Merry Christmas to all of you – I imagine by now you are elbow deep in gift wrapping…I’M NOT BUT SHOULD BE…I always put it off until Christmas Eve day for some reason. Not sure why because I am usually right up to par with most everything I do except this. Maybe it becomes overwhelming seeing the piles build and so I don’t want to tackle it. But whatever reason it’s there waiting for me.
We had company yesterday – the couple I told you was coming over and we were going out to dinner.
Charlie and Doug grew up together so have been close friends since early grade school. We both married around the same time so became couples friends from then on.
We chose a nice dinner club housed in an old converted barn called The Cotton Exchange – lovely place and wonderful food. After dinner we came back here for dessert. Strawberry Shortcake Cake.
I promised ‘Judy’ I would post it and also my English Butter Toffee recipe so they will both be on my ‘Favorite Recipes’ tab in the left sidebar. Hope you enjoy…they’re both very easy recipes and go together in a flash.
The restaurant part in in the barn…they hold parties/weddings in the new part
On Tuesday the vet’s office called and said we could come pick up Lola’s remains – I must say when we decided to have her cremated we never expected to receive the beautiful things we did…being we never did this before it was unexpected.
She came back home in a gorgeous Mahogany box with her name engraved and a little clay casting of her paws. Did the tears ever come then – I thought I was doing good but guess this was just the final straw.
Lola would forever lay under our tree so it was fitting that I hooked the plaque on the lowest branch of our tree – I’m sure all of you who have had to put their animals to sleep feel the same way so I’m not talking to a new batch of people…I know you understand.
Well – after these pictures that’s it for blogging until after Christmas.
Well, remember the hooked pattern I ordered so I could work on it during my recuperating from surgery…which by the way is scheduled for Jan. 7th.
I just couldn’t wait…got so anxious and had some free time so I started it. It feels so good to have this time to work on things like this and not be behind on things.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE…May all your whishes and dreams come true.
Stay safe if traveling and remember the reason we celebrate this wonderful holiday.