Monday, 7 December 2015

Me On Monday - December 7th

Linking in with Sian & All The Other wavers.  You can connect through Sian's site:  http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.ca/

This past weekend, which already seems so long ago, saw me having breakfast with a friend on Friday to celebrate her up coming birthday, a perfect way to start the weekend



Afterwards I had my visit with Santa, he was very jolly & seemed quite agreeable to my request for a horse of my own, a pink tutu & a tiara & I promised him I would not wear the tutu & tiara while riding my horse.

It looks like Christmas has thrown up at my house - it's all decorated, even some of the kitchen cupboards get decorated.



 Mr Man questions why the bathrooms have to be decorated - get over it honey, I love Christmas. Our weather forecast has no promise of a white Christmas.  Which apparently is contributing to people feeling blue. Hard to believe I'm in Canada & we have no snow.  I personally don't need snow for Christmas to visit upon me.  Mr Man on the other hand, says he does need snow to feel Christmasy. 

My boss gave me a small budget to decorate the clinic - he had no idea what would be unleashed - it's festive, but not screaming Christmas, I realize the need for seasonal sensitivity to patients.

I did some more baking; mincemeat tarts & I ventured into making  pastry from scratch, it's not a developed skill of mine. Latest food obsession; gingerbread.  I know how My Month In Numbers will end this month, too many calories.  

Someone, I'm not pointing fingers or naming names, ate about 15 days worth of chocolate in the Advent pockets "oh, sorry". I didn't know ...


Sleeping cats are the sweetest of sights, especially after 20 minutes of me trying to decorate the big tree with their help & assistance, oh there were a few raised tones of "stop that" "no" "I said NO".













I pulled out one of my favourite Christmas things for the horse theme in the family room, it's a Christmas stocking holder (& yes that's me riding in the photo).


On Saturday after I had a visit to a scrapping store, Two Scrapping Friends in Waterloo, Mr Man, who is very interested in model trains, decided that we should see if the close by model train club was open, so off we went to St Jacobs.  The club was open & in full force, with about 5 operators running the very large model railway - it's all O gauge.  Timing is everything, while we were wandering around they have an hourly "night time" session & during this session there was a Santa train - no photography is allowed during the "night time" but once it was over I could snap away.  Visiting a model train show seems to have become an annual Christmas tradition for us.



On Sunday was a candlelight service in memory of 14 woman killed at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, December 6th, 1989. The shooter didn't like feminists. Quebec has tougher gun laws as a result.   It has become a day to mark the hoped for end of volience towards women world wide.  We took a moment to also remember those 14 people in California, who recently lost their lives in a senseless gun rampage.  Gun laws have to change in the US of A. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them. I hope that love, joy & baked goods can be found in abundance for all.  I know I will be having a second helping of gingerbread muffins.























24 comments:

  1. Ooo, gingerbread muffins ... now there's a good idea! You are a bad influence on me! Can you recommend a recipe please?

    I don't decorate the house until Christmas Eve as that's a family tradition but mine is fairly minimal and I only do the living room. I like your horse stocking holder - do we get photos of all the decorations please?

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    1. I'll send you a couple - do you mind that they are not converted to metric measurements? Oh yes, over the weeks there will be lots of Christmas decorating photos :)

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  2. what a busy and varied weekend. hard to believe a Canadian Christmas with no snow - I found Christmas in summer in New Zealand very strange when I lived there. Have a great week with plenty of gingerbread

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    1. I cannot imagine a summer Christmas, but it would have some interesting takes on what I've come to call traditional ...

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  3. We have a family tradition where we don't decorate the house until after my husband's birthday on 12th Dec so we have a few more days to go before the house has a fine layer of glitter everywhere! Can't imagine a non snowy Christmas in Canada - I thought it was a done deal. There's still time for the forecasts to change!

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    1. Oh I couldn't wait to the 12th to decorate, you have wonderful will power. I'm glad to be shaking up everyone's idea of snow & Canada (lol).

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  4. We only have snow at Christmas here once in a blue moon: at least without it travelling is made easier (that's what we tell ourselves!) It sounds like a wonderfully Christmassy weekend..may it sned you cheerfully into the week ahead (sounds like it has!)

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    1. I'm with you on the travelling without snow. I could live with snow on Christmas Eve & gone by New Year.

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  5. Lovely post. I do like the pics of kitties sleeping. At least they left space on the sofa for you!

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    1. Thanks - the fur girls will climb into my lap when I sit down, they use to both fit in my lap, not now, one gets the lap, the other one has to be held & then they switch.

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  6. Love those kitchen cupboards and I'm with you all the way on decorations in the bathroom - I have to many to squash in just one or two rooms!
    I know you love horses but your stocking holder would give me the heebie geebies - reminds me of The Godfather too much (sorry!). Sounds like a really fantastic weekend - which you deserve after your last few weeks x

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    1. I haven't seen the Godfather movie, sorry it gave you the heebie geeblies - maybe my photo doesn't do it justice, it really is quite nice. :)

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  7. I asked Santa for a horse many times but it didn't arrive, I hope yours does! We rarely get snow at Christmas, unusual for you in Canada not to have any. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Oh sorry Barbara that you didn't get your horse for Christmas, I didn't either although Santa always brought a model or china horse - in the end I have 42 in the collection. Umm I think there is a Christmas memory scrap page there.

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  8. LOve your decorated kitchen cupboards! Breakfast out is such a treat isn't it? I'm with you on decorating the bathrooms too! Have a great week!

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  9. Thanks Linda, this was the first go at the cupboards, normally I have just hung little ornaments from the handles. Breakfast out is a favourite, I'd rather do that than a dinner.

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  10. No snow in the forecast here in PA either. We got our tree up, but it has been up a week and remains undecorated. Hoping to fix that this week.

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    1. Hopefully inspiration will come to you during the week, if not, trees are beautiful on their own ;)

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  11. If we want to see snow at Christmas we'll have to drive a few hours out of the desert to get to it. Lol. My hubby brought home some firewood from his camping trip last weekend, and we are hoping for cool enough weather to have a fire in the fireplace for Christmas!

    I hope you get that pony, tutu and tiara! Seems to me like you've been a very good girl...

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    1. Thanks Deb. Oh I do enjoy a wood fire (in the fireplace) wishing a cooler evening for you, but just for Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day.

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  12. I'm like you, I decorate everywhere! Happily after 27 years of marriage, hubby gets that lol

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    1. Sandra we need a club of Christmas Decorators. I use Pinterest for a lot of new ideas. I think my Mr Man is slowly getting use to my Christmas maddness (lol).

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  13. This is such a lovely happy post. My husband has got used to me & my Christmas makings over the years too.

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    1. Thank you Miriam - Mr Man just walks in to a room & shakes his head, but thankfully there's no complaining. (lol).

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