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You'd Think I'd Learn

I know better than to try and breathe while eating Triscuits. It happens to me all the time! *cough, hack, wheeze* The worst part is while you're gasping for air and coughing and eyes are watering, you're at the same time unable to tell the worried people around you that you are, indeed, fine; just suffering another incapacitating Triscuit-related injury.

Squee (with thanks to lyndalynn):

Offering invaluable assistance in making the Wedding scrapbook:

Meowy Christmas:

I need to figure out the flash/light settings on my little camera; some of the inside flash pictures are washed out, you can't even see the lights on the tree in the pictures I took (and I need to get a new card for the big camera).

I have been very lucky this year -- everything I've ordered for presents has ARRIVED. Now I just need to get over to See's and pick up some candies for my Mom-in-Law and mom's friend Bunnie; then, I THINK, I'm done except for baking for our care packages. (Which, despite our best hopes, may NOT get in the mail before Christmas...)

Many years ago, I bought a little set of the red statuettes they sell in Asian gift shops which claimed to be the Buddhas. One was Kuan Yin, of course the laughing Buddha (Budai/Hotei), and I'm not sure how many others I've misplaced over the years; and the fellow who has been standing on my dashboard guiding me for nearly the entire time I've owned it. I gave framefolly a ride last year and she looked at the little statue and said, "Is that Confucius?" I really wasn't sure (of course SHE knew!). So I was poking around this evening and it looks like, yes, it IS indeed Confucius, and not "one of the buddhas," as I had thought. Occasionally I need to study deeper when I get interested in things and not just take things at face value. I know better than that!

I cannot figure out how to turn off the flash on this camera. I have to find the instructions...

It rained in Phoenix today. Woot!


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Dec. 17th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
KITTIES! so cute

yay to the packages. I'm still buying stuff. i'm not a last minute sort of person but this year I just couldn't really work up the desire
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Cairo was being adorable last night (well, he's adorable all the time, darn him)

I have a couple of things to get, but I THINK I'm set. Just make a final decision on Christmas dinner and do the grocery shopping.
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
i think the christmas dinner is the one thing that's set.

Cairo is cute
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
We haven't decided if we want ham or something else this time.

Yes. Yes, he is.
Dec. 17th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I always fear the we want ham choice (i'm not into pork)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
I love ham, but Barb's only okay with it, so we don't have it very often.

But the last few years we've been having lamb for Christmas.
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
i'm sure my parents will be having ham. I won't be.

Lamb is also good (mom hates it)
Dec. 19th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
We decided on turkey, largely because lamb was $4.99 a pound and turkey was $.49. Our 14-pound bird was $12.71 while a tiny lamb roast was $23. Seemed an obvious choice...

The best part about lamb roast is the leftovers make killer curry dishes!

Maybe for Easter. I hope to have some money then!

Dec. 19th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
sounds like sound reasoning to me
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
I have most of my main gifts together, except for Barb's, since the Museum had problems with the manufacturer and ran out of stock. I found an acceptable replacement, and I hope it'll arrive in time for New Year's. :/

Time runs away from me. Very quickly.
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Well, they have beautiful Murano glass necklaces at Tuesday Morning I know she wants, or this one or this one or this one or this one; there were a few more when we were browsing eBay together, but I'm sure of those ones (at least I think so). There were several others, but they're first edition out-of-production ones and while there were two of the "Quarter Horse" listed, they'd been bid up over $300. *grin* (We actually have a first edition "Wildfire" up there -- the first one I gave her!)

And as a note, she doesn't have ANY of the ornaments or trinket boxes...

Edited at 2010-12-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
Dec. 17th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
I have no idea how it got to the point that Christmas is next week. It's a freak time wave or something. And it's nice to see that all cats are helpful in exactly the same unhelpful way. *g*

Edited at 2010-12-17 06:27 am (UTC)
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! This year shot past so fast it was scary. Feels like it was Christmas last year just yesterday.

All cats have their own unique traits, but they all appear to have been born knowing how to "assist" their humans!

Dec. 19th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
AHw! Kitty love! Jayne always helps me when I'm doing any sort of project on the table. Sooo helpful.

And WhoSqueee! Can't wait!
Dec. 19th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Kitties are very helpful critters! Especially with any paper-related projects.

It's been too long since I saw a Doctor Who eppy! (I watched some Doctor Four--Deadly Assassin--just before I put my Netflix account on hold for the holidays!)

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