2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Pudding Pop’s Pretty Pink (P)kitchen

I know Pkitchen’s not a word.  I just had to put that P in there!  My fingers would not stay off the P key.

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How precious is that??

Ever since PP’s  Panda and Pink (P)first (P)birthday Party,

(I tell ya, my finger WILL NOT come off that P key!),

I’ve been jonesing to get PP a pink (p)kitchen.  The Sunday after Black Friday, they were still ringing up at Black Friday prices!  So, I was able to get one, without fighting all the crowds!

(P)hurray!

I even stated putting it together myself, but got stuck.  So we had to call in the handyman to save the day!

(We had DD1 and PP’s Christmas early, because they were down visiting from their new home.  )

Here is a pic of PP playing with her pretties.

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It came with pots and pans, dishes, spatula, and even a cell phone!

Now all I have to add are some potholders, hot pads, and and an apron!

It just so happens the the Christmas dress I made her was in 2 pieces, with an apron! So, I’m ahead of the game there!

PP's Christmas dress with apron

PP’s Christmas dress with apron

I woke up, and BAM! I’m having a purple Christmas!

 


Now, to show you the REST of my Purple Christmas story.

You’re already seen my Joy,  and my Star,

 Just happens to be my middle name.  (Could that be why I love it???)

Just happens to be my middle name. (Could that be why I love it???)

I'm a star!

I’m a star!

And my Nativity.  

 

And my window lights.

Sparkly! Purple!

Sparkly! Purple!

Now, feast your eyes on my Purple Tree!

 

 

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(Sorry the pic is so dark.  I need to improve my photography skills. )

Here is my big tree:

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It blinks on, one section at a time. I don’t like that, but since it was a loaner tree, I didn’t fuss!  And not really even a big tree, since it’s only 4 ‘ 1/2″ tall!

I’m in love with the purple poinsettia as the tree topper.

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Snowflake ornament:

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Gorgeous lace angel, just given to me by a new friend:  (Thank you, Shirley!)

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Grape clusters:

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And other assorted balls etc.

 

My door, with lights around it:

The master bedroom door, all decked out.

The master bedroom door, all decked out

Closeup of the wreath:

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And the 1 purple Christmas card I received:

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I guess the other 2 card senders didn’t receive the purple memo!

And my Shiny Grape Wreath!  It’s on the back of the closet door, in the kitchen/entry hall.

I made it myself!

I made it myself!

(Did you notice I used the grape clusters to cover up the gap in the purple tinsel? Oh, you didn’t? Oopsie! Should have kept my big mouth shut!)

And the random Purple Ornaments, stuck to the walls.

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And there you have it, my purple Christmas.

Sure hope I get some purple presents!

Update: I did! 2 in fact. Yay!

Solution to the Lovely Lavender Looks Dilemma

The secret ballots have been cast, counted, and confirmed.

The winner, by a landslide is : Jan C. and her alternate suggestion!  Your prize of a lovely silver toned shower hook will be in the mail.  Look for it.

And the winner is:  Alternating

And the winner is:
Alternating

 

And, no, I did not vote 10 times myself so that she would win, either!  Maybe me, my daughters, my sister, mother, brother, and all her family voted once each, but… that’s legit!  One person, one vote.  Not saying that’s how it happened… just that as long as it’s kept honest, my believability rating stays high in the Gallup poll.

And that’s what’s important.  If I lose that, what will I have??  A blog that no one reads, perhaps??  How tragic!  I gotta have readers!!

Cousin Jan, I expect a pic of you holding your prize when you receive it!

Neat Nativity

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I’m so proud of myself! I have kept the Nativity neat and uncluttered for 2 weeks now! 

 

Whoa! Hold on here!  Who put that mail there?  I know I didn’t!  

Okay, there.  That’s better.

 

The Nativity is neat again.

The mail??  Oh, don’t worry, it has a new home.

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Focus, people!  The important thing is that the Nativity is de-cluttered again!

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o, no!  NOT a wide shot, I said!

 

There! Perfect!

The Herald Angel

The Herald Angel

"Wee" Three Kings

“Wee” Three Kings

Baby Jesus, God's Greatest Gift

Baby Jesus, God’s Greatest Gift

See the precious tiny lambie?

See the precious tiny lambie?

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forget the wee liddle beasties.

Maybe next year I can have a grown-up Nativity, instead of a Lilliputian one!

Merry Christmas!

Lovely Lavender Lodestone Looks

Well, the votes are overwhelming in favor of keeping the pretties, 80% to 20%  so that’s settled.  That’s what I wanted to do in the first place! YAY!

Now, what to do about the missing ones?

I’ve had 2 good suggestions by readers.  (I HAVE READERS!! Still excites me!)


Jan C. said alternate lavender and silver. (And no, I’m not just taking her suggestion because she’s my cousin!)   

 

Carmen said put the 2 silvers at the end.  Here’s what that looks like.

Silver only on ends

Silver only on ends

 

Didn’t take a pic of other end, but imagine it!

 

Time to once again exercise your right to make your voice heard.  (YES, I listen!!)

I need a blog post here

What can I write about today??

Yesterday I showed my house of horrors, and I’ve done nothing to improve it at all.  So, what does a slob write about when her slobbery has been exposed to the world in all its technicolor splendorificalness, AND she doesn’t want to clean up anything, to have another post??

I’m thinking….. food!

Last night at a women’s extravaganza at Harvest Assembly, we had a wonderful homemade, chocolate, and peppermint trifle.  O my goodness!!  IT was to die for!

I’d have asked for the recipe, but why?? lol  I’ll never make it, so why have the recipe sitting around to taunt me??

Yesterday, while I was shopping, and consequently avoiding cleaning, I bought some chocolate cookies.

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MMMmmmmmm, chocolate cookies! Me LOVE cookies!

 

 Now this morning, when I look for them to eat as breakfast, (don’t judge me, you probably eat ice cream late at night) no cookies to be found!  WHAT???  I need my morning chocolate fix!!  sigh  They must be still in my sister’s van, which has 3 kids in it, all the time.  NOOOOO!!  Not my cookies!

So I ate some pecans, hey, at least they’re healthy!! and sulked quietly.  Except for the part where I sulked on here for the whole world to see!  But I did it quietly!

There’s always Publix.….