Monday, December 8, 2014

parley view parsnip. . . just another day

 Over the weekend,
I finished my Christmas Card. 
Waited at Office Max for them to be quick printed.
Bought the wrong envelopes.
Found out I spelled everything right.
But forgot add the little drawing inside.
So I am adding that drawing to every card by hand.
Finishing the box for Japanese family
 it must be mailed no later than the 11 December.
I have all my shopping done,
what little I did, a long time ago.
Finishing up the homemade gifts.
I like to enjoy December and Christmas.
The light, trees, smells and for Tucson the cooler weather !
Tree will be up this week, with the decorations and fairy lights all around. 
I like to put decorations up as soon as I can so I can enjoy them all month.
I love Christmas.
Not the rush rush buy buy Christmas.
But the quiet lovely fun exciting family Christmas.
 Tucson son shot the next two moonrise photos.

 So much more spectacular in person but still quite wonderful.

 The moon has been outstanding this week.
Storm clouds at sunset.
 We had some very early much needed rain.
 And mentioning early, 
Santa Scotty dropped off an early gift for me.
 Doesn't Watson look wonderful.
He seems to be better.
 yesh, Watson lookin' gud but i thehamish is goin' to

And just because I can here is your pretty to start the week.
Japanese Son played Santa for the Kindergarten class
 connected to his University.
Doesn't he make a terrific Santa !
happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Good King Wenceslas,  The Muppet Christmas Carol


  1. My cards are being processed as we speak! By the way - you will have a special interest in my latest blog post!

  2. I love Christmas. It's great fun and I loved reading a post where someone
    wasn't bashing the holiday. I find there are just as many xmas haters out
    there. And really, to each their own but boy, this was a refreshing post.

    Boogie boogie.

    1. I can't believe there are Christmas bashing.
      What they should separate is the buy buy rush rush garbage !
      We have always done lots of family things, minus the x.
      Driving around looking at lights and decorations is a big deal for us.
      I feel the same way about Christmas cards. blah blah blah...

    2. I do like buying gifts though. It's great fun to think of things
      that someone I love would enjoy. But I don't go into debt.

      That's just not us.

      Love going to look at the lights too. So fun.

  3. What kind of fruit are on those trees?

    1. I have a small citrus grove in my side yard. 4 years ago we had a huge deep freeze that destroyed
      2 grapefruit, 1 kumquat, 1 lime and 2 lemons.
      The tree your asking about is a 50 years old Tangelo. It is only 1/3 the size it was. and is struggling.
      It doesn't look that great anymore but last years crop was fabulous. Sweet juicy fruit, beyond good.

  4. The moon has been spectacular. We're getting loads of snow tomorrow which means moonshadows. A leapin' and hoppin'...

    1. I would love if you posted a photo of the moonshadows.

  5. So glad to hear Watson is feeling better. And I agree that the rush-rush isn't a way to do Christmas.
    Love the moon photos. I've never been in the Southwest at Christmas. I bet it's really fun with clear skies and sun. Here it's grey but we keep our spirits up by getting the Christmas tree early so we can enjoy it for the rest of the month. And yes, your son is an excellent Santa.

    1. We are still watching Watson. There are some problems.

  6. Yes, yes, great Santa but Watson is better--Oh that is news to sing about! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  7. i love the moon shots but i love the shoes more! and the cute doggies too of course! yert!

    smiles, bee

    1. my left foot is so bad now that the tie shoes are mens.

  8. Gorgeous Photos! Fabulous shoes! and of course, the doggies look great

  9. Beautiful moon shots, but the Scotties are the best!

  10. It's great you are finishing Christmas stuff early. I like to relax and enjoy rather than being in hurry getting gifts and all.
    The moonrise photos are beautiful! Love trees, too (orange tree?) And the moon over storm clouds is stunning!
    Watson is looking adorable. Glad he is doing well. Your Japanese son is such a great Santa! I bet kindergarten kids were thrilled to meet him!

    1. It is a 50 year old Tangelo Tree
      And I think he looks great. One year he was a Mall Santa in Japan.

  11. I'm betting the best Christmas present you got is Watson recovering....

  12. I need to take out a mortgage to send cards this year - it's outrageous over here! xx