dinner. What more could Andee add to your contributions? Sounds like enough for an army.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and hope the weather has gotten better where you are.


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