OUR GROWN UP NIECE, MELISSA!
We had our friends Penny and Del and some of their children come visit us last night. Penny has a permanent link on my blog - for her music site. She's a very talented musician. The children baked us our very own miniature gingerbread house...just the right size for me and Mr. Miles to eat. Gee, pizza and gingerbread houses... well lets throw any diet thougths straight outta our heads until January, right? I cooked up a batch of apple stuffed crepes using my nifty maxim electric crepe maker - its teflon so no mess! We topped them off with a big scoop of ice cream. mmm... Thanks Del, Penny and girls for a fun time together and we missed you Lacey, and hope you will drop in for a visit one day when you come down to teach ballet. Our home is open any time to you.
MAKING CREPES WITH THE JOHNSONS
My friend Mavis sent me an email describing a sweet tradition she began for her children for christmas in their younger years. With her permission I am publishing it. Thanks Mavis!
MAVIS'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING
I have two sons (now 28 + 30) and they still love all the little Christmas traditions. Do you remember the chocolate calendar? I found that too expensive when the boys were little, so I hung a small stocking on a 3ft. artificial Christmas tree (the boy's Christmas tree) and everyday I would put a small piece of chocolate into their stocking. They still want that tradition to continue.
Do you have a Christmas Tradition you would like to share with my other readers? I would love it if you sent your ideas for publication here.
I will wait on the oxymorons on the weekend, and pick them up again Monday. I will share a Christmas joke with you though... In sharing this one I want you to be clear that I do have the utmost respect for behind what Christmas really means. I also have complete empathy for people who suffer with disorders as well. I know though, that its healthy to have a sense of good clean humour at about such things as well. My intent in sharing this with you is not to offend you, only to humour you. I apologise if I'm wrong, I do try to be sensative.
Psychological Christmas Songs
SCHIZOPHRENIA - Do You Hear What I Hear?
MULTIPLE PERSONALITY - We Three Kings Disoriented Are.
DEMENTIA - I Think I'll Be Home For Christmas.
NARCISSISTIC - Hark The Herald Angels Sing (About Me)
MANIA - Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn andStreets and Stores and Office and Town . . . or Deck the Halls and Spare No Expense!
PARANOIA - Santa Claus is Coming To Get Me.
PERSONALITY DISORDER - You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry,I'm Gonna Pout, then MAYBE I'll tell you why.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE - Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle BellRock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, JingleBell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle BellRock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, JingleBell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, JingleBell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell . . .
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY - Thoughts of Roasting in an OpenFire.
PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE - On the First Day of Christmas My TrueLove Gave to Me (and then took it all away).
BARB'S HANDY TIP # 149
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