Friday, November 30, 2012

Let's celebrate the last day of November!

Hello everyone, I am thrilled November is almost finished!  It was a tough month slugging with blizzards every other weekend, freezing rain in between, icy roads, a US trip that was cancelled because of the weather, general winter lethargicness at times....

But let's not make this a Bitchy Bertha post!  I have had a bit of a delightful media fast - two weeks without Facebook, not as much time online, not as much TV.  I have embraced more writing, which I hope will be more of a winter project for me....and therefore boost creativity for future posts.  

This weekend, the Christmas decorations are coming out and I am going to try some of the new Bailey's Biscotti.  And you?

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  1. Blizzards, eek it's been ok here so far.
    I've stressed myself out of my noggin with my Christmas wreath and pots today, I'm such a perfectionist and my own worse enemy.

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    1. I'm a perfectionist too - I put way too much pressure on myself with the 'perfect' decorating!

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  2. I'm off to a wedding tomorrow and then Florida on Wednesday. I'm hoping for some sunshine to see me through until Spring.

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    1. Enjoy Sulky! Hope you have a great vacation to Florida! Play nice with the other kitties, ok?

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  3. November has been fairly wintry here as well and I'm happy tomorrow is December, it will kick start the holiday season for us. We will be cutting down our Christmas trees this weekend and setting one up at the country house. On Monday we'll bring one back for the city house and spend the evening decorating here. Then it will really feel like the holidays.

    The Bailey's biscotti sounds lovely, do you have a recipe?

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    1. No recipe - it's the new Baileys flavour at the liquor board store! :) It's good, I'm enjoying some with my coffee right now. Might I dare say that I like it better than original Baileys?

      I think you have had a taste of the nasty winter weather in Calgary too. November was awful!

      Have fun decorating!

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  4. I just finished a homemade crafted wreath last night that I'm pleased with. It's made with green felted wool pushed through burlap (a North East England craft for making rugs call proddie mats). I paid £3 for the craft class that gave me the wool and the burlap and I bought some little battery operated lights (£3.50) and pushed them through to the front. Then I sewed on some red and some gold buttons from my collection. Finally, I wrapped gold braid (inherited from my Aunt Rita's stash) around for tinsel. Even my fellow crafters were impressed. Will have to photograph and blog about it before Christmas! As to Christmas shopping, that's another story...

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    1. The wreath sounds lovely - yes, do post a photo on your blog, I love seeing everyone's decorations!

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  5. Blizzards? You poor thing. We haven't had snow yet and this weekend is supposed to be warmish. Hang in there! And good for you about the media fast. I am trying to be online less lately and read more.

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    1. So much snow here and the roads are quite icy as there's been freezing rain in between the snowfalls! Makes for interesting drives around the city, to say the least!

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  6. We've had monsoon weather here which although grey does not impact us too much.
    Sounds like you are in need of a wee bit of sunshine.
    A media moratorium sounds like just the thing to recharge and refocus.

    I hung the Xmas wreth on the front door, have done some shopping and wrapped a few presents. I like to pace the pre Xmas busy~ness and make it more fun than a chore.

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    1. My husband and I both fall prey to the winter blahs if there's not enough sunshine!

      This weekend I am pulling out my wreaths (my sister-in-law makes them so I have 3 from her) plus my other decorations. I've always started decorating the first weekend in December, my Mom always did that too.

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  7. Bravo for fasting from social media. One does not realize how time consuming it is.
    I hope your weather improves and does not deter travel.

    We have out of town visitors this weekend, so sightseeing and meals and fun

    Helen xx

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  8. Sometimes it is nice to "unplug" from media and take a break! I know as I get closer to my move I will have to do the same. Enjoy the Christmas season!

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    1. My Christmas decorations are up now, I am quite pleased how everything turned out!

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  9. EEKK!! blizzards .. no no no thanks
    Unplugging is a great thing to do every so often as it just feels refreshing both off and then to come back.
    Have a lovely week.

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    1. Media is such a big part of our lives - it's hard to go without.

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  10. Bitchy Bertha (that's me all day long) and media fast? Great expressions - I'm going to have to purloin those two - attributed of course!

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    1. oh I snitched them from people too - can't remember who. The media, perhaps? ha ha

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