101 Auntie E Street, Bloggersville, USA

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday News.Festive Time

We enjoyed a Festive time this past week. Going back to Wednesday with the trip to Dads home. The drive was quite nice. Traffic was down so we made great time. Getting there for breakfast. It is also nice to see and visit Dad. We live over 250 miles apart so, it isn't a daily thing. Mom has been gone for about four years now. I really miss her. So, I try to see Dad as much as I can.

This year for Thanksgiving ,we decided to go out to a Banquet. We went to the Oceanfront Hilton, In Virginia Beach. It was very nice. Live music and traditional food. Dad, My Baby Brother( now 50!) joined us. After the banquet we took a walk on the boardwalk. I loved the fire pits at the hotel. the weather temp was around the lower 60's.

We went back to the house and visited with my brother a while. Later we played Monopoly, dad won!

On Friday Hubby and Daughter went out to do some Black friday shopping. As for me I will not do that. Dad and I worked on putting his New Telly in place and setting it up to the sound system. that took all day. I cooked a turkey dinner, using a small turkey breast roll. Had made a pumpkin pie on Thursday. We enjoyed a meal and then watched some TV.

Saturday was a lazy day for some of the family. As for me....I made breakfast, a turkey and swiss quiche . Did some cleaning for Dad. Cleared out the Freezer from the last years meals. Washed the freezer and now Dad is set for a while. Daughter and I went to the Lynhaven Mall, got to see santa dancing to a light display. I really liked that. Then he jingled his bells and wished every one a Merry Christmas. Later that night we headed out to Christmas Town, in Williamsburg. I really love that display, it gets me in the Holiday mood. Here is a Blue Monday photo post of one of the lights attractions.

We walk through villages all decorated with lights, Holiday music playing and the smells of the holidays. Each town has the theme and countries tones and feelings. It was even snowing in the North pole and french section! This was the second year for this event. I hope they keep doing it for this could become a tradition for us.

Now it is time for holiday decoration in our home. I am planning a Holiday party so, that means decorating the yard and home.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything Special with the Family?

Sunday we headed back to Maryland . Traffic was good we made it in old record time!

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I add this post to Blue Monday this week, you can see more Blue Photos at Smiling Sally

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aloha Friday...Season changes?

Wow, what a week! I was able to get the pool winterized, cleanup the decks, move a swing to a lower patio and remove a tree. The weather has been Fall like so the warm sun has helped out. Here the the Western hemisphere the sun is going down before 5 pm (1700hrs). It is crazy to me every year, not sure I really like this. The shorter days do affect my mind and body. We are eating in the dark and it seems to be too late to me.

Do you like the season change of the sun? How do you handle it in your daily activities?

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Aloha Friday.....It's begining to look.......

Are you starting your holiday decorations?

I have been working on the outdoor lighting. figured with the warm weather this is the perfect time. Then I can enjoy roaring bonfires and Hot Gluhwine. All this in my own backyard. Christmas in the yard. Still working on the hot tub house, I think I will light that area with the snowman lights. Together with the snowfall machine it will be like the ski resort. What a happy feeling!

Just had to post this on 11/11/11 at 11:11.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday News.. An Excursion

Saturday we had a excursion to the Amish country. I really enjoyed it. First we went to the Wine shop in Manheim. I love the wines there. Every year at Christmas the smell hot warmed holiday wine reminds me of our Germany years. Drinking a cup a Gluhwine by a roaring fire is a great feeling. Mount Hope Winery make a great Holiday wine. You just heat it up and enjoy! I tasted a couple new ones. The honey wine and pear wine were very good.

After the wine stop we went to Jake's Country Trading Post in Gordonville,Pa. We had purchased a rocker a few years back and needed to get a replacement part for the glider. While there we did some shopping. Found these battery candles perfect for the holiday deer. I think they will look great and no flames to worry about. My daughter found a purse.

We continued on to eat at Miller's Smorgasbord in Ronks. Their food is so good and the pies are out of this world. I had a piece of Oatmeal Pie, it had coconut in it. I really need to find out how to make that one. However Dad and I are the only ones who like coconut. I could make it for the holidays.

Daughter wanted to shop at the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse Pa. I really like that place. purchase a ledge Santa and some instant snow. we will have a blast seeing the kids touching the snow in the villages. While there we had to enter the Kitchen Kettle shop. I believe they do not have anything that does not taste good. I heard a lady said that in the store. Oh yes. I didn't get out of there cheep! Some Christmas gift and some thing for us. Bought a new product for me, Orange Curd. Think of making a Orange Chicken dish with it.

We closed down the shop and headed back through the Amish country. Love seeing the folks preparing the soil for next year. Horse drawn spreaders and old trackers in the fields. We saw a few buggies on the road, however most folks where in the fields. It was a very nice days Excursion for me and my family.

Sunday was a lazy day. I did manage to get some lights up for the holiday time approaching as well as the trees in the planters on the front porch. Is is that time to start thinking holidays, Love this time of the year.