Just sent a chatty email about holiday logistics to a medium-distant family member that I would like to be closer to because I think we have a lot in common. I am pretty sure that it will be ignored, questions unanswered, like my messages to this person usually are -- and it is not like this relative doesn't maintain active communication with others in our family. Sigh. I think I need to take supplements or something to toughen up that ngas bone.
Originally Posted by CariOfOz
hehe we have been married since 2001, so 8.5yrs now, and we STILL 'celebrate' our first meeting anniversary of May 26
That's the day he flew into SFO and I picked him up. We'd known each other for months and months online/by phone. But that is our 'anniversary'
hehee I agree... I'd HATE my tree if I had to look at it from now till new years lol.
Congrats on your anniversary, Cari! Next month, dh and I are celebrating 20 years from the day we met
(in a scuzzy heavy metal bar with a really bad cover band)
I have a friend with a larger house than her family needs, the kind that has a parlor with glass doors off the front door where one can meet formal company. She keeps that room set up and decorated for Christmas all year round. It is funny to visit in the summer and see the Christmas room.
My favorite tree was a potted norfolk pine I had when I first had my own place. I put little lights and origami decorations on it every season and it was just about right. I'd love to have another one; we couldn't bring it when we moved.
Originally Posted by wombatclay
We had a great Halloween/Samhain (pictures on flickr and facebook) but I nearly wrecked it by not checking the right candy. Who knew that the "fun sized" candy bars have gluten even when the same type of bar in the "regular size" doesn't?
However, dd1 and dd2 were thrilled with their "fairy gifts" this morning! (they get one piece of candy for each finger, the rest goes into a bowl. The bowl goes on the window sill along with a lighted candle... the candle tells the fairies that there is an offering. In the morning the candy is gone and a fairy gift is in the bowl instead. This year I made them itty bitty necklaces with "fairy coin" beads I had left over from a belly dance costume I never got around to making).
That is awful about the candy. Gluten-free is so hard.
We have a Halloween Witch that comes for leftover candy, usually the Sunday morning after Halloween, but this am was too soon, so she'll probably come later this week, just as soon as I get a chance to hit the store for a bauble or two.
I like the `1 piece of candy for each finger' rule. May borrow that. The necklaces sound lovely, too.
Originally Posted by liza-s
I HATE BRAXTON HICKS!!!!!
Grouting is a yucky job saphire, and getting it done a real accomplishment!