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Deck The Halls
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      3 comments

How long "Deck the Halls" has been around is unknown. The words of "Deck the Halls" are from the 19th century and American. The repeated Fa la la la la la la la la used to be popular in medieval ballads. The music is from a old Welsh melody. In ... Read more
Dashing through the Snow
Monday, December 14, 2009      7 comments

Most commonly known as "Jingle Bells", this song was actually written as an American Thanksgiving song by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. It soon became popular as a Christmas season song, and the first verse and chorus are well known (the second v... Read more
Hanukkah
Sunday, December 13, 2009      8 comments

I got this information from History.com and Wikipedia. Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eig... Read more
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 12, 2009      9 comments

Winter Wonderland" is a Christmas time pop standard written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (composer) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). The original bridge of the song refers to Parson Brown and an apparent spur of the moment wedding. In 1953, the snow... Read more
10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss
Saturday, December 12, 2009      9 comments

I found this on Beliefnet.com & I added the pictures Janice Taylor presents … The Our Lady of Weight Loss’s: Ten Holiday Commandments Thou shalt honor thy body and... Read more
Another Busy Night
Friday, December 11, 2009      3 comments

Not awful - just busy enough I couldn't sit down & compose a cool blog. For the second night in a row, I got the poopy patient. Now, the reason these guys were poopy is becau... Read more
Idioms and Idiots
Thursday, December 10, 2009      6 comments

Back to work after a week off - really busy! Usual- no beds to admit to upstairs. Just got a bed freed up for one. Idioms - sayings that are odd in other languages. "Out of sight; out of mind" was translated to Japanese and back - came out ... Read more
Let It Snow
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      9 comments

The weather front moved in last night with the local weather guys all going crazy - the maps were technicolor marvels with wind advisories, warnings and watches, storm warning and watches, and blizzard warnings. Whew! Every county in New Mexico... Read more
Twelfth Day of Christmas
Monday, December 07, 2009      11 comments

In 2009, the 12 Days Of Christmas' Gifts Would Cost $87,403 (with each gift being repeated as the song goes) This is just the last verse! Ahem, mi-mi-mi-mi! On the twelf... Read more
New Dog Clothes
Sunday, December 06, 2009      8 comments

I don't know why the pups tend to think I'm abusing them when I try to get a picture. Shalako is the worst - Samurai occasionally looks at the camera. Anyway, I dressed them in... Read more
Thoughts while walking
Saturday, December 05, 2009      7 comments

I walked the dogs a long, long walk this evening. My pedometer said 950 steps when I started, and 11290 when we got home. Stopped by Petsmart to get the pups new harnesses, leads, and sweaters. When I plotted our path on the map router, it came... Read more
Blue Winter
Friday, December 04, 2009      8 comments

Blue Winter by Robert Francis Winter uses all the blues there are. One shade of blue for water, one for ice, ... Read more
It Snowed Today
Thursday, December 03, 2009      12 comments

We had a snow storm this morning in Albuquerque - cold, windy, just a light sprinkling of snow. It's pretty much melted off now this afternoon, but the temperature is supposed to stay low. Yesterday, it was sunny, cool and clear - I took the pup... Read more
Winter Thoughts
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      7 comments

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. ~Bill Watterson Snowflakes are kisses from heaven. ~Author Unknown ... Read more
Sleepy Day
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      4 comments

Don't know why, but I was sleepy all day. I'd done my turn-around day on Sunday - wasted most of it sleepy, and slept the night. Last night, I took a sleeping pill (I don't use them often) and woke up at 05. Played online a couple of hours and w... Read more

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