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Stick Together

Praying for Peace on Earth and glue bottles that don’t clog.

Happy Everyday!

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Happy Holidays!

Best Wishes for a Beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Love, Peace and Happiness!

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May Peace be your gift this season and your blessing all year through!

Cutting the Cheese

Cutting blocks of cheese has never been a favorite pastime of mine. The cheese never looks uniformed and I eat all of the pieces that I wreck. TGF pre-cut cheese packs.

Admire people who can arrange food so beautifully … it’s a joy to behold!

Holiday Hors d’oeuvre’s below are cut and arranged perfectly, as always, by the Nicolin Mansion B&B. 

Penquins and Igloos
penguins and Igloos
Santa Putting on the Ritz © 2012 225waterstreet.com
Santa Putting on the Ritz
Snowmen on a Half Shell
Snowmen on a Half Shell

Peace and Thank You

Trying to nail down my favorite SENSE, during the holidays.

Extremely thankful that I can use all five.

The smell would have to be spice, the view is always being snowed in with a huge stone fireplace and a big old comfy chair,  the feel is soft flannel, the sound is the music of the season with a crackling fire accompaniment and the taste is a life filled with pure gratitude, for all that I am able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste.

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.” ― C. JoyBell C.

60 Things to Be Grateful For In Life | Tiny Buddha.

Cookies & Candies
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“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in thrift shops.”
— edited Kurt Vonnegut

Eating Tips for The Holidays

Eating
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
Thanks to my Aunt, for the great email!

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can and quickly. You can’t find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an “eggnog-aholic” or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it!!!! Have one for me. Have two. It’s later than you think. It’s Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand-alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people’s food for free. Lots of it. Hello???

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year’s. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don’t budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They’re like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you’re never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, pumpkin and mincemeat – have a slice of each. Or, if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven’t been paying attention. Reread tips: Start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by …

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming

“WOO-HOO what a ride!