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December 22, 2010


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Your banana bread looks interesting....not sure if I could 'sell' it to my group. Youngest REALLY doesn't like fruitcake.
That overhead shot of the Novella is very nice. A different view.


I know what you mean about finally getting a chance to relax after all the other work is done. I always feel a little bad that I spend so much time making candy and then there isn't any left for my husband or kids.
You do have lots of flowers coming. I really like how you've got your plants all set up, if only I had a nice sunny spot like that in here.
Enjoy your time with your family and Merry Christmas!


Focusing on immediate family is good, very good. I hope your fudge turned out well. Mine flopped, literally:(

Merry Christmas to you!


Enjoy your relaxation and just being with your family.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Noelle / azplantlady

Isn't it wonderful to reach that point during Christmas? I am almost there.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Kate (daisygirl_io)

Wow that red amaryllis is gorgeous! I love that you put them in a vase. I think they look great. Enjoy Christmas and kicking back a little!


I love banana bread and just made four loaves yesterday. The candied fruit looks good in them. You have been busy baking and wrapping. Hope your holiday lets you actually enjoy it.


Your candied banana bread looks delicious and the centerpiece is gorgeous. Have a lovely holiday Kathleen!


Hi Kathleen. Now that sounds like a fruit cake recipe I would eat.It sounds good to me. Your amaryllis are so beautiful and makes a great bouquet.The deep red is marvelous.

I have a question about amaryllis because you do so well at getting them to bloom again. Mine are growing but they are growing all leaves and no buds.I wonder what I did wrong.They were in the basement in the dark all summer and then brought out in October where I started watering them and with a little fertilizer to start them off. Do you keep your as they are and take them outdoors in the sun to stay through out the summer and then cut them back and set them in the dark? Or what. I know you will know what I did wrong. HELP!! LOL!

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.


Kathleen - my Black Pearl Amaryllis is blooming it's head off now and I have it set out in my living room to keep a close eye on... The banana bread looks yummy!

Peace and happiness now and in the days to come.



I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas!


Oh Mark ~ I'm SO jealous you have 'Black Pearl!!' I bet it's gorgeous. Peace to you and yours too ~ hope you have a great holiday. I don't know how you feel but I am not sorry at all we are not having a white Christmas!!! :-)


Love all your amaryllis. I bought two new ones this year and have really enjoyed them.

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