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Monday, December 15, 2014

Checking In

Hello dear friends.  I'm just checking in.  I got back last night from Austin, Texas.  I spent the weekend there visiting my #1 and 96-year-old father.  We had a great time and the weather was absolutely beautiful.

I've got a lot of things going on this week so my posts will be sparse.  

I leave you with one of my favorite groups singing a darling rendition of Twelve Days of Christmas.

Happy Monday!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. Welcome home Katie. Thanks for checking in.

  2. I am so glad that your Dad is going strong at 96! My grandmother lived to 100years old so you have good genes too my friend!

  3. Have a wonderful week, Katie! God bless your 96 year old Dad. What a blessing to have him in your life. xo Diana

  4. Katie,

    I loved the group. Who are they>

    Bobbie Allgood

    1. Bobbie -

      They are Straight No Chaser. They are wonderful!

  5. It's the last big week of running around, so I hope you get it all done!

  6. Love Straight No Chaser! The are the best men's accapella group!!

  7. Hellooo and my fond Christmas greetings to you, dear Katie

    Here I am ( at last ) it is so lovely to read of your visit to your father, what a wonderful age he is, such a blessing for you to be with him. I hope he will have a very happy Christmas

    I have also been away a few days, but now Im doing a good 'elf' impression :).....I love love your friend's tartan and green decor, it is gorgeous.. and I shall enjoy the 12 days of Christmas and sing along
    sending love to you as always, across the pond xxxxxxx

  8. I loved that group and the song - I sent it to myself.

  9. Awe, 96 years old, how sweet! My Dad is 85 and I feel very blessed to still have him. I think we are all pretty busy right now and many of our blogs will be sparse in the days ahead. Always good to check in with you. Christmas blessings!

  10. Welcome home and we hope Dad is up to his tricks again!
    C + C

  11. I just saw Straight No Chaser in Hershey, PA. They sing The Twelve Days of Christmas as an encore. Love them too.

  12. you are a funny lady, never heard this rendition. happy holidays


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