- Free your heart from hatred.
- Free your mind from worries.
- Live simply.
- Give more.
- Expect less.
I was sent this list via email. It is so true.
A perfectly popped bowl of buttery popcorn.
A cozy blanket and fluffy pillow.
Enough room on the couch for everyone to squish in or everyone curled up snug in their space on our bed.
That's the usual scene we settle into for a holiday movie.
There are favorites.
Rudolf always gets his hour around here. I love the Silver and Gold song sung in this one.
Snow dogs has been on the last few weekends and I gave it a couple of my tears.
As a Tom Hanks fan, The Polar Express is a must for the season. The blustery winds and just bizarre enough animation draw me in every year.
I remember when Home Alone and Home Alone 2 where the hit movies to take in. The turtle doves, the toy store, the fan and feathers and the spider are all very classic.
What are some of your favorite holiday movies?
One week today I will be on my way into an operating room for some fixing. After sustaining multiple sports related injuries over many years, my knee isn't working so well. The doctor has a good history and certainly does enough of these fixes that I should be calm.
But I am not. I'm nervous. I'm worried. I'm scared. I haven't been able to say these things out loud. Somehow it seems that giving voice to these thoughts will give them substance, something which I continue to refuse. I continue to struggle with understanding why. In fact, I busy myself with other thoughts to deny this one any attention. But rather than diminish, this worry continues to percolate like a rich dark roast. Drip. Drip. Drip.
I'm hoping recovery will be quick with nothing unusual to report. I'm putting together a rehabilitation plan that involves recovery time and some awesome physio. I'm pretending that focusing on the recovery will mask the worry of the actual procedure.
It's never too late to post a plan. Here's what my ideas were for this month. So far, I'm not doing too bad.
I'm going to ring out 2011 my style!
Well, Friday Fillins Christmas Style are up again. This week had me really thinking about the carols. There is also the normal fillins up there as well. You're playing right?
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
I see mommy kissing Santa Claus undeneath the mistltoe last night
City sidewalks busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style
Hark! The harold angels sing glory to the newborn king.
grandma got run over by a reindeer (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES EVER!!)
Oh HolyNight, ths stars are shining brightly
I am stumped. What did everyone else come up with?
Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh
We three kings of orient are
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is the true test of moral character.
~Margaret Chase Smith
Three posts in one day! Now this feels more like what I had in mind when i decided to blog.
It's Friday FillIn time and gosh it has been too long since I've played along. To my delightful surprise, there is a new spin on things over there. Quick! Go see what it's all about. I absolutely love Christmas carols.
1. HYAMLC: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
2. TFNTADS: The First Noel the angels did say (or is it sing?)
3. GRYMGLNYD: God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay (or at least that's how I sing it :)
4. ICUAMC: It came upon a midnight clear
5. SNHNAICAIB: Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, All is bright.
6. OTFDOCMTLGTM: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
7. DTHWBOHFLLLLLLLL: Deck! The halls with boughs of holly fa la la la la la la la la
8. YBWOYBNC: You better watch out, you better not cry
9. JTTWTLHC: Joy to the world, the Lord has come
These are my travelling shoes taken at an airport. There was some time between flights and I was having some fun.
I am HERE.
I am right HERE.