Memories Monday, December 31, 2018

While I was journaling earlier, I was reminded of what James would say on the phone when he called home. This was after his brother died, and it always made me laugh.

He would say, “Hi, Mom. This is James.” And I would always ask him, “Who else would it be?” I would get such a chuckle out of it, because I highly doubt it would be a call from his brother. And nobody else called me Mom…

It still puts a smile on my face.

What are you remembering this Monday?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Just an update. I’m up and walking…barely…with the help of my new handy dandy canes! I want to make sure I don’t injure myself, but I have to keep moving.

I don’t travel much more than to the bathroom and back to bed, but I don’t have as much pain as I did, and I’m grateful. Healing is slow, but steady.

What are you doing on your wellness Wednesday?

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Blogmas Day 24, Memories Monday, December 24, 2018

This is a Christmas gift from a dear friend. She knows I love owls. The question is what to name it.

It reminds me of my childhood. I had a zoo of stuffed animals. When I was four, my parents gave me a little stuffed puppy and took us out to dinner at a local all-you-can-eat place. It was cheap, but with one caveat. If you left anything on your plate, you had to pay a quarter. Not much by today’s standards, but a quarter could buy more than a loaf of bread in the early 1960’s.

When we got back out to the car, I had lost my little puppy, and began to cry. My dad pulled back into the parking spot, and my brother got out of the car and found it…in a puddle of water. Thus, his name was born. Puddles!

I had a stuffed bull whose name was Ferdinand, but only because my dad told me the story of Ferdinand the Friendly Bull. He was married to my prize animal…Mrs. Tiger. If it hadn’t been for my dad’s story, the bull might have been named Mr. Bull. I know. Original. Right?

So what do I name my little owl?

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Blogmas Day 22, Saturday, December 22, 2018

I went to see The Grinch with a friend about a month ago, and after the movie, we decided to check out the Michael’s that was in the same strip mall.

There I found the perfect gift for hubby! It says everything I feel in my heart for the man who does everything for me. And all he wants in return is for me to be happy.

I am.

What are you doing to share the Christmas spirit?

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Blogmas Day 21, Friday December 21, 2018

I couldn’t believe we had to wake them up! My boys NEVER got up early on Christmas! My dad had flown out to Utah from Florida that year, there was lots of excitement in the air, and my kids slept in!

Christmas was on a Sunday that year, and the boys got new suits they could wear to church. They also got new bikes that they nearly tripped over when they got up…didn’t even notice them! Lol!

Just a slice of life, a Christmas remembered…

What are some of your Christmas memories?

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Blogmas Day 20, Thursday, December 20, 2018

I won! The Wandering Wyatts on YouTube had a best Christmas story contest, and I won this delightful tray! I LOVE the camper, especially since I live in a motorhome. They live in a camper, too. And they wanted to share a touch of Texas, which is where they are from.

And I wanted to show that a broken back can be dealt with when one has a bit of a sense of humor. Christmas light necklace courtesy of hubby!

This is a great Christmas!

How are you celebrating your Christmas?

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Blogmas Day 19, Wellness Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Because I broke my back, the ladies of my church have mobilized to bring in vegan dinners for hubby and me. I am forever grateful!

This is a vegan spaghetti, using spaghetti squash for the noodles, and the sauce was filled with carrots and peppers and onions and eggplant. It was incredibly delicious.

We added Violife vegan parmesan to it for the perfect touch.

What are you doing this Wednesday for your wellness?

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