Seahawks and the Human Antennae; Christmas is still here; Coffee Chat in an RTT Rebel Kinda Way

Those of you who have been reading me for a while know of our move back to where I grew up – Seattle – which means I’m even more gungho about the . They played an awesome game over the weekend and are one step closer to going to the Super Bowl. Again.

So I made this little badge after the win:

It was interesting watching the game since we had decided to cut the cable cord with the overpriced Xfinity, and were using a funky antennae my brother loaned us to try out (since the one I got only tuned into shopping channels, but no local ones). Luckily the one he loaned us allowed FOX to be tuned in, so we could watch the game. Sort of.

The weather was intermittently rainy, so the signal kept pixelating, and the sound was scratchy and spotty. Except when someone was standing near the antennae that’s taped to the window. So for the last quarter of the game, we had to recruit Princess Nagger to be our human antennae intermediary so we wouldn’t miss anything important. We had to promise to play a around of Go Fish with her afterwards, though. Totally worth it.

Hopefully we’ll get to see this weekend’s game somewhere else – I’ve started putting feelers out to see who (with cable) is willing to let us invade their house to watch the game. Here’s hoping they do well against the Packers this weekend. The kids are already looking forward to wearing their Seahawks shirts to school on Friday, since Fridays before any game are “Blue Fridays”. They like being all decked out in blue and green.

Speaking of all decked out… Anyone else still have their Christmas stuff up? Please oh please tell me I’m not alone. I usually take it down over the New Year weekend, but with sickness in the household over the , coupled with the boxes of stuff stacked and buried in the garage amongst the remnants of the boxes still yet to have the mystery of the moronic movers demystified, I was late finishing the decorating part, so I’ve been stalling on the taking down part.

That, and the weather hasn’t been cooperative – when I’ve had free time to go round up the reindeer, Mother Nature has decided that was the perfect time to let it rain. While I don’t have a problem with being out and doing stuff in the rain, I’d much rather not put the reindeer away rain soaked. I was going to say I didn’t want to put them away wet, but many of you have your minds in the gutter, so I opted for the alternative. And yet, I didn’t, did I?

At any rate, it’s still Christmas around these here parts, though I’ve not added water to the tree since the last time I watered it, which would be the day after Christmas. I figured after the toppled tree incident when I was stringing the lights, my floors were already clean enough and I didn’t need them to get water logged. Again.

Speaking of Christmas still in our house… I’m hopping on the bandwagon this week with Rory Bore’s Tuesday Chat – I’ve always meant to join in the fun earlier (like when she first started), but I happen to be a blonde and tend to be prone to Blonde Moments. In other words, I kept forgetting. But this week I didn’t forget! Go me!

This week’s prompt or question is:

Last thing you took a picture of?  Why did you want to capture this image?   (Show your work.)

OK, so the conundrum is I alternate between snapping pictures on my phone, and snapping pictures with my big camera. So I have several to share with the class, because I just can’t keep it simple. Ahem.

The very last picture I took with my big camera, I did so just the other day, because I got some ’s on eBay just after Christmas to fill out my current collection since some of them got lost in the move. Unfortunately, the seller on eBay sent me 2 wrong ones of the 6 I bought from her, so I took a picture of the lot of 6 to show her what arrived (then subsequently did a image comparison of what I won and what I was sent when I contacted her). But here’s that picture:

As I was writing this post, I got an email from the seller who felt bad about the mix-up, so she not only refunded me on the two items she didn’t send, but told me to keep the ones she did send. She’ll be getting mega positive feedback, because that’s a great seller. And if she has any more Annalee’s up for sale, she’ll be my first stop.

The last-last picture before that on that particular camera, was one Princess Nagger took for me, of me. I know, right? I’m always behind the camera, but I had applied for a review campaign for dog owners, and they needed a picture of me with the dogs. I never heard back, so I’m assuming I didn’t get chosen for the campaign. Oh well. I still have this picture, though:

If it looks like I’m sitting at an awkward angle and holding the dogs down, I am, because the series of pictures before this one was of their butts. Since they kept sticking their noses in my face and trying to lick me instead of turning around and smiling pretty for the camera. Could be because I promised them treats, so they were wanting to keep an eye on me to make sure I made good. I did.

Now, the last picture I took with my phone, I did so of making breakfast on New Year’s Day – I intended on putting it on Instagram, but then got busy so never did:

I was making ‘eggs in a hole’ for breakfast per the kids’ request. Pretty nifty, no? You cut a hole in the bread, then fry it with the egg in the center, making toast at the same time as you cook the eggs. Rather genius, I say.

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.

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I’ve also decided to adopt Xmas Dolly’s idea of adding an additional linky just to encourage more followers where you need it most. We can all use more followers, right? So feel free to link up any post on the first linky, and a follower linky on the second one. Let’s see if we can party like rock stars!

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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:

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21 thoughts on “Seahawks and the Human Antennae; Christmas is still here; Coffee Chat in an RTT Rebel Kinda Way

  1. I took down our decorations the day after Christmas. I was totally over the holidays.
    You have very pretty dogs. That breakfast food looks yummy. I’ll have to try making it sometime.
    Good luck to your football team!

    • I think a lot of people in the neighborhood did the day after Christmas take down too – bet they’ll be happy to see the deer gone from our lawn come tomorrow! 😉 Of course I’ve not been turning the lights on since New Year, so maybe that helps not make us “those” people who leave our stuff up too long. 😉

      The dogs are not only pretty, but they’re super dorky. 😀 Do try the Abracadabra eggs (thanks to Vandy for the name!) they really are easy and delicious! 🙂

      Thank you for the luck! Hopefully the Seahawks will play smart this weekend. 😉 Thanks so much for playing along, Terra! Always nice to see you – I’ll be by your place tomorrow! 😀

  2. It’s still Christmas at my house, too. So, don’t sweat it! That being said, I do plan to take the tree down today, though. I may leave my village up just a bit longer because it’s winter, right? And…it’s a lot of trouble to put away. I may wait till after Super Bowl weekend to dismantle my Dept. 56 New England Village. We’ll be watching the last of play-offs on Sunday. I’m sure the Seattle will trounce Green Bay with home field advantage. You Seahawks are noisy people! lol Thanks for hosting the random fun!

    • Oh good, I’m glad I’m not alone! 😀 I think I’ll finally get a chance to dismantle Christmas tomorrow – I’m gonna go all womanly woman and cut up the tree for firewood, too (shhh! Don’t tell the hubby!) just need to get the right kind of saw (and not sever any fingers or human limbs in the process). 😉 I love Dept. 56 stuff! I’ve always wanted to build a village, but never started with even one building.

      Yes, we Seahawks fans are definitely noisy people! LOL! The hubby is getting indoctrinated into the whole “12th Man” thing – it’s his first time living in this state, and he’s still adjusting to the craziness of it all. 😉 Thanks so much for playing along, Cathy! You ROCK! 😀

  3. My Christmas decorations were down as of just before the weekend. And thank goodness too because if I had not done it before I got this cold – they would still be up. and what the heck – I’d eventually have a Valentines Tree! LOL
    HA – I can remember being the human antenna when family would want to watch the Saturday night Hockey game! My grandparents farmhouse TV had those old wire things too. And I think a coat hanger at one point when the “real” ones failed. LOL
    I would love to collect something – I did start with artist plates once upon a time; but I’d need a bigger house to continue that. Maybe when there are not so many toys laying about.
    I love the picture of you and the dogs! They are beautiful. And I am definitely trying that egg nest breakfast one morning! 🙂

    • Ohhhhhhh yeah, colds tend to make you not want to do anything, forget about taking down all that Christmas cheer! And when you’re feeling crappy, it’s not as cheerful. Just sayin’. 🙂 So sorry you ended up with a cold – here’s hoping you feel better sooner rather than later! I also had one year that I ended up with a Valentines Tree – we were joking about keeping it up all year until the following Christmas. 😀

      LOL! We did the coat hanger trick when I was a kid – then we got a state of the art housetop antennae that had a dial switch inside the house to turn it in different directions to get a better signal. We were the cool kids on the block then. 😉

      It is hard to keep a collection when you get overrun with kids’ stuff. I have an extensive deer collection (since they’re my favorite animal) that Princess Nagger drools over – I keep telling her she’ll get ’em all eventually. 🙂

      Let me know if you do try the egg nest breakfast – I’d love to hear what you think of it! 😀

  4. Growing up, we always called those kind of eggs Abracadabra eggs. To get the kids involved, you have them stand there and say abracadabra as you turn them over. Turbo goes through spurts where he loves those for breakfast.
    We had Christmas up for three weeks. But if we hadn’t taken it down before we went back to work, it would have still been up. I’m good at procrastinating like that 🙂
    Not really following the football stuff. We are glad to see the Denver Donkeys out of the running. Not fans of Denver at all.

    • Ooooh! I like that name! I think I’ll call them Abracadabra eggs from now on! And I bet the kids will get a kick out of it, too! 😀

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only procrastinator around here… 😉

      Denver Donkeys…that’s funny!!! 😀

  5. You’re adorable and the dogs are beautiful as well. Are they Australian Shepherds?

    Don’t feel too bad about Christmas stuff still being up. I actually got mine down this year, but I didn’t do a very big Christmas so it was about 30 minutes worth of work.

    I have both random and rebellious today, so I added my name to your linky! Have a great day!

    • Awwww! Thank you, Kim! You made my day. 🙂 The dogs are Shelties – Travis (the gray/white/black one) is a Blue Merle Sheltie, and Rolex (named so because they’re good watch dogs…heh!) is a Red Merle Sheltie. They’re dorks. 🙂

      Maybe next year I should go a little less so it’s not so much work putting up and taking down… Oh who am I kidding? I just bought more stuff to use to decorate with next year! LOL! It’ll be easier for put up and take down once our shed gets here so we can finally get the stacks’o’boxes organized (and find the missing stuff from the crazy movers – they packed haphazardly and didn’t mark any boxes! Grrr!)

      So glad you joined in again! Happy to have you, always! 😀

  6. Go Packers (shhhhh…who said that?) Your antenna troubles remind me of the good old days with tin foil on the ends! Our cable carrier did not have Fox for the game the previous weekend…ugh! Luckily it was back for American Idol last Thursday (it came back that afternoon) said my daughter…I was not overly concerned!

    I thought the photo was being used as evidence to figure out who knocked out those two dolls who had fallen. 😉

    Beautiful shot of you and the pooches!

    • Wash your mouth out with soap, woman! 😀 Just kidding – I like the Packers, too – if they weren’t playing against the Seahawks, I’d totally be rooting for them. But, you know, I gotta stick with my Hawks. 🙂 YES! We did have an antennae when I was a kid that we modified with tin foil. We even wondered if we put some tin foil on this modern flat antennae doohickey my brother loaned us, if we’d be able to eliminate the need for a humanoid supplement. 😉

      AHAHAHAHA! I like your perception of the Annalee photo – I think I’m going to have to do some thought bubbles and use it again next week. 😉

      Thank you so much for the compliment! 🙂

  7. Well, I am no football fan. No, not baseball or basketball either. I just don’t watch sports. If I’m lucky I’d rather go windsurfing myself 😉 Our Christmas deco came down New Years, except for one start that still shines in our window at night. I just love the light. You’ve got a couple of cool looking dogs. Hope you’ll come back to linking up more often over at Rorybore so I’ll get to know you better 🙂

    • Many of my friends are not sports fans either, Claudia, so I certainly won’t hold that against you. 😉 And if I had a choice between watching sports and going windsurfing? I’d choose windsurfing hands down! 😀 I will definitely be back next week – Rory can’t get rid of me… 😉 It’ll be nice getting to know you better, too! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. I am going to have to try the toast/egg thing, that looks delicious!
    And Christmas has been taken down but hasn’t exactly been put away…. I take it in steps. By February, it will all be back its closet. I hope.

    • It really is delicious! And a real time saver when you’re trying to time the toast with the eggs and not wanting either or both to be cold. 😉

      See? You’re ahead of me. I haven’t even fished the boxes out of the garage yet. But tomorrow will be the day, since it’ll be the second sunny day in a row, so the outside deer will be dry for dismantling and returning to their respective boxes, and the momentum will carry in to taking down the Christmas tree and putting all the decor all over in their respective boxes. How long they’ll be stacked in the house is another story – though we are (finally!) getting a shed delivered on Monday, so not only will the boxes finally disappear from inside the house, but we’ll be able to empty out the garage, too! Woot! I’m hoping that’s the case before the first anniversary of being in our new house – February 7th. Wanna race? 😉

  9. Love the picture of you and the dogs. My Christmas stuff had to come down before I started to work. Congrats to Seattle! I was surrounded by Seahawks fans during the game.

    • Thank you so much! 🙂 I can imagine if I weren’t working from home I’d have had Christmas dismantled before I had to go back to work – otherwise I’d be stressing about it more! 🙂 Hopefully being surrounded by Seahawks fans during the game wasn’t too annoying. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by, always great to see you! 😀

  10. I’m here! i’m reading. I know I’ve been on the page for 2days, but you know easily distracted? yeah that’s me. We call those eggs Eggs in a basket. The boys love them for breakfast. I LOVE your skillet. I need one like that for my house.
    Christmas I try to get put away by the 7th but I think it was more like the 9th this year. I just didn’t want to put the tree away it makes the room so pretty. I did though find about 5 sets of branches already out of their spots. Cats! 🙂
    I love your Santas! 🙂