Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Monday. My Day Of Rest.

After a wonderful visit, Maxine left this morning. Maxine is a firm believer in the old adage about visitors and fish and she insists on leaving the third day, although Maxine is more than welcome to stay longer. So, it's just Middle Hawthorne and Beau and Dixie and me left. I'm so happy that Christmas is over. I'm kind of tired and I am doing absolutely nothing today except catching up on my blogging and trying to relax.
Middle Hawthorne and Beau woke up rather early this morning (i.e., before noon), only to come upstairs and pass out on the couch. for a few more hours.
"Are YOU lookin' at me?" Beau is such a handsome puppy.
Heh. I got him blinking.
Beau decided to move over to the chair instead of the sofa. Now that's a cute puppy dog.
Not to be outdone by Marilyn of FoodiesUntie blogdom, I must show you some of my favorite gifts. XmasKatie gave me the lovely purple and green candle holder at top left. Sistah Hawthorne gave me the 10 bowls (Count 'em ... TEN!) at top right. And Mr. Hawthorne actually paid attention and bought me everything I asked for and then some. I got the set of measuring cups which included the 1/3 cup measure which my set didn't have. I got another set of measuring cups and spoons. I got the flexible, multi-colored cutting boards. I got the digital scale. I got two bamboo cutting boards. And ... I got an immersion blender, which I didn't even ask for, but I'm sure Mr. Hawthorne couldn't help himself when he saw it when he was at the Gourmet Kitchen store.
Here's Dixie, keeping a close eye on BoBo, guarding her food bowl and pretending to eat. And BoBo is respecting Dixie's space.


Kathy said...

I have an immersion blender and I love it. You will love yours too. I hope Mr Hawthorne didn't get a toilet seat for Christmas. ;-)

Sara said...

Sounds like you got great gifts! I got a bunch of new cookbooks and a mortar and pestle.

Kathy said...

I got a rock.

Marilyn said...

I love the flexible cutting boards. And you can never have too many measuring cups and spoons.