Thursday, December 13, 2018

I Like Thursday #119

Welcome to this week's list of likes! Happy Thursday Y'all

I'm really enjoying sewing with Christmas fabrics in the season....

I like having the new Christmas tree up in the Family room.

It's 9 feet tall, and now that it's fluffed out, it looks really pretty. I made an executive decision to just have white lights, a simple metallic star garland, and any icicle ornaments I can find. It shimmers like a tree in the forest after an ice storm. Of course I can't find the box with the majority of icicle ornaments... I've been collecting them for years. Still, it's pretty and I can leave it up into January this way.

Pretty sparkles!
 I am having a great time listening to my holiday CD's

. Our old stereo is now set up to play through two of the four wall speakers in the family room. It's not equipped to handle all four, but I can put in 5 cd's at a time, push shuffle, and hear a nice mix. Our tiny cottage in MD had the stereo down at floor level, and it was hard to load.

I like this salsa from Target... who knew?

Image result for christmas cake great american baking show
I'm enjoying the Great American Baking show on Thursdays (ABC) which is based on the Great British Baking show but with American contestants, and all holiday themed challenges. I'm also enjoying the return of Brokenwood (NZ show) and continuing the show 800 words (NZ)
I found the Netflix show Kominsky Method with Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas, along with a cast of stars. It's fun and quirky and real. Alan Arkin is just hilarious to me, and at age 84 he is remembering lines, delivering them with great timing, and an inspiration!

For some reason our less than 4 month old coffee maker is leaking coffee all over the place
Don't they come potty trained? We bought another one at Target luckily on sale, but Target only takes them back within 60 days. Is this the lifespan of a coffee maker?

I'm enjoying writing almost a story a day here for the month of December. It's funny, I think about different ways to find joy, as I'm walking, then come home and let the story write itself. I like the discipline of writing daily. Some of the stories pour out, and I start crying while writing. It's been a very interesting experience.

rosy cheeks!
I love shopping this time of year! All the displays are pretty! There are a lot of sequins on clothing this year... look at this seen at Macy's
I whisptered to my husband it was kind of tacky, and a woman walked by loudly telling her husband it was "beautiful!"
I also loved this bedding display
and did you know the color of the year according to Pannetone is Living Coral. LOVE coral!

My friend Colette (her link is told us on the Thursday likes about the Hallmark Christmas Movie bingo cards available. Hilarious! So much fun

I printed mine free here

right now, my husband is ahead...
for some favorite Cowboy group Riders in the sky play a fun medley, al la Cowboy
Milo's Moments
They don't smell like dogs
Hi y'all
I have to first tell you what happened!!
When mama leaves the house without me, and I've told her not to do that! she has me go to my safe place and she closes the door. When Daddy leaves for work, if Mama is upstairs still, he has me go to the  crate and closes but doesn't lock the door. I can leave if I want but after I run up and see if Mama's still here, I usually go back and nap.
This time Mama left for PT, I was in my crate, the door was pushed closed, but not locked!
Mama drove off, I realized she didn't lock the door!
The. Door. Was. Not. Locked! I could go out! Outside the crate! By MYSELF. Alone in the big house!
I am not trustworthy, they all know that! I should not be allowed to roam! I hardly knew what to do!

While they are here, I like to cause trouble by relocating shoes, and tearing up paper, and eating random stuff on the floor. But while they were gone?

Mama came back and I was at the back door when she came in and I was so happy I jumped all over her and told her I had been out of the crate by myself, and I licked her (she didn't have any food at all) and I wound around her, and wagged my tail and was so happy we all made it through this disaster! Whew!

She cooed at me, I love it when she does that! and said, what a big boy to handle the whole house on your own!
I said, what! I shouldn't be allowed to handle the house on my own! I'm just a little boy, not two yet!
Mama said, yes, you can do it! Now we might let you more often... you can look out a window, you can eat or drink, you can lay on the carpet or walk around!
She seemed happy, so I tried to be. I don't know about this. Again, I am not trustworthy!

Otherwise,, I like the new kibble they are trying, and someone named Santa gave me a toy this week which is mostly already chewed up. It krinkled which is really fun!

I played with my doodle friend Gracie twice as her Daddy is gone for work trip and she has a babysitter what wants her to get tired. Mama doesn't enjoy the way I return with spit all over my head though.

I'm not sure about the tree, inside the house. Is this indoor plumbing?

might post later in the day
Minou's Minute 

Linking to parties
ruby tuesdays
Thankful Thursdays pet parade


easyweimaraner said...

the mama would like to watch a baking show too... maybe it helps a little to pimp up her creations ;o) they don't smell like dogs Milow? ...weird isn't it?

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi LeeAnna! I love watching the baking show, too. And Milo - wow, Mr. Big Boy. Walking all around the house, wherever you want to go! No indoor plumbing though!! Happy Happy day to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Heather Pregger said...

Poor Milo, he may not be ready for the responsibility of handling the whole house alone! I love the whole Christmas season/Christmas vibe, too. I have been playing Christmas music, decorating, enjoying the tree....I even enjoyed wrapping presents. I've surprised myself with how much fun I'm having. Your tree is beautiful!

Libby in TN said...

Riders in the Sky used to do live programs with an audience on Nashville Public Radio (or was it TV?). They are a hoot in person!

Norma Schlager said...

I do love your Milo stories! So was he actually a good boy and do no destruction? I had a trainer tell me once that you had to wait at least 18 months to leave a dog alone in the house. I am dogless (and catless) now for a long time.
I like your tree, too, simple and elegant.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Oh my goodness-Milo's story is so sweet. Thank you for the link to the bingo cards. I'm giving them as a gift to my daughter who watches the movies with her hubby. She doesn't know they exist so this will be fun. I laughed when I heard about them. Great idea. I like that outdoor ornament. Your NINE FOOT tree is perfect. i need that garland. 60 days on a coffee pot? wow-that's just not right. I'm still out on "coral" color for next year- I've never used it so this will be new-maybe with some aqua for the summer. I really enjoyed this post. Have a great day. mary

Sara said...

Your tree is beautiful. I've been collecting icicle ornaments for years too and have a lot of them on my tree again this year. I love how they twinkle with the lights. And I also am a fan of coral. It's a color that I can wear. said...

Pretty Christmas fabrics. I agree you can't listen to this music without smiling. Milo you brave man. Your tree is gorgeous.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love Riders in the Sky! We got to see them in concert once, a long time ago. They were so good! And good for Milo to be able to roam the house and be such a good boy when no one was home!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I listened to your music while I read your post. Wonderful. We are just now leaving Rex and Murphy free in the house when we leave and then, one of us has to do a sweep to be sure everything is dog proof.
So many lovely entertaining things all for our enjoyment. A tree that lasts into January is a great idea...they add so much to a room.

Michelle said...

I like the British baking show so I will have to try the American version. I am always looking for good shows on Netflix. Thanks for linking up today.

Sandee said...

What a lovely post. I see you have the holiday music out. Perfect.

I'll have to try that salsa.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Milo. ♥

Brian's Home Blog said...

The peeps have been watching cooking and baking shows and listening to Christmas tunes too. Hey Milo, ya sure done good being out by yourself! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Jean said...

Your Christmas tree is beautiful! Okay, I have admit that I like the sequin dress and could just see wearing it with some sort of black wrap and heels. IF I had anywhere to go and dress up. Or wore heels.

Angie said...

LA - Happy Thursday to you! Is that first ornament yours? So cute! And what?!?!?!?! No flamingos on your tree? Shocking … I love holiday music and tend to put on the Pentatonix station on Pandora - love the a capella music. Yes, I am afraid that coffee makers have very short lives - we go through one about every six months. One time, it broke down on Christmas morning. ACK! We had to use our French press, which was OK but SLOW. Have a great weekend!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I like your Christmas tree

Tom said...

...have a colorful and sparkly Christmas. Neat tune.

Jeanna said...

Kisses, Milo, where's your antlers? Do you like the American one, I didn't care for it last year but this year seems better. You are so crafty! I love the patchwork you made and your Christmas tree is so elegant. Here I'm toying with working some of my nephews' old toys into the nativity scene on my desk (the Joker, a Borg). I love love love the big ornament. That is my new favorite thing this year, large ornaments hanging from yard trees.

Kaja said...

Your tree looks so pretty - how cool to have space for one so tall. I also approve of your selection of Christmassy cds -I have my own version of this pile.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Great fun! So nice to see photos of Milo. I think he has a longer nose than Scout. We have been able to leave her out of her crate when we leave for some time now. I even though about putting her crate away but she got bent out of shape when I moved it and now lays it in as if to say, "this is mine!" so it stays. I think your Christmas tree is PERFECT!!!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Your tree is gorgeous!