Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I'm in the process of updating this blog's template....
new year = new look

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Happy Joyous

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
Happy Hanukkah
Joyous Kwanzaa
Happy Festivus
Season's Greetings
Happy Holidays
Merry Everything
Happy Always
Bah Humbug
....and whatever else....

I hope everyone had a great time celebrating whatever holiday you are celebrating and with whomever you are celebrating with even if you're celebrating a quiet night of watching tv with a glass of wine or a cold beer.  Whatever floats your boat.  

I've got a nice week off of work so that gives me enough time to update this blog because apparently I did absolutely no blogging lately, and I still have to post my favourite things for 2015 as well as an update of what happened in my neck of the woods in 2015.   And yes, finally I am going to make a long list of resolutions for 2016 and see if I can adhere to all or none of them!

In the interim, I wish all who read this post, all the best!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's A Gift

Saw this on the gram this week.... Truth be told! .

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thankful Thursday

I thought I posted this yesterday but accidentally saved it as a draft so here it is for real this time!

I am thankful that when I awake to a new day, it is a chance to start fresh, to rejoice in the possibilities the day has to offer.  I'm thankful I have a chance to correct a wrong I may have committed the day before.  A chance to tell someone I love them one more time.  A chance to smile at the cashier in the coffee shop and wish them well instead of just taking my coffee and walking away.  

New beginnings are fresh each day.  Each day is a gift to be thankful for.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Me, A To Z

A   Angel or Star on tree top:  Angel

B   Biggest tree you ever had: 7 feet tall! 

C   Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story:  A Christmas Story! 

D   Drink eggnog or hot chocolate: Hot chocolate

E   Easiest Christmas song you know: Jingle Bells

F   Favorite Christmas Song: Joy To The World

G   Gold or Red Christmas Bows:  Red.

H   Hometown: Montreal

I    In a snowy or dry Christmas climate: Snowy

J   Jube Jubes or Gummi Bears: Gummi Bears

K   Kindness randomly done for you from a stranger: gentleman held a door open for me.

L   Last minute shopping or early shopping : Early shopping

M   Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays : Merry CHRISTMAS!

N   Number of siblings:  Four

O   One wish: Peace On Earth

P   Person who you call first on Christmas Day : Mom

Q   Quickly unwrap the gift or slow to save the paper: Quick, I need to see what it is fast! 

R   Rudolph or Frosty:  Rudolph. 

S   Sledding or building snowman:  Sledding.

T   Time you wake up on Christmas: ten-ish unless the phone rings early or its a Sunday and we have church. 

U   Ugly Christmas Sweaters? : Sure, why not! 

V   Vacation during Christmas? Not yet but one year we may decide on a Christmas Cruise. 

W   White Christmas or Green Christmas: White!  Then the snow can melt before New Year's Eve! Ha! 

X   Xtra marshmallows on hot chocolate or none at all:  XTRA! 

Y   Your favourite Christmas food: Fruit Cake...ONLY HOME MADE with a secret family recipe. 

Z   Zero decorations, moderate decorations or over decorating: Moderate.  

Saturday, December 5, 2015

All About Christmas

I'm one of the folks looking forward to Christmas and the whole Christmas Holiday season to be exact.  I love it.  It's my favourite time of the year.   I love how folks decorate, the traditions, the baking, the music too.  I don't mind when folks say Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings because there's Chanukah, Kwanza and Christmas all being celebrated, it really doesn't phase me considering they are all going on around the same time, I just simply reply Merry Christmas and keep on smiling joyfully!  I like the winter,  the sunrises, the sunsets, and the in between.  

I stumbled on this list of Christmas questions on a tumblr blog and figured I'd give it a go!  Sorry, I failed to note who I pilfered this from.

Pardon the more than usual grammatical errors, I just copied & pasted then added my answers.

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1. pecan pie or apple pie? Apple pie
2. favourite christmas song? Joy to the World
3. favourite song that's played like a Christmas song?  If we make it through December by Waylon Jennings 
4. favourite christmas drink? Hot chocolate with whip cream and marshmallows 
5. favourite christmas comfort food? Fruit cake.
6. favourite  Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th street...the original black & white version starring Nathalie Wood. 
7. favourite Christmas colour? Red
8. favourite christmas candy? Chocolate caramel pecans (Turtles Chocolates)
9. real or artificial tree in your home? Artificial.
10. favorite channel to watch at christmas? Lifetime
11. tall, average, or small Christmas tree in your home? Average size (6ft) 
12. favorite books to read at Christmas time? Romance novels that take place in a small town during christmas.
13. favorite candle scent(s)? vanilla
14. glass decorations on the tree or home made? Neither, I only put artificial poinsettia flowers.
15. favourite christmas activity? Baking
16. star or angel on tree top? Angel
17. Ideal christmas outfit? Comfy lounging pants and long sleeve tee.
18. ugly sweater, would you wear one in public? Yup! 
19. mittens or gloves? Mittens 
20. if you could decorate any type of tree what type would it be?  I'd love to decorate a Monkey Puzzle tree for christmas, that'd be so cool.  
21. Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza, what's yours? Christmas.
22. sweet treats or salty treats? Sweet treats
23. what do you have for Christmas dinner?  Turkey, mashed potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, vegetables, pie, cake, stuffing, gravy, biscuits.
24. Christmas at home or away?  At home.
25. would you host a christmas themed party? Nope. I like quiet celebrations now.
26. traditional green tree or white tree? Green.
27. Do you hang stockings? Yup
28. Best gift you ever got (not necessarily at Christmas)? Nieces and nephews!!!
29. do you like baking for Christmas?  Call me Betty Crocker because I love baking! 
30. favourite thing about christmas? Family, friends, church, decorating, baking, snacking.. And of course JESUS!