Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve 2016

 This is what it looked like outside this morning.  I think Santa will need to definitely have Rudolph in the lead this Christmas Eve....at least over Arkansas!  It cleared off later but tonight there will be more fog as it is warm and wet here.  It was 57 today and tomorrow 65...can't even have a fire in the fireplace when it's this warm.
It was really pretty with the raindrops hanging off the trees...........I wouldn't have wanted to be out on the road though!
I spent the day making Chex Mix.....3 batches of it.....one without nuts for the allergic Grayson.....and we're talking a serious life-threatening allergy to peanuts.   The Chex Mix below was made after I made the nut free and had it all packaged up.  I wouldn't even get the nuts out of the cupboard before that!

I cross stitched in between............almost done......still late but hey......I'm old!  I'm lucky I can see to do it! LOL!  The quote is not referring to my cross stitch either.
I took some cat treats over to "Jingles" today.....it's Christmas after all!  My girls are addicted to those Friskies Party Crunch treats......they're like addicts......all I have to do is shake the container and they come running.  So now I'm a cat treat dealer.....getting the neighbors cat hooked on them! LOL!  Wait  until she comes home and Jingles goes through withdrawals....oh, I'm so bad.
Tonight is the Little Bobbin's Christmas Eve Sock cast on!  I am ready!  I got my yarn a while ago....West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply Signature yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon and 35% Bluefaced Leicester.  I can't wait to use this yarn.  It is fingering weight and 437 yards so there should be plenty even with my big feet!  They don't have a color name just a number 06 -886-2249.  I will call them my Jingle socks in honor of Jingles, the Christmas cat.  I am using my 2.75 mm Karbonz DPN's which I love.
I never got the Christmas cookies done but there's tomorrow, hopefully, or the next day!  Christmas is a season after all.   Tonight is cheese, summer sausage, crackers, Chex Mix and a little of this..........
eggnog,  rum, stir, put it in the microwave and when it comes out grate some fresh nutmeg on it.  I always use spiced rum for this drink.  I think Ill get my jammies on and watch some Christmas movies and of course, follow Santa on his trip on the Norad Santa Tracker.  I have to ensure I am asleep before he gets to Arkansas!
Happy Christmas Eve!  And don't think for one minute that I am not eternally grateful for the true meaning and reason that we celebrate this holiday.  Blessings to all of you and peace on earth.
Happy Trails!

7 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Sandra. That nut allergy is a very serious thing. You are such a good Grandma to make soecial food for Grayson. Love the eggnog. I too, like soiced rum in mine. Never thought about warming it up though. Loving that yarn for your Jingle socks. I have heard the Karbonz needles are fantastic.

    We had very high winds and lots of rain today too. Our temps are in the 50s so I consider this desert snow lol.

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    1. Ha! Ha! Desert snow....love it. We have fog again this morning unless I died and went to heaven? Have a great Christmas and enjoy some knitting!

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  2. Merry Christmas Sandra! We have the snow! So far about inches since last night an it's still coming down! You're welcome to come share it. :-). I cast on my Christmas Eve socks this morning for our son-in-law. I'm ready to turn the first heel. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I would love to share your snow! How cozy you must be. You're ready to turn the heel already? You are 'the fastest knitter in the West'! LOL! Do you knit English or Continental? I need to speed up! Merry Christmas to you and your family and may you be blessed with good health and happiness all year long! Hugs....Sam

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    2. I knit English. Since I was a crocheter first it's just natural to hold the yarn in my left hand.
      BLessings
      Betsy

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  3. I'd love to come hang out with your for a while. Even though you are on your own, you always manage to make things festive and fun. I think anything below 70 F is cold ... but both my boys are here from the states where they left snow behind so they think it's Spring like in Kuwait. Unfortunately, we've had nothing but gray skies since they arrived. I'm hoping bright blue skies are back very soon. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Your boys will appreciate the warmth, I'm sure! At my age I can't seem to handle extremes of either. I hope the skies clear and that you and your family have the greatest holiday together! Merry Christmas to you and tell Sam it's time to start prepping for our birthdays too! LOL! You are a model of Christmas every single day and I think you are one of those "angels among us". Love always.....Sam

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