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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Difference Between Squid and Calamari?

*  five dollars a pound!

A lovely and funny Christmas Eve.  We had mussels, shrimp and linguini, and calamari and lots of cookies.   Ariana (2) is terrorized of Santa Claus (to the point we have to spell it) and was afraid to open gifts.  Never fear, however:  Poppy to the rescue.  Lots of out of control running through the house (and the little ones were wound tight, too) and tickling her ever sweet and patient 11-year old cousin, Kylie, to whom Ariana refers as her "Gulfwend".  Suffice to say that S-A-N-T-A was good to everyone.
 
And so, dear blogger friends, I wish you a Christmas full of wonder and a New Year of many blessings.

15 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Having a wonderful Christmas. Peace and love to you dear friend.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We're getting SNOW! - A White Christmas!

flutietootie said...

Have a Happy Holiday.

Cobalt Violet said...

Is there a difference? Squid when it's in the ocean and calamari when it's on your plate? :)

A very Merry Christmas to you!

Mike said...

The difference? None, it's like chewing rubber.

KiraAJ said...

Merry Christmas! Glad you had a wonderful one :) seafood was one of our things we had this year being back home :) most definately yumo!

Lena said...

It is so fun with little ones, even when they are scared and you have to spell Santa! Sounds like a wonderful time. We had the mussels and shrimp on Christmas Eve, too!

Gulf Coast said...

I love seafood! I had my share of Dungeness crabs yesterday at Boom Town Casino buffett. It was our Christmas lunch since we did so much cooking over Thanksgiving holidays. Merry Christmas to you, Kathy.

Bilbo said...

The difference between squid and calamari? One tastes like seasoned inner tubes; the other like the tire. Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

mmmm...squid is something I can't bring myself to eat...calamari, on the other hand, is something I can't bring myself to eat! Ooops! No difference! I even eat fried liver and onion, but can't seem to like calamari.

Anywho! Sounds like a wonderul Christmas filled with fun and family; it's the best!

Cheryl said...

I know your Christmas was filled with laughter. So much fun with the grands, huh? Merry Christmas dear friend.

Maggie said...

Cockles and mussels alive alive-0. Hope you are still having a lovely holiday.

Jules said...

What's the difference between calamari and squid? An octopus I suppose.....?

Where are my manners????

THANK YOU for the Christmas Card!! It's such a lost art and so I save every one that I recieve. Delighted to file your sentiment in my archives.

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year Kathy! You are a dear friend.

Happyone :-) said...

Sounds like you had an interesting and FUN Christmas. I've heard of being afraid of Santa but never of opening presents! :-)

vanillabeanbaker said...

Glad that you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. We did to. Now gearing up for company starting on New Year's Eve.

All the best to you and yours in 2011.