Month: November 2007

Winter time

We are now putting up the final winter decorations: beaded snowflakes hung from the ceiling. I had decided a few years ago that my winter “theme” would be snow (snowflakes, icicles, etc), so I have several white and silver garlands. The windows and glass doors have snowflake clings with a few snowmen here and there.

This year Herr’s parents bought us a winter dinnerware set, so we now have a small reindeer theme as well. Not the ugly Thomas Kinkade style (I really dislike pastel paintings, pictures of birds, woodland hunting themes… well a lot of styles I guess), but abstract and simple how I prefer. Solid red with a small matte white abstract reindeer in the center. I like the idea of adding some color; mostly white and silver, but a dash of red… and I found this fantastic bedding set I would LOVE to have (if I ever could afford it and my bamboo sheets, *sigh*). They’re Karen Neuburger‘s Vienna Bedding Collection.

Vienna Bedding Collection.

I can always wish. 😀

Every year I also get a new Christmas CD, so this year we “cheated” a little and bought a collection. The Peanuts Christmas collection in a tin that contains all three albums. Last year we picked up Trans Siberian Orchestra’s album with Sarajevo on it (it’s one of my favorite Christmas songs). Also in the collection are some Mannheim Steamroller, Diana Krall, Dave Koz, and others. I would like to get some more traditional Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra next year. I have to remember… Peanuts was a good idea though. 😉

Giving thanks

We’ve had a busy week. My good friend visited us last Sunday and stayed through to Tuesday morning. Wednesday I ended up going to see the chiropractor. Didn’t help, sadly, but at least I’m level again. 😀 My relatives came down on Thursday for Thanksgiving. We made Parsley and Thyme Crusted Leg of Lamb, Mashed Potatoes and Apples with Thyme, Cranberry Applesauce, broccoli, Garlic Knot Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie. With four of us, we had plenty of leftovers to munch on for the next few days. 🙂 To help the food settle, we went to the Plaza to see the lights turn on. It has been chilly, so we didn’t stay long. Despite the cold and a man’s really disgusting cigar stinking up the area, the lights and fireworks show were a fun addition to Thanksgiving.

On Friday, we took down the autumn decorations and pulled out winter decorations. We have a tree up and a gum drop town all lit up. I treated everyone to Jun’s, a great sushi restaurant in the area. We had mochi balls for dessert even, but wow do I feel stuffed! Two big restaurant meals and Thanksgiving with leftovers… I need a major diet or exercise plan. Good eats though, and good company. 🙂 I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!


“Even his tittle looks Japanese.”

Sorry, I had to post it because after I said it it sounded really funny. Kudos to whoever can identify the movie from which the comment arose. 😉