Christmas Time is Here

Christmas Time is Here

Exterior Christmas decorating is happening here today. Bonus in that it is over 60° outside! Interior decorating to follow over the weekend.

Good thing I have a metric ton of leftovers, so I won’t have to cook anything anytime soon!

 

Giving Thanks in the Moment

Giving Thanks in the Moment

Carole sent a most appropriate Ten on Tuesday topic this week and one that poses a bit of a challenge:

10 Things You Are Thankful For Right Now

I can easily think of ten things I am thankful for…

However, the right now portion requires some introspection, thought, even meditation.

And so, thoughtfully, right now I am thankful for:

  1. My Bialetti Moka Pot, coffee at its finest right in my kitchen!
  2. The discovery of the joy of yoga and making myself stick with it for 30 days, creating a healthy habit that has and will continue
  3. The discovery of 100 Acts of Sewing that then spurred
  4. my rediscovery of the joy of sewing
  5. The internet that helps keep me connected, updated, inspired, and entertained
  6. Sherman, who makes every day so much more
  7. My new friends here, most especially Cheryl who has become like a sister to me.
  8. My children and, especially, my new grand-daughter, Genevieve
  9. My ‘new’ city, with all it has to offer and
  10. the reason I am here (in the ‘Burgh)

I think that giving thanks in the moment is a very good habit to adopt and I want to know, Gentle Reader, what are you thankful for right now!

The Past Remembered

The Past Remembered

This is one photo I remember vividly! My sister and me sitting on pillows on the floor eating miniature marshmallows watching The Huckleberry Hound Show with Pixie and Dixie, Jinx and all the gang!

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Letting it all hang out

Letting it all hang out

Our 10 on Tuesday is week is: 10 Places You Hang Out

Now, I am sure that I do not have ten places at which I regularly hang out (outside of my house!) Sad, but true Gentle Reader.

But…

If I had unlimited resources this would be my list of ‘Hang Out’ places

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Coffee from Lemonjello’s is so hang out worthy!

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Hitting the Jackpot

Hitting the Jackpot

Jackpot

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

Carole was off in Vegas doing a bit of celebrating this past weekend and because of that, I think this is the perfect 10 on Tuesday! I sure hope they were doing lots of shouting over the weekend!

Ten Things to Shout When You Hit the Jackpot:

  1. What?!?!
  2. NO WAY!!!
  3. OMG
  4. WOOOHOOOOOOOO
  5. We’re in the money!
  6. I can’t believe it!
  7. Yipppeeeeeee!
  8. I’M GOING TO DISNEY!!
  9. Wait, what?
  10. I have to pay how much in taxes???!!!???

Chances are very good that I will never shout any of these ten items because in order to win a jackpot I have to put some nickels in the machine, which I don’t do with any regularity.

That got me thinking about other ways to hit the jackpot and I think a non-gamblers jackpot list is a thing… isn’t it?

So here is my Non-Gambler’s Jackpot list:

  1. All of your kids graduating from college AND finding jobs
  2. The birth of your first grandchild
  3. Noticing that you have lost weight and you have not been dieting
  4. Groceries that miraculously pro-create in your cupboard eliminating the need to ever return to the grocery store
  5. Self-folding laundry
  6. The discovery of a Pug that does not shed
  7. Teleportation is a reality
  8. Deciding that you do not have insomnia, but really only need two hours of sleep at night
  9. Being able to do your hair EXACTLY as your stylist did – Every. Single. Time! (See Saturday’s post!)
  10. Getting gauge on the gauge swatch on the first try

Now this list would be hitting the jackpot indeed!

Happy Ten on Tuesday!

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