Monday, December 22, 2014

Frivolous & Fun at The Manor

I'm offline today doing chores FIRST, and if there's time, draft two of my Chocolate Coconut Cookie Drops.

And, and, and, another batch of dairy-free biscuits, using my new shortbread pan that Tim gave me for the Solstice. I gave him a game for the 360 (xbox console). And so far, Tim made his Solstice goal but I haven't made mine yet.

That's what we do each Solstice and Equinox. We get a fun gift, preferably something frivolous. And we each make a three-month goal. It's a happy way to celebrate the seasons.

Wow, for someone that's not here today, I sure yapped a lot. As I write this, it's Sunday night and we're about to close the lids on our coffins and get some shut eye.

27 comments:

  1. Such fun !
    Keep on baking !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thanks and Happy Birthday to your Solstice son. Very cool gift you and your daughter made, him.

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  2. I like your gift-giving and goal-setting tradition!

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    1. Thanks Debra. We do too. So fun.

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  3. The lids on your coffins, huh?

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    1. Otherwise, it gets too chilly.

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  4. I love it you buy gifts to celebrate the seasons. So sweet. Enjoy your day :)

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  5. love the idea of celebrating the soltice like this!

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    1. It's great fun and we get to do it four times a year.

      Sounds like you had a good Christmas day on your blog. That is very cool about the card and dropping off goodies at your favorite MickeyD's.

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  6. What a great tradition you have!

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    1. It's great fun, and silly too. Read your post. Hope you slept better. Sounded like she didn't give you decaf, yikes.

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  7. I think that's an awesome tradition!

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    1. It's great fun. Hope you find good undies. I'm really not help on your post because I buy cheapos.

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  8. I haven't played any of the Dragon Age games

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  9. I LOVE the traditions you have. So much fun. Way cool. And I got your emails; just haven't had a chance to respond. The one about your teeth....BAHAHAHAHAHAHA... I love that you send those quirky messages. Love it. Okay, time to shut down, make popcorn and watch yet ANOTHER Christmas movie. Good stuff. Nite nite, Wonder Woman...

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    1. I don't have a Twitter or G+ account so I just send emails about teeth.

      How are you liking your short short hair cut? Is it easier to maintain?

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    2. I LOVE my short hair. Washes quickly/styles even quicker. I'm not quite used to it yet, but that's pretty normal.

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    3. That's how it was for me too, when I went from hair that was down to my butt, chopped up to my shoulders. By gosh, it felt funny when I washed it because there was no hair. Less shampoo, too.

      Does take some time to get used to. Fun though, I think to get our hair done differently.

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  10. Lovely tradition. Enjoy your baking.

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  11. I like your fun tradition ~ Merry Christmas to you as well ~

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  12. That iron is amazing! And cool to make goals like that. I've often thought about getting a gaming console but not sure I would play it much. Reg hates the consoles but I am sure Tim is super happy! Love that you get each other such thoughtful gifts that are fun and will get used.

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