Thursday, December 25, 2008

Can you guess?

Last night, I took pictures of the doors on my wing. Some of them are really festive. Can you guess which one is mine?

If you guessed this one, then you win!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friends and parties

I am grateful for all my friends this year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Secret Santa

I am so lucky that I picked Tamara for our Secret Santa gift exchange. Why am I so lucky? Because she (smartly) loves HK!!

Here she is in her main gift from me...

And thanks to Denise, I am looking forward to sitting in a movie theater with smooth feet!

Christmas Lights on a Small Tree

Who knew that a one foot tree could be so much trouble?? For starters, all the mini ornaments have been picked off by Stormy. So now it only has lights and garland. However, the two strands of lights are very old. Remember the kind where if one light didn't work then the whole strand would not work? Well, that's what I am dealing with. Which means that EVERY time Stormy knocks the tree over, I have to figure out which bulb has to be tightened in each strand so it will be lit again. I have now moved the tree to the spare room with the door shut. So I am not getting much enjoyment out of it. I put the tree on a timer so that at least passerbys on Bellflower would see my holiday cheer for five hours a night.

I went outside to take pictures. I could tell people passing by thought I was nuts. Turns out the tree was too low to see because of the "fencing" around my "deck." So I went inside and moved the tree up. I took another picture so you can see how feeble it looks from the street.

The other pictures are of my neighbors. They must have electricity on their decks which I do not. Maybe next year I'll call an electrician...


Christmas Cards

I love this time of year when I get to reconnect with people whom I haven't called back in ages!! This year I feel so lucky to have received a LOT of Christmas cards. It makes getting the mail every day so much fun. I am running out of room to display them all; if I come up with something creative, I'll be sure to share...

I got two cards from my dear friend Susan in Las Vegas (whom I miss so much). Not only a really cute Christmas Santa card, but this one from her 3-Day Cancer Walk that I had to share with you all..

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Making cookies in Long Beach

Christmas cookies LBC style...
UPDATE: Cookie slide show here!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Good morning!

My favorite pom pom tree!!

It's getting a little chilly here this morning. Even though I am still wearing flip flops, I needed a LONG sleeved shirt this morning! Hopefully when the sun comes out it will get better. I was planning to hang out by the pool today. I will keep you posted...

Update: It did warm enough for me to go to the pool!!