Armitage Sunday SmoRgAsbord: Suppertime!


Good Sunday evening. My hair is freshly colored, although that white is still fighting to get through in front. I guess once your hair loses its pigmentation, it’s not anxious to have it restored.;)  Now if I can just get it cut sometime between now and the weekend before Christmas, since we have our family celebration in Birmingham Dec. 22 and I would like to look less like a sheep dog.

As I said on Twitter this afternoon, to quote Hannah in Little Women, “Housekeeping ain’t no joke.” I am so tired tonight.

This afternoon we worked on sorting through the stacks of stuff that have accumulated in this house, deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to possibly sell on eBay or give away. Far from done but we made good headway. The problem is both of us are packrats and neither of us loves housework, so–you get the picture.  Breaking my tailbone 13 months ago didn’t help the situation.

Speaking of pictures, I finally had to walk away from the stack of albums I had prepared for my late mother as I pawed through a box. I do love going through old photos, and knew I would never get anything accomplished if I didn’t turn my attentions elsewhere.

Of course, I also love looking at Mr. Armitage and his chaRActers’ photos–old, new, doesn’t matter–and playing with those glorious images. Can you blame me?







About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. I’m pooped, too! I brought down all of the Christmas boxes from the attic and set up the Tree! It’s blinking merrily without any ornaments, while Buddy investigates. So far, so Good. The tree hasn’t been climbed once. He seems to enjoy sleeping beside it. He can’t figure out why Mommy put it in front of his favorite spot to watch the neighborhood, though! I’m still waiting to see what a 6 month 10 pound kitten is going to do before anything else gets put up. (Yes, you heard right 10 pounds!!) Then I baked two cakes for various functions this week. One had to be thrown out! You shouldn’t bake cakes and do laundry at the same time. Mainly because you might forget something important while the hot water line sprouts a leak and floods the kitchen floor!

    On another note, I did take two bags to the Goodwill yesterday! Hooray! My spare bedroom now has a spot to stack all of those boxes from the attic! Ahh, Christmas!

    Oh and 12 more days until I see “The Hobbit”!!!

    • Congratulations, Laurie. I believe that Buddy is 10 pounds. He’ll probably be at least 13 pounds when he’s full grown, unless he’s a Maine coon or a Norwegian forest cat, which can grow to 25 pounds. Lucky has gone from barely a pound to nearly 4 pounds in 4 weeks, and I think he’s 10 or 11 weeks old now. It’s been amazing to see him fill out and get stronger every day. I’ll get out my tape measure and measure him tomorrow,

  2. Your Christmas Tree is out already Laurie? That IS organised! Mine won’t come down until the 20th at the earliest – but that’s because i am in denial about Christmas until then. 15 years in the Antipodes and i still can’t reconcile Christmas and summer being at the same time.

    Fedoralady – have you tried FlyLady? Frankly i needed a good lie down after just reading her website but she does have some good ideas for keeping household clutter under control. Top of the list is to do 15 minutes of solid decluttering every day. It’s amazing how much can be done when there’s no procrastination or deviation.

  3. I have to decorate my classroom, so I decorate the house at the same time! I also enjoy having it up. Some people I know have been decorate since early NOVEMBER! That’s a little much I think.

    • Yes, that makes sense to do it all at the same time. Early November does seem to be pushing it. You could end up getting burned out with the decorations before Christmas even arrives, I would think.

      • You can’t even buy a real tree here yet, although you can get an artificial one. I don’t know if I’ll have a tree this year, but I’d like to get Lucky used to the idea and I love the smell of fir needles.

        • So far, so good. Buddy’s just sleeping beside it. No climbing. We’ll see what happens when ornament get placed on. That’s when my old kitty began to go crazy!

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