What’s Cooking?

What’s cooking for the meal for that big day can be a tremendous feat if you are not organized to the last second or at least I think so???? Everyone seems to be running around trying to get those last minute things for their Christmas meal or the last minute present because they forgot someone on their list. Well, those things can happen….. I am saved from this dilemma this year because I am for ONCE in my life organized and believe me I find it hard to believe myself but it is true!!!

My guy asked me this morning if I was feeling ok, because I am soooooo organized this year. I told him that I thought for once in my life I want to be organized and have time for everybody on the 25th instead of spending all my time running around doing something. I want a relaxed Christmas and so I will have it!!!! No questions asked here- that is my decision!!!

My tree is decorated and the food is purchased and all my presents are bought; so Christmas you can come to our house. Who says life has to be stressful at this time of year??? Ok, I know thousands of people around the world would argue this point with me, but with a little foresight and planning there is no stress and hey if something goes wrong on the 25th then it goes wrong. I am too old to worry about what everyone thinks of how I do things around my place and if something burns on the stove top then it can be either forgotten or I’ll make something else to replace it… life can be so simple!

My mom was amazing when it came to organizing our Christmas dinner on the 25th and she always remained cool and served up a super meal in my eyes! Mom – thanks for all those great turkey dinners you made us. I know I can cook pretty good but my mom’s Christmas dinner can still top mine. Plus, I’ve never been as organized as she was and thought this year I’ll try her strategy and see if it works….. Please let it work and I’ll be the happiest person on earth

Another thing, I read all those articles about how stressed folks are or will be on the 25th. I always wonder are people stressed so then they have something to talk about or what is it??? Even when I am not organized I don’t feel stressed-out. I think society puts too much emphasis on stress and so everyone is convinced that on the 25th you have to be stressed instead of taking things as they come and enjoying life for a change.

So, relax and take things as they come because then there won’t be any stress and enjoy the day when it’s there!

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GREAT TIE FOR THAT GUY?

I know that recently I have been somewhat lax on writing about great things for guys, so I thought this here would make up for my thoughtlessness…. Sorry guys. There are guys who have to wear ties and this can be especially aggravating if it isn’t the right sort of tie. Who said ties have to be borning??? Not me!!!

Well, your worries are solved with the flask tie…. I’m not well versed on how it actually looks but it seems to take on the features of a normal tie except that it has a special spot for your schnapps or whatever you want to nip at discreetly in the tie itself.. My guy needs one of these for the office to create a bit of cheer.

You guys thought that the trouser beer pouch was something but this may top it for the executives out there who don’t want to unzip their trousers at a meeting for a quick beer, so instead they can open up the little flask in their tie and enjoy a small shot of whiskey or whatever it is they are carrying around with them in their tie. My how times are changing…… flasks aren’t like they used to be.

Ok, guys and gals I will give you a short version of how I see this great tie flask and I am sure it could be something worth putting under the tree this year for your guy who has everything except a flask tie!

Ok, you must carefully fill it up and not toooo much because the plastic pouch may not hold too much and then your tie will bulge and not hang properly. That I see as a major problem guys! Ok, we’ll over look this minor setback and concentrate on the positive features that it has.

There you are at and important meeting and there seems to be a bit of a lull and no one is really saying much, so you think “AH” let’s have a little nip of whiskey and there you go the boring meeting is already cheered-up and the other guys there are waiting for you to get your flask out and serve up some drinks. No, that’s the surprise here and believe me those guys will be really amazed and jealous too when they see that you have a sewn in flask in your tie and can give everyone a thimble size shot…. That’s a meeting at its best… RIGHT???? No more dull boardroom meetings but now there’s the competition of who has the best flask tie meeting and this can brighten things up! Now an important fact to remember is no cut rate cheap stuff only the best whiskey can be decanted into your tie.

Another thing you must watch out for is that no one bumps into you or else your tie could bust and that is the end of your flask tie and you smell like a brewery…. That is definitely a horrid thought because if that happened your meeting is ruined and maybe your career too… The troubles with ties… I am glad I am not a guy.

I know this isn’t really some earth moving thing but for guys who wear ties it could be and if you are out with your tie on you can always discreetly- I emphasize again discreetly take a nip from your tie when you feel like it. Otherwise, folks may wonder what you are up too with your tie and believe me I am sure people could imagine many a thing and it would not be that your tie had a flask it. So do take heed when out and about and if you are on a date I am sure the gal will be sooooo impressed with the tie that she will definitely want to have a second date with you, because I am sure the gal doesn’t get asked out too often by guys who have flask ties.

So gals if your guy has to wear a tie to work maybe this is something that is a must have for all tie wearing guys out there. So, guys don’t forget to put this nifty tie on your wish list from Santa and by all means please let me know what everyone thinks of it.
Enjoy your ties guys!

Why Must I Buy a Christmas Present?

Why must I buy something and spend a fortune on Christmas presents?? Is this because society wants me too or is it that I may have a guilty concise if I don’t spend a lot of money on Christmas presents? Both are good questions indeed and as far as spending goes it has been decided at my place what will be put under our tree from me…. All things will be made by me and I will/ have take/ taken the time to create each one.

My first project was to knit a couple of pairs of slippers for around the house… That’s a useful present and I know for sure it won’t get thrown away or end up in a box. And just the other day finished knitting a hat too. All that stuff that I knitted my not have cost a buddle for the material but I took the time to make some thing’s for my friends and family.

Plus, there is all the baking that I will do, so everyone gets homemade cookies too… NO, package mix either!!! Good homemade cookies made from scratch. They smell great baking in the oven.. sorry I couldn’t let you get a whiff of that here. Just shut your eyes and dream about it…

Then there’s the project that I am working on and no it isn’t your normal present for your parents… I have spent hours wondering what to get my parents and when they have everything then what??? I pondered for hours and asked friends and they all came up with the same idea… but I knew that wasn’t for me!

I want something original for my parents something that they can look at and remember me with and it doesn’t contain any calories either. Can you guess??

I bet not because your to fixed on the idea with knitting and think – OK , she’s going to knit something- WRONG! I am making a video of what I do in the course of the week including work and all the other stuff in my life too… That’s original and it only costs me my time and burning the DVD that I have to buy and I am sure my parents will get hours of enjoyment out of my video depicting all sorts of aspects of my life including this blog! My parents don’t understand really what a blog is, so I gave up trying to explain. But they do know it has something to do with the internet… that vague virtual world out there.

Sorry got side tracked – But I believe if a person puts a little thought into things they could come up with some really nifty ideas for Christmas presents and at the same time showing their family and friends that they put some thought into the whole deal and didn’t just spend some cash on any old thing that everyone else has.

Take time and put some thought into the holiday season and you will be surprised at how many folks really like the gifts that were created by you and not off the shelf.