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This week has been a full one and it is far from over.

It involved some steamy citrus peels.

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I don’t mean to alarm you but I have a bit of possible scandalous information to just get out here in the open.  Maybe scandalous is the wrong word.

Ready?  O.k. deep breath.  It has been said  and I won’t name names (my husband) that I seem far more excited about the nearing of season 3 of Downton Abbey than of Christmas.

What?  That’s crazy. I love Christmas time and the lights and the cookies and the joy and oh my gosh he may be right.  That Mrs. Bates was horrible.  And the Dowager Countess of Grantham, I die, she cracks me up.

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Apparently it has been said that whenever an episode is on PBS lately I will turn it on no matter if it just started or it’s in the middle or I just watched it.   That may or may not be true.

Okay it is true and I’m not ashamed.  It’s like a little winter treat for a few Sundays out of the year and I’m just prepping for it.

It doesn’t mean I’m not excited about Christmas.  All the cookies eaten should be proof enough of my joy for the season.

My second bit of news had to do with this Apple-Raisin Kugelhopf.  This delicious cake/sweet briochey (is that a word) bread.  My husband had two pieces, not because he didn’t enjoy it but because in no time flat I finished it.  Yeah it was that good.  Plain, but even better toasted with a little butter.  Swoon!  I could not be stopped and because it is the holidays and I AM looking forward to them I don’t dare try to.  I just put a few more soups and salads on the dinner menu.  Mrs. Patmore would approve, maybe. She might just yell at me!


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Happy Friday Folks!

Are you out shopping?

Oh man, that boggles my mind.  I just don’t understand it.

Crowds and trampling.  Not my scene.

I’ve heard stories about my mom and grandma’s black friday shopping adventures.

The pushing and shoving to get the coveted cabbage patch kid.

Those two Bronx ladies on a mission to make sure two little girls were not disappointed come Christmas morning.  Good luck fellow shoppers!

No, I think we will be taking it easy today.  There will be plenty of crazy holiday days to come.

Rest now while we can.

And if you were in the New York tri state area in the early eighties on a black friday and may or may not of run into two determined shoppers who may or may not of used excessive force, ie: thrown some elbows, I may or may not be apologizing for their actions.  Most likely not because I did love my cabbage patch kid even though I may or may not of dropped an ice cream sandwich on my little adopted friend’s leg a week after getting her, permanently staining her.  I may or may not ever tell.

Have a great day folks!


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A very thankful friday folks.

We made out fine but it is heartbreaking to see so many who didn’t.

My thoughts are with everyone in Sandy’s path.

It makes me thankful for my loved ones and to remember to let them know everyday.

Have a great day!

P.S. If you are like me and want to help but don’t know where to start please check out the American Red Cross website.  Thanks!

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I know it has been a very long week Frankie, but don’t worry, it’s Friday!

It’s time to come out and play!

Happy Friday Folks!

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