December 2017 $50 Your Way (Cash, GC) Single Blog #Giveaway!

This new way of hosting this particular giveaway is still a little weird to me. I imagine the newbies are REALLY Confused!! We took a vote here on PBnWhine and decided that the gossip part of this post (aka the Whine Report should be 100% optional for readers. So, Giveaway Widget on top!! So….. don’t scroll. It’s right HERE!!!  And a friendly reminder that being the sole sponsor of this giveaway, you can expect that all of the entries are about me, me, me, me and of course ME!!

Giveaway

Yes, this is MY house in Idaho!! Can you imagine next year’s picture??  Once I decorate the tree with lights??  It’s going to be soooo pretty!!

This giveaway is hosted by me alone so all the entries are only about me and my social media wants and needs. You can find more information about this giveaway if you want to scroll all the way to the bottom.

 The Whine Report November 2017

This is my monthly whine report; in other words my personal gossip is under the widget.

The Husband is back from Idaho for the Holidays. He stayed up there a few weeks, painting and getting things ready for the move. He will head back up in January to get new doors and carpet installed. It’s going to be a brand new house! And since I still need to help my Mom (remember broken hip in August!) I will be staying here in California with her. See how easily I got out of having to paint?!?!

I’m still a big ‘ole sloppy mess! Crying, happy, sad, worried, giddy. It’s a horrible vicious cycle!

Then the packing thing is not going well at ALL. Yup, hoarder does not even begin to describe me. EVERY single space in this house has stuff.  I’m going to cry when I start on my craft room, it’s so overly cramped. Who knows what all I will find in there! Besides with The Husband home I can’t pack. I just can’t. It’s got to be a mental thing……  So, when he leaves I’ll resume my packing schedule. Having 6 more months to pack is just tooo much time. You guessed it, the first of June I’ll be wreck because moving day came too fast.

 

So, that’s it for the Whine Report this month!! Mostly a lot of whining. I DON’T WANT TO MOVE!!! How is YOUR day going!?!

The Giveaway!! 

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you stop by. THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I do just copy and paste the remainder of this post. I’m lazy! AND tired!! I hang out with a SIX year old ya know!! AND NOW my Mother!!)

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements and of course going through PBnWhine for your regular Amazon Purchases is always appreciated. Going to Amazon from my blog does not cost you any additional money!! The widget is at the top right of the blog. (subtle hint!)

Win $50 Your Way! Tons Of Ways To Enter The $50 Your Way Giveaway!! Comments get you the most entries!! I LOVE COMMENTS and SHARING!! Hint hint!! Okay, so technically, I love all the entries and I’m thrilled you do any of them!

Every once and awhile I may add a new entry so be sure to double-check occasionally.

Since I’m the sole sponsor of this giveaway, you can expect that all of the entries are about me, me, me, me and of course ME!!

I am so thankful for my wonderful followers here on Peanut Butter and Whine!! I really do feel blessed that you stop by!!

$50 PayPal or Target or Walmart or Starbucks, Amazon Gift Card, OR?? Your choice!!

Thank you all so much for your support!! GOOD LUCK!!! Don’t tell the others but I really hope you are the WINNER!!!

Comments

  1. Julie Hansen says:

    Well, it is 3am. So I’m on twitter and seen your awesome giveaway! So excited because I usually miss the start of them! Lol Thank you for the chance! It is definitely needed!

  2. Julie Hansen says:

    Hi! It’s easy again! Lol I don’t if it’s because it is 3am or what but I’m issues with filling out the entries! I’m also bummed that I don’t get some points because I don’t have a blog! ? It’s ok!

    • Julie Hansen says:

      Ok so I meant to say it’s me again. Lol I think my iPad is messing with me!??I wasn’t able to fill out all the entries because they don’t go anywhere. I will try again later I guess. ?

  3. There are times Connie that I can’t believe you are leaving southern California.. the new place looks wonderful, pretty and you will make great new memories there.. I left the NYC metro area for southern NJ ( lol) and thought I was in no mans land.. but the beach was right there and I adjusted.. then in 99 we made the BIG move to the caribbean and with the ups and downs and the crying relatives I made it and now as a widow when people ask me ” are you going back to the states” I say NO.. this is my home and I love it.. You will love your new home also… trust me….

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    I think you’ll be happy in Idaho. And with modern technology, you can literally ‘see’ & talk to your grandkids EVERY DAY! And you can bring them out to ski!

  5. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s too bad you aren’t seeking moving advice this month because I just remembered the BEST thing about moving: you can use it to explain away any household mess! Just stop cleaning house! When people come in the door just immediately say, “We’re in the middle of a move.” They will nod in sympathy & forgive any mess, lol. And you can use this for months AFTER you arrive at your new house! “We just moved in.” Magic words, I’m telling ya! Milk it for all it’s worth.

  6. Debbie Yoder says:

    Beautiful picture of the snow! Just doing laundry today and glad its Friday! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  7. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Can anyone please tell me where this year has got to? Anyhow, back to today; just did the weekly shop & collected Mum’s meds in town and am now settling down to an hour or two on ‘net then cuddling up with a book!

  8. My day is going pretty good today for a change!

  9. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Here’s another little bit of a comment for your general perusal: my 24-hour fast raised almost $300 – enough to provide food, shelter & medicine for 3 families in N. Sudan for 3 months. It really does make you grateful for what we have in the western world. Fitting then, that the fast coincided with Thanksgiving.

    • Wonderful Kate.. you are so very caring….love it….

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      That’s great! It does make you marvel at how different circumstances can be just based on where you had the privilege or burden of being born.

  10. OK Connie, you asked for contests to enter to help me win. Today’s is an Amazon echo and ends 12/1 (today).
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  11. Good swim class today then a visit to t-mobile to get my new phone set up. Hooray!
    Thanks for the contest.

  12. Deb Pelletier says:

    The family is sick, the car needs to be fixed and I have to pay the bills . It’s that crazy time of the year. Hope 2018 is better.

  13. Happy Weekend! Whew we made it! Hope you are able to enjoy it.

  14. Jennifer Boehme says:

    There is a new giveaway hop started. Here is the link to one of the bloggers, rest is at bottom of her page. https://www.onhoneysucklehill.com/2017/12/christmas-cheer-giveaway-hop/

  15. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today and this weekend is going to hopefully be a slow, easy one. Yesterday was chaos, and now a much needed break. Coffee and my giveaways to start my day, then filling out Christmas cards. I am going to try crock pot baked potatoes today to see how they turnout.

  16. Done for the day……I cannot look at anymore plants or seedlings….I need to take a garden break….read and relax for the rest of the day…

  17. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Today’s been a case of, remember the Ben E. King song from the ’60s, ‘I … I who have nothing’? Except it should be ‘I … I who’ve done nothing’!

  18. Tamra Phelps says:

    Where did this day go?? It’s dark out & I haven’t done a thing. I think it just gets dark too quick these days.

  19. My day has been productive – re-organized one room and did some cleaning.

  20. Katie Bellamy says:

    It’s Sunday morning and I’m having coffee & entering some giveaways. Its a good day so far! 🙂 Hope you have a good day!

  21. Trying to get everything done around because we are going to a wedding this afternoon.. I am so glad to see some happiness……

  22. I’m having a very relaxing Sunday! I may start sorting through gifts and wrapping them later!

  23. Having a quiet day so far, it is overcast and cold. It is a good day to be inside.

  24. Tamra Phelps says:

    This has been a long day for some reason. I’ve done nothing but be lazy, lol.

  25. Kate Sarsfield says:

    The cat didn’t come in till 6 in the morning & I couldn’t sleep till I got him in, the little *?$%*! I ended up sleeping well into the afternoon & with a head full of marshmallow!

  26. Another lovely day. Went to a great concert this afternoon.

  27. Win $250 Bed, Bath & Beyond GC. ends 12/4
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  28. Nikolina Vukelic says:

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  29. My day is going fantastic! At 10:43 this morning my daughter in law gave birth to my SIXTH grandson!!! Baby snuggles soon to come!!!

  30. Day is going along. Got up early and got some chores done. Getting some information for a bunch of things today.

  31. Kate Sarsfield says:

    As soon as it got dark, ie 4 o’clock in the afternoon, I told Mum to ‘wrap up & get in the car’! I drove her into town to look at the Christmas lights and when we got home the dinner was ready. She hasn’t been out in ages & thoroughly enjoyed her little jaunt!

  32. Enter to win a Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles giveaway!
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  33. Resting from a very busy weekend. Attended 2 concerts and one class.

  34. Tamra Phelps says:

    I found a great giveaway to share: freshseafood.com is giving away a $250 gift card for fresh fish (straight from Seattle.) http://woobox.com/yh69jh/jm5htd

  35. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, I’m pretty sure my brother has the flu. He took to his bed Saturday & when he called today he sounded horrible. Of course, he’ll refuse to go to the doctor until it gets much worse…why do so many guys do that?? Now, I guess we all just wait to see who falls next.

  36. Tammy Woodall says:

    I took care of my Mom today. She was not feeling well at all.

  37. Nikolina Vukelic says:
  38. It’s cold and rainy out today so I’m spending it curled up on the couch with a fluffy blanket!

  39. My day is going OK. I talked with the asst. fire chief this morning, our condo assn was supposed to take the door holders off (code violation), they had one month to do it, and they are defying it. He is now sending a letter to the president of the board. It is amazing how brazen some people are, they are not afraid of getting our association fines ($250 per day for each of the 18 holders) or even fires due to violations.

    • Rosie, I am continually amazed that this has been going on for SO LONG!!!!!!! I just shake my head. I hope that this gets fixed soon.

    • Rosie, any news on the code violation situation?

      • The Asst. Chief told me the President has until the 19th to get them off. So far, they are still on there. I’m amazed at how defiant he is, there will probably be a big fine, so far, he has kept the violation and his refusal to comply secret from the association. The fine could be $1000, plus $250 x 18 per day of non-compliance (there are 18 door holders).

  40. Jennifer Boehme says:

    My day is going good. Found out my neighbor can’t pay my back, yet texted to borrow money for dog potty pads….can’t pay me back, yet want more money, no.

  41. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I have a daily entry giveaway to share by Litter Genie you can use or win for a rescue, https://www.stopcatlittersmell.com/

  42. Tamra Phelps says:

    I spent the day trying to get documents together. It should have taken a few minutes, but I couldn’t find one, lol. Anyway, my brother found it. So, hopefully, that’s done.

  43. Tamra Phelps says:

    OK, I have a good giveaway to share today, Connie. It’s called the 12 Days of Spud-mas. Prizes are given away every day for 12 days, & include $50 VISA Gift Cards, Instant Pots, huge bags of potatoes, lol. Here’s the link: http://woobox.com/699txb/jqo3jp

  44. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Honestly, if I have to sing ‘Frosty The Snowman’ one more time, I shall explode! Yes folks, Christmas carolling season is in full swing from now until 5pm Christmas Eve.

  45. Quiet day at home. Spent time learning about how to best work my new phone.

  46. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I spent the day doing some laundry and vacuuming the house. It was cold and windy here today, so mostly stayed indoors.

  47. Win fresh fish. ends 12/15
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  48. Win a book and $100 Amazon GC. ends 12/6
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  49. Took yesterday off so today it is back to work.. want to hang the lights outside but it is pouring right now…..Hope it clears up by late morning….

  50. I’m patiently waiting for my son to show up with my newest grandson for fresh baby snuggles!!!

  51. I’m doing good. I finished getting next year’s sign up done for health insurance on our state exchange. I was nervous about the process, so I was going to put it off, as it is a pain, but now I feel so relieved! I’ve been trying to think of a small (non-fattening) treat to reward myself for not procrastinating.

  52. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Finished laundry, and cleaning most of house, and put up some more Christmas decorations. Busy day, now I want to watch my show and elevate my feet!

  53. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I want to share a giveaway for everyone, it’s a daily entry, 5 winners every week for a Visa GC. https://frigointhebag.com/

  54. Kate Sarsfield says:

    There’s nothing Sweet about Storm Caroline! Our power keeps flickering off & on so I’m frantically trying to type this before it goes again!

  55. Great massage this morning then a good swim class in the warm water.

  56. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow, this has been a cold evening & the next few days are only going to get colder. we’re heading into those below freezing temperatures. Yuck.

  57. Day is going good. A little quiet, and that is fine with me! Getting ready for the holidays.

  58. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Mum & I had some ex-work colleagues down for lunch. We all taught together in a Special Ed. School in Co. Wicklow before Mum retired & we moved down to Wexford. It was really lovely reminiscing about the ‘good old days’ and the not so good ones as well!

  59. All outside lights up..my husband would have loved the new things we did.. he always strung the outside lights in his own wonderful style.. we kept that but added lots more lights..

  60. Just a quiet day at home. No snow yet, but it’s quite cold so I’m staying inside.

  61. Tamra Phelps says:

    well, I made a few batches of fudge today. And that pretty much sums up my accomplishments for the day, ha.

  62. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today I have had what I think is a flu bug. I have felt sick all day, and have not done anything, and I hate that. I hope tomorrow it’s gone, but right now, I would say no.

  63. Win $30 Amazon GC. Ends 12/8
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  64. Nikolina Vukelic says:
  65. Francine Anchondo says:

    My day is going pretty good. I am glad it is friday.

  66. Francine Anchondo says:

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  67. A very down day…. we put all the outside lights on a timer and set them with the power outlet in the yard… well it appears they blew the fish pond pump and that was that!! No lights no pump and here it is 11pm and we are out in the yard with a torchlight trying to figure out what to do….we reset everything but still nothing.. Ok here comes the electrician
    bill after we give up and call him….we have not given up yet..

  68. Day is going good. Trying to think what to do for dinner, I forgot to take things out of the freezer that I was going to… woops.

  69. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today I feel a little better. Still have a little bit of the bug, able to hold down chicken soup. I have to pick up Kmart order tomorrow, so I better get a good nights sleep.

  70. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I have a giveaway to share, daily entry game from Butterfinger. https://nestle.promo.eprize.com/college/

  71. I had a long day at work but I am very glad that the week is over!

  72. Kate Sarsfield says:

    The local Musical Society held a Bazaar this afternoon & I made a ton of money with my bric-á-brac (or as I named it, the odds & sods stall). I also picked up a couple of gorgeous silk scarves (2nd hand but beautiful quality & colours) for next to nothing. Mind you, 3 hours of being on my feet & I was knackered! All funds raised are going towards next year’s musical The Wizard of Oz!

  73. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card ➩ http://bit.ly/2AtmscA

  74. Good swim class then dinner with friends.

  75. Tamra Phelps says:

    Another freezing day here in KY. But at least there are no fires like you guys are going through, Connie. I hope you guys have found a safe place to hunker down! Be safe, above all else.

    • Being very vigilant still. We go from being beautiful blue skies and no smoke smell to looking like we are in a fog and needing a facemask. UGH!! Too stressful!

  76. Day is going OK so far! First snow of the year coming down hard, I’m going to be walking home in a few hours, so a little nervous.

  77. My day is going great! I ran all my errands early before the crazy traffic started! Hoping today I get to see the newest grandbaby!

  78. We found the outside re-set button and voila… fish pond pump working and with a few innovative extension cord ideas from CJ we are going to have lights in the yard.. no electrician bill… ok so does this mean we are electricians, plumbers, and general jack of all trades???

  79. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Ireland has snow! WTF’s going on with the weather? We haven’t had more than a flurry since the winter of 2009/2010 and yet this year so far we’ve had a hurricane, countless major storms and now an orange alert in most counties overnight. Still, as Mum said, we’ve got toilet roll, soup, catfood, bread & wine and a roof over our heads – what more do we need?

  80. Kate Sarsfield says:
  81. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s snowing here in KY, too. It was kind of unexpected. The weather people were saying “Oh, it might flurry a little but not much more.” well, it was sticking to the roads, there have been quite a few minor car accidents, I hear, & I just heard the ‘salt truck’ go up the street, plowing the snow & dropping salt. It’s dark so I have no idea what it looks like out there (I’m not going out there, lol!! It’s 20 degrees!) –but I think it qualifies as more than minor flurries.

    • I say what you should do since it was snowing BAKE…..then sit down and enjoy.. there will be plenty of time in 2018 to go on a diet….that is what I told my partner this morning as she brought me new orders.. tell all the party people they should enjoy then diet…..Christmas only comes once a year

      • Tamra Phelps says:

        That’s always my philosophy during the holidays! Food is the best thing about this time of year!

  82. Quiet day at home. The sun is shining.

  83. So now I have a new project….painting old wheelbarrows 2 to be exact and making them into decorative planters….one is done all I have to do is get a stencil and spray paint a design… the 2nd one I started this morning…..glossy white with a lovely blue trim…..have to start saving eggs for the Christmas baking…..I won’t have extra garden time when I start to bake…..

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      It’s COLD! Minus 8 degrees in our system is 17 in yours and this is temperate Ireland. Luckily we’ve avoided the worst of the snow as we’re on the east coast but I’ve to drive to Dublin at 6 in the morning and am not looking forward to it! In a job I had after College I had to take the temps. of deep-freeze warehouses and minus 30 (minus 22F) was the norm. Now that WAS cold!

  84. Day is going good. Getting ready to do a bunch of baking and some food prep for during the week.

  85. Need a new phone? ends 12/16 https://wn.nr/GERXTY

  86. Wildfires are scary. We have a red flag warning out for parts of Colorado but nothing like California is right now.

  87. Kate Sarsfield says:
  88. kristina daniels says:

    Its chilly here in Tennessee today, been having a lazy day. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Good luck everyone!!

  89. Tamra Phelps says:

    Thank goodness, the snow has melted, so school tomorrow, lol. YAY! (cheers from every aunt who doesn’t want to get up early & babysit!!)

  90. Tamra Phelps says:

    Here’s a nice giveaway: Staub 4 Quart Cocotte Pot (like a Dutch Oven type pot)–Staub is giving away FOUR!! http://woobox.com/snnpii/jrot13

  91. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today was good, I am ready to get some sleep now. I did get alot done today, tomorrow working on porch decorations, hope weather stays nice.

  92. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I have a daily entry giveaway to share from Fannie May, https://twelvedaysofchristmassweeps.shortstack.com/cScC8H

  93. We finally got an accumulation of snow! But not enough to build a snowman.

  94. Fretting today about the state health care exchange. I thought I was signed up, I called to verify (as they’ve messed up in prior years), and lo and behold, they say my insurance sign up was cancelled. I spent an hour talking with the provider, they can’t see anything wrong, with a broker, who couldn’t get in, and then just a few minutes ago I got an email from the exchange saying I’m enrolled. I need to make sure that their system doesn’t say I’m canceled. They are a nightmare to deal with. I now remember I haven’t gotten myself a “treat” for signing up early, when this is done I need to get a good strong drink somewhere, even though I haven’t had a drink in a decade.

  95. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Starts tomorrow 12/12/17

    #YA Twelve Days of Christmas #Giveaway Hop #Win a Mystery Box of #Books!

    http://www.bookhoundsya.net/2017/12/ya-twelve-days-of-christmas-giveaway-hop-win-a-mystery-box-of-books.html

  96. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It’s been a loooooooong day! I had to leave at the crack of dawn & drive to Dublin in the ice & snow for a CT scan. It’s a virtual colonoscopy but you still have to have air pumped up your whatsit and a contrast dye in your arm. That’s on top of the drain cleaner I had to take yesterday that had me pooping all night! Yuck! Still if they can find why I’m having this pain it’ll be worth it. The blood results aren’t showing any abnormalities which is one hell of a relief given the family history. A steaming mug of homemade soup & then bed sounds perfect right now!

    • Hope all the results are negative…..good blood results are a great start….

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      I really hope you get good results! If it makes you feel any better I know several people who have gone through this & it always turned out to be something VERY treatable. (Apparently, ‘nodes’ can cause a lot of issues in the whatsit!) Sending good vibes~~~~~~~

  97. Today zoomed by….had company in the morning and by the time they left it was time for lunch…. then I was in no mood to work… tomorrow is another day..

  98. Tamra Phelps says:

    Oh, my goodness. It is too dang cold. And do you realize it’s not even really Winter, yet?? All I want is to live somewhere where it’s always about 72 degrees with a nice light breeze! Is that too much to ask?

  99. Started the day with a swim, then my 6-week infusion and a stop at Arby’s for the Bronco deal. (can you believe they finally won a game?)

  100. Sheila Vives says:

    My day has been hectic and a bit difficult, but hey, tomorrow is coming! Just push on, push on. Looking forward to Christmas…

  101. Win a Sleep Number Mattress. Ends 12/12
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  102. We got some snow overnight so I’ve spent the morning shoveling the deck and walkways. Later I will attempt to clean off the car and if I have enough energy maybe build a snowman!

  103. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today is going well, although it is way too cold outside and bones hurt today. I am making potato soup today, and moving slow.

  104. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I have a daily instant win giveaway from Bed Bath & Beyond. https://bedbathbeyond.promo.eprize.com/holiday2017/

  105. Day is going OK. I’m glad it is raining instead of snowing! Cold front coming in soon!

  106. Today has been a rollercoaster.

  107. I have done some exercise need to do some more. Went to yoga.

  108. Got all kinds of outside/gardening work done today….No time tomorrow….starting to bake for the holidays…need bread and apple pie for home but have orders for chocolate babka for this week….it shall be a lovely day in the kitchen….

  109. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Enter at http://paulettespapers.com/?p=15365 to win:
    – a peacock Christmas tree ornament (US Only)
    – an e-copy of Roll with the Punches by Amy Gettinger (International)
    – an e-copy of Alice in Monologue Land by Amy Gettinger (International)
    – an e-copy of Pranks and Poodles by Amy Gettinger (International)

  110. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Pretty much all I’ve done today is drive, sleep and sing! Gotta keep busy otherwise I’ll start to worry waiting for results from the hospital.

  111. Mostly a quiet day at home. Ran a few errands.

  112. Today is swim class then off to volunteer at Blossoms of Light at the gardens.

  113. Nikolina Vukelic says:
  114. Day is going good. The cold front is here, so I bundled up big time before leaving today and didn’t feel a thing. I could hardly move, but at least I’m warm coming and going.

  115. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Oh, the joys of country living or how to cope with just a limited public transport system when you’re a 21-year old student who has to get to College for an early lecture: ‘Kaaaate? Pleeeease? Will you drive me to Dublin again ‘cos Mum’s sick in bed and I have to be there. My whole future depends on it!

  116. Kate Sarsfield says:
  117. Today I stayed inside bundled under the blankets! Even my poor pup thought it was too cold out!!! She went & did her business in a snow pile on the deck lol.

  118. Tamra Phelps says:

    Honestly, I’m emotionally all over the place at Christmas. I’m full of Christmas cheer one minute & ready to just cry the next, lol. And that’s on a normal Christmas. This year, I’m more down than up (first Christmas without Mom.) I have to be honest: I’ll be glad when it’s done. I’m tired of the emotional rollercoaster.

    • I know exactly what you are saying….My way is to work until I am tired….that way in bed at night I can sleep instead of crying…..

      • Kate Sarsfield says:

        Just try to keep busy. On the other hand there’s nothing at wrong in blubbing your heart out if that’s how you feel. Just go with the flow and it’ll be over before you know it (and New Year – ugh, that’s the pits as far as I’m concerned!).

        • Tamra Phelps says:

          Thanks y’all. That’s basically what I’m doing. Just trying to keep busy. Having my nephews around most days at least means my mind is occupied. I don’t plan on putting on a bunch of false cheer, but I won’t just ignore Christmas either because of my niece & nephews. I want them to have a good Christmas.

  119. Francine Anchondo says:

    My day is going pretty well so far. Expect my dog is trying to get into everything.

  120. Well painted 2 old planters that looked awful but were still in good shape.. Stopped up the drainage holes and made them into a water plant garden…we have plenty of duck weed and water lettuce that actually looks pretty so that was my morning…..to my great surprise I have blue lake beans on the vine.. reaping them tomorrow….now to have lunch and read…

  121. Day is going good. Snowed today, but didn’t accumulate to too much. So did not have a hard time walking.

  122. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today was really cold! My Pug has her jammies on and the crockpot Potato Soup was great. I am winding down and starting to get tired.

  123. Jennifer Boehme says:

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  124. Kate Sarsfield says:

    So tired I slept till lunchtime then up to Dublin to collect my niece from College. Dropped her off, quick change into the glad rags & out for Christmas Dinner with the choir – Bailey’s Bread & Butter Pudding: yummy scrummy and invented by the Devil himself, I should imagine!

  125. Kate Sarsfield says:
  126. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m sitting here watching Big Bang Theory while my older nephew plays his video games (he didn’t want to go to his little brother’s school Christmas singing.) So…not much going on around here.

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  128. Spent 3 hours taking a friend in for a MRI. Had a little bit of snow overnight.

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  130. While I was reaping my string beans I received 3 more orders for the holidays… Must go to the grocery on Monday to get more candy canes and anything else I might be running short of for my baking…

  131. Crazy day today! Running errands most of the morning. Had to keep checking to make sure it was Friday because the traffic was wild like on Saturdays! Now debating if I want to start wrapping presents or wait.

  132. Kate Sarsfield says:
  133. Kate Sarsfield says:

    The morning was spent taking Mum for a check-up on her hearing then I dropped her home & headed to a farmers’ market where I picked up some goodies for Christmas (that’s if I haven’t eaten them by then!).

  134. Tamra Phelps says:

    Not much to report today. My niece & nephews had a half day at school then started Christmas vacation. they get 2 weeks off, which means I get 2 weeks on kid duty, lol.

  135. Good swim class. Our pool will be closed from Dec 21 – Jan 3 for renovations.

  136. Where did this flue come from??? Jeez.. no energy and still lots of outside work to do.. well after I do the morning chores I believe I will head in and relax….

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      It seems to be everywhere. It’s definitely been hitting around here. (My brother had it last week, several other family members are fighting it.) Saw on the news today that this year’s vaccine has only been 10% effective. I guess they just picked the wrong strains.

  137. We are expecting some more snow today so I think I’m going to get busy baking cookies! I found some new recipes I want to try and I may even whip up a molasses cake for dessert!

  138. My day is going good. Got some cooking done this morning, doing some more for next week later.

  139. MY day is dragging. I think I finally caught the ick from my son ?

  140. My day has been busy and good.

  141. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’ve spent my day writing out a day-by-day calendar of my days & nights between now and Christmas Day so that Mum knows what day it is & what’s happening. For instance tomorrow, Sunday 17th., I have Pantomime rehearsal from 11 – 2, then singing carols from 2.45 – 4, then grab a bit of shopping, then home! The silly season has started!

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  143. Tamra Phelps says:

    I spent today with my youngest nephew while his Dad worked & his Mom went Christmas shopping. So, I basically spent the day watching children’s TV & listening to stories about his latest video game accomplishments.

  144. Tamra Phelps says:

    I spent today with my youngest nephew while his Dad worked & his Mom went Christmas shopping. So, I basically spent the day watching children’s TV & listening to stories about his latest video game accomplishments, ha.

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  146. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today was so busy. Thank God for coffee. I made a ham, brownies, visited my mom, and delivered a food basket to a neighbor who almost cried. I am so glad to help people!

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  148. Went to a friend’s 91st birthday party. That’s too many candles for a cake…

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  150. CJ won big last night and I am so happy for her…She deserves all that comes her way and more!! Figured I could work this flue out but I was wrong.. now I feel like 40 miles of bad road…..but a brandy always helps for medicinal purposes only…. Tamra going to make that Sex in the Snow martini this weekend!!!

  151. Tamra Phelps says:

    What am I doing today? Well, I’m waiting for paint to dry on a couple of picture frames. My niece is currently infatuated with Paris, so I got her a few large prints of Paris scenes for Christmas. I couldn’t find affordable frames in teal (her favorite color)–so, I bought some plain brown & a little paint. I hope this works out, lol.

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  153. Day is going good. Getting things done for Christmas! and some good cookin’!

  154. I finally got all the presents sorted but now have tons of boxes to break down for recycling and then start on the wrapping/bagging process !

  155. Getting a slow start today….guess that’s okay once in a while on a Sunday! 🙂

  156. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Busy day today: helped Mum in the morning then into town for Panto rehearsal till 2. Then carol singing till 4, grocery shopping till 6 and home for lasagne – much needed comfort food!

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  158. A quiet day at home before all the holiday hoopla.

  159. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Worked on these blog hops and giveaways today. Was a nice slow easy day today. Having leg pain, so computer kept me busy.

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  161. Off to shop today.. last minute groceries and to see what is happening in the main part of town…Today would have been moms 96th birthday…she was the best of the best.. she gave me a childhood full of love and learning…ballet and piano lessons.. taking me to Broadway when a new play came out…museums and galleries…and books, books, books.. I can see her right now in my drawing room reading one of her favorite ” cozy mysteries”…..

  162. I’m bookmarking a few things I hope will go on sale after the holidays, I want to be ready just in case!

  163. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow. It’s their first real day of Christmas vacation & my nephews are already about to drive me batty. The fussing & fighting has to stop.

  164. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I woke up still tired so decided to stay in bed & didn’t wake again for another 3 hours! Now my head’s all muzzy marshmallow & I can’t seem to think straight. I do feel less drained though 🙂

  165. Kate Sarsfield says:
  166. I ran errands and it was so nice out! No rain or snow and not super cold!

  167. Good swim class although the heater was off for a while and the water not as warm as usual. Then lunch at Smashburger.

  168. Had a busy day at work. Came home and started to wrap presents….yes, I am behind!

  169. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m still awake (it’s gone 11 in the morning here). I just couldn’t sleep last night. Too hot, then cold, but I suppose really I’m just a bit worried waiting for the results of my CT scan the other week.

  170. Kate Sarsfield says:
  171. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today is cold, even though in a couple days it is going to be really really cold. I have to go to the store in a little bit, and hopefully that is the last time till after Christmas.

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  173. Last day of outside work.. All done… making a pumpkin pie for this evenings consumption and have butter warming to make my cooky dough for tomorrow….gingerbread men.. coffee bonbons and chocolate chip…..the house smells so good…..

  174. Day is going good. So much warmer today, I didn’t have to wear as many layers going out. Nice!

  175. Had to go to the post office to sign for pick up an unknown package. Turned out to be a diffuser that I had won. It will now be a present for a friend.

  176. Tamra Phelps says:

    This has been one of those days where nothing I planned happened. I knew I didn’t have to watch my nephews today, so I thought I’d just kick back, watch Netflix, lol. Instead I got sidetracked cleaning out old paperwork, etc. Oh, well, at least that’s done.

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  178. Day is going good ! I just broke a ‘plateau’ and finally lost the first 10 pounds (of 25). So last night we went out to eat to ‘celebrate’ and I had a couple of fried green tomatoes and a caesar salad. Lost another pound ! So I’m 11 pounds into my 25.. I think I’ve got this 🙂

  179. Day is going good. I’m enjoying the warmer day while it lasts, will be really cold again by tomorrow.

  180. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I had to cancel going carolling in the little local hospital yesterday. I’ve had awful bellyache so I just went to bed for the evening. I’m a wee bit better today.

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  182. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s been a pretty quiet day. No one’s around except me, it seems. well, things will get busy in a few hours when the grownups get home from work & the kids get home from practices & friends’ homes.

  183. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today I finished 80% of my shopping, and tomorrow will finish it. I have a chicken thawing for the crockpot tonight, and ready to bake cookies most of day tomorrow. House cleaned up today, and my back really hurts, but accomplished alot today. Trying to get everything done before below freezing temps and bad weather hit Friday.

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  185. What a great day today.. spent the day baking…made 2 chocolate cakes with walnut frosting for a customer and batches of regular type cookies….getting ready for the fancy baking tomorrow.. have the fondant and the sugar paste made and the buttercream in christmas colors…..chocolate peppermint candy canes too!! I love doing this at the holidays…

  186. Good swim class (last one at this pool for at least 2 weeks). Will be swimming at another pool that takes Silver Sneakers so it will be free.

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  188. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Beautiful sunny, if a bit damp & cold, day today so I made The Sarsfield Family wreath & a couple more for neighbours as Christmas presents. Love doing these; the smell of the moss, ivy and pine/fir is just yummy!

    • Lovely thoughtful gifts….

      • Kate Sarsfield says:

        Thanks Michele. I try to make them personal adding dried lemon slices for the lady who loves her gin with a twist or colourful peppers for the guy who loves his chilli!

  189. Taking a baking break… back again after lunch….have to be ready by half past 5 for the pick-up…. then tomorrow my next round of cakes and a lovely Buche De Noel for our house….

  190. Counting down for the holidays! Getting chores done, so far so good!

  191. Tamra Phelps says:

    I can’t believe this year is almost over. It seems like just a few days ago that it was starting. I must be getting old, lol, ’cause all I can do these days is say’where does the time go?”

  192. Tamra Phelps says:

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  193. We are due for a wintery mix storm so I went and made sure we had the basics to get through until Saturday. Wrapped another gift! I may be done by Christmas Eve!

  194. I’m staying home today. High yesterday: 65 degrees. Current temp: 18 degrees. Had snow overnight with the cold front.

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  196. My day is going ok. Need to get to the store before snow and ice storm coming in a few hours. Yikes!

  197. All the fancy baking is done….whew….also baked for my neighbors and have that put up…tomorrow is only panetonne for our house and the neighbors….
    i love doing this every year.. my husband used to come in the kitchen and marvel at all the lovely decorated cakes….Now a nice cocktail and my book….

  198. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I had a lovely quiet day today, just decorated the tree & put some little white lights in the windows.

  199. Kate Sarsfield says:
  200. Tamra Phelps says:

    I had my nephews today. The youngest was leaning a stool over on to two legs (how many times have I said “don’t lean back on that”)—while I was mixing up some Christmas cookie dough. Yep, I heard a thud! He immediately started to cry & hold his right arm. (He can move it, so it’s not broken, but he definitely hurt it pretty good.) We did ice packs & he got babied for a while, lol. Wow. Moments like that scare the bejeezus out of me.

  201. I spent the day shoveling…again! Had my son buy me some rock salt because the deck and stairs are freezing and I don’t need to fall again this winter or I will be out of commission for a very long time!!!

  202. Good swim class. Quick trip to the grocery store and the library. Then dinner tonight with friends.

  203. Day is going ok. It is raining and I had to go out in the sheer ice, not smart, and a policeman had to help me cross the street, I was stuck and couldn’t move it was so bad. I made for the first time my own chai spice blend last night, and used it in my coffee this morning, ooh so good!

  204. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m carolling a couple of times tomorrow (Christmas Eve) so I’m trying to get as much done today as I can. However, motivation is proving a major obstacle! I’m manana-manana- ing like anything. Time for a nap then write a list!

  205. Kate Sarsfield says:
  206. I am patiently waiting for my son to stop over with my newest grandson! The weather has turned nasty so I’m worried about them driving!

  207. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, it’s not snowing here in KY, but it sure has been a rainy day. Actually, I don’t care about a white Christmas–I’ll take rain over snow any day of the year, lol!

  208. Tomorrow starts my holiday.. After I deliver gift baskets to the neighbors that is it…..Enjoying music, books and trying to get thru the days w/o my husband.. it will be hard but he would not want me sitting around crying so I am going to share the memories of all the past seasons by looking at pictures and videos with my daughter

  209. Merry Christmas Eve Eve. Snow coming tonight.

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  212. Abigail Gibson says:

    My day is going by very well. Made a tasty taco salad and took a long nap.

  213. Currently 11 degrees with light show. Tell me again WHY you’re moving to Idaho?

  214. Jaque Richards says:

    It has been a good day. I made fudge and played with my little alien pug…now I am watching a movie with my little girl. 🙂 Thank you for asking. You are moving to Idaho? What part? I love Idaho.

  215. My day is just beginning, but we will be getting ready for Christmas day today. We will go to the candle light service tonight and wait for Santa to come

  216. Tari Lawson says:

    My day is basically just starting. I expect it to go well. Gonna head to the gym in a bit for a run before starting some baking, then we go to my sister-in-laws for dinner and a Pollyanna.

  217. I’m heading out to the kitchen to get all the holiday foods prepped and ready for the big day.

  218. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    It is Christmas Eve, and soon I must ready our house for family tomorrow. Tonight, we dine at a wonderful restaurant.

  219. Debbi Wellenstein says:

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  220. Busy busy busy but happy. It’s the Christmas season. Fist of the family dinners today after church~

  221. Day is going good. I did read Idaho is a good state for retirees to move to. I’d like to move, not sure what state, but not FL. I don’t know much about Idaho, want to check it out!

  222. Christina Sparks says:

    Today is going good, I am going to have pizza for breakfast.

  223. To all my dear friends here Kate, Tamra and Connie I wish you all a very Happy Christmas…you have made me laugh and Tamra made me cry this year…

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      I hope you & CJ have a good Christmas, too. And I hope we all have much better New Years!

      • Kate Sarsfield says:

        Here’s to each and everyone of us – Merry Christmas and the hopeful promise of better things to come xxx
        ps: Tammy what did you do to make Michele cry?

        • Every time I thought of Tammy’s mum my heart would break….

          • Kate Sarsfield says:

            Aw, Michelle! Now I’m crying – it’s probably the gin! I must try one of your cocktails. I’ve got coconut milk & cream …

  224. We celebrated Christmas last night and today is very relaxing and quiet.

  225. we are hosting my family and hubby’s family in about 2 hours for Christmas eve. Always a fun day

  226. It’s going well so far. I pick up the kids tonight for my Christmas time with them tomorrow so i slept in a little, picked up 2 hours at work and then went to church. Now relaxing for a bit 🙂

  227. Well, I have been pretty down lately, recovering from foot surgery. Today my husband forced me to go out with him and I feel much better, just getting out of the house. I love my husband!

  228. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m just sitting here waiting for the peanut butter fudge to set so I can cut it. This is the lull before the storm, lol.

  229. Kate Sarsfield says:

    That’s it! No more carolling for another whole year! Two lots of carols today then a mad dash to buy catfood and get home in time to take Mum to Church to play the organ to sing yet more carols. Now we’ve just shared a pizza and are peeling veggies in front of the telly!

  230. Kate Sarsfield says:
  231. My day is going well. I went to hot yoga this morning and am spending this evening with my family 🙂

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  234. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m still awake at 5.30 Christmas morning. I love ticking everything off my list so now I’m down to just cooking the traditional Sarsfield Christmas Dinner: turkey (a v. small one this year, since Dad is no longer around to carve and munch as much as he could before it even gets to the plates – he always blamed it on being a war baby), a ham, sausage meat, stuffing , cranberry sauce, roast carrots & parsnips, brussel sprouts (yum, my favourite veggie of all time), gravy and my speciality roast potatoes. Everything is organic, the animals involved were happy, free-range creatures, running around in the open air and we give thanks for their lives. It’s a chance to get ‘back to nature’, almost primal, to come together to celebrate the wonders of nature and to hope for better things to come.

    • What a great Christmas lunch.. but what about the “pudding”.. guess you have to come by me Kate…….

      • Kate Sarsfield says:

        We love Christmas pud & used to make our own but when Dad was diagnosed with diabetes we decide to stop making them as it was just too much temptation for one man to bear! We’ve had one in the cupboard for about 10 years!

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      My youngest nephew would love you! He’s the only kid on Earth who loves Brussels Sprouts! He gets ticked off if we try to cover them in cheese or something, lol.

  235. Merry Christmas! Today I will be recovering from Christmas Eve at my son and daughter in laws with a very active 1 year old!!! My other son will be stopping over today with my newest grandson! Baby snuggles!!!

  236. Well today is a true rest day here in this home…. Ham and extras are ready…. Table is set.. wine is chilling.. and I am enjoying a great Christmas cocktail early I know but hey it is Christmas ….Company coming over later on for dessert.. just a dear neighbor ….

  237. Abigail Gibson says:

    My Christmas is just fabulous. Pot roast cooking. Smells so good.

  238. We had a wonderful christmas morning. I’m so glad i was able to get the day off. hope you had a good morning too!

  239. Tamra Phelps says:

    I hope everyone is having a really nice Christmas day! It’s been a cold but nice day around here.

  240. Today has been a nice day, although my family was not able to get into the movie we wanted to see because it was sold out. We decided to watch the original Star Wars movie at home instead and had a great time.

  241. We had an amazing day. My girls had a great Christmas and loved everything they were lucky enough to get. The rest of the day was spent enjoying their new gifts and lounging around the house. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  242. Merry Christmas!! Had a lovely dinner and presents with good friends.

  243. Well, it is still early here so not sure how the day is going to go.

  244. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Today is alright. I am hurting everywhere from walking and being in the cold yesterday. My hip is locking and popping, and doesn’t want to move, and the 22 degrees doesn’t help the bones. I have been cleaning so far this morning, moving slow. Had a great Christmas, hope you did and you are all feeling better.

  245. Jennifer Boehme says:
  246. I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and your New Year is the best ever.

  247. Happy Boxing Day all…..another free to do as I please day…. grateful for these holidays….

  248. Day is going good. It is really cold out today and supposed to get a lot colder. Adding more layers to keep warm!

  249. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    It’s the day after Christmas. I made biscuits and gravy for breakfast, and we are just chillin’ now-literally-it’s only 18° out right now!

  250. My day is going very nicely! All the christmas things are done, I have lots of lasagna leftovers to freeze for lunches later, all cooking and cleanup done. And, now I am thoroughly enjoying the peace!

  251. I was hoping to go take advantage of the after Christmas sales with my mother in law but my body is having a tough time recovering from all the pre Christmas and Christmas celebrations.

  252. My day is going great so far. We had Christmas leftovers for lunch. Our granddaughter is with us this afternoon while her parents go see a movie.

  253. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I woke up and looked over a back-yard covered wit hsnow. The sky was clear and the trees looked dry. I went out for a walk in some woods that I hadn’t visited since summer. The place was different but still magical

  254. Abigail Gibson says:

    Spending the day eating leftovers and being lazy.

  255. Happy Boxing Day. Off to volunteer at Blossoms of Light soon. Very cold today. Current wind chill is -1. I will have on about 10 layers.

  256. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Left-overs and chocolate – that just about sums up Boxing Day for me!

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  258. Tamra Phelps says:

    I had my nephews today for 4 or 5 hours while my sister-in-law went hunting after Christmas bargains. So, I played new Christmas present games with the 8 year old & his older brother slept (he has an earache.)

  259. My Tuesday went well but it was cold and windy here in Pittsburgh today.

  260. My nephew was born in June and my sister’s regular babysitter needed today off. I was supposed to watch him, but felt terrible yesterday and let my sister know. Her husband ended up staying home from work to stay with my nephew and I feel awful about it. I guess on the plus side, I’m feeling a little better, but I’m sad I missed out spending time with my nephew and that I let them down.

  261. I have an awful cold!

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  263. A month of preparation, a week of having all my son,s daughter in laws and grandchildren here is almost over and then weeks to recover and clean up the house. But very glad they come here.

  264. We are showing my daughter in law and my granddaughter her dad and uncles key chain collection which is 22 feet long

  265. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    It is early-the sun is barely up. Oh wait! You can’t see the sun! It’s cloudy and COLD!

  266. It’s still early but today’s going well so far!

  267. Going OK so far! I am heading off to work soon and am getting ready.

  268. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’ve just seen the news about Connie’s mom. All prayers, good wishes and thoughts are with you and the family.

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  270. I”m very sorry to hear about your mom. You are a wonderful daughter. Prayers for you and your family. My day is going OK. The property manager finally came to see my leaks this morning (that has been going on since March). It has expanded into the stairwell/hallway, so they started to care, I hope.

  271. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, I was feeling a little whiny about what a boring day this has been here, but after hearing about Connie’s Mom…well, it gives me an appreciation for those boring days where nothing happens. I hope you know everyone is sending all the good karma & prayers your way!

  272. My day is going pretty good today I am still so tired from Christmas shopping and cooking and think I need some more sleep to recover.

  273. paige chandler says:

    My day is going okay, Having a me day. Hair, manicure and Tv today. Love vacation days

  274. Susan Smith says:

    My day is going good. It’s feeling like Winter today. Cold and snowy. I’m counting the days until Spring.

  275. I ventured out to see what the Salvation Army had in baby clothes. Boy did I hit the jackpot!!! Every thing was 50% off! Bought my grandson a bunch of cute clothes! Got home and realized I should have grabbed some bibs and blankets but was too tired to go back. Maybe tomorrow!

  276. Last night was Blossoms of Light and the wind chill was -7. Today it hits 50 degrees.

  277. My husband just came home, and it’s time to sit outside and relax a little.

  278. rich morris says:

    Eh, today and yesterday have been rough. I have this horrible cough that won’t go away and it hurts :/. Not liking it at all

  279. My day has been rather hectic. I did get a few things done – cleaning up from the Christmas crowd at our house.

  280. My day has been ok.. Getting ready to head back to work after the holidays.. Looking forward to it, but also kind of wish I had another day off to rest and recover..

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  282. I’m at work.. Started off a bit crazy, but now it’s pretty decent.. Have time to pop on and see what’s going on in the blogosphere

  283. I swore to myself i was going to continue to relax until after New Years but today was a good planting day so I decided to do a bit of transplanting then that got away from me and here I am just coming up now…..Now I get to relax have a cocktail and enjoy the balance of my day reading, listening to music and watching another Christmas movie….Some folks would be bored by this but I love being home cuddled up and enjoying the peace and tranquility….

  284. I am exhausted! We just got home from a 6 hour drive back from my parents house for Christmas. In a couple days, we will drive 3 hours to celebrate new years. Then a couple days after that, I will drive back to my parents to pick up our kids!

  285. My day is going ok. It is really cold out!! But dressed warm and didn’t feel it much going out. Connie, I’m glad you can have the hospice at home. Hope it continues to go as good as can be for your mom and for you and your family.

  286. It’s another cold day here…I’m wishing it was summer!

  287. Abigail Gibson says:

    Still eating leftovers and planning on big meal for New Years.

  288. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m just having a normal day: watching my nephews while their parents are at work. It’s freezing cold here but at least we aren’t dealing with snow.

  289. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    Today, I’m TIRED! The holidays are finally catching up to me!

  290. Linda Madden says:

    Thanks for asking! My day is going good. Just got all of my Christmas decorations taken down. Glad to have my house back to normal. ??

  291. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’ve spent most of the day sleeping. There’s a bit of a viral thing going around so just looking after myself before we get back into Panto rehearsals. I’m so impressed with the care that Connie’s mum is getting. Buckets of much love whizzing across the Atlantic …

  292. Kate Sarsfield says:
  293. Quiet day at home. Sun is shining and 50 degrees.

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  295. My day was exhausting but good. I’m glad tomorrow is Friday followed by a 3 day weekend!

  296. peter gladue says:

    Too Cold for my taste here in the NW (Jersey), Just read about the death of Rose Marie.
    Now I will plan to see the documentary on her “Wait for Your Laugh”

  297. Sandra Wills says:

    Thanks for asking about the day. Waiting to hear back from two employers……

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  299. I’m at work and it is crazy busy! Darn cold and flu season is upon us!

  300. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I just got up, so my day hasn’t gone anywhere yet. My husband and I have quite a bit of shopping to do today.

  301. another I was going to relax day but I did a bit of transplanting until the rain was so fierce that even I gave up…Baked some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and the strawberry champagne cake balls and now relaxing in with my book…

  302. My day is going OK. I hope your day is going as good as can be, thoughts and prayers for you and your mom.

  303. Abigail Gibson says:

    My day is going well. Thank you.

  304. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Well, it’s official. I have succumbed to the virus that has been sweeping the nation: temperature, aches, sinus & cough and generally just want to sleep all the time. Hey ho, I suppose it was inevitable but Mum still berates me with ‘That’s what you get for going out with wet hair. When will you ever learn?’.

    • Oh feel better Kate… tea with honey, lemon and of course a medicinal shot of whiskey….by the way mum is right… a wet head!!! no Kate….

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  306. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Our day is going great 80 outside and were going to work in the garden for a few hours.

  307. I ventured out to do some shopping for New Year’s Eve. It was crazy traffic but I survived!!! Plus made my mother in law happy by picking up a few groceries!

  308. Tamra Phelps says:

    I made potato & bacon soup because, you know, it’s freakin’ cold outside! Something about this weather just demands homemade soup.

  309. Good swim class. Then did 3 loads of laundry. (exciting…)

  310. It’s been a great relaxing day at home! I love having time off from work for the holidays!

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  313. My day has been great. Just laying back in bed with my amazing boyfriend. We actually stopped by target and got two weeks worth of groceries for just $69.00 even! My first time grocery shopping there and am now a big fan.

  314. Work is crazy busy.. yeeesh.. I am beat tonight!

  315. No if ands or buts about it I cannot do any outside work today.. it has been pouring now for days and everything is sloshy and yucky in the gardens.. so.. inside.. warm and toasty and i am not even cooking today sandwiches and potato salad with something pineapple for dessert….

  316. Well, we have an inch of snow and my hip is hurting me today so I’ve had better days!

  317. Day is going ok. It is snowing and so far, it is pretty, it wasn’t too hard to walk in.

  318. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m sitting here watching it snow, thinking this has just been a really sad year for so many. Connie, I’m sorry the year has ended on such a sad note for you. I hope 2018 gets better for all of us.

  319. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Our day is perfect today~Hubz home for long Mew Year’s weekend; snuggled in against a freezing day outside; marathoning some favorite TV shows.

  320. Today it is quite frigid here! Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

  321. My day is going well so far. I went to hot yoga and shopping at WalMart!

  322. Abigail Gibson says:

    Glad I live in Florida. I couldn’t stand the cold weather some are getting.

  323. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    My husband and I went to Target today to get new pillows. It is REALLY cold today, and is supposed to get much colder tonight, tomorrow, and New Year’s Day. We lived in Florida for a couple of years-I sorely miss it today!

  324. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Mum announced this morning that her demeanour was low. Think she’s been watching too much Jane Austen lately but I know exactly what she means. I’m in a bit of a mood slump myself. There’s just so much sorrow affecting so many families that sometimes it’s hard to see the joy and beauty that is all around us.

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      I totally agree with your mum. Usually, I can raise my mood for New Year’s Eve…new hope & all that. Not feeling it this year & not willing to fake it.

  325. Kate Sarsfield says:
  326. I’m finally home after a long day at work and am relaxing. YAY!!!

  327. I was sitting here a bit teary eyed over your mom’s passing. Then I laughed out loud to see my name on the 31st. Hugs to you Connie.

  328. Not to bad today. I have been a little tired, but other than that, great

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  330. My day is going great, I have been relaxing and taking it easy all day!

  331. Had a great day playing cards with a bunch of friends! Door prizes, great food, and lots of laughs!

  332. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Have a sinus infection so stuck in the house all day not where i want to be

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  334. Carolyn Daley says:

    I am determined to get things done today, but I am feeling tired so I might end up taking a nap for a little bit.

  335. Working, working, working.. Better than the last couple of nights though.. Not quite as busy

  336. Honestly I am so glad to see this year go…. so much sadness not only in my family but for so many friends…I have to believe that 2018 will be better for all of us.. Happy New Year all!!

  337. amy guillaume linderman says:

    under a snow warning here near cleveland. have to get our treats for tonite. we stay home and play games and watch twilight zone

  338. It is really cold today, I went out bundled up and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. So far so good!

  339. I’m having an easy weekend. I’m being lazy. It snowed yesterday and I have no work until New Year’s day.

  340. Deb Pelletier says:

    Not a great day, family and I are not feeling well. And it – zero outside. May go back to bed.

  341. I just braved the traffic and bitter cold to go buy more food because my husband seems to think we don’t have enough for tonight!!! If only he were the one preparing it all!!!

  342. Abigail Gibson says:

    My day s going well. A bit tired though.

  343. Kayla Klontz says:

    Today has been a good day so far. I hope yours is too, I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  344. Eileen Boyce says:

    Struggling to breathe WITH ALL MY ALLERGIES and asthma.

  345. kathy pease says:

    My day has gone pretty good..I hope all is well with you.

  346. my day is going well. I’m snuggling with my 5 ½ month old granddaughter. (which explains my lack of caps)

  347. Say goodbye to this year and look forward to next year.

  348. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, 2017 can’t be done soon enough for me. We all seem to need a fresh, new year.

  349. My day is fine Im spending New Years Eve with my kids we are going to count down and watch the ball drop into 2018 & pray all things get better than 2017

  350. My day has been okay. I have had a cold so that’s been kind of icky.

  351. My day has been fair so far. Hopeful all the “happy new year” greetings are accurate.

  352. Today is a good day, it is Sunday and I do not have to go to work tomorrow.

  353. Richard Hicks says:

    My day has been very intersting and fun. Happy New Year!

  354. My day is going great – a fun day with family

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  356. Sab Edwards says:

    gOOD luck everyone and happy new year, 2018 has to be better

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