Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 3, 2016

Small Business Saturday! Shop those galleries today! Check out a local artist’s website to see what is still available in time for Christmas. Help a friend to become what they want to be —a successful artist or entrepreneur in your neighborhood. (or in mine–photos still have time to arrive for Christmas!)

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We get by with a little help from our friends.

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Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 2, 2016

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Timmy and Hamish

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Roxy Fluffernutter and Timmy

Christmas past–Our dear Hamish (we miss him very much)

And introducing our newest bundle of joy, Roxy Fluffernutter. (#Roxyfluffernutter on #Instagram) She has been entertain us these last few weeks! Wondering if we dare put up a tree; I am recovering from thumb surgery and do most of the decorating, and she is ‘curious’😉

***Happy birthday, hunny.***

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Christmas Photo A Day is BACK! December 1, 2016

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Welcome to December! We’ve ALMOST made it through 2016 and I know it’s been a tough year!

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”  Khalil Gibran

Definitely words to hold close these next few frantic weeks! (please forgive the inevitable hiccups as I get this back to a daily format — it’s like learning to ride a bike again..bit wobbly at the outset but I’ll get there)

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Christmas Photo A Day, 12/26/15

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Santa was kicked to the curb!

I am not a fan of the mad rush up to the 25th, with a full screeching stop for one day, and then the determination to denude the house of any sign that Christmas happened before the next trash pick-up.

I celebrate the 12 days of Christmas AFTER Christmas, as is traditional, and not how retailers have decided it was meant to be BEFORE Christmas.

So, as long as all Christmas is packed and away by Valentines Day, I feel I am doing good! The tree stays up till the Epiphany. And it is usually far longer before it gets taken down, to be honest! I want to enjoy the holiday season, not rush to the next big thing…

I hope that Santa was good to you!

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Any takers?? (it’s a dry heat😉 )

See you next December 1! I hope that you have enjoyed our December fun! I hope that 2016 is as wonderful as you are!!!

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Christmas Photo A Day, 12/25/15

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Merry Christmas from our house to yours…

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Remember, it isn’t the size of the GIFT as much as the size of the THOUGHT behind it… (Arlie)

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And even more important than that, is who you spend your time with… (Daddy Gus and me)

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And who you remember, and miss, and keep alive through your thoughts and love. ..(Daddy Kevin and Joe)

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Christmas Photo a Day, 12/24/15

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

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Happy Jolabokaflod!  Iceland-Jolabokaflod

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Christmas Photo a Day, 12/23/15

It’s getting close to crunch time!

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Laylabug was glad there was scissoring time today, although her main contribution to gift wrapping was supervisory, and as design consultant.

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Chocolate chip bread. Need I say more?

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