Friday, December 2, 2016

I'VE MADE A START



Yesterday I got a burst of energy and actually got something done.  Maybe it was looking out of the kitchen window and seeing the glorious tree.  November and December are when our trees look their best.


Besides the usual laundry, dishes, etc. I attacked the kitchen table.  I cleaned all the junk off of it.  And boy was there a lot of junk!  I was shocked.  After I took everything off, went through everything and got rid of the junk, I scrubbed the table.  Then I set it for dinner.  Now doesn't it look nice?  It makes me so happy to look at it.




My mother-in-law gave me the cute little ornament bowl.  When she gave it to me it had some cheese spread in it and a little matching knife.  Now I use it for sweetener packets for Joe.  And cleaning up I lifted a bag on the table and found the little snowman.  Alright!  Just the right time to find him.  I think it looks so cute.

One of the things on the table were two Christmas mugs.  A friend at church gave them to us last year.  They were still in their plastic and had a little stuffed Santa in each.  I unwrapped them, put them in the dishwasher, and put the little Santas on the cabinet doors.  So adorable!


My friend Carole was able to take me to the garage this afternoon to get my car.  She had to go out though, so she dropped me off early.  I sat in the waiting room for about an hour until it was finished.  (I got a lot of reading done!)  But it was well worth it!  It drives like a brand new car.  Money will be tight this month, but that's OK.  I have almost everything done for Christmas.  It helps to do things early.

I made one of Joe's favorite meals for dinner last night -- macaroni and cheese.  I use the recipe from Ree Drummond.  It always turns out so good and the more I make it, the better I get at making it.

I have to run. Lots to do this afternoon.  Hope you have a good day!  Hopefully I'll be showing you more decorating tomorrow.

Until later...

Kathy

Sunrise:  7:04 a.m.
Sunrise:  4:36 p.m.
9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight
Mostly sunny
Temperature:  52*/37* 

18 comments:

  1. Gee, and all I've found on the table are old receipts and torn envelopes! Good for you. Glad that you have your car back and that it is road-worthy.

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    1. I find old receipts and torn envelopes too. Ha, ha! I am so glad to have my car back also.

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  2. It looks beautiful !
    All clean and sparkly.....
    I've been doing a little spring cleaning myself, since when spring came, I was off my feet, so now it's catch-up time :)
    You are getting in the spirit of the season !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. I am at least trying to get into the spirit. Too much to do. I hope your spring cleaning goes well. :)

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  3. Mac & Cheese...my favorite!! Will you share the link for the recipe? Your table looks great... and so do you!! Love those two little Santas you put on the cupboard.

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    1. I will share the link in my next post. I got it out of her cookbook but will look it up on food network for you.

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  4. Mac and cheese sounds really good! And I love your sparkly necklace! Have fun decorating!

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    1. Thanks. I got this necklace at Rite Aid for about $5 or so. I love fake jewelry as much as I do the real thing.

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  5. Hi Kathy! I am finally back to visit you. Looks like you have been having a great time with your family at Thanksgiving and at church. Your table looks really good and festive for the holiday that is coming. I must look up that Mac and cheese recipe. It sounds delightful!

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    1. Thanksgiving was a lot of fun except for driving home in the dark. Not my favorite thing to do. I prayed the whole way. Thanks for your comment on my table. I am trying to be festive. I will feel better when I get more decorating done.

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  6. Cheers to you for accomplishing so much!
    It sounds like you are feeling better, too !

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    1. I feel really good about my table, but there is so much more to do. I will feel great when everything is clean and decorated.

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  7. Good for you! Love the place settings and the Christmas decorations. We hope to do some decorating tomorrow.
    Wishing you a restful night!

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    1. Thanks, Doris. I hope to do more every day.

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  8. I haven't made mac and cheese in a long time! I may find that recipe and use it this weekend.
    Your table looks so pretty!! You are on a roll!

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    1. I'm putting up the link to the recipe tomorrow. It's very easy.

      Thanks, I think the table is pretty too. It makes me happy to look at it.

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  9. Love the table! Very pretty & festive. You did a great job. Glad to hear about the car. I know how important it is in getting around.Have a beautiful day!

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