Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year

SOURCE: Internet
 



A Happy New Year!              
Grant That I May                                         
Bring No Tear To Any Eye                                    
When This New Year 
                                   
In Time Shall End,                                         
Let It Be Said I've
Played The Friend, Have

Lived & Loved & Labored Here,
And made of it a happy year.
               

                    …Edgar Guest


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Wisdom

 A pre-good bye to 2021 - this quote is from the book, Christmas Days, 12 Stories & 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson.


"and good memories, happy memories need to be honoured, the good stuff.  Remember the year for what it brought. Even if there was precious little, that little is precious."


Wishing every one the happiest of New Year's.  Wishes for good health & the making of precious memories. Thanks for chatting with me over the year, I've enjoyed your company.

                                    ... Mary-Lou

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christmas Wisdom - Adult Letters To Santa

 

As Christmas approaches quicker & quicker, I thought to share some what seems to me some funny Christmas requests.


"Dear Santa: This year please give me a big fat bank account & a slim body AND please don't mix the two up as you did last year!"


"Dear Santa: I think we have a communication problem. When I said I wanted the body of a doll, I meant Barbie, not a Cabbage Patch doll"


"Dear Santa: I've been very good this year.  Well most of the year. OK define good.  Never mind, I'll buy my own."


AND a probable return answer from Santa.


"I've seen your FaceBook & Insta posts, you are getting a dictionary & some clothes."



Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Quiz Answers

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1. What's the name of the period leading up to Christmas?  Advent

2. How many Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus? Three

3. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza? Deep, & Crisp & Even

4. Who brings presents to the children in The Netherlands on December 5/6? St Nicholas

5. How many letters are in the angelic alphabet? 25 – no l (noel)

6. How many presents were given in total in the song, The 12 Days of Christmas? 364

7. How many of Rudoph The Reindeer's team mates have names that start with D? Dasher, Dancer & Donner

8. What country did the Christmas tree originate in? Latvia, which was part of Germany then.

9. What's the movie that introduced us to the song, "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas"?  Holiday Inn

10. Who started the custom of wassailing? The Anglo Saxon’s – wassailing means good health.

11. Who were the first people to visit the baby Jesus? The Shepherds

12. What's lucky to find in a traditional Christmas pudding? Money (sixpence)

13. What's the second line in the song, "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"? “just like the ones I use to know”

14. In the story of the Grinch, what's the name of his dog? Max

15. What festive item was eaten by single women in Tudor times in the hope it would help them find a husband? Gingerbread Men

16. How many times does the number 1 appear on the doors of the Advent Calendar? 13

17. In what film would you hear the greeting "Merry Christmas you filthy animal? Home Alone

18. - In which year did Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas" is You’ first make UK Christmas number one? 2020 in spite of originally being released in 1994

19.  What new tradition for the month of December was invented by American mother and daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell?  Elf on the Shelf

Monday, December 20, 2021

Me On A Monday

 

Christmas Quiz - Here are some serious & funny questions for you to try & solve.  Answers tomorrow πŸŽ…πŸŽ„


1. What's the name of the period leading up to Christmas?

2. How many Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus?

3. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza?

4. Who brings presents to the children in The Netherlands on December 5/6?

5. How many letters are in the angelic alphabet?

6. How many presents were given in total in the  song, The 12 Days of Christmas?

7. How many of Rudoph The Reindeer's team mates have names that start with D?

8. What country did the Christmas tree originate in?

9. What's the movie that introduced us to the song, "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas"?

10. Who started the custom of wassailing?

11. Who were the first people to visit the baby Jesus?

12. What's lucky to find in a traditional Christmas pudding?

13. What's the second line in the song, "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"? 

14. In the story of the Grinch, what's the name of his dog?

15. What festive item was eaten by single women in Tudor times in the hope it would help them find a husband?

16. How many times does the number 1 appear on the doors of the Advent Calendar?

17. In what film would you hear the greeting "Merry Christmas you filthy animal?

18. - In which year did Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas is You" first make UK Christmas number one?

19.  What new tradition for the month of December was invented by American mother and daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell?



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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Christmas Wisdom



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Wisdom From A Christmas Tree

Be a light in the winter darkness

We may all fall over once in a while

When things get tough, add glitter

It's OK to be a little tilted

We were all born to sparkle, even if our garlands are a bit loopy

Share your gifts

And most importantly, it's not what's under the tree that is important, it's who is around it with you


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Answers To Emoj Christmas Puzzle

 



#1 = Driving Home For Christmas

# 2= Mistletoe & Wine

#3= 12 Days of Christmas

#4 = Feliz Navidad

#5 = Jingle Bell Rock

#6 = Joy To The World

#7 = I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas

#8 = Step Into Christmas

#9 Frosty The Snowman

#10 =  Santa Claus is Coming To Town

#11 = I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus

#12 = Fairytale of New York

#13 = Roasting Chestnuts By An Open Fire

#14 = Let It Snow Let It Snow

#15 = Last Christmas




Monday, December 13, 2021

Me On A Monday - December 13th

This has been the rage on several of my social media feeds ... thought I would share here for some holiday fun - the answers will get posted tomorrow. 




Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Christmas Wisdom

 



The first Christmas was pretty simple.  It is OK if yours is too.



 " .. for it is good to be children sometimes and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself."
                    ... Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol




Monday, December 06, 2021

Me On A Monday - December 6th

It was a weekend of wild weather. Last week the rain washed all the snow away & then on the weekend we had a mixed bag of snow flurries, freezing rain, & just plain rain with all levels of wind. Winds ranging from breezy to gusty with miles per hour attached to it. It was not a nice pretty snow.

So having spent most of the weekend indoors watching Christmas movies & doing some Christmas goodie baking, I'll share a new to me recipe that Mr Man really liked.



Eggnog Cheesecake Bars With Gingersnap Crust

Crust

·         1 1/2 cups gingersnap crumbs

·         3 tablespoons sugar

·         4 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake

·         2 (8oz/250g) packages cream cheese, softened

·         2 eggs

·         1 egg yolk

·         3/4 cup eggnog

·         3/4 cup sugar

·         4 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

·         1 tablespoon rum extract

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

·         1/4 teaspoon salt

 

1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 square baking pan.

2.      Mix gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons of sugar and melted butter in a bowl.

3.      Press the mixture in a 9×9 baking pan forming a crust. Bake for 12 minutes.

4.      With a mixer, beat cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy.

5.      Add ¾ cup sugar, eggs, egg yolk, eggnog, flour, rum extract, vanilla extract, nutmeg and salt. Mix until smooth.

6.      Pour cheesecake filling over crust.

7.      Put the baking pan in a larger pan and add enough hot water to come halfway up the baking pan.

8.      Bake for 45 minutes or until set.

9.      Remove cheesecake pan from water bath and cool on wire rack for approximately 30 minutes.

10.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Dust with ground nutmeg.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Christmas Wisdom

 

Advice from A Snowperson:

Be Jolly & A Happy Soul

Stay Cool

Spent Time Outdoors

Avoid Meltdowns

Be Well Rounded

Live Well, Life Is Short

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"Christmas cannot be bought from a store ...maybe Christmas means a little bit more."  Dr Seuss 


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Advice from a Reindeer

Appreciate Snow Days

Rack Up Happy Memories

Enjoy The Out Of Doors

Make Deer Friends

Know When To Hoof It

Put A Jingle In Your Step

Chill Out 

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