Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Abby Lab here, carefully watching the kitchen while Mom bakes cookies and Dad puts the decorations up. (See the 1940's gas oven? - Mom and it have a relationship much like the US and Russia).
We had six inches of snow.
Dad hung the evergreen over his Grandma's rocking chair.
The 1960's freaky elves were on display.
The Dining room is ready for Christmas dinner in just a few weeks.
The kitchen is cozy.
The spruce trees that surround the house have a geat dusting of snow.
The 1960's aluminum tree and color wheel are up.
The mistletoe is hung.
The wreath is on the door.
Eggnog pancakes for dinner!
Dad went over the shoveled our elderly Veteran neighbor's sidewalks and entryway.


Warning Frankie! Warning Warning.! Snow Freak! Mom's Angel Big Brother made it in grade school. (She cried when she found it, with his name written on the cardboard base).
Mom's favorite "Herbie the Elf" ornament is on the tree.
The living room is all warm, cozy, Christmas.  There have been a hundred years of Christmas's in this room.  Mom and Dad are happy to continue the tradition.

Scandanavian cones of golden, buttery goodness. Do NOT ask how many Mom ate.

20 comments:

  1. Nothing like Christmas time! At my house, it's always Christmas time, if we're talking about this handsome Dachshund.

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    1. I get your Mom has the place fixed up to look amazing.

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  2. OMD, how festive!!!!! Okays, Ma has one of those ceramic Christmas trees from when she was a wee lass, and those Elves, and an Erbie and one of those aluminum trees too! butts her's was pink! BOL Butts, she didn't have any of those pancakes! YUMMERS!
    Very purty house Abby, you should gives your peeps a big wet slobbery kiss for their hard work...if you needs help with the slobbers, lets me know....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. I did just that. Mom just smiled.

      Abby Lab

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  3. Hari OM
    It is one of the truly fun times of year... snowfreaks notwithstanding!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. Your house looks so lovely and cozy. We have out holiday hand towels. Now in fairness we are away for the holidays.

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  5. We love your decorations but our mom says she loves the sign about house cleaning the most. BOL!

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    1. It's true! Mom's house is always spotless, unless she has company :-)

      Abby Lab

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  6. Eggnog pancakes?? Momma says we'll be right over!

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    1. Mom put the recipe up in a new post. They are SO nummy!

      Abby

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  7. OMD OMD I had ERNIE help me to navigate BEYOND that SPECIAL Snow Freak... THANKS fur the Warning ABBY.
    OMD your house looks so HOMEY and READY fur Santa Claws' Arrival in 20 days...
    If I... Frankie Furter...were THERE... I ummmmm ahhhh I would ahhhhh ummmmm Escort you to a spot Under that Mistletoe...

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  8. Your home is so beautiful and welcoming........but I will have to tell you, Gussie ran and hid under the bed, when he saw the elves..........he had a bad experience with a girl named Chrissie. stella rose

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  9. Your house looks very Christmassy! And your mom really outdid herself on the photos!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. Eggnog pancakes? They sound yummy.

    We came by to congratulate you on making Detective!

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    1. Thank you SO much, I'm so excited about it! There will be a post up tomorrow!

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  11. Your place is looking so nice for Christmas. Mom remembers a lot of those mementos from the "old" days and wishes she had kept more of them. We got stuck on those pancakes:0

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  12. it's great to see some christmas spirit , thanks :o) I hope the relationship will not turn into a COLD war we had for many years between us&russia... that would be bad for an oven ;o)

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  13. Everything looks so warm and festive at your house.
    Your tree reminds ma of her childhood tree.
    We got to find your recipe for pancakes.
    No snow here yet!

    Astro

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  14. Sorry to say we're a bit behind on the decorating. Maybe later this week we'll get out the garland and lights, oh and the ceramic Christmas trees too. I was going to remind you that I would gladly shred those darn elves for you, but ghostwriter says they're the old fashioned types that aren't technologically advanced enough to commit identity theft. She also says she had one of those silver Christmas trees with the color wheel when she was a kid. Good memories!

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