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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Shop early or stay home...

This year I took my own advice!  I was at Publix by 7:30 am (the bread in the bakery was still hot!) and back in my car by 8:15.  Didn't even overspend!  I had everything in the house and put away - and cranberry bread in the oven - before nine o'clock.  I don't think I've ever shopped that early or that efficiently the day before a holiday in my entire life.  I putzed around on the computer, returned a couple of client phone calls and took a nap - all before noon.  The vacuum cleaner is sitting in the living room practically shouting my name - but I refuse to respond.  I just finished making fudge, which I haven't made in years, and in a little while I am going to finish baking up the cookie dough I've been hoarding - chocolate chip and snickerdoodles.  Then I'm going to make the ultimate comfort food for dinner: homemade macaroni and cheese with enough butter and cheese to clog even Paula Deen's arteries.  After dinner, we are going to watch Home Alone and snuggle in for a good Christmas Eve's night sleep.  I hope you enjoy your holiday eve as much as I am enjoying mine!

4 comments:

  1. How I wish you were my neighbor, Dawn! Your evening sounds perfect -- we could both do it together. My bread will not be super fresh, as I purchased it on Wednesday, BUT with a "fresh till" date of 1/3/11. I'm just gonna take their word for it!

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  2. Glad I don't have to get out in the Christmas rush today as well, Dawn! It is pouring down rain here. Something we haven't seen in months!

    Thanks for the fabulous New Year wishes!! What a hoot!! I loved each and every one!!

    Wish I were sharing some of that mac and cheese!! One of my favorites!!

    Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  3. I went to the grocery store on Christmas Eve too. I thought it was going to be really crowded, but it wasn't too bad. It is amazing what all we can accomplish when we get up early and get it done. I really wish I were a morning person.
    Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright.
    (love the card!) Thank you.
    ♥ Joy

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