Christmas Round Up Part 2 Before and After

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The Before shot … hubby’s shoe mess off to the left.

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The After shot …

I say that you can never have too many pairs of Underwear, Sox, and Shoes. I have plenty of all, in all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes.

Underwear is necessary. And I don’t get this trend these days of assless underwear. I would never wear them because I would feel insecure without that little protective coverage on my behind.

It is just one of those little things that keep me up at night.

I have oodles of sox, from all over the world. Some of the best sox, in terms of durability, style, and comfort come from Europe. I have spent a pretty penny, more than hundreds of dollars over the last year in my sock collection. Mostly from Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. Soccer and Rugby socks are all the rage in Europe.

It seems I have too many pairs of shoes, boots, and wellies…

In the jumble photo above, you see what a mess we have been dealing with since forever. In the second photo you see how wonderfully organized the shoes are right now. A very nice change with a little ingenuity and organization.

I have 12 pairs of shoes.

  • 3 sets of combat boots, lace up, zip up and tactical SWATS
  • I have 5 pairs of sneakers, stylish must haves and spent many pretty pennies on them.
  • 3 pairs of wrestling shoes, because, they are collectors items now, since they don’t make this line any longer. I have blue, black and black and orange Adidas.
  • and one pair of winter wellies, that I had to get last winter because of slush and wet shoes.

Part three to follow later …

Christmas Wrap Up 2015 Part 1

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Well, the sun is shining and it is quite nice outside. A beautiful day for friends and family. However, my good friends who, if they were here, would be here already, are back in Nova Scotia with their kids.

This year was very different in the way of gifts. There were actually things we bought each other, that are useful, and things that we needed. Thankfully, hubby did not shoot his mouth off and spoil his surprise like he did with the phone. Which also took some seriously adept work at getting the gifts in the door, and then wrapped, before I saw them or figured out what they were, because in all honesty, I had no idea what was under the tree.

So this year we have only a couple gifts each:

  • Cuisinart 5 Function Panini Grill (Read: Small Barbeque)
  • Black and Decker fully programmable Coffee maker
  • A grocery rolling cart (that I really wanted)
  • And a Shoe rack for all of my shoes (I really needed that)

Because let’s face it, a boy can`t have too many shoes …

The grocery cart is going to come in very handy, since we will have to cart groceries from IGA which is a WALK from there to home. I have now graduated into Old Fogie Land, dragging my cart to market.

Woo Hoo … I am one of you now !

I have ten minutes to spare before I have to bake the bird for dinner in a few hours. Our good friend Mr. Bill will be here for supper. Our yearly tradition, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Part two will air later tonight …