Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Meowy Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a good weekend. Mine has been exasperating! At this point I'm wondering why I ever started a Blog. I have lost my sidebar. It's on the bottom now and I can't get it back to the side. I've done everything they told me to do in the forum but nothing worked. I've been working on this ALL day! I'm giving up for now and writing a post. 
Thurs was our T.O.P.S. Christmas Party. We had a fun time! We ate at the Fish Company Restaurant in Atlantic Beach. The food is very good there. We exchanged gifts, ate, then played a game. Will explain when the pix are posted.
Beverly opening the gift from us.
Judy and her daughter.
Beverly and Beverly.
Victor and his wife Marsha.
Bertha and her hubby Jr.
My sauteed Mussels. Mmmm

Me enjoying the Mussels!
The Game! We were split into 4 groups & ea group given balloons & pantyhose. We had to blow up the balloons, stuff them into pantyhose for Rudolph's antlers & wear them! My DD's group won 1st. My DD is wearing them!
This is Claudio & his group won 2nd.
This is Beverly & her group won 3rd.
1st on the left is Victor & his group which I was in won 4th. And so here's the 4 winners: Victor, Claudio, Beverly, & Michelle.    Ho Ho Ho!

Judy with her camera. Her pix will be better. This new camera I bought is a piece of crap.
Shirley is the 2nd from the right. She's the game master!!!

My lovely daughter, Michelle, & me.
This is Roz and Debbie.
This is Eileen & Debbie.  
Well, I've had enough of this dang computer. I'm going to bed! Good night to all and to all a Good Night!



Sunday, December 9, 2012

I'm back! Been so busy! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We did. We had a big get-together at my grandson's & his wife's house.  It was a full and happy day. I'm so late posting this picture, but I had to do so much editing of it of which I won't take up time explaining all I did. Maybe I'll post the original to save words.
The finished one.
Had to take out all the table clutter & the blinding light!
I've been crocheting something for my new grandbaby to be but can't tell or show anyone yet. You understand! And I won't be able to until the end of March.
Also, I've been knitting a scarf for myself to wear at our Red Hat Ladies Christmas party which was Sat. But I haven't knitted in years and this was something new and unusual! I had to start over several times. Most of the times were because I the needle slipped out of my hand and also out of my stitches!! And no matter how careful I was I couldn't pick them up and continue. This 'yarn' is very usual. It's called Sashay yarn. Finally, Thurs, the last time the needle slipped out I took an emery board and 'roughed-up' the very smooth bamboo needles. It helped a lot.
Molly was trying to 'help' me knit!!

But finally after many 'NOs' she gave up and slept!

And I finished Fri. night in time for my party! This pic was after my party which is why my hair is all messed up from my red hat!
Okay, here's the pix from the Red Hat Foxes Christmas Party. It was held at Sawgrass Beach Club at Sawgrass Country Club. It was a fun time!!!
Me before going to the party. My hat looks plain cuz all the decorations I put on it are on the top. & the scarf doesn't show up on my vest which is why I took previous one in my mirror afterward.
A sea of red hats!

Some of the hats were really clever!
Unfortunately I wasn't too keen about the food. I like my daughter's cooking way better than this. This is the 'salad'!
The entree which was 3 slices of pork loin, a little scoop of mashed potatoes, about 6 pieces of vegetables, and a sauce that I didn't like. It's not like me to complain about food but couldn't help it. The other choice was salmon.

Dessert was a choice between Apple Cobbler w/a scoop of ice cream or this chocolate cake (German I think). I should have gotten the cobbler.

My friend Bertha and me.
I love this lady's hat with the Peacock feathers

The pearl part of this bracelet is what a corsage was on at my grandson's wedding. See the inset picture. I couldn't stand the thought of throwing it away so kept it. For the Red Hat party I put a red crocheted flower on it. I can put different things to match different outfits.

Some of the ladies sat on the step & the rest of us stood around the top of the stairs. I was hoping to get more red hats in the picture.
The girl at the end is taking the formal picture of us. I didn't get my camera to her so I don't have one of them.

Well, I have put way too much here. I will close for now. I will try to post more often. Hope you all are doing well on your holiday preparations! Gotta be doing better than me!!! I didn't even get Christmas cards made this year so I'll have to design one on my computer to be printed out. Good night for now!