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Fibbing Friday – Confusing Christmas ??

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Fibbing Friday  – Confusing Christmas ??

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the following link:

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/festive-fibbing-friday-20th-december/

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1. What do you get hanging from Santa’s roof? — frozen icicle toes

2. Where does Santa get his annual flu jab? — he gets it at the local supermarket

3. What kind of motor bike does Santa ride when he’s off duty? — no motor – just a banana seat bike

4. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney? — hearing the kids keep asking ‘what’s that’ over and over

5. What do you get when you run over a skunk with Santa’s Sleigh? — a poor dead skunk

6. What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school? — how to paint stripes on candy canes

7. What goes Oh, Oh, Oh? — Santa’s replay sounds backwards in a secret message

8. Who is the King of Santa’s helpers? — his dog named King

9. What’s worse than Rudolph with a runny nose? — a hanging off the roof with frozen icicle toes

10. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? — Frosty Fangs

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Christmas Memory # 11 – Germany

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Christmas Memory # 11 – Germany Click to view

For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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We were in Germany in 1972 at Christmas time. I have lots of good memories about this one, as it was the first time I celebrated Christmas in another country.

We lived in the city of Furth/Nuremberg in an apartment building. Most of the tenants were with the American military and their families. One of our good neighbors was such, and his wife was German. They had a little girl, too.

We got together with them all the time, for food and card games, and I’d baby sit the little girl sometimes, too. They invited us to their Christmas dinner that year, and had some traditions that for us was different and very enjoyable.

Below, is what I wrote about it in a past post.

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A photo of the sugar cone melting over a copper pot.

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Burnt Punch (German)

The Burnt Punch photo was taken when we lived in Germany. Our neighbors invited us over for a Christmas meal and had this, also. I’d forgotten what it was called, so looked under ‘burning sugar cone’ and this is what it said about it. It’s a German tradition, called Feverzaugenbowle (burnt punch). It contains wine, fruits and spices. The solid sugar cone is soaked in rum, then set afire, and it melts/drips into the metal punch bowl. 🙂 Another traditional German drink we were introduced to was the Rumtopf. This is a crock jar, that fruits are added to, layered, with rum. We had a lovely meal, that included actual reindeer meat, and boiled chestnuts. They lit the candles on their  Christmas tree, and we listened to classical music. I imagine we also played some card games, too, as that is what we did quite frequently. 🙂

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And here’s a photo of our presents and a few evergreen branches I put up. Also a photo of our friend lighting the Christmas candles on the tree.

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Another fun thing we did this year was going to the Christmas Market there in the town. It was full of Christmas cheer and decorations. I bought a couple of ornaments to keep, and still have them.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2016 & 2019 BS

Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

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Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/fibbing-friday-8th-november/

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1. What’s a cyclops? *** A clop is a sound a horse makes when he is walking. There once was a horse named Cy, and he did a lot of clopping, so they named it after him.

2. What’s next in this sequence? Y, G, B, B,  *** There was a chain of variety stores called T. G. & Y, a long time ago. They’ve since gone out of business, so the B B means Bye-Bye.

3. Patty has 4 apples and Pete pinched a pair. What do Patty and Pete have now? *** Bruised cheeks. This sounds like a math puzzle – I don’t do math puzzles.

4. How would an alien describe sheep? *** Fluffy clouds on the ground.

5. What is Fool’s Gold? *** It’s a crayon. The color is gold, but it will fool you by turning another color without notice.

6. Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby were the original Spice Girls. If you were to audition to be a sixth Spice, what would you be and why? Guys you can answer this one too! *** I’d be Spirit Spice – I’d bring a lot of spirit to the group, and if it bombed, I’d disappear since I’m a ghost.

7. Why are traditional teapots brown? *** Because if you turn the word around to ‘pot-tea’ you’ll know why. Nobody wants to see those kinds of stains.

8. What are the Winds of Change? *** Zephyrs – they swirl around leaving magic in their wake.

9. What is an amaryllis? *** A girl who lives in Amarillo TX is known as an amayrllis.

10. What are blues and twos? *** The sounds that shoes make – a squeaky, yet mournful sound.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Level 1000

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Level 1000 🙂

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I admit I play Candy Crush, and have for a long time. Just the other day I made it up to level 1,000! (I’m now on 1014).

It’s fun, and something to do. I only play a couple of times a day, so it took awhile to get this far.

Anybody else play this game? 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

  

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/22/61 – We went to eat dinner over to grand-ma’s. After dinner we all went riding. we went to Abbernathy, (Abernathy), New Deal, Hale center, Plainview, and to Tulia & Happy (all little TX towns around here). When we home we went over to Grand-ma’s and ate supper. When we came home we went to bed.

1/23/61 – I went to school and had fun. After I came home we went to get a book about birds and butterflys (butterflies) {these were a type of illustrated children’s encyclopedia they offered at the grocery store each week}. When we got home we ate supper and then played a game. Then we went to bed.

1/24/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I was going to get In the car the door was stuck so we got in the front of the car. When I got home the trees were covered with Ice. then I traced some pictures. Then I went to bed.

1/25/61 – I went to school and got my report card. I brought my grades up. When I got home I showed It to mother and daddy. then I played and then I went to bed.

1/26/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. daddy didn’t work today. at school we went to the museum. we went to see Ranching. we rode on a bus over there.

1/27/61 – I went to school and had fun. It snowed again. we did not go bowling because it snowed.

1/28/61 – today is Saturday and I did not go to school. P (sister) and I went out and played in the snow. we drwe (drew) all day.

1/29/61 – we played all day. we played with tinker toys and Paper dolls. Grand ma and Grand-pa, N (aunt) and B (uncle), H (uncle), and B (aunt) came over. when they went home we watched tv then we went to bed.

1/30/61 – I went to school and had an acheighment Test (achievement test). when I got home P (sister) and I got to ply (play) in the snow. when daddy came home we went to the store and got a book about cats and money. Grandpa came and got our dog house, so their puppy could sleep in it. then we went to bed.

1/31/61 – I went to school and we finished our test. When I got home I played outside. the snow has melted. M and O (friends of my parents) came over and we showed fims (films – home movies). When they went home we went to bed.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

JULY JIGSAW

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JULY JIGSAW

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Here it is July already! Hard to believe it, but it sure feels like it, since it’s been very hot so far this summer.

Continuing on with the working of the jigsaw puzzles, here’s what we’ve done, and what comes next.

This photo shows a nice picture of a Norman Rockwell painting. It looked interesting, and not too hard at only 500 pieces. However, after starting to work on it, we didn’t like it much. The cardboard pieces were tiny, and very thin and flimsy. Whenever we’d put two pieces together, they’d just come apart with the smallest nudge. In other words, they were not interlocking pieces like we were used to. I’m sad to say we did not want to continue with it, so put it away. I’d gotten it at a dollar store, along with a few more, and honestly, as they say, you get what you pay for at those places…not quality.

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The next puzzle we tried, was much better. It was quality, in that the pieces were larger, and interlocked so they didn’t fall apart. It was 1,000 pieces, and the title of it was, “La Tienda General”. Looked like an old general store, with a featured Coca Cola machine. It took us quite awhile to finish this one, as it was hard, but we stuck to it and finished it a couple of days ago. Yay!

  

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Before this one above, we’d worked the one called, “Cereal Boxes”. It was 1,000 pieces, too, and fun to work.

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We now found ourselves without a puzzle to work on, so we made a trip to the store to find another one. We found two, actually, and started work on one of them a couple of days ago. It is a Springbok puzzle, which is a good brand. This first one is of a bunch of old gas station collectibles in what looks to be a store setting. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

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It’s funny the things we call the different pieces as we are working on the puzzles. Here’s a few… from top to bottom… Sqiggly ones, Spade or Shovel Foot, Outside and Corner Piece, Curvy One, Pointy One, Duck Faces, and Little Man. 🙂

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There you have our June/July  jigsaw puzzle marathon. Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 1/23/17

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 1/23/17 sywbanner

Share Your World – January 23, 2017

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Do you prefer juice or fruit?

I hardly ever drink fruit juices. I’d much rather eat the whole piece of fruit.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

Growing up I’d say the city was medium sized. It’s grown a lot over the years to over 200,000. I liked it fine way back when, and I like it fine now. We complain about the traffic sometimes, but it is actually lots better than in huge cities, like Dallas for instance. I’d be lost trying to drive there. There’s plenty to do here, if you look for it and enjoy getting out and about.

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?

All the colors, because I like a fiesta of all things. My favorite color is black, though. Weird, but add a pop of color to black and it looks great!

Ways to Relax List: Make a list of what relaxes you and helps you feel calm.

Having ADHD it is hard for me to be still and relax. I have to be in motion, even when just sitting ‘still’. Relaxing is blogging, writing, reading, playing with the cats, coloring, etc. I never have trouble going to sleep at night, but have to have my stars shining up on the ceiling, my soft blanket, and my sound machine playing ocean waves.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

We had fun getting to go out to eat with our daughter and grand-daughter last week. It had been since before Christmas, what with one then another of us being sick with a cold. Looking forward to going out with them again really soon! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

TOTALLY RANDOM POST OF THE DAY

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So, here I’m going to be trying something a bit different.

I’m going to try to have a random post every day. It won’t have anything to do with any of the blog challenges I like to do. These will be a surprise, whether it is something silly, music, poem, photo, art, story, or whatever I think of to post.

Tomorrow, Monday, will be the first day. Hope you enjoy seeing what I come up with! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

10 DAILY CURRENTS … 3-29-16

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This post will be the first one of a list of things I’m currently doing. I got the idea from Lori, at her blog “As the Fates Would Have It” which can be found at … https://asthefateswouldhaveit.wordpress.com/tag/10-daily-currents/

It sounded like fun, and also a sort of daily journal. If you would like to join in, feel free to make a 10 Daily Currents list of your own. Please link back to me, also, so I can read your entries! 🙂   … enjoy!

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It is 8:38 p.m. on March 29, 2016 (Tuesday)

1. Listening – to the background noise of a TV show, that is was just left on (not really paying attention to it, don’t even know what it is) Earlier I listened to my Eagles CD

2. Eating – nothing, but will have a snack later on, probably 1/2 a lemon muffin, and definitely a cup of coffee

3. Drinking – Iced tea

4. Wearing – Jammies (black long sleeved top, cheetah print pants)

5.  Feeling – Ok, but my left foot has been hurting for days

6. Weather – 77 degrees and cloudy (and dark out there)

7. Wanting – To figure out how to put a Word Press Widget on my sidebar (been trying for over 2 years…it never works)

8. Needing – To get my A to Z Blog Challenge posts thought of (it starts on Friday! Will be my 3rd year participating)

9. Thinking – About the poem I wrote today, but still needs some work

10. Enjoying – Typing this post, and will be enjoying my snack, and some reading in a little while.

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That’s my 10 Currents for today.

Hope you decide to join in!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS