Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I'm linking to WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY with some of my favorite bloggers!
Make sure you also check out these favorite bloggers - Shay - Mel - Sheaffer.

WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK -- Mr. Cardigan had a birthday a few days ago and we celebrated with food!!!!  We had dinner one night at the Marblehead Galley, pastry for breakfast the next day & dinner that night at Famous Dave's!!

WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT -- My two grandsons and how they are getting too old for me to handle!!!!  The older one is now a freshman in college.  Here is a collage of his mother (Little Cardigan) and me at his high school baccalaureate.

The younger grandson is now a sophomore in high school.  He is on the basketball team & I edited just him from the team photo taken last week.

WHAT I'M LOVING -- My almost fully decorated home is nice & tidy (aka stashed/hidden).  I love all the decorations and trees lit at night.  This is a little preview of my Mittens & Skates tree.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO -- Continued to celebrate Mr. Cardigan's birthday with a trip to the Cleveland Horseshoe Casino & it was a good trip for him!!

WHAT I'M DREADING -- This is not the time of year for dreading!  I'm trying to enjoy & look forward to it all!!

WHAT I'M WORKING ON -- My gift to all my Ornament Exchange Party guests.  I have it on a 'secret' Pinterest board & can share it with you on a later post.

WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT -- Everything about this time of year excites me.  The decorations, food, holiday movies, sending Christmas cards & the enjoyment of it all makes me so happy!!

WHAT I'M READING/WATCHING -- I'm way behind on my favorite shows & hoping this weekend to catch up.  But, always watch Big Bang Theory (hint - it's on earlier than my other favorite shows!!).  

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO -- Christmas Music!!!!!

WHAT I'M WEARING -- It's getting colder here so I'm breaking out the scarves (blanket, fringe, etc.).

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND -- The 'Plan' (I made a very intensive decorating schedule!) is to be all decorated by this Saturday (9 themed trees 3' & higher plus tons of other decos) and then do my Christmas Cards while listening to Christmas music while sipping my drink in a holiday glass.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH -- Just every single holiday filled day!!!  I plan for each day to be filled with Christmas Cheer, holiday plans & special foods.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW -- Our high school basketball season starts next week and I'm so excited to watch the grandson I was telling you about play.  He is on both jv & varsity so I'll be staying for both games this year!!!

BONUS - WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITION -- Christmas morning food (You notice there's a lot of talk about food here?) -- since Christmas 1984 we have had shrimp cocktail, nut rolls, & kielbasi.  Even once when in Florida for Christmas we had all but the kielbasi.  Hauling the nut roll in a carry on & going to the store for the shrimp and sauce was enough!!

We received the best Thanksgiving card from Little Cardigan and I couldn't believe what a match it was to Lucy.  In fact, I think Lucy is looking a bit shocked herself at the similarity.

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