Jeff’s Corner Kathy and I are having a bit of a Tannenbaum crisis this year. We want to decorate our traditional tree, but we know our sweet little catten, Rio Frio, will destroy it. She gets the devil-in-the head and can’t help herself, and I can’t think of anything more beckoning than an indoor tree with lots of lights and shiny glass orbs hanging on it. So, I want to share my favorite Christmas post from a few years ago so all of you can understand just how big a threat the little fur-ball really is. Here we go…
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
Here’s hoping everyone had a great Turkey Day yesterday and is enjoying a long, relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family. Our time together is fleeting, and should always be cherished.
Kathy and I spent a quiet day together that began with a lovely brunch of smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, capers, red onion and fresh fruit. This, by the way, paired wonderfully with a bottle of 2016 Heath Sparkling Adoration. The rest of the day was filled with memories, laughter, a few tears and the smell of pie baking and turkey roasting.
Jeff’s Corner “Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.” These are some very scary lines from Hamlet that send chills up my spine every Halloween. I hope they spook you as well… On a more serious note, I haven’t heard from my dear friend Mr. Pumpkin (head of the Pumpkin Family) in a few years, and this is very disconcerting. I have no way to get in touch with him, and fear the worst. I read the other day the demand for pumpkin pie filling has increased tenfold over the last three years. Let’s hope for the best, however, and reminisce over better times in a post from exactly five years ago in Jeff’s Corner on October 31, 2014: