To All My Friends Here~~~

My Christmas Card To My Friends - One of my Christmas studio shots
@pyewacket (44037)
United States
December 24, 2008 8:03pm CST
I'm just popping by to wish all my good friends here at MyLot a Warm, Hearty and Peaceful Merry Christmas. Can you believe it's that time of year again? Where the heck did the time go anyway? So what are your plans tomorrow? Going to be with family? Visiting relatives? Or just staying home and vegging out? When I made my birthday dinner last month I had bought a lot of beef stew meat, so much that I divided it and froze the rest, and right now is thawing out, as I plan to make my Beouf Bourgninon dinner again. It's a nice "elegant" meal without to much fussing about like one does cooking up a full blown Turkey dinner. For those of you not familiar with what Beouf Bourgninon is, it's a glorified beef stew, French style, but instead of simmering the beef in beef stock, one adds red wine. The first part of it though, is where you saute the beef to brown it, turn off the heat and add brandy, ten ignite it....ah, c'est manifique! Oh, la, la! Then once the flame is out, that's when you add the wine...hiccup.... I always add sliced up mushrooms and carrots..then just let it simmer for about three hours. I serve it on a bed of couscous (Moroccan pasta) So hope you all have a Merry Christmas whatever you're doing,...and here is a card for all of you....This is a studio shot I took on a Christmas theme
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
25 Dec 08
Oh just reading this got me so hungry. Hmmmmm it sounds so delicious. Enjoy your dinner. I'll bet pye goes crazy with the smell of it.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Dec 08
So what are you having for dinner? Yes, Pyewacket will go nuts over the meat. LOL
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
25 Dec 08
Since my roommate will be working and getting home late I am not in the mood to cook anything fancy for myself so I will get take out again.
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• United States
25 Dec 08
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too Pye!! What a beautiful photo you have there!! Why hasn't hallmark or some other card company paid you for that one? Tis Beautiful!! Enjoy your meal and give a hug to Pye and Kissy for me!!!
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• United States
25 Dec 08
Happy Holidays to everyone here on Mylot! - This is a beautiful card/graphic on a site I just love;
check it out;
its at; http://www.satisfaction.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Darn it I forgot to add A Happy Holidays card here for you and any other fellow Myloter's to see and enjoy:Not to take away from your own beautiful creation Pye, just one I think is so lovely too;Happy Holidays again!!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Hallmark has their own in staff photographers...I know as I asked them one time...LOL...breaking into the card business...big time card business is hard to do--I hope you had a great Christmas and gosh, now we're all getting ready for the New Year..
@ElicBxn (60827)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Well, while I have to go to work for a while, I am also going to my brother's girlfriend's for a mid-day meal. She's having ham. She's serving scalloped potatos and my sis is bring that green bean cassarole. I'm taking taboli, because we know I can eat it... They have pulled some fruit salad aside so I can also eat that (I hope it doesn't have too many banana's and pineapple in it...) She lived in far, FAR south Austin, and at some point after working and eating and probably stopping back by my client's, I have to drive to the roomie's folks to pick her up. They live in what is now a bedroom community on the north west side of town. I'm probably putting a hundred miles on the car today.... I actually got home from family stuff early last night, but didn't get a lot of mylotting done because I was so tired... so why am I up in the middle of the night?
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Are you by any chance turning into a night owl if you're up late??? Join the club--maybe being around felines so long we're getting feline habits...sleep all day, up all night...LOL
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@ElicBxn (60827)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I go to bed early and wake up in the middle of the night. I try to stay up late enough that I get a better night sleep, but I'm so tired from being around my brother this week that I've been crashing early. I didn't go over tonight, I needed a break from my brother.
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• Canada
25 Dec 08
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Pye! I shall spend tomorrow afternoon and evening at my Husband's Birth Mothers and Step Dad's...In the morning it will be just us watching our son pen his gifts here and a pancake Breakfast...Dinner will be the Traditional Turkey, My MIL wouldn't have it any other way...so glad I don't have to cook it though I am taking a cheesecake and a goodie tray as is tradition!! Hope you have a wonderful day! HUGS ~Heavens~
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Thank you heavenschild...Have a nice peaceful and relaxed Christmas
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• Canada
26 Dec 08
Thanks Pye! It really was a good one!!! My best one in many years!! HUGS ~Heavens~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Merry Christmas to you pye!! What am I going to do today, I'm going to my parents place in a little bit to spend part of the day with them. My brothers won't be down again which aggravates the hell out of me but what can I do? Not a thing but when my parents are gone, they'll have a lot of regrets but I'm going to let them know that I don't want to hear it because I tried.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Sorry I'm late in responding to this...I'm so behind here it's not funny. Hope you had a great Christmas, and here's hoping next year is so much better for us
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
25 Dec 08
I LOVE it when you describe your cooking, Pye ... it's mouthwateringly delicious! We went to my parents' for Christmas dinner - so I'm stuffed full of turkey, Dad's special homemade stuffing, which is VERY divine indeed - and beautiful Christmas pudding with rum butter. I wish I could fit in something else, as there are plenty of chocolates in the house at the moment ... but it's funny how you're never hungry when there's plenty of food! I hope your Christmas celebrations were special (they'd certainly be scrumptious!) - and wish you many blessings and much happiness for the New Year!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Wow...that Christmas pudding with rum butter must have been fantastic...can you believe we're now getting ready for a New Year?? Where does the time go anyway???
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
25 Dec 08
I am vegging out at home tomorrow...ops...today... I get some people over for Christmas Eve. Now is time to take off and relax at home in my own bed. Maybe watching comedies. I will stop by and visit Mylot for sure. Marry Christmas for you. HUGS
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I stayed home too on Christmas....cuddled up with my two kitties
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Merry Christmas Pye! That is quite a beautiful photo! Your recipe sounds delightful! I would love to try it, but I think that I would be drunk from the just the smell of it cooking!lol I love Beef Bourgninon and it's been years since I've had any! I really would love to try to make it, but I don't think that I could do it justice! I do hope that you enjoy your wonderful Christmas dinner! It sure will be better than mine! I do love my lasagna, but I think yours will be the best! Give me love to Pywacket and Kissy! Merry Christmas!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Ever make homemade mancotti? I've done that...if you want I'll send the recipe of Beouf Bourguinon to ya....Pyewacket enjoyed some of the stew beef meet..I saved a few chunks of it and cooked it up separately and he chowed it down like crazy...Kissy unfortunately is a bit more fussy...oh well...there's always one! Hope Star and Luna had a great Christmas
@jerzgirl (7991)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
25 Dec 08
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! We're not doing anything under the circumstances, but it's not because Mom didn't consider it - she wanted me to call the local diner to see if they were going to be open so we could go out. She's not nearly ready for anything like that. But, my daughter plans to come by and give Mom her gift (a bouquet of beautiful, if odd, blue-green flowers) and to get hers (a bunch of things in a huge gift bag.) There's really not much else happening. My cousin, who is her POA, came up yesterday and has yet to call her or even check on her. I wish she'd make a change in that arrangement while she still has the faculties to do it. But, regardless of that, I am happy Mom is home for Christmas. That all by itself is the best gift of all!!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Yes jerzgirl, I imagine having your mother home for Christmas must have been the best Christmas present ever. LOL. I love her "spunk" that she actually wanted to go out for dinner though!
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
25 Dec 08
AND I WISH THE SAME TO YOU!!! Thanks. I would write more but I am baking and have to get to bed. Have the best day!!!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Mmmmm..what were you baking?? LOL
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake!!!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Have any leftover? Want to send some over? LOL
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Merry Christmas to you too and we will be going to one of my sons house for dinner althio I have a cooked glazed ham as back up for dont know what they will fix this year! Taking some of the ham and deviled eggs over there myself. will go now to check out the card hugs
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Mmmmm..now that it's almost New Years you gave me an idea....LOL....might make some deviled eggs to nosh on New Years Eve
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Dec 08
lol good for you!
@smacksman (6074)
25 Dec 08
Happy Christmas to you too and all the very best for a good 2009. I have just stopped bye here for 5 minutes before the full party starts. Have a lovely day.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Are you partying it up on New Years? I'm just staying home and will watch that ball drop at times square
@smacksman (6074)
29 Dec 08
Each year we all go to a different house in our friendly little street for a party where we can have a good meal together. We can also drink as much as we like without worrying about the Police as we just walk home at 1am. and I get to kiss all my neighbours!! haha Have fun yourself!
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
25 Dec 08
Merry christmas and happy holidays for you too and thanks for the card we are going to celebrate a quiet christmas I am taking a break from cooking, housechores, selling on ebay and mylot tomorrow it will be just me, hubby and the cat we plan to eat out but with the weather it may be better to order it's white christmas indeed, just perfect!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Dec 08
I'll probably be MyLotting tomorrow while my dinner is cooking...LOL. We did have snow here, but it rained all day so now the snow is all gone..
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
25 Dec 08
enjoy your dinner :) it's christmas day now I will log after this post and be back on the 26th Merry christmas again and happy holidays wish you a brighter year ahead
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Jason and giraffe - Arbuckle Wilderness, Davis OK
Hi Pye! Wishing you a terrific Christmas too! Your Beouf Bourgninon sounds delicious...I can almost smell it cooking! Yummy. We're having homemade French Meat Pie for Christmas Eve after which we usually go look at Christmas lights. Tomorrow morning we throw the turkey in the oven (not your neighbor), then we go feed the ducks that over winter here. Friday we're going to a drivethru zoo, were most of the non-meat eating animals wander pretty much at will. It's a great day to go because hardly anyone else is there and we can spend more time. Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Oh--what's French Meat Pie???? Sounds great. maybe you could email me the recipe??? Sounds like you're going to have a great day tomorrow going to the zoo. Hope you take a lot of pictures...love the pic you show here
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
25 Dec 08
Jason and zebra - Arbuckle Wilderness, Davis OK
Glad you like the picture! That's my son, who just moved down here. When he was in school in Pittsburgh, he used these pictures to convince his friends that these were our pets...lol. Will email you the recipe for the French meat pie, it's good cold weather food, and easy to make. Enjoy tomorrow!
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Pye, Thank you for the wonderful wish's and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have a fantastic New Years. I just got back home and am glad to be getting back to my normal routine. I really enjoyed the holiday trip but theres no place like home and its good to be back.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Yes I did have a great Christmas and am looking forward to the New Year. Glad you enjoyed your holiday trip
• United States
29 Dec 08
The year went by too fast it seems. It was around that same time last year that we started that "puppy club" trend with many of the previous respondents. Thing is, it doesn't feel that it was an entire year ago when that happened. Looks like my idea that was sent via email was sure a trend in that when we see a bunch of mylotters using the same avatar, we know that something happened where someone might have gotten banned & suspended.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I know it doesn't seem possible that it was a whole year ago we had the puppy brigade, seems only yesterday...LOL Too bad the original "puppy" can't be here now since she doesn't have internet access anymore..sure miss her
• United States
26 Dec 08
Your feast sounds magnificent! I had cream of tomato soup that I made with some of the summers tomato crop that I froze. I made it with cream cheese and added couscous at the last minute before I turned it off, so we ate one thing in common! Hehehe. I am very much looking forward to living in my own place with conveniently located and diverse shopping facilities around me. I don't even get excited about food preparation around here, it's such a pain in the a$$ to shop, and I can't even get most of what I want when I do, that I haven't even been bothering. But I miss it a lot. I love putting together an interesting, attractively served, delicious and nutritious meal (to enjoy with my kitties, hehehehe).
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 08
I'm glad you know what couscous is. I "discovered" that about thirty years ago and make any excuse possible for having it...LOL. I had some stew meat left over and cooked it up just for my kitties to have, the only one who enjoyed it though was my Pyewacket. Kissy is more "fussy" about what she eats...isn't there always one? You're homemade cream of tomato soup sounds great!
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Dec 08
Hi Pyewacket, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas yourself, there is only about an hour left here in the UK but have had a wonderful day and have had a traditional turkey roast. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Dec 08
I'm glad you had a great Christmas....actually I continue "celebrating" the whole "mood" even after Christmas..LOL
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 08
I am with the Children but will be back home by New Year Merry Christmas to you
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Miss seeing you around here gabs....hope you holiday with the kids is a good one for you!
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Well my friend, I am sorry for this late reply. But I guess it is never to late to wish you a Merry Christmas. I agree with you that time does pass so quickly and here we are again celebrating this wonderful day of the year. So accept my pleasant greatings and may you have a wonderful christmas all the time!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Dec 08
That's okay..I'm late in responding to this...way behind here at Mylot...LOL Now that's its almost New Years....here's wishing you a Happy and prosperous one