Monday, December 24, 2012

A Little Christmas Eve Mirth

Christmas Eve and I am ready for tomorrow and for our trip to California for New Years with the Grandson and Orthodox Christmas on January 7th.   The different dates has to do with the adoption of the Julian calendar vs. the Gregorian calendar.  The grandsons get to celebrate 2 Christmas’ as a result.  Tonight we will have our traditional Chili for dinner with DD2  and tomorrow lunch with Mr BC’s sister.  On the 26th or the 27th we will head to California and the grandsons.  We will be gone for two weeks and I am not so sure how often I will be able to post.  Maybe pictures but we are going to be too busy having fun and the posts may or may not happen.  I hope all my bloggy friends have a Happy Holiday Season and I will be back in 2013.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pozdrav "Greetings" and Happy Holidays-Saturday 9

1. As you can see, Sam loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. Yet some children are reluctant to climb into Jolly Old St. Nick's lap. Did you enjoy the tradition or were you shy? Or did you by pass it altogether -- either because you wrote him a letter or because your family didn't celebrate Christmas?
I can't remember seeing Santa until my brother was born.  I don't think I was shy, I can remember telling Santa what I wanted and what my brother wanted too.  I think I wrote to him at least once. I have no pictures with him, they were always too expensive. I do have one of Лука.  I haven't seen any new pics for this year.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Tropical Christmas-Writer's Workshop

In 1967 when Mr BC and I got married, he immediately swept me off for a year in Key West, FL.  He was in the Navy and had shore duty on the island.  When we married, I became part of the Navy way of life and there were a few things I had to get use to, like Mr BC laundry.  He didn't like the way I folded his socks and underwear, they "wouldn't pass inspection that way."  I did it for a while but finally told him since the Navy wasn't likely to come and inspect our bedroom drawers (so to speak).  If he wanted them folded "right" he could do it himself.  My first fit of stubborness.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Little About Me-Sunday Stealing

Who is your favorite artist (Any field.): Jean-Claude Picot, he paints lively colors of the Cote D’Azure, I have 2 of his seriolithographs. They are still packed away, one looks similar to the one above. I like them because they have a painting in them similar to the one above.
Describe yourself: I am a short, sweet, slightly overweight Senior Citizen. I have a moderately liberal, independent out look. I tend to be more humanistic in my beliefs. Others can believe in a higher power if they want, as long as they respect that I am unsure. I really don't want their viewpoint on how to believe, impressed upon me.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Carols-Saturday Nine

1) What's the first holiday song that comes to mind?
I just heard it's a Holly Jolly Christmas and it is stuck in my head.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Krafty Katie-Mama Kat's

This week I chose Mama Kat's prompt #4 Share your top 8 favorite Christmas crafts you’ve seen on the Internet that you might actually try if you had the time and the tools. Well the first three crafts are ones that I have already purchased the tools and ingredients, if you will, for creating the little masterpieces.  I am not particularly a crafter at heart, but many times I get inspired by Christmas and feel the need to Deck the Halls.  I only had the first three below, on my Pinterest, but I looked around the Internet and found some additional crafts that might interest me in the future.  I also provided links to the instructions, just click on the pictures.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The 11/11 Questions meme

What is your favorite possession?My laptop and my Kindle, if we are talking material goods. I have several items of my mom's that I would really hate to lose or break.

Do you like to read? If so, which books do you love best? Oh yes, I think it is a shame when someone says they never read books, etc.  My favorite author is Jane Austin, I have read every thing she has written and everything written about her, including the vampire spoofs. I love to read science fiction and autobiography.  My favorite book is Little Women, I've read it several times as well. I especially like fiction.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Blue Christmas-Saturday 9

1) Do you ever suffer the blues during the holidays?
Oh yes, sometimes due to a lack of money for gifts.  In 2004 my mom passed away on the 23rd of December and Christmas was not really happening that year and was subdued until the Grandson arrived.  Christmas is really the kiddies holiday.

2) More than 18 million visitors have toured Elvis' home, Graceland. Have you ever been there?
It would not be a pilgrimage for me to go see Graceland.  If we were to visit Mr BC's cousins who live in Memphis, we would certainly visit Graceland too.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Silver Dollar City Lights

Our dear friends Maggie and Jigs took us to Silver Dollar City, in Branson, on Thursday for a the Light Show and Christmas celebration.  We had a lovely day for it and as usual had a great time with them.  The City was alight with over four million tiny lights and once night fell it was spectacular.  We went early in the day and saw a couple of shows and took the railroad ride around the park.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Helar and Grandmother had been walking for many sun risings. Her grandmother was healer and seer for the family, training Helar in the old wisdom. They both were weary. The women and children ahead stopped at the sight of the returning hunters, had Burn the Spearhead found a site for the family?  "We will stop here and build our shelters.” He announced.  Helar was spellbound by the sight of the clearing in the foothills. A river nearby, led to a small lake, in the distance. 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Not-so-Manly Meme-Sunday Stealing


This IS a manly meme stolen and adapted by Sunday Stealing. I wasn't going to participate because it had to many questions, however, some of the questions were thought provoking so I edited.

1 Boxers? Briefs? Boxer briefs? Thongs? Bikinis? Commando?
Big ol' granny briefs if you must know.

2. What’s your fussiest personal care routine?
I am always filing my nails while I watch TV.  I have a serum that I have to put in my hair after I wash it, I have several bottles of it so I have it in any bathroom and while I travel. It makes my gray hair smooth and shiny.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Beer Barrel Polka-Saturday 9

1) Have you ever danced the polka?
Polka is a folk dance and has a long heritage. At my daughter's wedding and other Serbian events we folk danced.  It is fun to dance at cultural events and a shame that the polka, two-step ect. is sometimes derided.  I imagine under the right circumstances the polka could be just as fun as the hokey pokey or square dancing.