Thursday, December 31, 2020

Last day of 2020. What a wretched year. The positive things- spending a lot of time with Matt, learning how to bake no-knead bread, having Clyde Kitty show up, and Biden winning the election. The negative things- pandemic, pandemic, pandemic. And yesterday Dawn Wells died. So sad, I've been a huge fan of Gilligan's Island since I was a little kid.

End of year selfie.


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Holiday 2020 commenced. The living room and dining room were carefully decorated. The artificial flocked tree has vintage ornaments on it. 


Dinosaurs frolic amid pine trees in front of the telly.


On the Eastlake table is the red tree with figurative ornaments. A new one I purchased this year is a king on a camel.

Big Head Santa!

On the china cabinet farm animals frolic amid more trees.


In the corner of the dining room a cluster of Santas examine the silver tree decorated with various birds.

Santa ornithologists.

I made gingerbread cookies and decorated them the next night.


I made scalloped potatoes, an acorn squash, salad, and cranberry bread. For Holiday Eve supper. The next morning we opened presents. Matt got a JCRT plaid shirt, Martha Stewart's Entertaining book, and the Humans book. He got Ruby and the cats treats. Ruby was naughty and snapped at Buddy Cat and got yelled at.

Matt and Naughty Ruby.

I received a lovely vintage Mexican plate to hang up on the wall.


That night we watched Lawrence Welk's 1972 Christmas show.
Matt's place.

Later that night, a Holiday Miracle occurred and Clyde Kitty and Ruby snuggled up.


This morning, after undertaking some sensitive archaeology, I went to the office and happened to look out the window when a bobcat kitten wandered by.


I tapped on the window and it looked at me.


I went to tell other people and missed the second kitten and mama cat.

Tonight I came home and discovered Ruby had disemboweled another couch cushion. SIGH.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Every year since 1992 I have made my own Holiday cards.

This year I decided to do something different. I had purchased watercolor paints at the start of the pandemic and decided to use them. I painted trees, adding decorations and presents. I have really enjoyed this.

2020 Holiday cards.


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Catching up. Well the election shit-show has been on-going with the piece of crap still claiming he won. So tiresome. Matt and I had Thanksgiving together. I made mashed potatoes, cranberry dressing, and a Meyer lemon meringue pie. 

I eventually put up the lights on my porch. 

Porch lights.

I spent the month of November on a dig at a multi-component site. The historic portion dated from the 1920s to 1960s. There were a number of wells and outhouse shafts. We dug many of these and recovered (too) many artifacts. 

John digging a well shaft.

I made fruit cakes. The fruits had been soaking in peach brandy for a year. I add more fresh dried fruit and then used the Better Homes and Garden recipe, adding some extra spices. Thirteen cups of fruits and nuts!

First three.

One of the larger loaf cakes broke when I removed it, I ended up eating that one. I soaked the cakes in more brandy.

Baked fruit cakes.

Katie, Jennifer, and Addison & Elizabeth each got a cake.

So Clyde Kitty comes into the house for breakfast and supper, hanging out for a few hours. I have learned that when he goes to the door, he needs to go outside. There were some very disgusting poop incidents. I had planned to get him fixed and then he disappeared for a day. The next day when he appeared, someone had gotten him fixed! Yeah, I saved some money.

Me and Clyde.

Ruby and Clyde have decided to not be enemies. Sometimes they hang out next to each other.

Ruby posing.

I'm now working on an exciting prehistoric site.

An exciting pestle and mano.

Matt has been entertaining me. We watched the British Baking Show and now we are watching Season 4 of the Crown.

Matt and Homer at the Menlo Home and Garden Center store.

The Presidio Museum is still open, but hardly anyone is going there. Covid-19 is raging again in Arizona, and Tucson residents are being more cautious. Still, Mario and I got a Holiday Tree  I put the felt ball garland on it and made some Victorian postcard ornaments.

Mario and Holiday Tree.

Last night a Holiday miracle happened and I got all four of the kids to pose on the couch at the same time.

Buddy Cat, Snowball, Clyde Kitty, and Ruby.


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