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Thursday, December 8, 2011

What I Did Wednesday #16


  1. Added a little Christmas cheer to the pot of ivy on top of the frig
  2. Put out some candy in the crystal ice buckets I picked up from the auction trash.
  3. The little Homer Laughlin Christmas plate is from the auction trash, too. It fit perfectly in my vintage metal stand. Now it sits in the foyer, offering candy to anyone who knocks on the door.
  4. The last of the gift baskets were shipped today. I love that you can now print labels and pay postage online and even request that the post office pick up your packages from your home. How easy is that!
  5. Finally finished decorating the Christmas tree!
  6. Watered the little pink variegated poinsettia that jumped into my grocery cart last week.
  7. Tried my hand at baking shortbread for the first time.
  8. Brought out Mr. Penguin. See, Pat. It really is a zoo here!
  9. Watched a little dusting of snow fall this morning.
  10. Baked a few dozen ginger bread men.
  11. Let Tiger come in for a visit. He sat like a prairie dog beneath the bird cage most of the time.
  12. Noted the new extra large yard lake from days and days of rain!
  13. Baked and decorated snowflake cookies.
  14. Enjoyed putting out my glass bird ornaments
  15. Hung a big shimmery star about my desk.
  16. Noted a petrified slice of banana on the floor in the foyer. Yep. I need to stop making gift baskets and clean the house. ha.
  17. Fed kittens this morning. Two large kittens (Whiskers and Tiger) and 5 little kittens (new litter who 'found' me). I thought it was funny how they lined up on opposite sides of the bowls. ha.
  18. Put a little bird tree in the kitchen. Because, if Susan Branch can do it, so can I! :)
  19. Set out my vintage Christmas postcard collection.
I hope you had a wonderful day!
What did you do?

64 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like you are ready!
    Love the picture of Tiger looking at the bird cage.

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  2. I love when you do this, the kitten shot is amazing, well tey all are, you have been busy as a bee!

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  3. Wow, that's a lot! And I love how you have put your activities in these great collages.

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  4. I had a GOOD day---a friend came over and we chatted the afternoon away. I saw Mr. Penguin and suddenly realized that I've been reading your blog for over a year, and what a fun year it's been! Your glass birds are beautiful!

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  5. If I had made snowflake cookies AND if they had turned out as well as your, I would have posted a HUGE photo of them...just saying, that's what I would have done. You are too modest.

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  6. Looks like you had a fun day.I love the bird tree in the kitchen,I have a santa tree in mine.Love the little row of kitties LOL.You are really getting a collection LOL.Im done with about everything except adding some touches to the living room.

    Besty I think you probably know but just incase poinsettias are very poisonous,so watch the little furry ones LOL.

    Blessings!

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  7. Sometimes it's amazing that you even have time to write this blog!

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  8. hahaha Tiger is never going to give up
    He came sooo close with just a minor hiccup
    A Penguin too
    Yep I'm right, really is a zoo
    The kitty clans in their own row
    I guess they really do know
    Yes the postage is more easier that way
    Makes it much easier at my work bay
    Another busy day
    And as always a great display

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  9. what fun!!!!! I love those kitties! everything looks great! xo

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  10. A busy, busy day, and I'm drooling over the cookies :)
    Watch that Tiger doesn't decide to take a 'flying leap' at the bird cage, they tend to have that in mind, and at the most innoportune moment !
    You've made the tree look stunning.
    I love seeing all your kitties lined up, how sweet.
    Hugs
    ~Jo

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  11. Rebecca ~ you did have a good day! Yep, Mr. Penguin has been around for a while now. ha.

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  12. Anita ~ header picture is coming later tonight...lol....

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  13. Thanks, Becky...I had forgotten that...at least it's small and on a table. And I have to watch Tiger like a hawk. ha.

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  14. Silver ~ I'll credit the coffee. :)

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  15. I love that bird tree and thought of you when i saw it over the weekend..ha i love susan branch esp since she is my almost neighbor,,,lol...birds of a feather....

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  16. Pat ~

    Tiger still had to take a leap
    and make the birds go 'cheap'

    ha.

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  17. jennifer ~ she's so cute, isn't she? You'll have to go knock on the door sometime and say hello! :)

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  18. The kitten/cat shot is so funny.....
    I caught up at the office today, after being gone for several days (having fun with my sweetpea granddaughter)

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  19. I went to jury duty. I think you had a better day.

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  20. Farmchick ~ oh no~ I did that for a full week one time. Yawn. ha.

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  21. Aww look at the christmasy header too
    Has the spirit found you?

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  22. forgot to say i love the gingerbread snowflake header!

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  23. hehe wonder what that prairir dog was thinking under the bird cage..smiles...and that penguin is awesome!

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  24. Pat ~

    Actually, no.
    I'm just going through the motions, don't you know!
    Too many heavy things on my mind
    so you and the cat better be kind.
    Or send some reindeer dust
    since you're farther up north
    or maybe some laughing gas of some sort.
    lol.

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  25. Brian ~ had to have the penguin when I saw it. And it's big..about 24" tall. He guards the cookies. ha.

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  26. hahahahaha hmmmm and hmmm again
    Be careful what you wish for at your den

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  27. Pat ~
    lol...what? Laughing gas would make me act like a silly goose?
    Do you have reindeer or only those big moose?

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  28. You must be a multi-tasker Betsy! You sure accomplish MUCH in a day. LOVE the pix! How'd ya like the shortbread? MMM!
    Mr. Penguin is adorable. I have always LOVED penguins. Use to have a collection of over 100...then we downsized. Now I just have some special ones to decorate with for the holidays.

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  29. Betsy I counted 6 cookies up there on the banner.You arent hiding something from us are you?;) hah.Cute banner!

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  30. Becky ~ oh gosh, no. lol. Maybe the 6th one is me. hahaha.

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  31. I might be able to track down a moose
    As many around here run loose

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  32. Looks like you've been a busy bee! Mr. Penguin is my favorite out of this list :]

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  33. Nice header Betsy and love your cookies, and I bought today the same candies but still are in my bag:)) I arrived just know to home, Betsy you made like always a lot ob beauty things, nice, I have a busy and hard day, and I have to go bed Im so tired:)))
    Hope tomorrow make some Christmas things now I feel Im the only I dont make it:)))

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  34. Love your Wednesday posts...so fun to follow you around and see all that you are doing.

    Caught a head cold from my grandson, so have been blowing my nose all day... perhaps tomorrow and can get back into my routine.

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  35. Love the penguin too:))
    I want one to my cookies

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  36. Tiger has really been growing!! He is so pretty. Great collage of a busy day. blessings ~ tanna

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  37. Gloria ~ sounds like a long day! Sweet dreams. :) And you know, our Christmas guest list is much smaller this year. I wrote out my baking list and cut it in half just so I wouldn't overdo it, like I have the tendency to do. I'm only making a few choices...our very favorites. Simple is better, right? :)

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  38. Ebay bird cages are famous where I can find retro bird cage. Before spending a large amount of money, make sure that your seller is reputable. One way to ensure this is to only buy from sellers with positive feedback.

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  39. A luxurious condo should be decorated with a garden which will be further designed with rows of fantastic folding chairs, round tables and folding bird cage. Garden furniture can be of different types like wooden furniture, wrought iron and metal furniture. However, the price range is at variance with the quality and durability of the products.

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  40. i see you are getting in to the Christmas mood after all Betsy :-) I love it all, but the one with the cats lined up for their dinner is just my favorite :-)

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  41. Wow, is that your Christmas tree, it is stunning. And just look at those kittens, so cute.;))
    xoxo

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  42. What a wonderful and full week you have had!! The penguin is adorable and the pic of kitty is so sweet!!
    I too love the collages!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  43. Hooorah for Mr Penguin!! LOL! And the kitties are adorable! I really like your cookie snowflakes blogheader pic - how festive!! Take care
    x

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  44. I love every photo! Those kittens are SO cute! Your decorating is coming along nicely too!

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  45. I'm trying, Birdie. No matter what my mood is, Christmas stuff still has to be done, right?

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  46. I think it's sad that you're not into the spirit yet. I'd expect that from an old curmudgeon like me, of course. Just letting you know that my thoughts are with you, doll.

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  47. :( It's not really the holiday...just other things.

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  48. Right. :( But if you need help waxing your surfboard...

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  49. It's gonna take me a while to even find my surf board.

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  50. Dear Betsy I understand dear, but some days you know, and my dad have beesn sick and my Mom is so tired so yesterday I was in their house all day:) but Mom was happy:) My feelings is like you a feeling worry, tired is not about the holidays I love these holidays, really this year dear Betsy my list is too short:)) but still I dont think in it!
    well at least I ve the candies (lol) not seriously I hope to make something today, betsy I told you one time, if some day you want mail I will be happy:) thanks a nice day dear:)))

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  51. Anyway, Silver, I don't want to rain on your parade....I'm sure you're riding your own surfboard this week and I hope you have a great day.

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  52. I deleted old emails and sorted some into folders...

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  53. Peaches ~ I need to do that with photos on my computer!

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  54. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house. I love all the kitties lined up at their bowls. Also your vintage Christmas card collection!

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  55. Love the kitties all in a row...such harmony.
    And your penguin is so cute : )

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  56. SueAnn ~ I hear you have snow!

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  57. You've been so busy! Glad you got is all done and now you can enjoy the holiday festivities with your guys!

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  58. Nothing half as productive as this! My day mostly involved sitting in front of a computer. Your Christmas tree looks great.

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  59. A bird flight cage is great because it is wide that the bird would have a lot houses. This is also a part of a daily exercise that the bird should partake. Without exercise, your bird will get out of shape and will get unhealthy.

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  60. how do you have room for the vintage cars with all the others you surely get too? I had TWO on my fridge. Pathetic I know. Lol.

    I love the number 9 photo in particular. And you ginger bread men look perfect!

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