Saturday, December 09, 2006


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELISSA! Uncle Miles and I hope you have a wonderful day! We heard you are having pizza and some freinds come celebrate, so now we have to have pizza too. If we get fat its all your fault, hey? Ah, we know you will still love us as always.


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.


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!


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).


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  1. lol!! now, I have a form of bipolar disorder, and I find those songs very funny! :-) but then, I long ago found the ability to laugh at myself, when a daily walk with others fighting off depression was referred to as a gathering of the "nut patrol". you're right, though, to be sensitive about the issue -- but I've always thought it's different when you think others are laughing at you, and not with you! Laughter, in general, is good for the body and soul -- thanks! :-)

  2. Thank You for the adorable squirrel and the Christmas humor!

  3. Thank you for sharing this darling little squirrel with me:) I sure appreciate it!:)

  4. Happy Birthday to Melissa! How very sweet! Hope she had a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing the wonderful squirrel with us!! Have a great day!

  5. You are just too silly! I love the squirrel BTW! And why wasn't I invited for crepes? I only get them when I make them for myself, makes me sad. Tell Melissa Happy Birthday day from a complete stranger for me! Hope your weekend is going well! Can I just say one of your papers is killing me because I want to use it in a QP but can't so I'm having to make something else, when it's perfect. Oh well, I'll get over it soon I'm sure. But you make such great stuff. Take care and see you here tomorrow!

  6. thank you auntie will always be my auntie..fat or skinny....thnak t uncle miles to

  7. Love your little critters to pieces! Thanks for sharing your lovelies :) Oh my gosh it is way past bedtime, sorry for the short lil comment but thanks for all you do!

  8. I love you song list. I have to share my mest up song name thanks to a Choir director in my church. Hark the Hearld lip angles sing.... Nope I am not making fun either. Sometimes we need a little humor in our life. This is what a child was singing one time and our choir director could never get it out of her head.

    Just wanted to say I have enjoyed you blog and have donwloaded a few of your freebies. Thanks so much


  9. I just discovered your blog and have spent the past 1 1/2 hrs reading and downloading. You do beautiful work. I've been enjoying the pictures of BC since I used to live in BC before moving to Saskatchewan. Thank you so much for your generosity. camson

  10. Thank you for the link to the cooking page - looks really useful. And thank you for the great jokes, I suffer wtih depression but I agree with you - a good healthy sense of humour is a great asset. :)

  11. Thank you sooooo much for your offer to let me make a qp with your papers..that would be fantastic.:) I am under the weather right now and don't feel much like creating anything at the moment. soon as I get to feeling better ..I will attempt to do the best I can to do your wonderful papers justice.:)

    Have a fantastic day!


  12. Awesome job Barb...I guess they all saw it before I got home..but I hear she loved it and she did leave you a message....well the party was a hit ..I will be posting some pictures today ....thanks sis


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