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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! A Peaceful 20...

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! A Peaceful 20...: We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season, and a Safe, Happy New Year!  Love from all of us at Antique Doll Collector Magazine, and of course,...

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! A Peaceful 20...

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! A Peaceful 20...: We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season, and a Safe, Happy New Year!  Love from all of us at Antique Doll Collector Magazine, and of course,...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Solstice 2016

It is the Solstice, Blessed Be.

As they days grow slowly longer, may we also grow to love one another and to learn to live in peace.  Holidays are about peace, not hectic, frantic madness.  I admit I love shopping, and I admit I try to start early, but remember that sometimes the best gifts are those we can't buy.  For me, I want my dad to stand up again, and to try to walk.  I bless the girls who help me with him, who are my new found sisters.  Other simple gifts are the emails from my friends who are ill, or those who are far away.  It's the last Christmas poem our good friend Steve from Writers; Group wrote to us last holiday season.  It's Rick from across the street coming to help me shovel Dad's walk, even though he has a stint himself.  "Mom said to come help you," he told me with complete guileless, innocence.

It's my late friend Kathy, who brought me a box of cards as a gift, because she knew I couldn't get out to buy some to send out.

My best memories are of my mom and my grandparents, who knew the value of little gifts, and small kindnesses.

Keep warm this cold winter night, and bless the shortened day, and read Rosamunde Pilcher's, Winter Solstice. 

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Μουσείο κουκλών του Δρ Ε στα Ελληνικά : For the People of Berlin

Μουσείο κουκλών του Δρ Ε στα Ελληνικά : For the People of Berlin: Original Wir begrüssen und trauern mit den Menschen in Berlin Heute sind wir alle Berliner. Wir bedauern die obszönen Akt ...

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas 2016, Arctic Snows, Stress R Us

There comes a point when we have to "let it go!"  It is so cold, that I think the cast of Frozen has moved to Florida. Thanks for the overwhelming reader response on Part I of my Ruby Lane blog post on Holiday decorating.  Part II is now up as well.


I am very grateful to Rachel Hoffmann, Ruby Lane, and R. John Wright for giving me opportunities to blog for them.  I wish them a very Merry Christmas and Peaceful 2017.


150 million of us are freezing our Christmas stockings off today in below zero temperatures, with more coming.  Snow is drifting and blowing, but we have very little here.  We are nearly finished with our own modest Christmas preparations, and I'm looking forward to a few days off to write and to finish some art projects.


We did some fun things at work and in my various clubs for Holidays.  Last week, I went to a tea to benefit Heifer International, complete with candies, home made sweets, cucumber sandwiches and gourmet teas and coffees.  There was a rousing round or two of Christmas bingo and write elephant gifts, for which I tried to find a white elephant with no luck.   My gift was a hand stitched angel  and a tiny porcelain angel ornament in white bisque. Maybe they can watch over me in 2017.


At my doll club, we played a form of dirty bingo, where the prizes were white elephant gifts. You had to fill in the bingo card with a mix of numbers 1-60, with no numbers repeated.  I won a beautiful character baby porcelain doll, and also a small vinyl doll brought by a member.  We also had small vintage calendars as gifts, and lots of great snacks and desserts.


At my job, we drew for an exchange of Christmas socks and stockings, wearable, stuffed with goodies and presents.  That was a big hit!  We then had a party at a local restaurant, and I won a set of Ralphie tumbler glasses from A Christmas Story.


Simple, no bake cookies are the dessert of choice, especially since the legendary baklava flambé episode last summer.  I will be baking baklava an other items for the New Year, but in my own oven, not a borrowed one.


Life is challenging and difficult these days, because I'm the designated go to and caregiver in three families.  Then, of course, there are inlaws and outlaws.  The Feloni Family Christmas saga will continue, I'm sure. God Bless Us Everyone!


Goals for 2017 include working on the museum project and finding a literary agent.  Good Health to all, enjoy the Moon and the upcoming Solstice.


Till next time.