Monday, 5 December 2016

Memorandum Monday - December 5th

Good morning to all the Monday Memo writers & linking in with our hostess, Sian at her blog:  From High In The Sky

What's new from the patio?  Most of our activities have been inside, although there were a few final moments out there on Sunday.  A few last minute things to get stuffed into the garden shed before the snow comes blowing in.  Oh I ache to be out there again, sitting on the patio with my tea & a good book (insert heavy sigh here).
 


Thursday saw me with a new big decision to make.  Let me give you some background to that decision.  I was preparing to send off my few homemade Christmas cards for December 1st - my attempts are/were nothing like some of those gorgeous stamped cards I see being created on "your" blog ... anyway, I was licking the envelopes shut when I noticed red on the envelopes,  then I noticed that there was some sort of red drool from me!  I had cut my tongue on an envelope & now I was bleeding all over the cards I had made.  My decision - do you think anyone would notice or care about a streak of red on the card/envelope?  In the end I had to toss.  Tongues bleed easily & a lot plus it hurts when you get a paper cut on it.
Card Before Attempts To Send
A new way to count down the season - I made this little clipboard Advent Countdown which I am keeping on the mantel in the bedroom, so every  new morning I can remember to change.
This weekend saw us attending a new to us live Christmas concert Saturday night, The Barra MacNeils - a Canadian Celtic group.  We enjoyed the old world carols sung in Scottish Gaelic along with a few jigs.  While I could not understand the words to those sung in Gaelic, several of the carols are favourites so I know the jest of the song & the music, ah the music takes me to that place of Christmas anticipated magic.  
 
from their F/B page

I spent most of Sunday afternoon baking squares (bars) & cookies; 3 types of squares (bars) & 2 types of cookies.  This is definitely a hygge activity - the house smelt amazingly & I felt all domestic.
I have a new pair of Christmas socks.   I personally do not think there is any such thing as an ugly Christmas sweater, but these socks pay homage to that belief. 
 

I will see you later with 5 in 5 on the 5th.   I hope everyone has a great week - my Christmas cards are going to be late this year.

23 comments:

  1. Ouch, I've had a paper cut on the tongue too - and in my case, I was paying bills - so it was doubly hurtful!! I bet your tongue was soothed by those tasty treats. Hope you have a good week

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    1. Ouch to paying bills & a cut on the tongue. Of course it felt 10 times bigger than it was in actual size & since no one could see, it was hard to play for sympathy.

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  2. Ow to the tongue and the spoiled cards. Yum to the cookies and ha to this socks!

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    1. The socks are getting lots of comments from patients at work. The tongue has repaired (thankful for a healthy body) the card creation begins again. This time when sealing I will use a sponge!

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  3. Oh no, having to throw away those cards after all the work... I don't know if I would notice a streak and if so I would probably have assumed dye/dirt from other cards while in transit. But knowing the truth I would probably have made the same decision in your shoes - very disappointing for you. I'm sure people will be pleased to get your greetings however and whenever ... really, cards aren't "late" till after 25th!

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    1. I am going to go with that the Universe has found me a better card pattern to follow. I had visions of a recipient developing some horrible blood born disease from my blood "soaked" envelope travelling in the public sectors.

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  4. Ooo, hope the sore tongue is soon back to normal. I agree that home baking is definitely a hygge moment ... and so is eating all the cookies afterwards!

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    1. The tongue was quite sensitive to hot or cold for a couple of days. I have given most of the baking away so as not to be SO tempted to over eat the treats.

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  5. Ouch! That can indeed be surprisingly painful. It reminds me of the time I picked at a rag nail while sitting an exam at school, so every word I wrote dripped blood onto my exam paper as I swiped my hand along the page. I'll never forget wincing at the thought of the poor teacher marking that!

    The cookies sound delicious :)

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    1. Talk about blood sweat & tears over an exam. I was just was SO surprised how much my tongue bled. I think my frustration on the cards part was I really really wanted to be crafty with my cards but it turns out I found a lovely simple card pattern to follow for round 2.

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  6. Oh, how frustrating! Funnily enough a friend just posted on Facebook that her daughter had written out her Christmas cards and then exclaimed, "Oh no, I forgot to write who they were from." Have a great week.

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    1. I think that is funny about your daughter's friend - I have received a Christmas card that was not signed & for the life of me I had NO idea who sent, all my regulars were accounted for.

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  7. PS Sorry as yet no e-mail. Wasted weekend with some fluey bug.

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    1. Oh that is a pain about the no email. Hope you are feeling better very soon. There are too many wonderful festive things happening to miss out on.

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  8. Oh no! How annoying after all your hard work. I bet that was sore for a while.
    I like the fun socks!

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    1. I thought my tongue was 100% but today when I sipped rather quickly a too hot tea - OUCH, not totally healed. I like fun socks, subtle but effective :)

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  9. Oh my! Poor you! Hope your lip is all better now.
    You are quite the baker! Yum!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Alexandra. I do like to bake & I wish I had the metabolism that allowed me to eat more so that I could bake more, alas it has to be seasonal :{

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  10. OUCH! Paper cuts are awful, and I can't imagine one on my tongue! I used to have some "cute" Christmas sweaters when I was teaching, but most of them are gone now. No socks, either. Might have to fix that.

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    1. So far my socks are a hit & I bought two more pairs & have given as gifts. I got the socks at Sears.

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  11. I have a dear friend who managed to get a paper cut inside her nose ... yep, inside. I asked her how she did it. "Oh, it was easy," she said, "I was in the same room as the paer and suddenly I have blood on the paper and my nose" You are in good company

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    1. Thanks - I don't feel so clumsy now. I once got a cut from a crochet hook which has caused me not to try knitting - those needles are quite sharp!

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  12. Wow, that's quite a list of New things! A paper cut on the tongue sounds ouchie!

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