Monday, December 4, 2023

Do you drive around the neighborhoods looking at all the Christmas Lights?

     One of the Joys of the Christmas Season is driving around to ENJOY all the Houses that people take the time to Decorate on the OUTSIDE.

    I often wander do they know how much their OUT DOOR colorful Christmas Lights brings JOY to others?

   I look forward to doing my annual CHRISTMAS DRIVE by the Houses that I have ENJOYED Year after Year.

   Do you decorate the outside of your house for CHRISTMAS?

   I have to admit that I don't.

   But I sure am THANKFUL for those who do so that EVERYONE can ENJOY them.

   If you are someone who DOES DECORATE OUTSIDE, I would like to THANK YOU on behalf of EVERYTIME you put a SMILE on someone's FACE when they saw them.

    If you have ever wanted to DECORATE OUTSIDE now MORE THAN EVER people could use a REASON TO SMILE.




Friday, December 1, 2023

Have you ever said ....

    Have you ever said.....I wish I wouldn't have SAID THAT?

    Have you ever said....I wish I wouldn't have DONE THAT?

    Have you ever said....I KNEW THAT but I FORGOT?

  Have you ever said.....I can't believe that I DIDN'T NOTICE THAT?

   Have you ever said.....I KNOW NOW so I WON'T DO THAT again?

    Have you ever said.... I will STOP AND THINK ABOUT whether I SHOULD SAY THAT OUT LOUD?

   Have you ever said.... BEFORE I REACT I will STOP AND THINK ABOUT what my ACTIONS would bring?

    You should always STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT FIRST.



Wednesday, November 29, 2023

You don't have to go into DEBT to make it a HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS

    You shouldn't buy things that you can't afford to buy.

    The REASON for the SEASON is to ENJOY SPENDING time together not SPENDING MONEY that you don't have.

   But if you want to get someone a special gift you can make them their favorite kind of pie to ENJOY.

   Do remember the days when your neighbor would make A PLATE OF HOMEMADE COOKIES to pass out to the families she knew?

   We all excitedly waited each year until Mrs Debby would bring over her assortment of delicious cookies that were a big part of our CHRISTMAS JOY.

  One year we were going out of the state for Christmas so she gave us a big box of HOMEMADE COOKIES to ENJOY on our long 14 hour ride.

   When we arrived at our destination it was freezing outside and snowing so we quickly got our items out of the car and went inside to get warm. 

   We spent three days in the dead of winter visiting family and friends. 

   When we were packing the car up to go on that long drive home we realized that we had forgotten to take in our box of CHRISTMAS COOKIES.

   BUT..... LUCKILY....The freezing temperatures kept the cookies fresh so we could still ENJOY them on the long drive home.

   Do you have a favorite CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE that you like to make?








Monday, November 27, 2023

Waiting until CYBER MONDAY cost me

   I was excitingly waiting for CYBER MONDAY as I searched for days through Amazon making my Christmas list.

   As I scrolled I would find a bargain then I would put it in my virtual shopping cart.

   I had plenty of time to find the best bargain and easily without making a mess I could take things out of my Shopping Cart.

   I knew how much everything in my Shopping Cart would cost now I just waited for CYBER MONDAY to hit the CHECK OUT BUTTON.

   But some of the BEST BARGAINS on the things in my Shopping Cart were priced cheaper on Saturday and Sunday.

   So having my Shopping Cart ready and waiting to check out when I was done shopping early cost me More on CYBER MONDAY.

   I took a chance that the prices would only get cheaper on CYBER MONDAY and I was wrong.

   But now the bulk of my Christmas Shopping was already done and it would be delivered right to my door.

   Luckily Amazon sends updates on when things will arrive to give you time to make sure you are there to get your packages before a PORCH PIRATE does.

   Home delivery makes things easier but unfortunately there are PORCH PIRATES who are out there looking for CHRISTMAS TREASURE to easily STEAL.

    DON'T let the SCROOGES in the world STEAL YOUR JOY. 




Friday, November 24, 2023

It's OFFICIALLY the START of Christmas shopping

    Do you remember when you had to physically be the FIRST OF TEN in line at the STROKE OF MIDNIGHT at a store to get the BEST BARGAINS?

   People used to CAMP outside of stores OVERNIGHT because the sale was only for a "FEW LIMITED ONES" that once they were gone ... you MISSED IT... now it's regular price.

   It was a very exciting START to the Christmas Shopping Season.

   The stores would be packed with shoppers and you couldn't find a place to even PARK in the PARKING LOT.

   Nowadays you don't have to leave the COMFORT of your HOME, you just PARK yourself in your favorite COMFY CHAIR.

   You don't have to MISS THE SALE because theres ONLY a "FEW LIMITED " ones available, it's an ALL DAY SALE PRICE.

  Nowadays you don't have to CARRY HEAVY PACKAGES, you just wait for them to be delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.

   And while that is all good, it also unfortunately TAKES AWAY the THRILL OF THE HUNT to get the items you want to even get, which made FINDING the perfect gift SPECIAL.

   Do you miss the MIDNIGHT MADNESS and the BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS that you could ONLY GET if you were PHYSICALLY there to get them?

   Well if you do then you KNOW YOU ARE OLD because you have to be OLD to even KNOW ABOUT them.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Diets don't exist on THANKSGIVING

    Tomorrow you can eat anything you want because there is no such thing as a diet on THANKSGIVING.

    Tomorrow everyone will get TOGETHER to spend some quality time visiting as we celebrate what we are THANKFUL for with a THANKSGIVING FEAST.

   Hopefully no one will notice that there is one less desert because tonight we couldn't resist and we ate the cheesecake.

   You never know what your leftovers will be but with all the food we have planned, you know there will be leftovers.

   It takes a lot of work to cook a THANKSGIVING FEAST but with so many leftovers you will have earned a break from cooking for a couple of days.

   The HOLIDAY CHINA finally comes out of hiding to welcome everyone over to celebrate THANKSGIVING with style.

   What is your favorite THANKSGIVING Dish that you are most looking forward to eating?

   Some DISHES I only make once a year even though I love it I save it for only THANKSGIVING so it stays a special THANKSGIVING DISH.




Monday, November 20, 2023

What are you most THANKFUL for this year?

    Take a moment each day to STOP and THINK about everything that you are THANKFUL for.

    Even though you don't have everything that you could have ever wanted, you should be THANKFUL that you have what you need.

   You can't be THANKFUL for what you have until you ACKNOWLEDGE what you have.

    Although you may have to face some CHALLENGES on your LIFE'S JOURNEY you have to be THANKFUL that you are ALIVE to face them.

   Today at the grocery store it was SO BUSY that I had to CONSTANTLY STOP for a moment in each and every aisle and take the FRUSTRATION over the chaos and JUST FLUSH IT to remain THANKFUL I was getting groceries today. Hahaha 

   Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone and if you have to travel stay SAFE.