|Decorating the mantle for Christmas|
Welcome to this week's list of likes!
Our prompt this week is Holiday movies you love to watch again and again. Which ones did you love as a kid? and are there any on you to watch list for this year? We all know Hallmark has made a brand out of Christmas movies. Here's a list of 100 good movies to see:
On my list is
White Christmas and Holiday Inn.... an old set of movies with favorites Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
love the music and dancing and love along with pretty views of New England covered in snow
Love Actually.... yep I can watch it over and over
Miracle on 34th street.... the original movie as I love vintage things.... and it has the most magic in the eyes of little
Harry Potter.... anytime I see them on I must stop and watch. We have them on disc but still.... magic
As a kid it was anything Disney.... I fondly remember "Babes in Toyland" and any Charlie Brown
This year my friend Cindy said to check out The Noel Diary on netflix so we will!!!
Have you noticed religions around the world have holidays this time of year? Do you have a cultural view I might not be aware of that has movies? If so I hope you tell me about it.
Learning and experiencing
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Things that worked out
Turns out dh has a corneal ulcer/infection that needed antibiotics and steroids. Getting delivery of the meds turned into a massive ordeal as Walgreens totally messed up, and we finally 30 hours later got the prescription from Sams club. I will not use walgreens again.
the I Like for me was passing the tests, and the doctor said my redness and inflammation was allergy, which plagues me in general (EX: allergic to vaccine) and ordered pataday drops for me.
in looking through some decoration boxes this week I found two porcelain Christmas mugs we can use for our coffee or tea! So lightweight ad pretty, and old.... I don't remember where or when we got them
I also found the prettiest ornaments sent me by friends, Cindy and Shannon. I love seeing them and thinking of how lucky I am to have you for friends.
Just for fun
I enjoyed this list of party questions... https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/christmas-icebreaker-questions/
If you are brave enough to attend a gathering this year, this could make for more interesting discussions than the usual family fights/resentments lol
stuffed mini sweet peppers
guess I should have artistically arranged a few on a plate to show you but they were so stinkin' good we stood over the hot pan, picking them up with a fork to try them!!! We had enough left for appetizers for the week too! I'll be making these again.
Of course I changed the recipe... I used what I had, cream cheese (3oz) feta (about half cup) cheddar (what was left in the bag) with some minced jalapeno slices in half. I sprinkled some garlic powder in too. The peppers were cleaned cut in half, and drizzled with EEOO and a bit of salt before stuffing.
I overstuffed some, some have jalapenos, some just cheeses, some nothing but the oil/salt. ALL GREAT!
I used a new to me recipe to make real green bean casserole this year, taking a page from Wendy's book and trying a new recipe at the holiday. It turned out better than I've ever had. I used (frozen) french green beans steamed a bit, made the best mushroom sauce, and sprinkled fried onions from a bag (target) on top, it was the best ever. I used this recipe, skipping frying my own onions and using it for the mushroom soup recipe... sorry we dug in so fast didn't get pics. I'll make this again! ( Oh and of course I added in my touch, some marsala wine as the mushrooms simmered)
|the good ones get stored in a big looseleaf notebook|
Mama: no kidding, how inspirational! I love the lines you created!
Milo: I know right? just watch your step when the lines stop, heh heh
|Is this my best side?|
Mama: about those toys.... I pulled them out this week just to take inventory and
|leg mandala plus octopus with two legs, broken ball and treat wishbone|
|"Mouth o' legs"|
Fun! It was really easy to pull the cap off the ends, and one is loose already but I like it!
gotta go play now.... just like I won't let you two turn into statues staring at the tv for long, I gotta bounce!
hate doesn't solve anything. Nothing good comes from hate, and it grows so beware. Hating others makes the hater unhappy too as well as we are all connected for better or worse. Hating someone for their culture, religion, skin color, gender (women are being disrespected too) sexual orientation, is a waste of all we could be experiencing. Stop it when you see it being done.Long ago in college, I took an anthropology course that mentioned the peacefulness of the Hopi people. When someone acted out, the tribe would correct them saying, "that's not the Hopi way" I never forgot the lesson that a group can correct hateful behavior, and should.
please visit these folks to see what they liked this week and their lists of movies!