It's the absolute best place to get holiday gifts for yourself or for others at affordable prices.
There are many holiday things to look over and
purchase at great prices as there are many to choose from.
I hope to see you there enjoying so many holiday buys!
Look what came in the mail today! I ordered these Thumb Hooks to hang things on.
It's a little Silicone hand to hold a toothbrush, an SD card reader,
a set of keys - to name a few.
It helps us keep our computer or phone plugs separated.
There is an adhesive grip on the back of the palm which holds it in place, while the fingers are movable. I have some left to put in the art studio holding those important paint brushes. I must say I certainly was surprised how cool they are.
Makes a great gift!
This is a clock that I purchased while living at Eastward. The cost - $9.00. It was too plain and simple so when Judy made a visit she painted it. This lovely clock hung in our kitchen 30 years with a battery change every once and awhile. It brings
back so many loving memories.
The minute hand happened to be the only that would move! And our attempt at getting it apart left some wrinkles along
the edge of the number 12.
Leon took off today as we had no way except the microwave for telling time. This is the clock he came home with. Cost: $4.44! Tomorrow I'm going to add the black contemporary splatter all over the rim, like before. I hate to have the memories pass us by. Wish Judy lived closer!
How 'bout those COWBOYS! One happy coach!
One hungry quarterback!
One dynamite half-time performer!
One spectacular COWBOY - DaRon Bland has set a new NFL record with his 5th interception return for a touchdown this season! What one FABULOUS holiday this has been all the way around!
Thanksgiving is here! It's a time for bare trees with
colored leaves placed in position on the ground.
We head to Jim and Kay's for our annual get-together
with friends and great tastings.
The foods were outstanding, as usual, with the pies not shown here or everybody's contribution because the photographer got more involved in talking with the guests instead!
Kay, the centerpieces were masterfully set to complete
beautiful tables. So gorgeous!
Spencer had to stay home as his ears went down, not happy at the moment with that decision.
My Iowa family sends holiday pictures, which I just adored!
We had a wonderful evening. I LOVE celebrating Thanksgiving. It's a time to gather and treasure this holiday more than ever. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all! Even YOU, Spencer.
We drew two more names that get a FREE container of peanut brittle for this last draw. Linda Lewis (friend from Houston and Maine) wins. She is going to let Phil eat away as he loves it. And David Williams (cousin in Florida). Thanks to everybody who continues to support Leon and his efforts at becoming a master peanut brittle maker!
Marilyn and I met for coffee at Atlantic Bakery in Rockland this morning and boy was it busy. Friends meeting. Sharing time together. Smiles could be seen all over the place.
But what's sitting in that little coffee place is certainly spectacular! Look at this piece of cheesecake...
along with some other fabulous eatings.
Dinner rolls took a spot right beside the line of people that placed a food order along with...
stuffing and pies! Do you think they are ready for that dinner?
If you need to complete your Thanksgiving meal, I say this is the place to stop by. All those great treats to dive into and I'm holding a lettuce salad, which sat among all the sandwiches. I could have at least bought one of those desserts home. I will be returning. Marilyn and I had a great chat over that cup of coffee.
That made the trip all worth everything!
The setting in this story takes place in Maine during the pandemic, as Lucy moves from Manhattan to a safer place to deal with such a situation. Her ex-husband, William, sees to it that she puts herself in safer place.
Isolation during COVID becomes the key-word in this story. It expresses the struggles that come along with it. And throughout reference to former Strout's writings occur as Olive Kittridge's name appears several times.
The difficulty throughout the book is what loneliness does to one.
My imagination played a part in this read. We have all lived through the pandemic and know what it feels like. Strout has explained how families stay together, beginning to learn about each other. It is a fast read. A meaningful read when one is put in such situations. Enjoy!
One day I get a text from Carol Latta with a picture of a light weight sweatshirt and the company it came from with lots of wonderful pictures of such shirts to wear. She said, "Let's both get one and wear it out for lunch one day". What a great idea!
I browse the shirts and agree with Carol that this is the one for me!
Says so much about the word "happiness"!
I look just like a movie star.
The day arrives when we head out to DOT'S to have lunch, wearing our fashionable attire. The place was filled with people.
But no one said a word about our FASHIONABLE wear. I could not believe it. Before leaving we asked this gentleman to take our picture and he jumped right up and snapped a few, while only asking "are these alright"? We will try again next year!
We cannot find where online we purchased these. I would like to get another for a gift and am unable to have them pop up. If you know how to find them, please get me the information.
Thanks, Carol, for getting in touch with me. It was such great fun!
Michael bought over his Joule Sous Vide immersion circulator showing
Leon how it works to cook meals.
"It's a cooking technique that enables precision temperature control." It works by circulating heated water in a pot while cooking food to the exact set temperature. The whole process is controlled by an App on his cell phone. Depending on what's cooking, it sets temperature and time to have a perfectly cooked item. Takes the guess
work out of preparing a meal.
In goes the steaks in plastic bags. He programmed it on his cell phone to come out medium rare and that is exactly what happened!
Michael also cooked three kinds of potatoes (pinto potatoes, red fingerling, purple potatoes) from his garden in the Sous Vide. Before serving he placed them in the oven while the steaks were being done.
A quick searing done and the meal was ready to serve.
The eatings were just perfect!
The table was set!
Glasses for Prosecco, red wine or white wine
were waiting for wine to be poured.
Mary Jo and I are ready to feast on a simple technique eliminating overcooked, dried out food ensuring an edge-to-edge Sous Vide meal to perfection every time! Michael uses this method of cooking daily.
This technique has been used for years by professionals and works by circulating heated water in a pot. YEAH, MICHAEL! It was one delicious meal.
What a great holiday gift!