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Dec 26 2007

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Sometimes I just read the Google Ads.

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Dec 26 2007

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T minus 3 minutes

Filed under Simple Pleasures, Sisters

My SisterDear2 is coming this morning and her flight was scheduled to take off 3 minutes ago! We’re so excited!!

This is actually our Christmas Day because we’ve waited for her arrival to exchange gifts. That little detail caused SisterDear4 to ’spill the beans’ on one of our Dad’s Christmas gifts last night. She called to see how our day went and asked him if he liked the slippers she sent him. LOL. Being the sweetie he is, he said he hadn’t opened them yet, but he was sure he’d love them.

Dad update: he just came in to the office and brought me my first cup of coffee. I love my Dad!

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Dec 25 2007

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Home Merry Home

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To all our Troops serving away from home, I am wishing you that soon you’ll be Home with your family and friends.

Merry Christmas!

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Dec 24 2007

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A Rescue Dog’s Christmas Poem

Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full – we are lost, but not found,
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,

They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie – come fetch your new ball!!
But now we sit here and think of the days…
we were treated so fondly – we had cute, baby ways,

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew
now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly – why were they so rash?

We “jump on the children:, “don’t come when they call”,
we “bark when they leave us”, climb over the wall.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.

If only they’d trained us, if only we knew…
we’d have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse -let to roam-
now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try.”
So now here we are, all confused and alone…
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat ,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer…
we know that they wonder how long we’ll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads…
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears –
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the Inn –
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year –
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat…
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.

–Author Unknown

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Dec 24 2007

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Lasso the Christmas Eve Moon

Filed under Simple Pleasures

It’s Christmas Eve morning and tonight there should be a pretty phenomenal sky. See the Link below.

I just told my Dad about this. It was like I had just given him a Christmas present. He loves stuff like this. He’s added sky watching to his Christmas Eve plans. He’s digging out his binoculars. I’m sure my MotherDear and I will also join him. Another Christmas Memory in the making.

Today will be full of last minute errands and crossing off the last of the items on the ‘to do’ list.

Merry Christmas! God bless us, every one!

clipped from science.nasa.gov

Dec. 24, 2007: It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re snuggled cozily in your den. A glowing fire gently crackles and pops in the fireplace, and your head starts to droop as you nod off. Just then, something cold and wet nudges your cheek. You open your eyes to stare directly into a large black nose. It’s time to take the dog for his walk.

Grumbling in vain, you put on your coat, snap the leash onto the wiggling dog’s collar, open the door to a rush of cold air. You step outside and enter a magical landscape.

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Dec 23 2007

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One more trip around the Sun and other Random thoughts

Today is SisterDear3’s Half Centennial Birthday. I use to feel a bit like James T. Kirk, boldly going where no one had gone before…. It’s very strange to be the oldest of 8 kids and to see them all getting older, because of course, I am still 24. hehehe. Even my baby brother in 37 and my oldest nephew is 28. Good Lord. Where does the time go?

Last night MotherDear had the girls from Bingo & A & B over for supper and poker. For a change, I won a few hands. I don’t know how that happened. Perhaps Santa bestowed some pre-Christmas magic poker dust on me for the evening.

MotherDear actually played some piano! Then while A & B took the girls down the street to see their house, Dad played a little too. I love it when they play. It brings me back to my childhood. I know, corny. But also very true. Someone playing the piano was like a magic beckoning call… a few notes on the keyboard and everyone in the house just gathered at the piano. Many happy memories are triggered whenever I hear a piano. I’m so glad one of my nephews and my brother-in law also play. Bonus points to my nephew, the teacher. He actually gets to teach kids music every day in school and also teaches private piano and guitar lessons. How cool is that?

SisterDear2 has the best present for our parents this year, and I can’t wait! She’s flying down the day after Christmas and we’re all sooo excited about her visit. But I really am looking forward to them opening her very special gift. My Dad had mentioned last spring that he was hoping to watch the old home movies while up for our July visit last summer. So I had special-ordered the bulb needed for this old projector. As soon as they turned the projector on, the bulb blew. Much disappointment filled the room. So, that’s what gave SisterDear2 the idea for the Christmas gift. She took all of the 8mm videos from our childhood and had them put on DVDs!! I know!!! There will be many teary eyes while watching them! My brother-in-law also made copies for everybody. What an awesome gift!!!

As I lay in bed last night I was reflecting upon my life, especially the past year and a half. Last year I sold my business of 20 years and moved to another state. I invited my parents to live with me and my kitties. It was kind of a big deal, such a major move. Overall, I have to say that I’m quite content with my life. There is really just one thing I plan to work on in 2008, and that is to push my new business into a higher sales volume without spending as much money advertising as last year. God willing, I will make enough to meet my needs, and a little bit extra for some of my wants. I’ve totally forgotten what it was like to have disposable income!

And finally, this is what I awoke to this morning. Can you say “Awwww”

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Dec 22 2007

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Tiptoeing through the Blogosphere

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So there I was, tiptoeing through the Blogosphere…


There’s 2 animated versions –> http://www.anyware.co.nz/monkeyjoke.html?joke

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