Friday, December 30, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The chaos is over, the house is back in order, everyone is happy and I am very very tired.
We are going to have a quiet New Years eve - perhaps a movie and dinner - but that is all
I can manage, I am afraid I partied too much this christmas and am in desperate need of
some down time.
Painting begins again next week - will post first project -

Love to all out there in blog land -

Monday, December 26, 2011

I nearly gave up on this whole blogger thing................

For over 3 weeks I have not been able to connect to my blog - for reasons I still do not understand - I worked on it every night without fail for at least an hour - sometimes much longer and no luck - it kept telling
me Google could not make the connection - went onto all kinds of help sites - and dug into my computers inner secrets with great trepidation, typing what I read I should do here, deleting what I read I should do here, and almost crying with frustration.  Does this happen to anyone else - or do I just happen to be the
most computer illiterate blogger on the planet?
My ( soon to be ) son in law came over for xmas and came in to my office for 2 minutes - walked out and said " I don't know your password but you are ready to be connected to blogger "
WTF???????????????sorry but sometimes only that word will do - this is one of those times.

I am not going to overthink this - I am so relieved and so grateful to be back on - hope everyone had a wonderful christmas -we finally got snow - it fell on christmas eve and christmas day - so yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he brought me exactly what I wanted - my family - snow - and a christmas eve that
went off without a hitch for all 15 of us.

Hope everyone had a holly jolly christmas ( this year )

OMG - just went to download a christmas picture - and............................
my pics won't download - this is an older one I took a couple of weeks ago

( Tony come back please - asap - thanks from your future Monster in law )

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I'm dreaming of a white..........................

We don't have much snow here in Montreal to date, and although everyone seems to be thrilled with that, I miss it around this time of year.  When you are raised in a climate of cold blustery snowy winters you tend to associate christmas with a white background, and there is something lacking when it doesn't appear.
I don't have a tree up yet and that is so not me, I haven't been christmas shopping yet - and that is completely out of character for me - and I am 100% blaming it on the lack of those beautiful snowflakes that fill me with
energy and excitement and christmas cheer.

So this year I am thinking my tree will go completely white with decorations - and table settings.  I am off tomorrow to buy the tree - ( I actually wanted to buy a white tree but can't justify spending what they are
asking for them ) I asked my mother today what would happen if I spray painted a real tree - to which she replied " I think you are going a little too far now " I swear to God she thought I meant spray painting living
trees in the garden - lol - people must think I am totally off the wall.

Played with table settings today ( went to a party last night and was too groggy today to do much else ) so here we go - keeping in mind I think there will be 3 tables this xmas all clustered together.

 I am kind of liking the cool " ice " look - I know xmas is all about warmth but I have to get
 the white from somewhere  and will simply light a fire and lots and lots of candles for warmth, lol.

 Our tree goes in the dining room so the white decorations will tie in with the tables, and hopefully
 it won't all look too sterile,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Branching out.......................

 Started off with this - a branch from outside - which I spray painted silver
 which led to my once again sneaking out in the middle of the night and
cutting down a few more ( this is going to be a barren looking street if I keep up with my nocturnal habit of snipping here and there lol )

 and ended up with this

 AND.............if you do not feel like branching out - you can always twig out!!!

Did I mention I am guilty of  " overkill " ?  Although I personally don't think you can ever everBranching out
over do xmas - it's the one time of year when I can get away with it, lol


Wow - It's good to be back

I have been going through withdrawal symptoms from my blog - for some reason Google would not give me access - until this morning - very very strange.  Perhaps I should look into another source for my blog............

Then for some reason my new camera wouls not install my photos - so have been working my little fingers off trying to fix that - God, it is not easy being so technically challenged.

Furniture painting has taken a back seat to xmas fast approaching - so here are some photos of my christmas madness!

Have not picked up a tree  yet - very very late this year - but will post photos of that as soon as I can

Off to my mom's new place later today to help her decorate - will take lots of photos