Sunday, June 03, 2007

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

"There are some people who want to throw their arms around you just because it's Christmas, and there are other people who want to strangle you just because it it's Christmas."

-Robert Lynd

Tee Hee. I was all set to sleep in yesterday, and then get up around 1:30 or so and make myself all pretty and girly before Alan got home. We had a date to have a nice turkey dinner, rent a Godzilla movie, pop some popcorn and just laugh ourselves silly. It was not to be. Sigh. He called me early in the afternoon and told me that he had to work a double shift, it seems they couldn't get by without him. LOL. Sigh. So, what to do? What to do? A Godzilla movie all by myself didn't seem like it would be much fun, but the weather outside was perfect for putting something spooky on to watch. Here it was June 2nd, and the temperature last evening was only 52 degrees! It felt downright December-ish. LOL. So, what would be my plan "B?"

I decided to do some early Christmas shopping online, and curl up with Elvis. I looked at advent calendars, and gourmet food. He and I have been discussing making this coming Christmas one our extravaganzas. Maybe get some new Christmas ornaments, and maybe order something yummy for dinner from Omaha Steaks. I have always wanted to order a cheesecake from the Carnegie Deli, in New York. Their cheesecakes look fabulous. Of course while I am there, I might as well order some yummy pastrami as well. :) Maybe make some special double-decker sandwiches for dinner on Christmas Eve. We always have great Christmas Eves. Usually we go out and make one last dash for stocking stuffers, then meet for lunch, this year we might go a different route. :) Time to start some new traditions I think.

I spent nearly the entire afternoon Christmas shopping, and by the time I was done, I was in the mood to make cookies. So that's what I did. I put Elvis on his favorite stool, put on the Peanuts Christmas album, and made Chocolate Chip Caramel, and Chocolate Chip Toffee cookies. We even wore out Christmas hats. It was a nice time of bonding with Elvis. He is getting better every day, but it has been a long road for him. I have been so pleased with him the last couple days, because he has actually eaten all of his meals without too much drama or coaxing. :) He is a fun cat around the holidays, he has never attacked the Christmas tree, and he gets excited like a little kid about opening his presents. I still have to do a bit of hemming on his pajamas, that Santa brought him last year. LOL. They are yellow with teddy bears on them. :)

So I guess we will have our turkey dinner later this evening. LOL. It's pretty wacky having 50 degree weather in June, but I am not complaining. It's comfy, the house smells like cookies, and Elvis is at my feet snoring away, wearing his Santa hat. What could be wrong with that? Besides, pretty soon it will officially be summer, and Christmas will be the last thing on my mind. So tell me, is there a holiday coming up that you are especially looking forward to this year?

"Early Christmas Cookies"
Berkeley, California
June 2, 2007


Monae said...

Hi !!!!!!!! I wanted to come by and say hello. I wish I could have been there with you while you were making those cookies. If you have any left over maybe you could send me some in the mail. Do keep writing !!!!!! I enjoy visiting.

Suzanne R said...

I love how creative you are! Those cookies sound just wonderful, as do all of your Christmas in June activies! I'm glad to hear that Elvis is doing better and that he was such a good helper. ;-) I like to Christmas shop early, too -- it makes me feel somewhat organized, although I have to make lists so I can remember what I bought for whom. It's that aging gray matter. LOL! Have a wonderful turkey dinner!


I am looking foward to Halloween. I want to decorate a lot. :-)

Carly said...

Hi Blue Butterfly :)

I LOVE halloween. I am hoping to do more decorating this year. I need to do some shopping for that holiday as well! :)


MyMaracas said...

Christmas in June? What a great idea. All the fun, none of the pressure. You rock, lady.

I'm looking forward to the Fourth of July. I'm a fireworks freak. Can't get enough of 'em.