Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies from a recipe I found in Cooking Light magazine. They were fabulous. Chewy on the inside, crisp on the outside, and not too sweet or buttery (not that there’s any such thing as “too” sweet or buttery, you understand). Fred thinks they’d be good with raisins added, but I don’t like raisins in baked goods (though in cereal they can’t be beat) so there were no raisins. Yesterday, I decided it wasn’t Christmas without fudge, so I made fudge. It took forever to cool and harden, but once again: fabulous. Later today I’m making a Poppy Seed Cake (only, lemon rather than yellow cake) to bring to Fred’s sister’s house tomorrow. I’m sure it’ll be fabulous. I’m also sure I’m glad Christmas is almost here, so I can stop all this baking madness.


This is how I’m displaying the cards I’ve received this year. Don’t worry – I’ll take closeup pictures in the next few days and post them, but this is the overall effect. I kind of like it. (flickr) And speaking of Christmas, this is what I asked for (and got) from Fred for Christmas this year: (flickr) We used to have a shitty table there under the window, a cheap one he picked up at a store, and I hated it. So I asked for a table made with his own two hands, and that’s what I got. We’re both thinking he should have made it deeper (that cat bed just barely fits on it), but overall I adore it. Every time I catch a glimpse of it, it makes me happy. I had no idea 11 years ago that Fred was going to turn into a Handyman. Had I known, I would have married him that much faster!


I feel like I’ve probably done this meme before, but I’ve got nothin’ for y’all today, so I’m doing it again. I found it somewhere on MySpace some time ago, and have been saving it just in case. JUST TWO THINGS Two Names You Go By: 1. Robyn 2. Bitchypoo Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now: 1. A t-shirt that says “Books. Cats. Life is Sweet.” on the front. 2. Very thick, warm socks. Two Things You Would Want (or have) In A Relationship: 1. Laughter. 2. Communication. Two Things You Like To Do: 1. Snuggle with kitties. 2. Read. Two Things You Want Very Badly at the Moment 1. Warm weather. 2. Sunshine. Two Things You Did Last Night: 1. Read until far too late. 2. Watched TV. Two Things You Ate Today: 1. A Clementine. 2. Water. What? It’s still early! Two People You Last Talked To: 1. Fred 2. The spud. Two Things You’re Doing Tomorrow: 1. Waking up early. 2. Going to Fred’s sister’s house for breakfast. Two Favorite Holidays 1. Labor Day. 2. My birthday. What? It’s a federal holiday! Isn’t it? January 9th? Doesn’t everyone get that day off work to have cookouts and drink too much? Two Favorite Beverages 1. Water 2. Hot cocoa. Two jobs I have had in my life: 1. Office manager. 2. Convenience store cashier. Two movies I would watch over and over 1. When Harry Met Sally. 2. She’s the Man. (Obviously, the really deep movies.) Two places I have lived: 1. Lisb0n Falls, Maine. 2. Smallville, Alabama. Two of my Favorite Foods: 1. Birthday cake. 2. Just about any kind of asian food. Two places I’d rather be right now: 1. On the beach. 2. Hell. It’s warm there, right? Two people I think will respond: Respond to what? I’m not tagging anyone. Well. If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged, mm’kay?


“What?” (flickr)


Previously 2006: What a difference a year makes. 2005: No entry. 2004: Fred thought it was funny that his sister had to explain to her boyfriend, who is from France, what “French toast” is. 2003: THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND I WAS IN TARGET! HAAAAAAAAAAAAA! 2002: No entry. 2001: No entry. 2000: No entry. 1999: No entry.]]>