Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Wonderful’

Knife Show Today!

Look what I got at the knife show today. A Katana (Japan) from the Edo period.

katana and sheath   Katana handle, sheath handle   Close-up of katana handle

Pointy implements are such a big deal to My Precious; and me. Swords, switch blades and stilettos grab my interest real quickly; while my son’s into all sorts of knives, especially Balisong (butterfly knife).

Mr. Wonderful is not allowed to handle knives. Or fire except when grilling. Seriously. 


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Okay, here’s TAKE 2 of the entry. With an aging brain like mine, it’s an amazement if I can remember ‘anything’ of yesterday. Since this entry should have been done days and days ago, my memory is blank with what I had written then. That said, today’s entry would be entirely of different thought content.

Last Saturday, March 15th, Mr. Wonderful and I went to his sister’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party around 7ish p.m.. It was a party not to be missed. There’s always good food and great drinks. Mind you, I do not drink. I’m not a prude, religious, or sanctimonious about drinks. Plain and simple, I’m allergic to alcohol.

So back to the St. Pats’ subject. The guests at my SIL’s party comprised of mostly her and her husband’s friends and co-workers. There’s one guest (an attorney by day and a wild & crazy kind of guy at parties) that, if present, always guaranteed a wild and crazy party. Alas, he wasn’t there at this party. His wife, a wonderful chef of her own right, wasn’t there either. So, food fare was lacking of her scrumptious dishes. She would have brought  corned beef and cabbage. However, someone did bring that dish, which is a must for any respectable Irish party. One guest brought my favorite dish, Whiskey-soaked pudding bread. Last year, I got drunk and broke into HIVES for eating too much of it.

With the wild-and-crazy guy not showing up, there were interesting guests that DID show up. From the youngest of 14-months old to the oldest of 90’s old. In fact, there were 2 fun loving mature guests (one was the 90’s yo and the other was in her 80’s) who knew to keep up with the rest of the boomer-aged guests and some young adult-aged ones. There was one guest who brought his guitar so he could entertain the party-goers with live music. His music genre mostly revolved around Jimmy Buffet-type of music. Passable, but I wanted hard rock, or anything that would make me dance.

 Guest with Guitar  14-Month Old Partygoer 

After spending 3 hours at the party, the 14-month old baby, who was the main interest of the party since he was running around and dancing, had to leave. His young adult parents had tired of the boomers’ party and wanted to go where there was a REAL party going on. Once the baby left, the live music stopped and the atmosphere went from lively to BORING . That’s my description of what a party without lively music and dancing is like. Plus, the fact that Mr. Wonderful has been all smiles and been seen constantly with a shot glass filled with something. I thought it was time to part him from that shot glass. And so we left at 11:30 p.m.

Till next St. Patrick’s Day Party……hopefully, My Precious (my son) would be there as he opted out this year.

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Mr. Bubbles 

Mr. Bubbles (the white and brown tiger) is a new addition to the “weakness for stuffness” Lilliputian Village (that’s the  name of the stuffed animals’ town). He was given to me by Mr. Wonderful for our 24th wedding anniversary. Mr. Wonderful really is getting into this weakness-for-stuffness fever. I asked him where he gets them, but he wouldn’t tell; and I did not pursue further.

You may ask me what I have given Mr. Wonderful. Well……..I have no pictures of them ‘cuz we already ate them. However, I’ll tell you what they were: chocolate biscotti, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered macadamia. Then, we all went to a Chinese restaurant.

Now is any of these gifts the proper gifts for a 24th wedding anniversary? We have no fancy-swancy gift exchanges like jewelry, cars, boats…or what you might call expensive gifts. So yes, to us, anything is a proper gift. There are exceptions, though. Like, next year would be our 25th anniversary. We are compelled to do something fancy-swancy then. We don’t know what that would be yet. We are working on ideas. There’s one that’s always constant in all of our wedding celebrations. ‘Our Precious’ son is always in the picture; any occasion we might have, he’s always part of it. We’re always the trio, the pyramid, the threesome. Our Precious is 20 years old. It never occurs to him that it’s uncool to hang out with one’s parents when one is a teenager. (Well, now the teen years have expired, of course.) To him, it’s cool to hang out with them since FOOD and BOOKS ARE ALWAYS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES WITH THEM. heehee!

Tomorrow, I have pictures of knitting projects. So stay tune!

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Tulips for Valentine


I thought I’d post the photo before the tulips come apart and fade away. One of the presents I got from Mr. Wonderful.

Beanie Hat  scarf

So here’s the beanie hat that is being sent to my friend in London. The scarf is of the same pattern, BUT ALAS, photo did not come up great! That’s what happens when one plays with exposure, blah, blah, blah, blah. Amateur! Just click on the photo and zoom in ~ you get better view of scarf’s details.

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