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Playing Catch Up

I was thinking that I hadn't blogged in a week because I hadn't really done anything, but then I realized that wasn't true.  I haven't blogged because I've actually been fairly busy!

Here is a recap (mostly in iphone pics)...

Last week it snowed again!  Not much, just an inch or two, but it is always exciting here in Texas to get even a few flakes.  It was early and cold, and I was in my pajamas, so I didn't get too many good pics...

On Thursday, Lisa & I went to a movie and then to a local place for tapas.  We saw Les Mis...

I got my order of new nail polish in the mail.  Two of butter London's new spring 2013 colors (fiver & kerfuffle).  Strangely enough, I realized it totally looks like my teenage Laura Ashley room colors.  Ha!

I went to Fort Worth on Saturday.  A couple of my out of town friends happened to both be in Fort Worth (YAY!).  I had lunch with my friend Suzanna and her 2 kids.  Then we went to Bluebonnett Bakery...

Then I went to my f…

The Golden Globes 2013

One of my very favorite "seasons" began on Sunday... awards season!  I know there was a People's Choice Award a week or so ago, but I'm an awards snob and don't count that one.  My Award Season includes:  The Golden Globes, SAG, Grammys, and Academy Awards.

I am so behind on my movies this year that I honestly couldn't pull for one nominee over the other (I plan to remedy that by SAG, or definitely by the Oscars), but that is part of the beauty of the Globes, there are television nominees too!  So I did get to watch those categories with some knowledge, though many I found myself too torn to have an opinion one way or the other.  Take the best Television Drama category...I mean Homeland vs. Boardwalk Empire vs. The Newsroom vs. Downton Abbey!  Why not make me choose between my right leg, left leg, right arm, or left arm!  I could not possibly choose!

One thing I did feel more than capable of judging though...the fashion!

I liked Julianne Hough in this little…

Winter Cleaning

Winter Cleaning... It's like spring cleaning, but in winter, and is when the mood most often strikes me.  Last weekend a big winter cleaning wasn't on the agenda, but one thing led to another and I ended up cleaning out and re-organizing the bottom of my pantry.  It was a colossal mess, and turns out it housed enough inventory to open a party goods store!

Think I'm kidding?  Let me show you...

Thanksgiving
Halloween
Christmas
Winter
Valentine's Day
Birthday
Easter
Initials
Animal Prints
Hawaiian Luau
Baby Shower
Random
Even more random
Spring
Summer
This totally doesn't count a couple of things of plastic utensils, plates, cute cups, bowls, etc. that were also stashed down there.  
It isn't a total shock.  I made note a year ago (after buying a couple packages post-Christmas) and have made a considerable effort to not buy anymore.  In fact, I can tell you exactly what I have bought over the past 12 months.  I got some new Thanksgiving napkins post-Thanksgiving …

Party for One

Because I'm beyond obssessed with Downton Abbey... Because I love hosting a party... Because my Downton friends don't live in town... and Because I'm a little crazy... I threw my own little Downton Abbey Premier party for one! My dinner...  Nothing about the food itself was Downton themed, but the union jack was represented. Earlier in the day, I made some Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies...

I needed to use up some cream cheese that I stock-piled (for no particular reason) during a sale, and I found the recipe on Pinterest.  They turned out really good...

 so they were perfect for biscuits and tea during the premier... iphone pic P.S. I'm in love with this tea that I got for Christmas! P.P.S.  PBS ran a great special on Highclere Castle, and the Earl & Countess of Carnarvon, just prior to the Downton premier.  If you didn't catch it, check into it to see if they are running it again.  It was really good!  I'm so desperate to visit!!!!

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back to the abbey

After a long and arduous wait, Downton Abbey is back tonight!  
Oh how I've missed the happenings at Downton, and the hilarious comments of the Dowager Countess.  There are so many questions that need to be answered this season...

Will Lady Mary and Matthew marry?  
What's this I hear about Lord Crawley being broke?  
But most importantly, what will become of Mr. Bates?
                                                                         Source: Uploaded by user via Kara on Pinterest

Until tonight, here is some Dowager to tide you over.  Top 10 Dowager Moments from Season 1:

Post Christmas

I'm so behind on everything...  I haven't even started putting away Christmas stuff, I haven't seen any movies on my "to-see list", and I haven't blogged about my Post Christmas activities.

I love after Christmas shopping.  I love hitting up the sales on December 26th, then I love hitting up the sales as things go 75% off, and it usually is wrapped up nicely with a big New Years Day sale at Dillards.  This year I was a snowed in Nocona until later in the day on the 26th.  I was really worried because there were a  couple of specific things I really wanted to get up early on the 26th and try to get. 

Luckily, I think that the bad weather all over kept people from getting out as they normally would on the 26th, so I was able to find what I wanted after I got back into town.  The other things were procured for me by my friend Abby and her sister Emily who were in Amarillo (It takes a village, people!). 

One item I really wanted was a white tree at Hobby Lobby.…