wish lists

Nov. 13th, 2013 03:04 pm
baronessekat: (xmas)
I can't believe it's that time of year to do this, but I've been asked.

Main List:


Under $20 list:

baronessekat: (xmas eeyore)
I got the tree decorated

And just for fun

baronessekat: (xmas)
Today I ended up picking back up my Christmas Shopping. Not planned but when you see something on the shelf and instantly think of a person, and the price is reasonable, you pick it up. Or at least I do.

So I came home and figured it was time to revisit my list. So here it is: http://amzn.com/w/19M8BXCVEGNNV

If you don't follow me on Facebook you may not know that I was introduced to a site called Mr. Rebates. If you go to their site and from there go to online stores you can get cash back.

If you sign up by going here: Mr. Rebates I get credit and a bonus. I share because I know a lot of my friends shop online. And should I mention... IT'S VALID IN CANADA TOO!
baronessekat: (xmas pogo)
It has been a nice quiet Christmas here at the Doma. Good sister bonding time.

cut for lots of pictures )

But for now, it's relax and then go back to work for one stinking day.

** Adopt one today!** Adopt one today!**Adopt one today!**Adopt one today!
baronessekat: (xmas)
People have asked, so here are pictures of Grimm and Mr. Darcy in the holiday spirit.

I want a pony and a.... )
baronessekat: (xmas pogo)
As I'm starting the process of putting ornaments on the tree I got hit by a very strong case of loneliness.

I miss doing this activity with someone. It was my sister or a roommate. I never really had the problem when it was my little or medium tree in my apartment. It's the big one. The family one in the formal living room. My sister and mother and I decorated it. For some reason this year it's rather hard to decorate without missing those who've gone and those who just aren't here right now.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
baronessekat: (xmas)
as I'm working on putting up the Ancient Christmas Tree (it's at least as old as I am), I got to thinking back to my childhood.

When he was able to, Dad always put the tree up then strung the lights on it. After he was done, my sister and I would come along and put the ornaments on. Mom or Dad then put the metallic garland on and the angel topper.

That was the ritual. And Dad always insisted on the lights after the tree went up. Me, I put the lights on as I go so that I can get the lights deep in to give depth to the lights.

so I ask, those of you who have artificial trees:

[Poll #1310606]
baronessekat: (xmas jayne)
GET IT BACK (taken from a couple people)

The Rules:
Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. See above for one option. There's also a LJ group "holiday_wishes" where folks post lists like this) And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My wishes:

1. Big wish: snowblower or snowplowing service
2. Foodsaver vacuum sealer and the do-dads that go with it
3. Size Small dog sweaters for Grimm (no pink)
4. Sunocco gift cards
5. Wegmans and/or Tops Supermarket gift cards
6. Anything from my amazon list
7. Someone else to put up the Christmas lights
8. To be able to ease the hurting of dear friends
9. My internal clock to change so I don't feel the desire to go crawl into bed at 8:30pm
10. Grimm to pass TDI test when it comes round again.
baronessekat: (xmas)
Hope everyone has had a good holiday.

Grimm's First Christmas )

And Talia says:

baronessekat: (xmas)
Tonight after dinner sis and I started a new Christmas Eve tradition. It's something we've wanted to do for years but could never motivate mom to do with us.

We bundled up, took the puppy and drove around the neighborhood looking at the holiday lights.

It was interesting because last night we had a huge windstorm and so a lot of decorations had fallen down/over. But here are some pictures we got:

Willow Ridge in Lights - the good, the bad, and the tacky )
baronessekat: (xmas eeyore)
It feels weird today.

There's no rushing to get that last minute item that Mom finally told us she'd like.

There's no scrambling to get cookies baked

There's no arguing with wrapping paper and tape.

There's no grumbling over waiting until the last minute to decorate the tree.

I've got the turkey for tomorrow in the brine and in the fridge. It's my first time trying a brine. Great Recipe experiment #2. Results will be posted tomorrow.

Both sis and I feel like we should be doing something. About the only thing to do is shovel the driveway. Yesterday it was 55ºF out and all the snow from last weekend melted. But it's only 28ºF out now. The wind is gusty and it's bitter out. I don't feel like shoveling.

Tonight we will have our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. And if the weather's ok, we want to go get in the car and drive around the development and look at the Christmas lights on all the houses.

My aunt and uncle are coming over on Friday for Family Christmas. I'll be making the ham from the nice ham lady yesterday.

It's going to be a quiet and sedate holiday. Loved ones will be missed. But we shall hold them in our hearts.
baronessekat: (xmas eeyore)
I found some great videos on youtube for it

baronessekat: (iEvil)
I admit it... I have a fondness for Cartoon Network's "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy". Tonight has been "Billy and Mandy Save Christmas".

Mandy is so my hero.

She gets such great lines as "I may have a hard time with the whole Santa thing. But vampires - vampires I understand", "You're lucky that Death was here to save you this time, fat man" and "I only like elves when they are making cookies"

My only problem with is "holiday special" - Gilbert Godfried as Santa??


Dec. 10th, 2007 02:12 pm
baronessekat: (xmas)
I've wrapped almost all the presents I have. Which was a trick with a puppy who kept insisting on sitting in my lap and "helping".

I am miffed though. Because of the move I can't find the things I bought at Pennsic for people. This includes shineys for [livejournal.com profile] dicea, a pretty for [livejournal.com profile] visrose and a pretty for the Duchezz. I'm really annoyed because they are all things I really want to give these great ladies. I know they will understand that I can't find them in the great mess that is the garage and the stuff I haven't unpacked yet and will give them to them as soon as I find them, but still.

I have to wrap the gift for Daddy DeWeese. And I haven't wrapped the stuff for Boogie yet because i need to get one more thing. I still need to get something for Momma DeWeese, [livejournal.com profile] theboomboom, my uncle (still at a loss, hoping sis has an idea), I need to make my aunt's present, and if I get time the long overdue cuddlefish for [livejournal.com profile] starkeymonster

I only got one of the handmade gifts done this year and he saw it being made, though not the finished product. I know things got out of control and I never had the time to finish them but it still irks me some. I'll get some ornaments done for people, I think.

But more progress has been made.
baronessekat: (xmas eeyore)
Ok, some of this actually worked

On the twelfth day of Christmas, baronessekat sent to me...
Twelve strawberries drumming
Eleven movies piping
Ten cats a-leaping
Nine rpgs dancing
Eight tattoos a-milking
Seven scribes a-writing
Six friends a-reading
Five chi-i-i-ihuahuas
Four wolves
Three eve dallas
Two weight watchers
...and a disney in a merry gentry.
Get your own Twelve Days:

In 2007, baronessekat resolves to...
Find a better fanfic.
Admit my true feelings to tacut.
Eat more tatoos.
Connect with my inner erotica.
Become a better aethelmearc.
Find a new play.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
baronessekat: (xmas)
For those who have asked:

my xmas wish list )
baronessekat: (xmas eeyore)
I'm going to be starting to work on my xmas cards.

If you'd like one, please send me an email with your address.

baronessekat at hotmail dot com
baronessekat: (xmas)
Today was a good day.

I wok up feeling better, still stuffy headed and all but better than I did last night.

Cleaned the living room and kitchen. Next step are the bedrooms, but this was a big step for me. Tzar "helped" me vacuum the living room. well he kept batting at the vacuum with his paw then laying down and shedding on the spots I just vacuumed.

Then I made dinner. I had found a turkey breast on sale for 99 cents/pound and picked it up. Invited Boo and Boogie over for a small early xmas dinner. Roasted the turkey, even did stuffing, rice, and veggies. The stuffing was a bit on the over moist side. But otherwise was a nice dinner.

We exchanged gifts since they are heading to the rents this week. The look on Boo's face when she opened up the Build-a-bear Cookie Monster was soooo worth it. And she liked the voice box for it sis.

The cackle of glee when Boogie opened up the M&M Star Wars figures was great.

I love the beautiful gold earings they gave me and will definately find excuses to wear them.

I will be around but for those of you leaving early for yor holiday festivities, Happy Holidays.
baronessekat: (xmas)
I took the long way home today. Actually the long way meant that I actually got home sooner than I would have had I taken the direct and short way. In otherwords I took the regular roads than the highway.

This meant that I drove through neighborhoods after dark. I like doing that around this time of year just to see the lights.

And every year I am totally amazed. Both at the wonderfully beautiful things people do with lights AND at the complete WTF examples.

I saw one today that the entire front yard was full of the lit up blowup decorations. There was not any space between them. One is too much for me but 10? can you say EEeeewwww boys and girls?

Then I saw a beautiful federal style house with the single electric candle in each window and a large green wreath on the red front door in a spotlight. Simple and elegant.

Now, I have to admit, I have lights up on the door and window. And the ones in the door have desided to act up so only half are lit. Unfortunately they are behind the plastic weatherproofing so I can't fix them. And they are attached to the ones in the window so it looks kinda weird.

So I probably shouldn't speak but really... please people. If you are going to put lights on your house at the holiday times... simple. Less is more.

And for me- white or multicolored. The solid blue looks beyond strange to my eyes.

There are so many creative things that could be done with holiday lights. And there are so many tacky things that could be done as well

Which one are you? Will your neighbors and total strangers remember your house for the OMG how beautiful reaction or the OMG WTF reaction?


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