Cooking, Relaxing, “Doctor Who”-ing, and What Not.


Merry Christmas to all! And I hop that it is a wonderful and blessed Christmas Day for everyone. May you be surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. And may the day be filled with joy, laughter, and the beginning of many a fond memory.

Believe or not, just last night, I finally got around to putting up some Christmas lights in my apartment. I know, I know, but I figure better late than never. Strung up some nice LED lights that came from Menards, got out some decorations (including a Christmas ornament made by a very good friend) and set about getting all “festive up in this place” At the moment, the only centerpiece that is missing is the actual tree itself, but that is a task for the coming year. After I put up the lights and decorations, then came the time for a nice cup of hot cocoa, some chocolate chip cookies, and a nice relaxing Christmas Eve. Oh, and let us not forget the sending out of a “bazillion” Christmas cards to all friends.

Got up today, and actually at the moment, the Cornish Hen is being marinated. Funny thing is, that with all the other foods I have decided to make along the hen, found out that there is not enough pots! So, instead of the sweet stuffing being made on top of the stove (my preferred method) it will be fixed and the cooked in a pan in the oven. And what is the menu of the day you may ask? Well, here is what to expect for Christmas dinner at my place:

  • Glazed Cornish Game Hen
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Candied Yams
  • French Cut Green Beans
  • Stuffing
  • Cherry Pie (with Whip Cream) for dessert.

I know! I can’t wait for my first Glazed Cornish Hen with all the fixings! And of course, yours truly will be having his favorite drink for this holiday meal – chilled Cranberry Juice! Now the trick is having the entire meal done in time.

Time for what?? Well, of course in time for “Time of the Doctor” ( #TheTimeofTheDoctor ) on BBC America at 9:00 p.m. tonight. Those of us who enjoy watching the show have been waiting for the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special and I for one have enjoyed each of them very much. Naturally, it will be watched with eyes and ears wide open, looking for all and any clues as to what may be coming in future episodes. For me, just a fun show to watch.

Now, the sad part is there will be no watching with any fellow “Whovians” of the special tonight. And, I know that there may be many a person who will be celebrating the holidays without someone special and this can be a little hard this especially this time of the year. So, here is a little something to remember…just as I did for myself here, treat that one very special person in your life – YOU!! Yep, all the exciting items on my menu, I picked out because I wanted to do something special for myself. Do that for yourself also this season. Put the lights up, decorate YOUR place, Watch your all-time favorite movie and laugh out loud. Enjoy the special and important person that you are this season because you are indeed so very special.

And then..And then..still feeling a little lost and disconnected? Tell you what – drop me a “hello” line on my Google+ page ( ), that “hello” goes straight to my tablet (which is always by my side, just in case I need to jot down some marketing campaign thoughts) and I will reply to your Hello!

Until then, my friends, have a wonderful day and take care of yourself and each other!



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