Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Oona under the tree. Both cats spent a lot of time there. I also took pictures of Oona in a little Santa hat, but her face was so far down none of them turned out. :)

Logan says, "Huh?"

Dylan in his antlers. Doesn't he look happy?

My pretty tree.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lighting of the Santa

Here are some videos from the lighting of the Santa.

This is just to give you an idea of the crowd. People come out in all kinds of weather. Live music. Speeches. Free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like? :)

The Big Guy arrives via fire engine and makes his way through the crowd.

The countdown and lighting! I circled the crowd a little faster this time because my battery was dying!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gingerbread Festival 2009

I meant to post these ages ago, but oh well! From this year's Gingerbread Festival at the Historical Museum. If you click on any picture, it will open larger so you can see detail better.

This one was done by my friend Erin's mother or mother-in-law, I can't remember which. Mother-in-law, I think. Pretty amazing.

This was done by one of the girls in the knitting group at Sarah Jane's Yarn Shoppe and her grandmother. The lamp, the picture frame, everything is gingerbread or edible items!

This is a close-up detail of the table. The table is made out of gingerbread, too!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ding Dong

So I got Marshmallow Lovers cocoa and made myself a cup the other day. It was those little tear-apart packages where you open the little pouch to get your cocoa powder. And there were NO marshmallows in the package. I was really irritated and thought about writing a nasty email to the company.

So I went to have a cup of Marshmallow Lovers cocoa today and discovered the marshmallows are in the attached package. I thought they were two packets of cocoa. No. One packet of cocoa and one packet of marshmallows.

Color me embarrassed. Ding dong, the ditz gets red!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Finished Catching Fire

Sigh. I finished the book last night. It was soooooooooo good! The third book in the trilogy, The Victors, is not due out until sometime in 2010 - crap! I want to read it noooooowwwwwwww!

If you have not yet started to read The Hunger Games and its sequel Catching Fire, you really should. They are classified as YA lit, but I think adults should find them appealing as well - I do! They are fast reads and hard to put down. I was trying to describe the plot to Kevin and I know I did a horrible job, but there is so much that happens!

Lionsgate has acquired the movie rights to the books. If you have read them, who do you see in the roles? I am a little concerned because Lionsgate has been the distributor of such films as Saw and lots of films I have never heard of that have such thrilling titles as Serial Killing 4 Dummies. Hmm. A little trepidation here.