December 2018 $50 Giveaway!

Happy December little Peanuts! I am going to make this intro very short because, welllll basically I got a little lazy at the end of November and didn’t have this post written before I came to California for the annual Elf Returns Breakfast.
So I will update y’all soon, just not laying in bed typing on a cell phone.
I promise to add more entries to the giveaway next week. For now I am goin’ to sleep!
Good luck little Peanuts!


  1. Got off to the gym for some Crossfit this morning, conquering my goal of 5 visits! making the kiddos some chocolate chip Paleo pancakes before I being my hustle day. All is good, God is great, and I chose joy today even with the difficulties in my life!

  2. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Happy December to one and all! Tonight I’m off to see My Fair Lady in a nearby small town. Am-Dram is alive and kicking in these parts! So it’s off with the leggings & sweatshirt and on with the sequins and kinky boots!

  3. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Connie, darling, your tweet is too long. It’s still got bits of Nov’s g/away in it – oops!

  4. What great inspiring message to start MY day!

  5. Kate! I don’t know what I would do with out you! Fixing right now !

  6. It is pouring so we are not really able to do what we wanted this AM>

  7. Kate Sarsfield says:

    You’re welcome Connie! Have a great time!

  8. It is a bit rainy here today. My day is going great so far.

  9. My day is going really good the weather is turning cold and it is feeling like Christmas time.

  10. It’s December! I love Christmas so I enjoy the season with the music and the Hallmark Christmas movies. Cannot believe 2018 is almost over…. Time is flying….

  11. Dawn Ganey says:

    I’m cleaning today because in Florida were having bad rain & tornado watches. So my house will be clean.

  12. Molli Taylor says:

    hi! i had a pretty good day today. we’re getting over being sick but a friend dropped by with some food from the store she works at and had a beer with me, and then my daughtergot invited to a party, which is SO exciting because she is socially awkward! so now i have time to hang out with my sons!

  13. Tamra Phelps says:

    Lol, Kate we all need to see a picture of you and your kinky boots!! Well, December is here. I have lost nearly a year. Well, at least I’ve learned a few life lessons, lol.

  14. shelly peterson says:

    Spent the day sleeping and doing some errands. I went to dinner and for ice cream with my daughter.

  15. shelly peterson says:

    Today was busy and I am ready for bed.

  16. Today I am sitting by the fire and watching movies. There is a blizzard in my neck of the woods and I am not going out in it! Time to start a fire and get some brownies in the oven 🙂

  17. It’s a rainy Sunday so I am just chilling out and relaxing and enjoying my day! 🙂

  18. Michele Soyer says:

    What a great day today….after cooking this morning I kicked back and did nothing.. zero.. zip.. nada….do I feel guilty NO…. hope everyone had a great Sunday….Kate I hope you enjoyed the theatre ….

  19. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Wow, what a show! It was wonderful, even more so considering these are all amateurs. Drove home on an absolute high but still managed TEN hours sleep! Being very lazy today 🙂

  20. Holiday events at the town center today, so was there for a while. Everyone seems in good spirits!

  21. Connie, you might have fixed the tweet, but now it isn’t a daily anymore.

  22. shelly peterson says:

    I had an easy and relaxing day. I didnt do anything.

  23. Michele Soyer says:

    Well here we are at Monday again….getting myself geared up to do some flower transplants and then outdoor touch-up painting…. laundry is looking at me also!!

  24. Day is going good, making my “to do” list for today, and waiting for some places to be open to make some calls. Going to fire up the slow cooker pretty soon.

  25. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Time to put the glad rags away & roll my sleeves up – the cat’s puked all over the kitchen floor. Feel a bit like Cinderella!

  26. I am enjoying my day. It is Monday and I have gotten so much done so that always makes me smile. I am planning on making gingerbread houses with the kids, so I am currently baking the gingerbread for walls. The house smells amazing.

  27. Good swim class. I miss the daily word and the daily tweets…..

  28. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ve been trying to walk in a more normal way in physical therapy rather than the shuffle I do now, lol. You know, actually picking my feet up. I have an appt. Wednesday for an MRI on my right leg. Trying to figure out why it swells and gets numb.

  29. Good day. In a great mood… Got some work done and I laughed a lot in between…. 😀

  30. shelly peterson says:

    Today wasn’t a great day. I didnt feel good after dialysis. I hope to be to bed early tonight.

  31. Michele Soyer says:

    Kate I understand.. we have an older dog up here…painted the cistern today.. just a touch-up looks so bright and white in the sun….transplanted some flowers and started some lettuce and greens….relaxing then lunch.. a great productive day….

  32. Day is going good. A day with a lot of phone calls. My new landline phone came in, so I don’t have to worry about the recharge time as much. It was sunny out today, that was nice it is easier to see good to get things done.

  33. My day is going well. My mother had chemo, which was cancelled due to her health. It is frustrating but I am so thankful that she has such great care, and people that are dedicated to making sure she is as healthy as possible during this process.

  34. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Kelly: I hope all goes to plan for your Mother.
    Tammie: Good luck with the MRI tomorrow!
    Michele: It has rained for 11 hours solid. I’m so jealous of your sunshine!

    My sister has bronchitis so I had to collect my niece from Dublin at 7pm then onto choir for a last run-through before a charity Christmas party for children with special needs in a local hotel on Saturday afternoon. It feels too warm & wet to go carolling but at least I get a chance to dress up again!

  35. SPARK program this morning, but the wind chill was 12 degrees and it kept most of the regulars away. So we only had 2 people for the program and 4 volunteers.

  36. Another good day…. getting ready for my Mother’s birthday tomorrow! 🙂

  37. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I’m getting ready to paint my bathroom so today was a day to prep the room.

  38. Tamra Phelps says:

    Even if it’s raining on you, Kate, I’m jealous of the warmth. It’s been cold here, with the occasional snow or rain.

  39. shelly peterson says:

    Today was an ok day. I made a lot of phone calls that needed to be done.

  40. Michele Soyer says:

    Kate I am with you dress up whenever you can… Today is a “me” day all day.. not even walking the dog! She just looked at me like what the….. coffee and emails then into my book…..

  41. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Michele: Have a wonderful me day for your birthday. Much chocolate & booze!

    It has now been raining for 21 hours – at least the roads and gutters are clean but I should have gone out with a mop & washed the windows! Committee meeting tonight then a mad dash round the supermarket.

  42. Day is going good. Doing some upcycling for some items, and need to go through more. Just got the status for my thredup bag. You don’t get much for your items, but a little pin money still helps, and sending things there helps give jobs to some people. Their items on the site aren’t too expensive, but I have gotten anything, just sending things. I’ve also done some donating locally of items, and getting more ready!

  43. Good swim class. Going to a Make & Take class with essential oils tonight.

  44. shelly peterson says:

    Man I am just not my usual self anymore. I am just tired ALL the time.

  45. Michele Soyer says:

    Thank you Kate.. had a wonderful day….off to the village shopping today..lots of shoppes and all my lists are in order….glad to get out a bit…

  46. Day is going good, grocery day, so I’m getting ready for the ride service I pay for to come pick me up. Sunny but cold out today (although probably not as cold as Sandpoint)!

  47. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I am my father’s daughter! Today I made a new bird table using the aerial and pole from the old internet provider that they never collected and I hung onto knowing that I’d find a use for it! Rot & rust-proof and no way little rodent claws can make their way up this one! Off to Dublin now to collect my niece at 6pm then home to get ready for a cake sale & coffee morning tomorrow in town.

  48. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, I had the MRI yesterday. It might be okay for those in good shape, but when your hip hurts and they need you to hold it in an uncomfortable way for about 45 minutes…well, it is not pleasant. At least it’s done. Hopefully, I’ll get some result information tomorrow.

  49. Went Christmas shopping with Mom today…. it was fun and we had a great time! 🙂

  50. shelly peterson says:

    Today was an ok day. I got some rest today.

  51. Michele Soyer says:

    For Kate.. you are amazing.. a bird table… Had a wonderful time out shopping.. got some much needed lounge . of which in 2019 I plan to do a lot.. clothes…. raining so inside today..

  52. Day is going good. Getting ready to walk to town and get some errands done.

  53. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I never want to see another mince pie or chocolate chip cookie as long as I live (well, at least a week)! Our coffee morning & cake sale raised almost 500 Euro (about $570). Not bad but it’ll costs around 40k to present Calamity Jane – eek! Having a well-earned rest now and practicing my harmonies for tomorrow’s charity children’s party (bring on the mulled wine!).

  54. They are residing the townhouse in our area. Mine is one of them so it has been pounding all day long.

  55. Today was an ok day. Rained a lot in the morning and I could barely get out of bed but I did (eventually… lol)

  56. Had a great massage this morning then a good swim class.

  57. shelly peterson says:

    Today was not a good day at all. so many things went wrong. One of many my fistula for dialysis quit working so I will go in Monday to the hospital to get it fixed.

  58. Michele Soyer says:

    Have outside work to do but the lawn man is coming today to cut and wack and I don’t want to be in his way.. oh well so sad.. I will just have to stay inside and cook and listen to music and read!!

  59. Day is going good. Getting a bunch of cooking done, smells good in here!

  60. Beautiful sunny day! Did some work outside and now I am chilling and relaxing and enjoying my Saturday afternoon. In a good place… 🙂

  61. Quiet day at home. Nothing much happening.

  62. My day started pretty bad, but has improved. Family can be difficult, but we have talked it over and all is well. The day itself was gorgeous and I enjoyed some time out in nature, which always makes my heart happy.

  63. shelly peterson says:

    Today was an easy relaxing day.

  64. Michele Soyer says:

    Lawn man never came so changed my itinerary and worked outside… maybe he will come today…plan on having a nice quiet Sunday today.. my granddaughter is 19 today…bless her heart hope she is having a great day….

  65. Day is starting out good. Too cold to want to go out, so staying in, have some shopping and recipes to find for holidays will try online.

  66. I love Sundays! Great day for me to mellow out and relax!!! 🙂

  67. Kate Sarsfield says:

    We sang our little hearts out yesterday afternoon (followed by a little mulled wine) in aid of the LauraLynn Foundation, Ireland’s children’s Hospice movement. A local hotel threw open it’s doors, held a Christmas Fair, meet & greet with Santa etc. all for free plus any profit from the day’s takings went to the organisation. Hopefully we’ve made things a little easier for some children and their families.

  68. Another quiet day at home. Busy week ahead.

  69. shelly peterson says:

    Today was an ok day. I relaxed a bit.

  70. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I gave this list to Mum today so she could remember Sunday:

    1. Kirk Douglas is 102!
    2. The house insurance is up for renewal next week;
    3. She has to make a hair appointment;
    and, finally
    4. We have our first snowdrop in the garden!

  71. Day is going good. It is sunny out, so I’m getting ready to do some mending by hand, that I need the good light. Doing more holiday prep, too!

  72. Michele Soyer says:

    Snowdrop.. long time I haven’t heard that word….well our lawn/wacker man still has not come by…we live in the country and there is bush but the place looks like a jungle!! LOL

  73. Today was kinda meh…… Christmas in two weeks and I don’t feel ready yet. The season is going by so fast!!

  74. Tamra Phelps says:

    Finally got the MRI results. Arthritis, bursitis, inflammation. Pretty much as expected. Good news is it’s all things that can be dealt with. Bad news, it doesn’t explain the numbness and heaviness of the leg. Actually, I didn’t expect it to. I think that issue is in my lower leg. But, insurance demands these things be done first. Crazy. They’d save money if they let doctors & patients decide what needs to be done.

  75. Good swim class. Then a trip to the vampires for some blood letting. Now packing for 9 days of Steve sitting.

  76. I’m sneaking in today’s post early since I will be away from home for the next 9 days. I’ll be Steve sitting. (the 99-year-old-guy)

  77. shelly peterson says:

    Well today is the start of a new day we will see how it goes. was gone all day yesterday and got nothing done.

  78. It has been a pretty good day so far, even though I have to work. It is bitter cold, but I am grateful that it is not snowing or sleeting.

  79. Day is going good. Another sunny day, getting some chores done around here, and looking at my lists. Too many lists! Feels good to cross things off, though!

  80. Michele Soyer says:

    Listening to albums from my husband and my first Christmas back in 1970…Should not have done that feeling very maudlin and sad….will get out of it by tonight I hope….

  81. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Michele: Maudling is allowed, enjoy it, but don’t wallow in self pity. You still have a life and one that you should be proud of.

    Today I have done bugger all. Can’t make choir tonight as I have to go to Dublin again to collect R. after a late lecture. Bah humbug! Going out to dinner with the Musical Society Committee tomorrow night though and sorting out what to wear.

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