Friday, December 28, 2018

This Week

Happy last Friday of 2018, everyone! How are you all doing? What have you been up to this week? Did you celebrate? Did you host? Did you visit? Did you eat too much?



We didn’t visit anyone, but we did host a Christmas lunch on Wednesday, and we celebrated and ate too much with my family. The food was great (if I do say so myself) and the company even better. My mom was here, my brother and his wife were here, my two daughters and their boyfriends were here. Oh, the joy! A wonderful time was had by all, and the most amazing man in the world and I have enough leftovers to last us for a long time.


Yesterday we were total slugs; we did nothing and went nowhere. It looks like today will be the same, especially because of the freezing rain. No complaints from me; I can hibernate with the best of them, especially when the weather is crappy. I would prefer to be a slug on a tropical island but I’ll settle for our warm house and the electric blanket. And all the books waiting to be read, quite a few new ones received as gifts this week! Life is good.



Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? We haven’t made any but we would like to go out for dinner. Someplace quiet and not too crowded. Once upon a time, when I was much MUCH younger, I used to go out to party. I was able to tolerate the noise and the masses and the fast pace. Those days are over and done with. As I get older I prefer – and appreciate - quieter ways of celebrating. And when the weather is really bad, I’m perfectly fine with staying home all warm and cozy.



This week I am keeping it short. I don’t have much else to say or the energy to say it. So I will just wish you all a wonderful last weekend of 2018 and send you on your merry way!

30 comments:

  1. I think we're going to have a quiet New Year's Eve for once, too. Usually we have a bunch of people over to play board games but not this year. A lot of people we know are away holidaying in warmer climes than Alberta.

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    1. Oh, smart people! I would love to be away for New Year's eve in a warmer area. Celebrating the arrival of a new year on a beach would be a dream. Maybe one day :)

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  2. Hello there Martha girl .. I'm sorry I missed dropping by to say Merry Xmas .. but I think I am in time for the Happy New Year part ?(-;
    Yes .. celebrating quietly has become our art form too .. and a big yes to especially in crappy weather like this . dark and dreary .. so NY will be some order in Chinese food and TV ... with a cozy cat curled up with us .. I suspect your little ones will be too .. LOL
    The best for 2019 !

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    1. Hey, Joy! I don't like going out anymore on New Year's when the weather is really crappy. If the weather is nice, it'll be fun to get out and treat ourselves to dinner. And then scurry back home! LOL Nothing like a cozy and warm house this time of year. Happy 2019!

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  3. Hi Martha! :) How nice that you had everyone over for lunch! I'm happy to hear you had a great time. Oh my gosh, YES, we ate too much...but you're right, happiness IS leftovers LOL! We finished them off last night. Tonight it's breakfast for dinner, something super easy! We are having freezing rain here too so we scurried out this morning to shovel the foot of snow we got overnight so it doesn't become too heavy. I "snow-shoe'd" the backyard for the dogs too. Now we are hunkering down with coffee and sweets, watching some old SCTV's.

    We're staying home as usual for New Year's. I have a nice Raclette dinner planned. We are doing a bit of a different midnight thing...we used to have sparkling wine, but we're making Brandy Alexanders instead, yummy brandy, crème de cacao and cream cocktails. Perfect to lull us into sleep! :) New Year's day is tourtière and homemade fruit ketchup! That's been a tradition here for a few years now! I hope you find your quiet restaurant, oh my gosh, I used to party so HARDY lol...when I hit 30 though, that was enough for me! I remember the days when I bartended downtown in Mtl at Sir Winston Churchill's, I worked many New Year's Eves...it was a blast at the time!

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    1. You used to bartend at Winston Churchill's! I think every Montreal (at least around our age and older) knows that spot. Although, I never actually stepped foot inside. LOL Just hung around on the street with friends. But I do remember it :)

      That Brandy mix sound heavenly! A little of that and I'd be dozing off in not time. HAHA I'm not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. This is a small city and there isn't much going on. We'd have to drive out further and I'm really not in the mood. If we were meeting up with friends, maybe. We'll see how it goes. Maybe we'll just get take-out and watch a movie, all nice and cozy here.

      Enjoy tomorrow, and I wish all of you (two and four legged) a wonderful 2019!

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  4. Happy New Year Martha, we will have a quiet New Year's Eve as usual, safer that way too.

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  5. Leftovers are one of life's simple joys. Any ideas where there is a quiet place to eat? Nooooo. We do not go out on crazy drunk holidays, like New Years or St. Patrick's. We are more, eat some pizza 🍕 and stay in 😎 Smoothie Face has four days off and he got home early today. We're st the coffee shoppe now and I'm reading you in my new baby tablet. Tim bought it for me so I can read blogs, IG and MeWe all in one place! I love it. Anyway, Happy Christmas leftovers and New Year!

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    1. Sounds wonderful! Enjoy the time together. And enjoy the baby tablet. Sounds adorable. You hubby is a real keeper :)

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  6. The first time I tool my wife out was on a blind date for New Year's Eve in 1965!!!

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    1. That is awesome! You should share that story on your blog if you haven't already.

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  7. Glad you had a nice Christmas with loved ones. We had a nice gathering Christmas eve with family and then my mom was with us for Christmas Day. We still have a fridge of leftovers :)Have a wonderful weekend. And a happy and healthy 2019! XO

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    1. That is really nice! It's wonderful getting together with loved ones. Leftovers are always welcome after all the planning. You get a break from cooking. Here's to a very happy 2019!

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  8. We did things on Eve, CD, and the day after.

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    1. Sounds like a very busy period. Bet it was fun, too!

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  9. Can you believe I actually did not eat too much at any time over the holidays?! Well, it's big news to me at least :)

    Your quiet celebration sounds a lot like ours. The last place I want to be is out partying at midnight in the cold, ha ha

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    1. I can't handle those late night outings in the winter anymore. In fact, I can barely tolerate the cold at all as I get older. I'm just not in the mood for it. I don't mind finding a place nearby where we can have an early supper but I want to be home cozy and warm to bring in 2019!

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  10. I always like having leftovers. Sounded like you had a delightful Christmas celebration! No big plans for New Year's Eve. Years ago when hubby was still playing music in bands, everyone New Year's Eve was at some gig he and the band played and we were always on the road when the bars were getting out. Thankfully we always arrived home safely. Nowadays a quiet evening at home is delightful for us. We're still trying to figure out if we'll cook or bring something in. We'll see.

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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    1. That must have been fun with the bands. Lots of good memories there, I'm sure.

      We like things quiet now. I've had my party years and at most I'd get together with a small group of people at someone's home. But that's about it.

      Happy 2019!

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  11. Very quiet Christmas here.....the way we like it.
    I am with you on the 'leftovers' (even for just two there are always leftovers)! I made a 'hash' of the turkey/veggie leftovers....YUMMY!
    That tropical island sounds good right about now!!

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    1. I love being here for Christmas but for the New Year, being on a tropical island would be a dream. I wouldn't hesitate to be there. My brother and his wife celebrated the New Year that way last year and they loved it! Maybe we'll do the same one day.

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  12. I think we will stay home. Its been chilly and very windy and I think it's picking up again in a few days with wind. We don't have that many places around here to eat so I imagine all of them will be crowded. Our Christmas was low key spent with our son who lives down the hill. It was nice and cozy. Happy New Year.

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    1. It's not fun going out when the weather is not at its best. For us really bad weather can include anything from a snowstorm to freezing rain! It's always a crapshoot around the holidays.

      That sounds lovely with your son. Getting together with our kids is always the best.

      Happy New Year!

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  13. POEMIAS
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    Te escribo para desearte feliz año nuevo.
    Cuidate.
    Besos

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  14. Ah dear Martha what a perfect celebrations at your cozy warm beautiful home !

    i can imagine your joy and excitement to great extent :)))

    having whole family at a time is the such a huge blessing !

    i am sooo happy for you my precious friend :)

    Enjoy the happy readings and company of your most amazing man in the world!

    more blessings to you and your lovely family my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, dear Baili. Happy New Year to you and your family! Wishing you all the best for 2019 xo

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  15. We had a lovely family Christmas and a quiet New Years Eve …
    It worked out so well :)

    My good wishes for 2019.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Jan! Sounds lovely.

      All the best for 2019!

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