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Happy New Year!!!

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my date with Hugh Laurie... or how I spent my ME day

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Sunday morning Honey left early early to go snowmachine riding with friends, which left me  and the kids home to hold the fort. Since the cleaning was done on Friday, the celebrating was done on Saturday,  the only thing left to do was..... NOTHING!
After doing one final load of laundry I started  a nice fire in the wood stove, curled up in my recliner with crochet in my lap and proceeded to watch a  "House" marathon. It was an awesome day! I didn't feel guilty that I wasn't being somehow productive, I just sat and crocheted and watched. Honestly, who wouldn't enjoy spending the entire day looking at this.
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And for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas,   HAPPY SATURDAY!

Finally done

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  The last of this year's penguins
Gift boxes for the parts guys & gals
A little something for everyone at work
For Mom and her Hubby
Also Scooby wanted me to give you the recipe for the   ABSOLUTELY KILLER Apple Dumplings I found here
He's keeping an eye on them for me so I don't lose them;~) Isn't that sweet of him.

Ingredients ■2 whole Granny Smith Apples
■2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
■2 sticks Butter
■1-½ cup Sugar
■1 teaspoon Vanilla
■Cinnamon, To Taste
■1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda

Preparation Instructions

Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.


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The Spirit of Christmas

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I originally had this little story tagged on to another blog post, but after some thought I decided it needed it's own space☺
I wanted to share this with you.
This tree is in the middle of the loop of the off-ramp leading from the Glenn Hwy to the Old Glenn Hwy.
It is the ONLY tree inside that loop. And believe me when I tell you this tree is in the middle of no where.
For about 10 miles around there are no buildings, no homes , no businesses, no street lights, no nothing but commuters commuting, and it is DARK. Photo by Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News

This first happened about 3 years ago, right around Christmas, I'm driving along and all of a sudden, OMG LOOK AT THAT!!!
Someone has been lighting up this tree every Winter for the last three years, and that person has chosen to stay anonymous. Radio stations, local television news shows and the Daily News have all asked the question "Who lights the tree?"
Obviously, the person or persons in question do not want to be known and not…

Penguins on Parade

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I haven't gotten them all dressed yet
I still have a few to do

These will remain in sets
For obvious reasons (I hope☺)

Next up......... it's skis, skates and snowballs!

in my window

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For years, I had these 2 strings of christmas lights, the lights themselves looked like candles. I loved those lights. I would run 1 string along the bottom of each window in my living room. I used little clips on little suction cups so it would hold  the 'candle' upright, then I would put silver tinsel down to cover  the wire that held them all together. The lights would reflect off the window and the tinsel and it just made the windows glow. I absolutely loved the way it looked, so much so that even if I don't have time to  or just don't feel like decorating for Christmas, I still did the windows. Well the bulbs all slowly started burning out. The light bulbs in them were not replaceable, and come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I bought them at the Salvation Army, so as Christmas decorations go they lasted a LONG time. Well they finally died about two years ago and I have never been able to find anything close. The last two years I have just run a couple of strings of the sma…

What I've been up to

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Besides work, which ended up being 5 Mondays in a row this past week=( I have been working on a few things.
Penguins A little dragon baby in back there, waiting on legs☺
Some simple little Christmas earrings
I am also crocheting some wash cloths for my Mom's husband (to go in his newly remodeled bathroom) and a neckwarmer for Mom. These will go in the giant gift bag of goodies we give them every year. They each get their own large gift bag full of wrapped gifts, even the smallest item is gift wrapped. The first year we did this Mom absolutely loved it! She said it was so much fun to just  spend the morning "unwrapping". So it's pretty much become a tradition☺

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