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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday Stuff left in December's folder

Inside decorations at Crabtree Valley Mall
Lots of 'selfie' areas

 Take a photo with Santa

Close up of the sleigh in above photo

 Gifts hanging from the ceiling on very strong cables

 The Lego store did a little sprucing up on the exterior of the store.

 Winter sun peeping through the skylight nearly giving a full shadow of my hot air balloon

Friday, December 27, 2019

Nature, Final Friction and Feline Friday

We had a Christmas Miracle on December 22, 2019.
Our Camellia bush has a beautiful bloom.
She has bloomed several years; however, only a few blooms and in February.
Presenting Cammie
Isn't she just a perfect bloom?
If you look closely at the photo on the left, you will see Cammie is loaded with buds. This is the front side. There are buds all over her.  The most ever!!

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Thanks LLB Gang for hosting

Angel Madi and I were all about laughing and poking fun at one another. We are about to enter the months where ice, and sleet and nastiness happen. So I thought I'd post this TRUE story for Final Fiction Friday.    If I were a betting woman, I'd say Madi was sitting right there and her Sissy's bed watching us as this story came to be.


Flashback 2015

Necessity is the Mother of invention 
FYI this TRUE TALE is proof positive.
I promise it is the last post I'll show of snow
BUT trust me it is gonna tickle your funny bone.
Often when the peeps leave I take up my sentry post from the guest bed this
 window looks out onto the driveway.

 During the last few weeks of February we had sleet, snow,
ice and freezing temperatures all with in a few days of each other. All this made 
our driveway and front yard nearly impassable!!!
That is unless you are very clever...and my peeps are.
This picture shows very little white stuff but what you see is
ice and it is solid.  Mom and Dad needed to go to buy groceries...
they had to get to Gracie at the bottom of the driveway.
But they can't ice skate so they did the next best thing
they used their noggins to think of a safe way down
Dad had already fallen on the ice earlier.
They used a pitch fork and a golf umbrella as their walking sticks to 
walk down through the ice to the grass. Before they left
Mom thought to herself... how will we get the groceries back up to the

Easy peasy...they took two laundry baskets and two bungee cords
to the car when they left.  
 When they got back home with the groceries they loaded the
groceries in the baskets and pulled them up the hill with the 
bungee cords in one hand and the pitchfork and the golf umbrella in the 
other hand
Nobody fell...they got the groceries in the house

The End

Madi was an Olympic Jumper

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and Christmas Cards P II

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration and it brought back some wonderful members of
meeting these 

Their clop, clop, clop easily traveling the miles
Happy to work, or play or just be.
Their soft neighs barely audible
The puffs of breath from their noses of velvet.
As I watch them prance, I smile!
oh the stories to be told
By these gentle giants 
with hearts of gold.

Close encounter of the Personal kind with the Gentle Giants

In the mid 1980's The Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch came
to Raleigh.  I don't recall the time of year; however, for some reason
they were to be on display under a covered deck in Raleigh's Cameron Village.
We arrived early for a good spot.  We were eagerly awaited their arrival,
when all of a sudden, we heard the thunderous, synchronized clop, clop, clop of 
24 hooves. They rounded the corner, we were awestruck by their beauty and of their size.
Their gorgeous chocolate eyes and quiet gentle neighs.  Shaking of their heads
as if to say Hi nice to meet you.
 There was a brief bit of info on them.  Then if we wanted we could come up closer.
BOY DID WE WANT to.  If I remember correctly, my 5'3" came to their shoulders.
Looking into their eyes it was obvious why they are called Gentle Giants.
Fast forward to our first trip to Busch Gardens in Virginia.
One of my must dos was to visit the Clydesdale Facility.
They were in their duties except to be beautiful that they were.
Seeing them run about in their paddock with their feather fur blowing in the breeze.
In their stalls with their heads hanging over as if they were greeting us.
Several of the adolescent Clydesdale were about the size of a
regular horse.

Christmas Cards 2019 part II rec'd as of December 24th

Greetings from the Western US of A

And a PDF file from Kismet in Arizona
Thank you Kismet et al I could not get it to post here
but it was A most beautiful lime tree and Desert Cacti wearing Santa Hats

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas 2019 Thank you for my Cards

Hosted by Comedy Plus

Cards snail mail and email as of December 23, 2019

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for each and everyone...
All because of my Diva Angel Madi I met you all and for this I am grateful.
 If Angel Madi were here, she would once again win the prize for the Mostest!!

Snail Mail Card Collages

Ecards collages

I wish you blessings and much joy this Christmas.
Hugs and love from the MadSnapper, the Hubby and the BIG dog.

Dear friends and your families,
We wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS! May your holidays be filled with lots of treats and nip! Thank you for your friendship. We  you all!

Ernie, Zoey and the mom Sue
The Island Cats

online eCards 

From Speedy and peeps

Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny ( has sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard.

Wishing you and yours all best 'howliday' wishes.
Hugs and tail wags.
ღonika, Sam & Elsa 🐾Live, love, bark! 

Big Thank you to the The Book of Barkley and Staff
Abby the Lab and Larelei
They sent a most beautiful eCard with lots of RED on it

The Trout Towne Tabbies

13 December 2019
Dear Cecilia ,
da tabbies o trout towne ( has sent you a Jacquie Lawson ecard.

From my Celestial Side Kick Angel Madi and I

Favorite Sis and BIL of Angel Madi will be here today and half of tomorrow
I'll be back bright and early on December 26 with my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Easy Sunday and Plates

Below is a circle collage of several photos I featured in December

Luminaries on our street December 15, 2019

1. FOXY FIT, no clue
2. ND1RISH, Notre Dame Irish
3. NJOYLIFE, Enjoy Life
4. SWEDES, from Sweden
5. GRAMAOF3, Grandma of 3
6. MACANI, Ma can I??
7. SLOSLO, no clue
8. FIREPHOT, no clue
9. CAPTAL L, Capital L for Love
this one is for YAM-Aunty
10. 4SBW/U, no clue
11. SPICY PA, 'Hot' Physician Assistant
12. PACK82, Graduate of N C State University 1982
13. IRGUE, I argue...maybe a lawyer
14."MR.JAG", on a Jaguar SUV and it was very pretty