Thursday, December 24, 2020


 What do you have planned for today?

Crazy busy doing last minute preparations for tomorrow?

I will be making our Ambrosia for tomorrow.  It's super easy and fast, so I'm not too bothered about hurrying to get it done.

Everything else is done... so I should have a lazy day!

I've been working on the FIRST section of the tree's YARN BOMBING:

ABOVE:  It's coming alone nicely.  There is going to be 'additions' on top of this section.  I hope to make them today too.

I will be opening my shop at midday.  I will be very surprised if anyone calls in though.  But, as I'm not doing anything much, I might as well open it.

And that's all I have for now. How about you tell me how your preparations are going?  Are ya all sorted, or pulling ya hair out?

Catch ya later.


12.24 pm:   So far today...

Steve n Bex have called in to put chickens in my fridge.  They are cooking them here tomorrow morning.

Lacy has called in, and then took off to Auckland to pick up Griffin.

I've almost finished the first section for the tree.

And I've had customers in the shop and made a good sale.

So... a good morning.

Griffin is going to be here for a couple of days.

Then after he leaves, we have our cousin Danielle here for 3 days. AFTER she leaves we have Lacy and Keera here for 3 days.

So... I might as well install a rotating door!

ABOVE:  I just have the buttons to go.

ABOVE:  Had to share it!  

Right, back to those buttons.

ABOVE: Stew came home at midday.  Just in time to try on 'our' kitchen apron.

Then he put a hook inside the pantry door for it to hang on.  I put loops on the shoulders to hang it with.

Lacy and Griffin are back from Auckland, she had a smooth trip up and back thankfully.  Traffic wasn't too heavy.

ABOVE:  Weird and wonderful fungus growing in this pot, right outside my Sewing Room door.

It's quiet pretty... if ya like YELLOW.  lol

Stew, Brylee and Griffin have gone out to Mitre 10 for light bulbs for something.  Dunno what.  But it's just an excuse to go out really.  It's cloudy, windy and on/off wet today.   No swimming today.

I'm stuck in me shop.  It's damn quiet like I thought it would be.  Still time for some more peeps to call in, but I'm not holding my breath.

I'm doing a Chicken Teriyaki Rice dish for dinner.  

It's raining again.  

I really shouldn't bitch about it... because it's not hot and sticky today.  That's fantastic.

OMG it's been diabolical, 94 % humidity here in the Waikato.

9.37 pm:  We ended up having chicken teriyaki and noodles.  Much nicer than rice.

Then I watched some You Tube videos as the TV was not working due to 'Atmospheric Conditions'... such a pain in the butt.

Time to go to bed and hopefully get a decent night's sleep.


  1. Anonymous7:26 AM

    I'm at work @$%! it hopefully an early knock off 🀞🀞 mostly sorted for tomorrow will be quiet unfortunately. It's been bloody warm here too thank goodness for air conditioning George's Mum.

  2. Travelling down to Rotorua today. Going to the Mount tomorrow and then back to Rotorua for a couple of days. Hubby staying home which will be strange but looking forward to the break from work 😁

  3. Trish in NJ7:45 AM

    Pulling hair out here and we still have one more day until Christmas Eve. I'm going to blame it on kids doing online school and one of them having been in the hospital because of an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and not because I've been putting things off. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

  4. Couldnt sleep again so got up at 4.30 made batch shortbread..jrllies for broken glass jelly just having coffee and some toast. Got visitors tonight so nibbles etc on the agenda and they r big eaters so lots of nibbles

  5. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Nothing to do so going op shopping yay!

  6. All best wishes to you and your family for a great Christmas Day- good thoughts from Texas-

  7. I am making cookies. Chocolate Chip cookies. And Buckeyes. Buskeyes were a cookie I gre up with in Ohio. They look like a Buckeye Nut and are basically peanut butter alls dipped in Chocolate. By some miracle we have convinced our son and his girlfriend to come over tomorrow. They are even more sheltered than us with the Covid crisis. And my husband and I have not seen anyone in almost a year without a mask and such. The ONLY thing I do is shop and I won't even go down an aisle if there is another human in it. But, now I need to vacuum and mop and I think I will even wipe down the cabinets! First visitors in eight months! Might as well do it up! For Christmas Dinner, I am making Christmas Salmon. I found the recipe online and it looks beautiful and festive.

    However, we are currently in a Blizzard - and tomorrow the wind is going to be 40 miles per hour. And the wind chill will be negative 20-30 degrees. So we may not have Christmas after all. Blowing snow at that temp makes tomorrow quite the dangerous day to go out the door!

  8. Ive got tomorrow and Christmas Day off, but spending it alone in my own bubble because of the dreaded Covid. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Anonymous12:01 PM

    I was up at 6 and off to kmart to get a few odds and ends. Home again to work till waiting to go to Nelson for couple of days with me sisters and my mum. Have a wonderful day Chris and Stew. Kj

  10. I am about to finish work, drop a cake off to a client then to the bottle store & supermarket to get Sio's present from Samyson. Home to do dishes, wrap some stuff and then pick Sio up from work, home to call an Uber then off to a friends for Christmas Eve lasagne.

  11. I love the apron and Stew wears it well. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  12. Thanks to Melbourne lockdown, which of course is now over, I thought ahead and got the Christmas shopping done online early. We got the last bits on Monday. I even had groceries delivered this morning so Ramona and I can bake today! One trip to the shop (without Ramona because I have to buy Santa some different wrapping paper), some baking and present wrapping and hopefully I am done and can relax tonight.

    Tomorrow, relaxed lunch with my sister and brother in law, then on Boxing Day or the day after we are going to my sister's house, in a smaller seaside town out of Geelong, for a few days to catch up and have a change of scene. It is a bit mad out there with tourists at this time of the year, but quieter than the big city!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

    Love Penny xx

  13. Oh yes, Stew, you look smashing in that apron! xx

  14. Love the apron...Stew it looks good on you too πŸ™‚
    Home for me today on babysitting duties. When mum comes to pick up its going be nanny nap time.

  15. Happy holidays! Have a very Merry Christmas, enjoy all the company.

  16. Anonymous3:20 AM

    Rocking the apron Stewart 😁 We are back in lockdown from Boxing Day, so having a short Christmas visit to the in-laws for the 1 day we're allowed. Was able to wish the Nelson gal a Merry Christmas from our car as she finished work at 1am. Wishing you and all your family a peaceful, lovely Christmas and best wishes for a better year in 2021.
    Jane G in a cold and frosty Scotland 🌨
    Jane G

  17. Have a great Christmas with the families. Love the apron. We are in lockdown here in Wales UK so no visitors for us. Happy Christmas to you all.


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