Tuesday, November 13, 2007

and now for something completely different

This morning Roger took off for Albany for 4 days. I have about a million things I would like to accomplish. Many of those things are to do with the holiday that swiftly approaches whose name I refuse to utter until Thanksgiving is over. I kinda feel like this guy. Every year the commercialism starts earlier and earlier. To me, it takes a lot of enjoyment out of the holiday which I will not mention yet. It sort of reminds me of when I worked in retail. By the time the holiday came all I wanted to do was hide in the closet and never see another decoration or hear another carol associated with the holiday which I will not mention yet.

That said, I have a thing I want to do that I must begin today or I will not finish in time. Can't say too much because members of the family(hi honey) read this from time to time. I recently heard some grumbling regarding my leaving the picture of the yummy Gordon Ramsay up too long. Let me just say one thing about that to the person in question...Telemundo!!!!

So I'm off to gather supplies and food and do various errands so that the next few days can be focused on important gift-giving type stuff. Someday I really will get back to the quiltmaking and show & tell. Can't remember if I showed these little baskets before.

The little houses are a gift for our friend who collects holiday houses and decorates her whole house with them. It really looks pretty and I think she will enjoy these as well.
That's it for now-hope your day is sweet and jingle-free.

For those who asked about Gordon Ramsay-here, he has his program, Kitchen Nightmares, on Wed. night at 8 on Fox network. I don't know if that translates to the same in different parts of the country. I understand that this weeks episode is the one they filmed in the too too posh Hamptons in a family-run Irish Pub that is famous here on the Island. I've never been there but I've seen it mentioned in the news several times. Can't wait to see what he does with the place.


Dorothy said...

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!

They started playing the jingles out of *that* music here last Friday. One station is all *that* music. I'm sorry, but I think I need a whole lot of turkey in me before I'm ready to start listening to Mannheim Steamroller and Karen Carpenter 24/7.

God bless us, everyone.

Gerrie said...

How can you put Scrooge in the same pose with those beautiful quilt blocks - oh so yummy.

I refuse to deal with Christmas until after turkey day!!

Janet said...

"That" certain holiday is already driving me nuts, too! I swear I heard XXX music in one of the stores before Halloween! By the time it arrives I'm sick of all the music and the commercials on tv and all the other hype.

I hope you have fun on your free days....and make lots of goodies to eventually show us.

Libby said...

Bah Humbug! I want to hold Christmas in my heart all year long . . . I just don't want it crammed down my throat when I go into a store *s*

Kay said...

Pretty blocks you're making for You Know What!

Ira said...

Lovely work.Very pretty Christmas blocks.

Rose said...

Sweet little blocks! I love the baskets best.

We don't do Christmas for the most part...at least not in that commercial sort of way. We have a tiny tree. We cook great food. We choose or make one item for DD. That's it. No stress at all. It's a choice we all have control over, I think, but maybe that's just me.

We're having wild turkey for Thanksgiving! Can't wait ;)