Monday, December 25, 2006

Yesterday morning

I'm putting up my practice shots till I get the one. Am kicking myself for being too cold to get my camera out on the day when the view was magical a week ago. I'm getting up early to get these morning shots. On this one I wish I'd done bracketing so I could brighten up the island. It's too dark. Uh, I don't know how to do bracketing yet.

I admit, I had a real nice Christmas. We had Turkey a la King over rice and fruit jello with whipped cream for the holiday meal. We had friends over and they brought the dinner. Good deal there. If you can find company who are good cooks who will bring food to your house and leave you leftovers too, go for it! I made the dessert. I forgot to buy whipped cream and the store was out so we drove to our guests house and got some from their trailer. It was real cream so I had to whip it with sugar and vanilla and I had to whip it a long time to get it fluffy. My arm got tired. I think I will never eat Dream Whip again. The real thing is much tastier.

I printed out a few Christmas songs like The Little Drummer Boy and everyone enjoyed a sing-a-long without music.

Tomorrow we're going to Las Cruces. I get to buy yarn! I want to make another scarf. My sister liked hers a lot. She emailed me and what she wrote made my night. Says she's going to wear it with the tag attached. Heh. I think I could get into giving handknit gifts.

My husband asked me what I wanted to get for our eldest son for a wedding gift. I've known from the beginning but I've been waiting for him to ask. And he said okay. I was surprised. He never tells me no, but I thought this might be the time he says no. I was prepared for a no, you never know when it can come, so I am happy with his answer.


yrautca said...

Nice pic, although expands a lot when clicked on.

Happy holidays!

Liliana said...

Shoot, I noticed I didn't resize it but I'd already written that big ol' honkin' post - too late to fix it. Hello! was nice because is automatically resized. Blogger doesn't. Merry Christmas! One minute till it's over though!

kim said...

I have boardband so I don't mind seeing the huge picture, I love the detail you can see.

I see your 'plannerliness' coming through in the idea there's a "The One" and there's "practice shots" ~ I'm not like that, I just wing it and if I get a good shot, great, but I'm rarely shooting for anything specific and even less likely to practice for anything. LOL!

yrautca said...

Happy holiday is more PC. Just sayin'

Liliana said...

"Happy Holidays" is politically correct. But Yr, no one at my house is politically correct.

According to the ACLU the United States Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."

The ACLU wants all mention of God erased from American life and emptied out of everything - Easter, Christmas, the Declaration of Independence, public school, you name it. Do you know that in or near every major building in Washington, D.C. you'll find verses from Scripture chiseled in stone!

I don't think religion should be in politics, but I think it should be in the people. Where do morals come from anyway. They come from the Bible. We need the Christ in Christmas! I'm not taking Him out.

Naw, I'm not p.c. at all. You're a feisty one! :)

Kim, wow, maybe I am kinda plannerly. I like that. I need to be plannerly in more things!

yrautca said...

Uh oh...all I was saying was that I dont celebrate Christmas, so people are better off saying 'happy holidays' to me. I wasnt getting into politics. You are a feisty one!

Liliana said...

I didn't know you don't celebrate Christmas. You did refer to what's currently considered PC (Politically Correct) so I went with that. Relativism is taking over politics so that's why we're hearing instead of "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays" or "Winter Break" etcetera, etcetera. I feel no need to be coy or PC. People who will be offended will be offended, and people who are not will not. If you wish me Happy Holidays, I am not offended. I say Merry Christmas. It's what I've always said and I think even if it's unsaid, it's still Christmas. I don't mean to go on and on with the topic but didn't want one of my fave bloggers to think I'm ignoring!

yrautca said...

We are certainly not on the same page here because it seems that you felt a hint of confrontation in my messages, when I assure you there was none. I gather this from your mentioning people getting offended, because I was most definitely not offended.

All I mean to say is this: when you wish someone you wish them, you dont wosh yourself. Other wish you. You wish others. So you wish them a happy time on what they celebrate, not you. Its pretty simple. Example, lets say I celebrate Hannukah, people who wish me to have a happy time celebrating Hannukah would wish me so. It wouldnt make sense for them to say Happy Christmas, cuz I'd be like huh?

So the reason I will win this argument, dear Lil', is my correct statement that when you wish someone you wish them to be happy on the day of their celebration, and not yours. If that is not the case then you are basically wishing yourself a happy time in which case you need not say anything to another person. Long winded that was, wasnt it?

Liliana said...

Hi! If we each get the spirit in which each wish was shared, then I think regardless of the words you and I choose, essentially we *are* both on the same page.

yrautca said...

I agree.

This is interesting because I admit that you provided a good perspective here that I hadnt thought about.

Now lets talk about something else really :)