Sunday, December 22, 2013

'Twas the Sunday before Christmas

And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even the three pugs...

LarryPug has spent his weekend trying to rip off
his leopard doll's Santa hat. He will probably get
coal for Christmas.
For the most part, Mike and I have been laying low for the past few weekends, trying to avoid the retail craziness. We decided to brave the crowds today and head out for lunch to the Fifties Diner, one of our favorite places. After lunch we had planned to go to JoAnn Fabrics (Mike came prepared with a book and an issue of Time magazine), the pet store (to pick up some dog food and a birthday gift for Romeo) and to the supermarket. When we left the restaurant, the roads were so congested with holiday shoppers that we just went to the supermarket and bagged our other errands for another day.

Tonight, Mike is making Barley Risotto with Wild Mushrooms. I am spoiled rotten to have such a lovely husband who enjoys cooking for me. While it does take several hours for the food to reach the table, it is almost always a wonderful end result.

Here is Mike starting the process by soaking the leeks.
I made the handsome guitar apron that he is wearing.

I thought that the cut-up leeks were very pretty. This photo
also reminds me of the old commercial where Madge was
soaking her client's fingernails in Palmolive dish washing liquid.
I have been resting up and trying to get rid of my cold. After having a yummy lunch and going to the grocery store, I was exhausted and headed upstairs for a two hour nap.

Here I am in my fetching leopard nightgown and
sweatpants. Romeo is keeping a close eye on me.
No sewing was done today, although I looked at fabric online. Does that count?

Elvis says "Hi!"

LarryPug says "Come on over and rub my belly."
Sending you lots of pugs and kisses,


  1. I cracked up seeing your comment about Madge, the dish washing liquid manicurist. "You're soaking in it!"
    Great apron, nice cook, great pj's and sweet pugs.
    When he was young, my Tiberius (the pug dog) used to rip the heads off the stuffed toys.

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our house to yours! I love seeing those babies of yours in your blog. Great job on the apron and the hubby who cooks for you. :D