I swore I was done with cozy mysteries and I got sucked into another one…yep…a 40 pound Maine Coone Kitty named Diesel and his librarian owner named Charlie…together they help solve crimes! This one is so good I can’t even stand it! Plus I am the person who absolutely hates reading series out of order and I have not read any of my cozies in order! What happens is I end up buying the first book in the series because these have been so good. Diesel and Charlie are such a sweet team. Diesel goes everywhere that Charlie goes! And he loves people…especially babies! I love this cat so much I have to calm myself down and actually get into the real story. Sigh!
So…today I got my third pair of the same Ugg booties from Nordstrom’s! No one knows why I keep getting these booties but I have two in chestnut and one in black! The magic of Christmas? It’s too funny until Den and I have to trek to King Of Prussia to take them all back!
On a sad note…
I talked to my friend Mary Jo today…her mom died early Christmas morning. Mary Jo and I met in Kindergarten and we have been friends for years. She lived in California but moved back to the little town of McDonald…where we both grew up… a few years ago. She bought a cute little house because in McDonald there are lots of cute little houses. If you move back to McDonald you live close to your parents, you can still see lots of the same people you went to school with and life is good…safe…and fun. Her mom’s name was Mary…her dad’s name is Joe…and they named her Mary Jo. I think Mary Jo was the last of my McDonald friends to still have both of her parents. I am sad for Mary Jo today.
We had a Christmas Eve dinner that was really unusual for us…we had snow crab and tuna filets for Christmas Eve…my version of an Italian Seven Fishes dinner…no matter how you count them it won’t equal seven…sigh! And I wanted to make lasagna or stuffed crepe manicotti for Christmas but we ended up with linguini in a good red sauce and meatballs…it was perfect!
Dessert! Leave it to Weggieman’s to have the perfect holiday dessert! Ginger Cake with Whipped Cream! OMG! It was tiny, too…we each had a slice and it was gone! Poof!
Then we stayed up until midnight watching the Eagles play! Well…Den watched…I read…fell asleep…woke up and then watched something called Dial M For Murder…with lots of English accents!
It is freezing here! We are flanneled up and ready for our evening! I can’t wait to get back to Diesel and Charlie!