Thursday, December 3, 2009

I love Christmas

Yesterday was a great shopping day for me, beginning ro enjoy Christmas. Bought my Christmas stamps. Deciding should I give this or should I give that. Beginning to set my book gifts aside. Checking out thrift stores now. Seeing if my book selections all year are going to be enough. Maybe make an annual trip to Barnes and Noble. Love doing that anyway.
I have fallen in love with winter caps, but don't know if others will share my enthusiasm. I don't do scarves much, not cold enough here, but it is plenty chilly elsewhere.
Sister Linda is in San Francisco this year. She might like something warm. She just had to have two teeth that had broken off extracted which she said made her quite ill, but she is recovering now I am glad to hear.
Bought a new ink cartridge for my printer, or rather Doc did. I need to repay him with lunch. That will be a start.
The new Farmer's Market store continues to be a boon. I love not having to go so far away for a single green thing. Yesterday I bought kiwis and apples. Oh, and I bought the most divine couscous salad Neena who does Indian food made and is selling there during the week. It so wonderfully flavored.
Indulged in pinenuts from Fresh and Easy. Pinenuts are a once a year treat to remind me of our fall pinenut hunting days in Utah. This is such a lazy easy way to attain pinenuts. I never saw such hard nuts to harvest in the wilds. We would hit the trees with long sticks. The trees with the biggest pinenuts on them were prized. Rain during the year made the nuts grow bigger but now you can get them nice, big, and plump, I don't know from where, but somebody is having to work hard to shake the cones down and extract the pinenuts if they don't fall out by thmselves. I don't cook with them. I just eat them as we did back then, out of hand!
Lots to think about from now until Christmas, making a list and signing the cards. Attaining new addresses if relatives have moved as my granddaughter did. I have got a good start, now I need to go back to bed for a few winks before getting up and facing the day. I am feeling so much better after changing my water. I even had the ambition to wash dishes down to Doc's. I have been making him do them all. It is surprising how not feeling well saps your energy. A little thing like that, soft water causing an allergic reaction in my digestive system, and this can go on for months until a possible cause is detected. With our possibilities for toxic reactions quite rife, we have to be on the alert all the time to stay healthy!

P.S. Cute Christmas header by Connie.


Connie said...

I don't know what pinenuts are.Maybe they are called something else around here.
Can't wait to see pics with the
winter caps on.Maybe I can do a wintry tag with one((hint-hint))
Lova ya gal....


Sugar said...

yes, tis the season! shopping is under way, the hustle & bustle has begin. winter caps are a fav of mine too, bet your sister would love one maybe with a matching scarf? glad to hear she's doing well. enjoy this miraculous time of yr.

sober white women said...

I am starting to get in the mood for Christmas. One of the marines said they were going to get us a tree. Now if only they would put the darn thing up so that way I could get all the gifts out of my closet. LOL

OH I have never had pine nuts, so I will have to try them.

madcobug said...

I have never ate any pine nuts. Glad that you enjoy them though.
Merry Christmas to you Gerri.

salemslot9 said...

before I even started
reading your entry
I sent your header
to my John at work
very cute, Connie
I've seen pinenuts being
used on cooking shows
my John likes chestnuts
this time of year
we've been buying
the big water thingys
you can put in your
fridge for awhile, now
use it mostly for
ice cubes and iced tea
when you don't feel well
you start to question
things like that
time to do online
xmas shopping
like now
so, it arrives in time

Amrita said...

Your shoping sounds good. I like pinenuts too.

Glad you enjoyed my Indain wedding post.

A Middle Aged Mom said...

Wish I could wear winter caps but I look funny in them! LOL

Love your header as always.

Have Myelin? said...

I love winter caps and pine nuts. =) One can never have too many winter caps or scarves in my opinion!

Barb said...

I'm far behind as usual reding blogs. A whole month almost.Sounds like you got a jump start on Christmas this year. Do you do needlework, like knitting or crocheting? I'll tell you now that I hope you had a grand Christmas & I wish you a healthy & blessed 2010. I don't know if you read my last blog entry (Pain Pain Go Away)-it's dated Nov22. but I wrote it DEC 22! crazy blogger. Anyway, our oldest, Chad & his wife, Malizza had told us a few wks ago they were expecting. We foumd last Wed it's TWINS! So we're praying for healthy first & at least ONE grandson 2nd. LOL
. Love to you, Barb *queenb


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