Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Only 3 more days!!

We didn’t get quite the blizzard that they were calling for last week, but we did get 8 inches! It looks pretty, though may be gone by Christmas. Are you ready for Christmas? Shopping done, gifts wrapped and under the tree? Gift wrapping is on my list of things to do today and baking.

Christmas is a magical time and I hope that all of you can be touched by a Christmas miracle this year. After the year this has been, we all can use one! Keep your eyes open! Miracles come in all shapes and sizes to warm your heart. Keep looking up!

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Friday’s Super Short Stories!

  1. Some dreams are plain crazy …. and some can be our sub-conscious speaking. If dreaming of sugarplums dancing, you may have had too much eggnog.

2. Peace, joy, and love aren’t gifts to be unwrapped only at Christmas. Let them fill your heart 365 days of the year!   

3. Did Santa make you happy, or are you wondering where your hippopotamus is?  https://youtu.be/57vrqCENNPc

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Its not looking like we will have a White Christmas, but that’s okay, I know there are several of you that live where its warm so you don’t get see snow on Christmas either. You also don’t have to bundle up in layers to do your Christmas shopping. I had mentioned to my daughter the other week on a cool, windy day when we were out, that Christmas should be in the summer! I thought I would share some more Christmas music with you today, as you read the quotes.  Enjoy! May the meaning of Christmas warm your heart. Take a breath and enjoy a peaceful moment, for peace and love is what Christmas is all about.

 

 

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A Gingerbread Artist or Not?

Baking done

Gifts delivered by Santa’s sleigh, just waiting for one more delivery tomorrow. 

Gift wrapping half done, (thanks to my hubby) 

Stockings filled

Cards sent, though some got sent later than planned, but they will at least make it before the New Year! 

Gingerbread houses made …. Nope! As I have said before I am not artistic in any way, so they don’t get made here, at least not by me. My kids did enjoy making them when they were little. Do you make gingerbread houses? Have yours looked like the following ones at all? The other weekend when we were in town for a parade, they were displaying gingerbread houses and these were some of the best. 

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Is this is an example of how you do Gingerbread houses or do you relate to the following one more? 

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No matter how creatively artistic you are or aren’t, I hope you are having a wonderful, not too stressful time leading up to Christmas! And that you aren’t sweating too much, worried about whether you are on Santa’s naughty or nice list. 

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!! 

 

 

 

A Christmas Dream

Two days before Christmas and the shop was filled with people and the sounds of a “Holly Jolly Christmas” playing.  The bell on the door kept jangling as people kept coming and leaving. Flossie the stuffed flamingo anxiously waited for a customer to pick her up, but with each hour that passed her hope faded a little more. Why would this Christmas be any different from all the ones before. No one wanted a flamingo, they went for the teddy bears and magical unicorns, the horses and the floppy eared dogs. Who wanted a rainbow colored flamingo.

Flossie sighed, she should just close her eyes. The sooner the night was over, the better, there would be silence. No more jangling of the bell making her heart skip a beat hoping  that perhaps this time the person that walked through the door would want her!

“Hey Tricia, come over here, look at these adorable teddy bears!”

“Oh they are adorable!” Tricia replied, as she squeezed one. “They are so soft.”

Flossie tried not to let a tear slip out of her eye.

“We need something different though too, remember? We have lots of orders for teddy bears, but we also got a special order for something more unique for a special little girl.”

“You are right,” said Jessica. “But I don’t see anything except horses and dogs, the person before us just grabbed the last unicorn.”

Flossie took a deep breath, this may be her last chance, she had to try! She said softly to Henry the Horse, “I’m sorry”, as she bopped him out of the way., and off the shelf he fell.

Tricia bent down and picked up the horse, “Oh look, he has a little star on his head, perhaps he could be the gift for the special little girl ?”

Oh No! Had her efforts been in vain, Flossie thought.

“Oh wow! Look at that!” cried Jessica. “Its a rainbow colored flamingo! Have you ever seen one of them before?”

“Can’t say I have, but it is so pretty! I think she will be perfect!” and Tricia picked her up as Flossie’s heart soared, she was leaving, she was really leaving!”

The next day far, far away, Candy Cane picked up the mail.

“Santa, your rush delivery order came!” Candy Cane said as she walked into Santa’s house.

He was sitting in his overstuffed recliner drinking some Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate, and took the package when Candy Cane handed it to him.

She anxiously watched him unwrap it and they both smiled big when they saw the rainbow colored Flamingo.

“Look at how bright and pretty she is! She will definitely brighten up little Emily. ”

“Yes, she will, this is just perfect! Emily lives in Alaska, so she may not even know what flamingoes are. To her this will be a very special bird and hopefully help cheer her as she heals from her appendectomy.”

Flossie’s heart swelled up. Santa had called her a special bird! She was going to go make a little girl happy! She had no clue what a “appendectomy” was, but it didn’t matter, a little girl needed her and Flossie couldn’t wait to meet her! Flossie’s dream was finally coming true.

Santa handed her to Candy Cane. “Take her to Jinx and Jangle, tell them to get her ready to take a ride on my sleigh.”

Riding on Santa’s sleigh! Oooh this was going to be exciting, thought Flossie and he eyes shined as bright as the colors of the rainbow. One just never knew what could happen when one doesn’t stop dreaming! Every night in the toy shop Flossie had kept hoping for her dream to come true the next day. At last her tomorrow had come!

 

 

 

 

Friday’s Super Short Stories!

  1. Fluent in other languages, I am not! But I do know the Spanish phrase,  “Feliz Navidad”and I even know a little Hawaiian as well. “Mele Kalikimaka” 🙂

 

2. Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and so someone has dubbed it “National Short Girl Appreciation Day!” Sounds like a very important day to me! Thought I would spread the word so that now you know and can prepare for it,  because I am kind like that! 🙂 

3. Christmas lights shine bright, but let your heart light shine even brighter! 

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Can it really be 8 days til Christmas?! Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? What is playing on your stereo? The following well known song is one of many that get played from our favorite Christmas CD’s this time of year. Pretty sure you will recognize the title and know who it is by without me saying it. Enjoy! And remember to enjoy the quotes as well! Now you have background music for them. 🙂

 

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Fun in Winter Wonderland

2 weeks until Christmas, the North Pole was abuzz with activity. There was barely any time for sleeping, as the elves were feverishly working and burning the midnight oil.

Jinx and Jangle were trying their best to stay awake, Snowball’s eyes were going closed once again as Jangle shook him awake  and said, “Do You Hear what I Hear?”

“Wh..what?” said Snowball rubbing his eyes.

“Santa Clause is coming to Town”, Jangle replied with a big smile. The music played as Santa walked into the Toy room, all smiles, carrying a big radio with him. “HO HO HO!” Santa said as his jolly belly shook like a bowlful of jelly.

“I brought music to help keep you all awake. You guys are doing great, keep it up for you know Christmas can’t be late!”

And with those words, “The Christmas Song” by Alvin and the Chipmunks started to play.

When it ended a lot of elves breathed a sigh of relief. “Mele Kalikamanaka”  started playing after it, and Jinx and Jangle sang along with it, as it reminded them of their vacation in Hawaii. Oh the days of being warm in the beautiful sunshine.

“Hey Little Drummer Boy”, Candy Cane yelled to Jangle. ” Are you almost done with that drum?”

“just a minute”,  he said, as he did a few more “pa- rum- pum- pum- pum’s”  on it before handing it over.

“Sleighride” played while Jinx finished painting the cherry red sleigh.

Starlight was singing “Away in the Manger” to herself as she intently painted the nativity set that she had. She was a wonderful artist.

The clock struck midnight and Jinx thought everyone needed something to perk them up so he ran through the aisles decking the floor and everyone else with his secret stash of glittery confetti that he had.

A few more hours passed and finally all the elves were ready to wrap it up and call it a night. The cold air blew in as they opened the door and went “Dashing through the Snow” into the “Silent Night”. 

They passed by the large, beautifully decorated evergreen tree, and stopped to admire it. Candy Cane started singing “O Tannebaum” with the others joining in.

Jinx suggested that they  roast “chestnuts on an open fire”, but the others decided that may be better for another night when they were more awake!

So off to their beds they went with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. Except for Alabaster, he was one of Santa’s newest elves. He dreamed of a hula hoop, and perhaps a hippo entered his dream world as well for “All he wanted for Christmas was a Hippopotamus” 

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

A gray, dreary day outside, but my Christmas tree lights are on, so the light is shining in here.  I hope the light shines for you today, no matter how dreary it is outside, or perhaps inside you. I hope you can dig down and find joy in the moment and just breathe. May these quotes bring some smiles as well.

 

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