The closer we get the more antsy I start feeling towards Christmas and the harder it is to contain myself......you ever give out presents early because you can't handle waiting to see the recipients faces??? Please say you do, I know I'm not the only one out there doing this right.....right???
I don't know what happened today, it's almost dinner time and I haven't accomplished anything in the house, but I also wasn't on the computer.....weird!
Anyway, I have dinner to start soon but wanted to come in and chat a bit, we have blue skies today and no rain at all. It's actually hot here, go figure. I had been enjoying the rain and the cool weather and thought that maybe it would stick around through Christmas but maybe not. Oh well, I'll just crank up the air conditioner inside to the coldest it can get LOL
I have some cute pics of the kids to share with you, I know my family back in South Africa is always eager to see new ones so here you go. They were sitting on the couch messing around with Lola the pug and I snapped some photos.....there used to be a time that the kids would go running when they saw the camera but now they just calmly sit and either pose or make funny faces. Ahhh the joys of blogging! LOL
I'm making my menu for Christmas too, we always celebrate on the 24th with a simple...well....not really simple, but just a bunch of different goodies on the table. We don't have a dinner, just set the table with some desserts, some shrimp, fried chicken, shrimp cakes (Rissois), Flan Pudding etc. It's very portuguese and very yummy.
I'll post the menu as soon as I know exactly what I'm making and I'll also have recipes and pictures of the dishes I'm having for you.
Do you see the different effects on the photos??? I downloaded a free trial of the Paint Shop Photo program and I just LOVE it. It's on my Christmas wish list...hint hint Curt LOL
It's so much fun, you can fix your photos and apply all sorts of cool effects to them. Definitely something to keep me busy with and with the amount of photos I take daily, it will help!
Moving on, everyone is sick again in this house. Seems that we just got over the cold we had and now Curt has the sniffles, fever, sore throat etc. I feel horrible that he has to continue going to work, in the military unless you're dying you can't just call in sick......well you could but you would have the Security Forces at your house to arrest you LOL
But he's so sweet that he wanted to share with us, so now we're all back to runny noses and feeling awful. It doesn't help that the weather is cold and rainy one day and blue sky and hot the next.
For now I am about to go do the dinner dishes and take care of the sick hubby and kids. I'll be back in the morning with my Slow Cooking Thursday!
Until then, stay warm and stay safe and have a wonderful blessed night.