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Posted on: December 28, 2008

Our holiday celebrating is basically over. We are still visiting with family and maybe a friend of DH.

It was a really nice Christmas. We received great presents, among them a George Foreman grill, a recharageable massager (which DH already used on my knotty shoulders), a couple of gift cards, tasty food items, a pretty tote bag, and a fun lab poster.

The best part, as usual, was just hanging with family, including the various pets. It’s good to slow down, catch up, and be together.

DH will probably head back to KS Tuesday sometime. After he leaves, I’ll be doing laundry, cleaning my apartment, and generally getting settled back in. I’m planning to hang out with the SnB group on New Year’s Eve at one of the women’s home.

Friday, I’ll head back to work.

Hope everyone out there had a nice Christmas, too!

I’ve done a bit of decorating in my apartment. The little pines were on sale at Walmart and I bought a package of ornaments to put on it. Went Christmas shopping yesterday with a new friend and spent some time in the evening getting things wrapped.

That voice! Really almost anything by Elvis is good.

A few years ago a friend gave me a fuzzy snowball that sings this. It cracks me up every time I hear it.


Another one of my favorites. I try to watch this movie every year during the holiday season.


This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy!



Wherever you are today, I hope you are spending time with people who love you and appreciate you.

Personally, I have so much to be thankful for and plan to cultivate that spirit in my heart.

Starting tomorrow, I will share a Christmas song a day with you. These will be some of my favorite songs of the season. Hope you enjoy them!


Found these little turkeys at the Hallmark shop in Kewanee. They were on sale and I couldn’t resist. Now if I just remember that I have them when Thanksgiving rolls around next year.

Not that anyone has to buy me anything because I really have enough stuff, but if you are inspired…





A few ideas. If you want more, click on the Amazon wish list button on the left.


Metal Head

Posted on: November 1, 2008

Chipotle had a deal yesterday – if you came dressed in tinfoil like a burrito, you’d get a free meal. DH got in the spirit. Unfortunately when we drove up, the line stretched down the block and around the corner. We had dinner at IHOP instead. And DH didn’t get to show anyone his tinfoil head.

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