Friday, December 30, 2016

Friendly Friday and Friday Fragments

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by Ann at mcguffeysreader. They try to make sure it will be fun to both answer and share. If you are also a cat lover, or if like me you have only dogs, you should join in the fun!

Week 34: December 30, 2016

1. The highlight of my Christmas was really getting what I wanted and needed. I made an Amazon wish list of quite a few things, and Mr BC picked several to surprise me with. He doesn't get out and about to shop, but he was an adept learner, once I showed him how to order. Amazon let me share my Prime with him on his own account.
2. My New Year's resolution is to let the election go it is what it is and I am going to try to meditate again, so I can remain calm through the next four years. I would truly like to be surprised.

3. This year, 2016, especially the last quarter, has been truly sad and disappointing, we have lost of lot of luminaries.  Especially Carrie and her mom. Several generations have seen icons pass away too soon.

Tumbler Mlkshk

4. Next year, 2017, please Oh please: Let's have the legislative and executive branch, work toward seeing to the needs of ALL Americans, not just Republicans, CEO's and other fundamentalists. That they work towards compromise and good sense on the economy, health care, human rights, immigration and terrorism. And if THEY don't, a judicial branch who will see the constitution as our benchmark and; as the living, breathing, and growing document, it should be. I don't ask for much, just that Washington, helps me keep my resolution to remain calm.

Did you see what I did there.....I sort of, made my own meme/button here. I wish I knew more about computers and making images.  I was able to make a meme out of a picture of Gwennie, that turned out well last week.

I just wish I knew more like how to make gifs. When I want one, I google who I want to put on my blog, like Debbie Reynolds gifs, then click images.(That information is for you. Valerie) I also need to get better at attribution, instead of being so lazy.
 Carrie Fisher had been a shocker this week, but to wake up this morning to see that her mother had died overnight was so sad.  She was the star of my youth, I imagine I have seen all of her movies. There is truth to the adage that parents are not meant to  outlive their children. It was too much for her.

Christmas was quiet and lowkey, DD2 was here and brought the wine to have with our lasagne. We had a nice afternoon and evening. I got an almost full face hat for winter walking. Next week is going to be cold. and while I might look like a green ninja, I will be protected. 

Yesterday I paid my property taxes, I don't know why they have to be due at the end of the year.  I liked paying them twice a year in CA.

We will ring in the New Year quietly, as usual. with the exception of the gun shots, from somewhere in town. I don't know why someone would do that either, so dangerous.

I got some pictures of the boys....they are in Rome in this week before New Years....what an experience.    I hope they will be safe from all harm and have a great time.


  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. Meditation is a great idea, Deepak Chopra has a few month long challenges every year to get you motivated. Your grandsons are adorable and your little dog is a cutie too. Have a nice weekend. I hope 2017 is better for all.

  2. Perhaps we will be surprised, in a good way, by our politicians this year. Have a Happy New Year.

  3. I love Carrie's hair in that Tumbler gif. Beautiful!

    We survived the last 8 years. I'm sure we'll survive the next 4. At least it shouldn't be boring!

    It might be pretty cool to look like a green Ninja. :)

    I'm glad that you were able to have DD2 home with you for Christmas.

    Here's to a healthy, happy, hope-filled New Year for you and your family!

  4. Thank you for blogging with us! Happy new year!