Post Christmas thoughts

December 26, 2017

I know this post is late, but it’s a beautiful day and I’ve
been outside enjoying it. White fluffy love from above covers
the landscape and the temperature just hit a balmy 5 degrees.
The only downside is I have a song stuck in my head.

I’ll try the ‘Happy Birthday’ trick and that should fix the fly
in the ointment. We hope your Christmas was a special as ours
turned out to be and we heard at some stores the Valentine’s
Day displays are up. But we still have the spirit.

We even took a trip down memory lane to past winters and the
things we did in our youth. My stroll involved ice skating for
miles on frozen cricks (creeks to the city folk), and sledding
down the steep hills in the area. One particularly snowy winter
we even built and igloo in the back yard and spent hours inside
amazed that it didn’t crumble down on us.

The lady who follows me around still calls me crazy, but who
doesn’t go outside when the wind chill is below zero to take
pictures of icecicles dangling from the eaves? If that makes me
crazy I thank God he’s allowed to be me. And Him and myself
have no problem with that.

I just don’t see the sense in trying to be someone I’m not. So
enjoy our first post Christmas Tuesday as I know we are. Now, I
need more coffee as I am a quart low.
Comments are always welcome.

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017


This Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

As you can see in the picture, we got almost 2 inches of white
fluffy love from above ensuring a white Christmas. Iowa averages
six white holidays out of seven and we are glad this isn’t one
without snow.

We’d like to thank Ronnie for dropping off a brightly decorated
box of goodies for Christmas. I don’t know how she finds the
time to make them up and deliver them but we really appreciate
the effort. Thank you for the perfect gift.

When the wife doesn’t work on Christmas Eve we try to make it
to midnight mass. Since she works tonight we won’t make it but
I will watch ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ while she’s gone. She does
have tomorrow off so we’ll see how that goes.

So enjoy the rest of our Christmas Eve, we all know what
tomorrow is. Since we finished the pizza from the pizza joint
I may have to heat up a frozen one later. I hear it goes good
with coffee.
Comments are always welcome.


The wish

December 21, 2017

As I celebrate my anniversary even the cats outside are happy.
And it’s times like this thoughts go to how blessed we are. We
have everything we need, our house is warm, and we have few
regrets. So I decided my eyes needed to leak a little and turned
to a source that never failed me in that respect.

The following tale, by Red Sovine, makes me appreciate what we
have even more. It’s called ‘Billy’s Christmas Wish’. If you’re
the sentimental sort you may wish to grab a tissue for this one.


Decision Day

December 1, 2017

We survived 11 months this year only to arrive at December
Decision Day. To the uninitiated, December 1st is the day some
of us old farts decide if we shop the wifes’ Christmas gift now
or just wait until it gets a little closer. Say like around
the 22nd.

My decision is complicated by the fact that our Anniversary is
on the 21st. This usually involves venturing out on the 18th or
19th to purchase said Anniversary gift. Sometimes I even get
her Christmas gift then also, but not always.

As a senior citizen it is hard to remember two things at once.
And after all, if I buy an Anniversary gift on the 18th
Christmas is still a week away. No sense rushing into anything.
I’m not big on shopping in the first place and usually only go
when my foot comes out the wrong of my sock.

But it is the holiday and so far I’m come through with a gift
that doesn’t leave me in the dog house, very often. And, as is
usual, I haven’t decided yet when I will venture out amidst the
hoards to find the gift.

This is one old fart who thinks that Decision Day should be
a National Holiday. It’s stressful enough to count. We’ll end
this on that note as I have a lot of planning to do. Now I need
more coffee to get the old brain working again.

Enjoy our Friday and let the Christams Walks begin.
Comments are always welcome.


It’s time

October 24, 2017

After much debate and serious consideration it was decided
that is time for this post. Comments may flow in from the
haters, and others may voice their dismay over our timing, but
somebody has to do it.

Since we are nearing the end of October many retail stores
have already started to display Christmas decorations and gifts
so we’ll throw a few ideas out, add a link to the catalog, and
you can take it from there.

If yourself and lady who follows you around are always
debating if the toilet paper hangs in front, or back, this gift
may be for you. It would make it easy to switch the roll and is
only $89.99. And it’s stainless steel so would last forever.

Really in the dog house and looking for that special gift?
This could be what you need. The Crosley Bluetooth Jukebox
stands 4 foot tall and comes with a remote control to start
your trip down memory lane from anywhere in the room! This
one will set you back $1,499.99.

If that’s too much for the budget, how about silverware? What
says I love you more than a table setting that comes in its
own plastic storage case, and at only $24.99 it shouldn’t
break the bank.

Ladies if you’re at loss on what to get your significant
other, and he’s a gearhead, this could be it. A Stromberg 97
coffee mug. And it’s only $19.99.

And we won’t forget the tree either. What Christmas tree can
be considered complete without a Flying Eyeball ornament. The
perfect ornament for the perfect tree and only $8.99.

Those hints should help you on your quest to find the perfect
gift for that special someone, or yourself. If you wish to see
more of what’s available go here. You’ll find everything
you need and even things you don’t. All pictures are from the
same catalog.

We hope this helps with your gifting this year. Enjoy our
Monday because soon all we’ll hear is Christmas music.
Comments are always welcome.


Shout out

December 25, 2016