Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's Beginning To Look And Sound And Even Taste Like Christmas!!!

Well...I have to take that back...people were wearing a mix of everything, shorts, sandals?
I saw a woman wearing a winter coat with flip flops!!!
It was a warm weather day for Christmas shopping!!!

We finished most of our shopping and had a wonderful lunch at an amazing place called The Whip!!!
It is in the heart of horse an old redone barn with amazing beers and fresh organic foods.
The incredible thing, too, is that it is perhaps 15 minutes from our house and we never knew about it.
I had an amazing beer in a wine glass. Quite delicious. We had house smoked fish on little baby potato pancakes...OMG.
Then the vegetarian in me had a huge hamburger with sautéed onions and crumbled Stilton cheese.
I had a really difficult time choosing between that and the house made veggie burger...which lost out...I am weak...very weak.

Yesterday was just a teeny bit sad.
But the sadness is gone today. I still miss my dad and mom so much.
Christmas reminds me of dad buying and my mom wrapping and baking and mildly complaining.

It's like Christmas!!!
Oh is Christmas!!!

I received The Starboard Sea from ShelfAwareness and NetGalley.
I have desired this book from the moment I read about it.
Boarding school, boys in troubles, teachers, kind of book.

I am reading this now!!! Right now...I can not wait.

NetGalley is responsible for so much book goodness this week.
Thank you Santa NetGalley!!!

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Have a lovely Thursday!!!
Are you all on top of things and feeling good?

Location:Somewhere near the North Pole...or else Pennsylvania


  1. Oh, now I am very hungry for a juicy hamburger with onions, tomatoes, and that cheese you mentioned. I can't remember the last time I had a hamburger! I usually have the veggie burgers, too.

    Maybe I'll treat myself (for Christmas) to a hamburger! lol

    I received two Amazon Vine books this week...the new Sophie Kinsella (I've Got Your Number), and the new Kate White (So Pretty it Hurts).

    I'm looking forward to them!

  2. Our son and nephew arrived today so I'm happy too! People in the South wear flip flops all year long, no matter the weather.

  3. Lol, I live in northern Canada and see shorts and flip flops regularly throughout the winter!! This Christmas I am happy to say I am on top of things and it feels good :)

  4. Oh it sounds like you guys are going to have such a lovely Christmas :) and I'm really craving potato pancake, too :)

  5. Thank you, Tes, the potato pancakes were so good...just little tiny crispy bites!!!
    Let's make some!!!

  6. Enjoy all the books and have a Merry Christmas.

  7. Thank you, Carol.

    Merry Christmas to you, too!!!