Nov 19, 2012


My mom can't come to the blog right now.  She's slumped in the Happy Chair, stinking of Ben-Gay, and muttering something about the road to hell and good intentions.  Despite my constant urgings to have a stitchy weekend, the old lady decided that it would be a good time to put up the outside Christmas decorations.  Needless to say, there's a whole lot of "I'm too old to be doing this kind of thing" going on around here today.

I will confess that I do think this year's effort is rather pretty, but this is only because my Aunt Chrissy insisted on replacing the worn out front window wreaths with new ones from the Targets.  The old wreaths had pine cones and some very sorry looking sprigs of something that was once probably supposed to be red berries.  The new wreaths have big red glitter balls and lots of lime green accents.  Once Mo-ther got the white lights on them and strapped them to the house, all of the neighbors stopped by to approve the choice, so I think we're definitely on the right track.

Today is laundry day, and I've already promised to behave myself so that a little stitchy therapy might take place.  Mo-ther is still happily working on Aunt Laura J. Perin's "Harvest Moon House", but I'm afraid that her meager progress doesn't warrant re-charging the camera battery.  Pictures tomorrow, I promise.

I do hope that your weekend was splendid and that you were able to do everything that you wanted to do and nothing that you didn't.  Until we meet again, I remain your loyal and devoted friend.

With love from your pal,

P.S.  The title of this post refers to the classic hit from Mr. Barry Manilow His Very self.  I started humming it the moment I spied those sparkly new wreaths and commented that Chez Spinster was now tarted up like a Vegas show girl....."Her name was Lola.  She was a show girl."...


  1. Pictures of the wreaths please! They sound wonderful!

  2. with yellow feathers in her hair and her dress cut down to there

    Sorry just couldn't resist keeping the song going because it's just such a christmas classic.LOL!


  3. ...She would merengue and do the cha-cha...
    Now I will have this song in my head the rest of the day!!
    Those wreaths sound fun, I started decorating with lime green and other non-traditional Christmas colors the last few years since red and dark green don't make my skirt fly up, as your Mo-thee would say!

  4. Ugh, that should have been "Mo-ther" not "Mo-thee" although that typo did make me lol

    1. Oh, my dear Miss Patti....when we were little kids, our mom would put her hands on her hips and say "I'se de boss and you'se de bossee". Since Stewey doesn't seem to understand this, I now say "I'se de Mo-ther and you'se the Mo-thee".

      Wonder if I gave my mom that same blank look that I end up getting from you-know-who.

  5. Yes, thank you, I will also have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day (week?)!!
    Looking forward to seeing the wreaths... they sound pretty!

  6. Damn you, Stewie! That song is the most persistent ear-worm ever written. It gets stuck in my head at the tiniest suggestion.

    . . . she wore ribbons in her hair, and her dress cut down to there . . .

  7. Oh no,this will play in my head and my family will wonder why I am humming all day...and while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar...

    I think we need some pictures of the seasonal decorating for compensation Stewie.

  8. I just found your blog and I love it. I love all the antics with stewie. He kind of reminds me of my silky terrer Brodie. Brodie and dad just got back from the pet store. H loves going bye bye.
    Love all your stitching to. Looking at some of your past blogs I think I'm ready to go out my box.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  9. The minute I read the title to the post, I started singing it too. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas decorations. Can't wait to see the stitchy update. Thanks for the post Stewey and for behaving yourself. :D Cathryn

  10. ...and now I'm singing that tune in my head, too. And probably will be all afternoon and into the evening. Can't wait to see the photos of the Christmas decorations....just left Target, but didn't visit the holiday decorations dept.