Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Holidays are coming!!!!!!!

Actually I think about the holidays all year long. I try to make all of my gifts but,come November 1 I start to panic a little.

Daughter Renee gave me this lovely teacup for my birthday.The teas come in individual pouches with a little leaf at the top. I think this is the perfect time to make a cup of tea and go over my list to see just how much I have accomplished and what more needs to be done. It's a scary job but I've got to bite the bullet and swallow that pill. Are you up to date with your gift-making? The bad part about this blogging business is you see so many things you can do and the list grows and grows but time available is not to be found.See I'm making excuses already.


Daughter Renee has the bug also. Last week my husband and I went for a corton tasting.For those of you not familiar with this it is a pork based spread similar to pate that at one time was know as headcheese,because the head of a pig was boiled down to extract every bit of meat and a spread was created that most french Canadians refer to as Corton. This was her first attempt and I have to say it was pretty darn tasty.I hope she's planning on making enough for the whole family.(hint-hint)



Something else that has kept us busy lately is Bitty. This summer a student from the University
was telling us why he was late coming in to work. It seems he used regular dish washing liquid in his dishwasher as he ran out of whatever he normally used It seems when he came out of the shower his kitchen floor was covered with about a foot of bubbles. And,his cat decided to have kittens!! Doesn't she look oh so innocent?
Sight unseen I agreed to take one of the kittens.Oh boy are we in for it.Bitty has the ability to run 90 miles an hour non stop.My husband thinks she needs a shrink. I don't have the heart to tell him I think this is normal behavior.............said the hobbit

7 comments:

S'mee said...

Oh Hobbit! Yes, the holidays are fast approaching, and I too, am getting nervous! I reviewed my "idea list" a few weeks ago...it has over 200some projects! ack! What to do? Too many wonderful ideas!

Bitty is fabulous. I am jealous! How wonderful it is to snuggle with a tired kitten! (does she sleep yet?) Oh just look at that innocent face! I'm weak now. Bitty seems to be my favorite 'breed' of kitty...the black and white tabby!

Geek+Nerd said...

Bitty is SO cute :) And evil a the same time! HAHA!

The Urban Hippie said...

Bitty - looks just like Doofus!

Connie said...

Bitty is really cute, but oh my, maybe it was you who needs the shrink and not the kitty? LOL

I am almost done with my Christmas prep - I just wanted to enjoy Christmas for what it really is, and not for the shopping part which can be frustrating.

Kim said...

I stumbled across your blog from ....umm I don't remember - but I am here!

I think the meat spread you are referring to is called cretons. I grew up in Quebec and love the stuff but haven't had it in years.Is your daughter willing to share her recipe?

Margaret said...

So you and your family seem to enjoy the same things I do. Holidays, tea, pate and kittens. Why or why are you so far away...

Cayla said...

I laughed out loud at the shrink comment.... haha! Something he would say for sure. They do calm down- after a year or so :-)