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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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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Foot's Forecast Was Right!

Foot's Forecast  predicted we'd get snow in this area around 10:00 AM this morning and they were right.  We've had enough to make the roads slick, people panic, and have my dear husband stuck on Eastern Shore for the night.  This is what it looked like about a half hour after it started snowing...

So what did I do today?  I baked pizzelles to send to my brother in Atlanta.  It's a surprise, but  he never reads my blog so I can mention it freely.

I'll bake some other things so the pizzelles won't be lonely on their trip South.

It's cold enough that I've got two fires going -- one here and one out on the porch.  See our herd of reindeer?

Here's our decorated tree...
 
                    Our Santas...
Our creche -- which a friend of ours purchased from a craftsman in Peru.
And the house at night...

20 comments:

Jules said...

Everything looks so cozy and inviting!! It's been fun watching your crazy weather from afar. Happy evening Kathy!

Tracy said...

Kathy,
I love the creche...how unique! We got more ice than snow but a lovely day off! I never even got out of my jammies and wouldn't call anything I did today productive but got some work done on my book. But that's the benefit of an unexpected holiday!
Stay warm...

"Professor" M. said...

Your house looks so cozy and Christmassy! I am certain your brother will love his pizellas! We had the ice over snow effect today, so I have hibernated!

Purple Flowers said...

Your home looks lovely. I think I have one reindeer that looks just like yours.
No surprise there!

George said...

Your house looks wonderful with all these wonderful Christmas decorations. The pizzelles look pretty wonderful as well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathy, I am SO pleased to get to see your gorgeous home, your outside and inside decorations --and that beautiful tree... SO PERFECT.... Love your Santas... If I had more room (and I don't) --I would collect Santas.. I have a few --but not too many. And your special creche is gorgeous.. Wow!!!!!

Enjoy your snow --and I hope that hubby got home safely....
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

Love the pizzelles...I don't make them, but my SIL keeps me supplied!

Kimberly said...

Everything looks lovely and oh so festive!

Linda Reeder said...

Your house looks very festive, and your outdoor lights are wonderful. We drove around some neighborhoods this evening looking at Christmas lights. I love them!
I baked cookies today, too.

Jay said...

It's all so Christmasy!

jane said...

ok, see that little corner of the sofa next to the fire? that´s where i want to be right now eating pizzelles and catching you up on the last 30 years... p.s. your house looks lovely. p.s.s. you just reminded me how my dad used to take us to south philly to see the christmas decorations...
warm hugs!

Maggie said...

You all stay warm and enjoy the holiday. Hugs to you and yours from here.

Maggie said...

....and slow that I am today, Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Love your tree and all your decorations. Your house looks really pretty at night. My mouth is watering over those pizzelles

Gilly said...

What's a pizzelle??? Looks like a sort of pancake/biscuit(English)/cookie.

Your tree looks lovely. We aren't bothering this year, but daughter will have one, I know! I have a teeny tiny creche from Peru, a cave, with Mary and Joseph, and Jesus in the manger. On one side is a lamb, and on the other a very friendly-looking llama! Perky ears and an interested look on his face!

I love it!

beachgirl said...

The snow is a gorgeous touch for the Christmas season. If you feel like baking for me let me know.

Lena said...

Your pizzelles have inspired me to make some this weekend. Thanks, I needed a push!

Your house looks so beautiful.

We have not had the snow you had, thank goodness!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Kathy- your home is so lovely! Oh and that's not much snow at all, so no sympathy, my dear. Now, about those pizzelles...I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE them, you know...

Gulf Coast said...

Decorations are beautiful. Send some snow down here! We never get any, it is too warm.

vanillabeanbaker said...

Your brother is very lucky! They look wonderful and your house is just beautiful again this Christmas. I absolutely love all the wreaths you hang in the windows.