Monday, December 22, 2014


Against my house, pushed into the dirt,  stands the old family plywood santa.  Next to the plywood santa is a small potted blue spruce.  Both are lit by lights which the pinetop put up just in time for the shortest night of the year.  There are also lights out back against our woods.  Pinetop strung lights on the arch I shaped and welded over 20 years ago.   The weather has been cold and dreary.  The early darkness tends to dampen the spirits.  Lights, though, that shimmer and arch against the dark woods perk the spirit.  Inside, the youngest is busy composing music for a brass quartet while pinetop is watching an old classic movie.  The oldest pinetop jr is busy making white russians.  Of course, those perk the spirit too .. :)   Cheers!

(santa and arch photos courtesy of the pinetop swamp)

Wishing everybody a healthy and joyous season and New Year ..


dianne said...

Lovely lights and decorations to brighten a dreary night. Foamy dear, you are so clever welding an arch!
I want to make myself some iron gates and decorations but my job will require a forge. :)
I am glad that everyone in the Foam/ Pinetop household is busy enjoying their night. Yes, those white russians will certainly perk up your spirits.
Have a wonderful and joyous Christmas season dear friend!
Lots of love
xoxoxo ♡

foam said...

that arch was shaped and welded a long time ago. You could always take a class and learn how to weld and forge. I hope you have an enjoyable Christmas with your family and grandchildren. Love to you too!

What! I have to proof on my own blog that I am not a flippin' robot?

Anonymous said...

Frohe Weihnachten Schäum'sche !

Forge & weld - you are a lady of many talents ! I'm not familiar with the "Wite Russian", here it's Jever and some wine.
Alles Gute, pass' auf Dich auf und bleib' gesund.

foam said...

Frohe Weihnachten an dich auch, Magole! :)
A white russian can be googled. Since I don't tolerate milk so well we made it with almond milk ... and Irish Whiskey instead of Vodka. It packed a punch!
Currently, I'm sipping a French red wine. I used some of it for a Braten which is simmering in the crock pot. Can't let the rest go to waste know, can I?

dianne said...

Foamy dear, I cannot remove that stupid word verification from my comments either, I have tried in 'settings' but it still prevails.
xoxoxo ♡

Jean said...

Merry Christmas and a most Joyous New Year, Foam!

foam said...

I have not looked there yet. I'll take your word for it though.

And a very Merry to you too!

LX said...

Very cheery decorations! My outside decoration is a strand of solar-powered multicolor lights.

Frohe Weihnachten!

puerileuwaite said...

Well apparently the small blue spruce isn't the only thing getting potted.

foam said...

lx, I bet your solar llights are every bit a cheerful.

Of course not!
Frohe Weihnachten! Zum Wohl und Prosit Neu Jahr!

Doom said...

Merry Christmas!

I sure like the works you and he do together. I've been keeping your young one in my prayers as well.

foam said...

Thanks for the prayers for our young'un. Those and the Tamiflu must have worked since he got over the flu very fast. :-)

X. Dell said...

White Russians, Black Russians; when it comes to booze, I am color-blind.

You have pretty decorations. Mine remind me of Peanuts, somehow.

ANNA-LYS said...

<3 -my as always ;)

foam said...

Anna-Lys! <3 to you and your family!
Hope all is well xo..

LX said...

Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Happy New Year!

foam said...

Danke, lx! Gleichfalls..

Pink said...

Mmmmm white Russians!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Helloo my dear !
Care for some redecoration ?

foam said...

I did, Pink!

Yup, it's about that time, isn't it, Magolein!

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

Can we be blogfriends?
Almost all my blogfriends have stopped blogging because of harassments.
You can find me at

Regards Kirsten Namskau

Doom said...


Whose there?

Uhrm, depends on if this your or my joke. :p

foam said...


LX said...

Be my Valentine! MMMMWWAAHH!

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