Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Dab of This and That Ramble...

First of all:  Why does a smoke alarm always start chirping during the night (when you are trying to sleep),  to tell you the battery is weak?!?

Why, Oh Why"  did I keep all this "stuff" , and where does all this "paper" come from.  Can you tell - I have spent way to much time recently cleaning out and shredding paper?  Thought I had it under control not long ago - that is what I get for "thinking".
Well that was fast:  When daughter checked for Christmas candy on sale the day after Christmas, she found this instead.
The bargains went fast, and the stores are not wasting any time setting up displays for the next occasion to indulge in all that chocolate goodness.

Not a good way to start the Holidays: I am sure you all have heard about the storms that left trails of destruction and most importantly - loss of life.  Her area was spared, as well as where I live.  However, many were not as fortunate.
Picture daughter took close to their home on 12/23.  Temps have been unseasonably warm for this time of the year, and unfortunately that is usually a sign, bad weather is on its' way.
Yum:  Neighbor traveling for the holidays got notice a food gift had been shipped to her home after she left, so called and asked if I could get, check contents to see if anything needed to be refrigerated before she got back, and to help myself to its' contents.  I was tempted, but will wait until she returns and let her decide what she wants to share.
Love the cheeses, spreads and variety of sausages, but also know the sodium content, so will be very selective.
  How did this character wind down Christmas Eve:  Making smores of course - Well attempting to do so over a battery operated candle.

Linking up with: "Mosaic Monday"
 Just one of those Dab of This and That rambles.
Dab of This and That


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I hear ya with the smoke alarm problem and the empty shelves after Christmas. Stay safe with all the crazy weather out there.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you are safe from the awful storms. The weather has been warm, odd for this time of year. I like your cute smore making elf. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week! I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Glad you were not caught in bad weather...hard to believe the Valentine candy is out already! Happy New Year.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hee hee, the elf making smores is really cute.

podso said...

Isn't that the way with a smoke alarm? And it would make our dog go crazy. And it's amazing how quickly the store shelves change their merchandise. Soon it will be Easter eggs.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh dear, Murphy's Law with the smoke alarm, but how annoying. The weather has been strange in many parts and we, who live in a snow belt received our first taste of winter snow only this morning.
Your neighbour did receive a nice gift basket and hopefully will invite you over to sample it.
Thank you for your participation in Mosaic Monday throughout the year Glenda, all the best for 2016!

bj said...

Cute little elf...
strange weather every where it seems. Lots of snow here in West Texas