Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Countdown Begins

Hi everyone. One last week to finish up all those holiday projects.  I am in pretty good shape compared to many years but still  I keep thinking of something else I  want to do. Like more baking because there are so many tempting things I would like to try.
But who really needs the calories, right?
And 4 1/2 days of school and then there's a short well needed break for about a week. 
Yahoo! Yahoo!
So I had a very quiet weekend with lots of reading time (enjoying this fictional story about an encounter between the Vikings and some Native Americans called The People of the Songtrail by Kathleen O'Neil Gear and W. Michael Gear). I've been looking for some out of my usual reads, and I think I found the right book to fit that bill. I also watched a bunch of TV including Jaws, the last 2 episodes of the Crown (season2)and also an old holiday film with Bing Crosby, White Christmas. I slept a lot and today managed to squeeze in a long afternoon of art.
The hubby requested a stack of holiday cards for his nieces so they were a top project but I did make a quick tag for  Tag Tuesday. Right now the theme is Christmas Memories.
And right now we're in the last couple of stressful minutes of a very close football game which has been interrupted with this LONG  stretch of commercials. Go Pats.
The game is calling my attention so I am keeping this post short.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate it.

UPDATE: Wow, what an ending. The Patriots scored to take the lead by just a few points and then the opposing team (The Pittsburgh Steelers), thought they scored to take the win, but the ball had rolled a bit. So they made another try for a touchdown, and they only had about 10 yards to go, when the ball bounced out of the receivers arms and was picked up by the Pats, with only 5 seconds left in game.
Yup, that one had me on the edge of my seat.
Once again, thanks for visiting.


CJ Kennedy said...

Hot chocolate would certainly be merry and bright after a cold day outside. Though I'd rather sip the hot chocolate by the fire with a good book or art supplies to make fun tags.

I've been going over the things I need to do while Himself is watching the game. Yay, they won! I finished making macaroni for gifts. Have some cookies to bake,cards to make, and errands to run. This week, the Young One is back to the GI for more tests, and Saturday is Himself's annual family Clan Gathering.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw the last five minutes of the game and was shocked. Nothing more to say, since you know I'm not a Pats fan.

I am a fan of your art, though. I love this tag. It's a beauty.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had some quality reading time over the weekend. I am sure your baked good will be great. The tag is gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated - love the traditional colours. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

Jeanie said...

White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie. I've seen it a zillion times and I always cry in exactly the same spot -- when the general walks into the room and sees all the people. And I get it together and then the waterworks start again when Bing opens the doors backstage and it's snowing and the sleigh comes around. Sigh. That, Love Actually and A Christmas Story are my three "musts!"

Love your tag!

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed the game last night, its good when the games take your attention right to the last few seconds.
My game to watch is Rugby Union, only the nationals and some internationals get to be on TV and I will not be moved till the end.
Your tag looks festive and fabulous,
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful tag Erika and I wish you fun with all you have on your pre-christmas agenda!♥♥♥

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm glad the game came out your way. I know you'll enjoy your Christmas break. White Christmas is one of those old Christmas movies I like, and that free hot cocoa ticket on your tag would be just the thing while I watch it. Cozy times :)

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous tag, full of happy Christmas memories! Especially the free cup of hot cocoa, now there's a memory I would like to have - yum ๐Ÿ˜‰. It sounds like you had a pretty perfect weekend relaxing and getting creative ๐Ÿ˜. Enjoy your week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

craftytrog said...

A wonderful, festive tag! xox

Michele said...

a marvelous vintage tag! and i loved hearing about your day! xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous tag and pleased for you that your team won! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

Scrumptious! I rarely use red, but at Christmas there's something so festive and warm about its presence - fabulous tag!
Alison x

Joan said...

What a wonderful tag - I love all the great details you added!!! Happy Holidays!!