Thursday, December 10, 2009

An original Thursday

The title of this blog post was brought to you by Ralph.  He suggested I call it Thursday  - I said  "well that is original"  So he said call it original Thursday.  So there you have it.

Time is a flying by...I can't believe we only have 15 days left before the big day.  There is a part of me that is in no way looking forward to Christmas and then there is the rest of me that can't wait to spend time with family and take a break from life's worries.  At least try to anyway.

I thought I would take a minute and tell you about my most favorite Christmas Story.  Aside from the one told in the King James Bible and Book of Mormon I love "The Adventures of Nicholas" by Helen Siiteri.  Our cousins sent us the book for Christmas whe I was little and I have read it almost every year since.  A confession...I kifed the book from my Mom and have had it my possession to enjoy.  I noticed the book is back in print so I will have to see what I can do about replacing it.  I highly recommend this great story about a little boy named Nicholas and how the traditions of Christmas came to be from the tree to stockings and delivery of the toys by chimney.

So, Riley got upset yesterday when Ralph wouldn't let him outside to follow me to the car as I headed out to work  -Riley proceeded to go upstairs behind Ralph's back and pee all over the bed in our guest bedroom.  He is such a little stinker with a whole lot of attitude.  He was in a whole lot of trouble when he got caught.  Here is his "what?" pose.  And then his Babushka pose (thanks to Ralph)  He snuggled down into the blanket after he came in from outside and then popped his head out. 

Another holiday recipe to share....I got this recipe from another one of my sister's in law.  It is so good.  Give it a try!  The flavors totally say Christmas!

Susan’s Cranberry Wassail
2 cans frozen cranberry juice
1 can frozen orange juice
1 can frozen apple juice
15 cups water
3-4 cinnamon sticks
12 whole allspice
12 whole cloves
8 oz. cinnamon red hots.

Warm slowly and keep hot but do not boil.

Ta Ta for now!
Smiley from

1 comment:

marlene said...

I love you! I finally am on my computer it has been a week or so since i have been on ! love the story !