Happy End of NaBloPoMo, everybody!

I did it!It is an exceptionally gray and drizzly day here at Butterscotch Acres. The good news is, it’s all Christmas cheer inside. We went out to the tree farm yesterday, and Rockford pulled all most of the decor out of the attic. I seem to be missing a box, but that’s OK. Because the tree is up and decorated, and we’ve been taken over by snowmen. I’ll share photos eventually, if I can get the computer to recognize my camera. (Which it hasn’t been doing. Did I tell you that? Very, very irritating.)

Anyway, hi-ho-diddly-day! I need to do some Christmas-list-making.

Everybody’s talking ’bout mmmm popsicles

NaBloPoMo!There are many, many things that I’d love to have but would never buy for myself. Today, I added a new gadget to that list: Williams-Sonoma’s Zoku Quick-Pop Maker.

Now you can create your own customized frozen pops, including cream-filled varieties, in as few as seven minutes. The nonstick cast-aluminum molds have a proprietary solution sealed inside their bases to enable rapid, uniform freezing – no electricity required. To enjoy homemade ice pops at a moment’s notice, simply store the compact base in your freezer. After being prechilled, the Zoku can make up to nine 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ pops before you need to refreeze it. Durable, reusable plastic pop sticks have unique ridged designs that allow pops to adhere securely, with special drip guards for tidy eating.

Forgive me for saying so, but that’s just too cool.

Where the day takes you

NaBloPoMo!Today finds me:

  • “Designing” a television unit at Ikea.com. For the new 32-inch television that we do not have. (Yes, a 32-inch screen would be a rather large upgrade for us.)
  • Dreaming about buying a new couch and a new love seat to go with the new TV and entertainment center that we do not have.
  • Not coughing quite as much or as violently. (Win.)
  • Learning that I likely passed my cold on to my sister-in-law and thus regretting my decision to subject my entire family to my germs. I should’ve stayed home.
  • Using better judgment by not going on our previously planned Christmas tree excursion.
  • Listening to Christmas music anyway.
  • Making chili.