Christmas




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Welcome to the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop. Considering it’s already the thirteen of December (and a Friday the thirteenth at that) I figure most of you who celebrate the season already have your decorating done. Or maybe you’re like me and you sort of never stop adding decorations. Our first […]

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Stop




My friend Vivian Arend is trying to keep the spirit of Christmas this year on her blog with her 12 Days of Giving posts.  Today she’s encouraging people to call someone and let them know you appreciate them.  As part of it, she’s giving away copies of books written by […]

Give a hug


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Wow, it’s Friday already. I had an idea for a post today but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was, so here are just some random thoughts of what’s been going on this week. * Texas Tangle received a lovely review yesterday from Stella over at […]

On Texas Tangle, Curly and Christmas



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Anyone else humming Cher’s Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves? Okay, it’s just me. Yes, I know, I’ve been slack about posting blogs this week. But it’s been Christmas and … ah, heck, I didn’t have much to say. It’s not that I’ve been in a food-induced coma the way I sometimes […]

A Christmas filled with Wii, Guns and Thongs!


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Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect.                               Oren Arnold

To all my readers …


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Finding The Real Meaning Of Christmas It’s almost Christmas. And I’m not crying. I really thought I would have been this year. You see, I lost my job of ten years last August and my world went spiraling out of control. Was I scared? You bet. I was petrified. How […]

Crystal Rain Love knows the Real Meaning of Christmas



While the US eastern seaboard digs out from the dumping of snow they got, we’re enjoying a sunny day with no snow. I shouldn’t gloat, we get our fair share, but frankly, I’m glad we didn’t get any of that blizzard this time. I’m going to re-run a post I […]

Stuck for a present idea? Save a life!


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Christmas in the Braemel house was a blast this year. I did lots of baking, but even so the chocolate macaroons and double batch of peanut butter cookies I made didn’t last until Christmas morning. We had only one minor glitch this year. Gizmo Guy and I bought Curly a […]

Tick tock, tick tock


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If you’re Dutch, Zalig Kerstfeast. If you’re French, Joyeux Noel; Spanish – Feliz Navidad; Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia. For those of you in Wales, Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr! Greece – Kala Christouyenna! or Ireland, Nollaig Shona Dhuit … well, you get the idea. Merry Christmas or […]

Tis the season …