Sunday, December 7, 2014

Trapped Like a Rat



Trapped like a rat, this afternoon, at my computer desk.  Currently I am surrounded by a sea of Christmas cards.  Though I may not be big on decorating, I enjoy sending out Christmas cards each season.  No family letter, just a photo collage card with a montage of scenes from the year.  Mailing them out to friends and family all over the U.S., is a tradition I am glad to uphold.  

I am working on this afternoon chore with a beverage of my choice and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band playing in the background.  

Beef stew is simmering on the stove and dessert is chillin' in the fridge.  

I might be trapped, but I am making the most of it.  

Wishing you a great Sunday.....



35 comments:

  1. i just looked over at my small stack waiting for me, too... :)

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  2. I too enjoy Preservation Hall Jazz Band too!!!

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  3. Sounds like you're keeping busy! Have a great day as well!

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  4. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a December Sunday!

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  5. A good way to be trapped - love the music! I was up very late Friday night doing my cards. It's good to have that done. We love that strawberry dessert!

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  6. you know i have met any one that is not big on decorating. that is a first for me. Nice to meet ya!! that is different. a real cool happening. ( :

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  7. I am determined to mail my cards out tomorrow. And then I have to clean house because company's coming :)

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  8. Nice, I don't know many people who send out cards anymore.

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  9. I love photo Christmas cards, Michelle. It was always fun to see children growing up, and now grandchildren through the cards we received. I always play Christmas music when I write my cards--it helps me feel more in the spirit of the season!

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  10. I'm playing the music now.. we lived in Louisiana for 5 years and I loved going to Pat O'Briens for a Hurricane and then standing outside of Preservation Hall listening to the jazz players. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. I have written a Christmas letter for decades now. People always tell me that they enjoy receiving it. Truthful or just gracious? I don't know.

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  12. My favorite description of being trapped!! I ordered my Christmas cards on 11-15 and I still don't have them. I do enjoy sending out my cards each year!!

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  13. Your household sounds cozy and warm with the food simmering along with the cool desert -- plus you sending out Christmas cards -- a reminder of your good friendships and family -- barbara.

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  14. I do write a Christmas letter which people how expect and say, that starts their Chris in recent years as I usually sent it early. I do like getting cards although I have cut that down in recent years and make a card on line from one of my own photographs and email it with the letter.

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  15. a perfect Sunday by the sounds of it...I do not send as many cards as I did in the past but the few I do I enjoy...I write with music and flavoured tea...

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  16. I love doing Christmas cards

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  17. I just finished mine. I'm noticing more and more of the cards I receive are photo cards. I think they are wonderful, and since I save cards from year to year- I can see how much the kids or grandkids have grown.

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  18. Sounds like a nice way to be trapped.

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  19. Not a bad way to be trapped... I hope you may enjoy it!

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  20. I'm trapped, too, but nowhere near as organized as you!!!

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  21. Can't think of many better ways of being trapped! Just posted the overseas cards - getting fewer every year. Plenty of time for the domestic ones - I hope!!

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  22. I do send out cards, but it is kind of a tedious thing for me.

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  23. Oh, I send out traditional hand written Christmas cards too-but I really do not enjoy it very much.
    However, I am determined to be the old Lady who always does:)

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  24. Sounds like a nice way to be trapped!

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  25. What a wonderful tradition to keep going. I used to send cards every year and looked forward to it. However, the last few years I haven't. This makes me want to rethink that. I think technology is wonderful but there sure is something magical and important in keeping some things with a personal touch and opening my mailbox to find something other than a bill is great, thinking others would agree with that too. :)

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  26. What a great tradition! I'm hoping my hubs gets our Christmas letter written soon...

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  27. Really not trapped I'd say.... more like a labor of love....:)

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  28. Your entrapment sounds delightful. :)

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  29. Beautiful shot! I too spent the weekend working, painting our Christmas card. It'll be a photo finish this year!

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  30. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday !

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  31. I am still a fan of sending our holiday greetings and still handwrite a personal messqge in each one. i will never receive as many as I have written and sent, but that is not why I write them. It's at least an annual way to be in contact with a lot of people. Your trapoed day sounded lovely to me, Michelle.

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  32. I love the picture card tradition too . . . Three big moves for me/us means reconnecting once a year with friends!
    I like that kind of mail . . .

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