Friday, December 9, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 31

Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. I love the following Christmas films: A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Vacation, Elf, and The Gift of Love. There are others that I like, but these all come to mind right away.

2. I don't care for the following Christmas films: anything that is in bad taste or horror related. I just feel that Christmas is a time for simple goodness. It should be kept free of negativity and bad things. Christmas movies should be meaningful and/or fun.

3. At the holidays, I cannot resist trying to spread cheer. People get so stressed out by the material expectations of the holidays. I try to stay focused on the love and joy.

4. A favourite holiday memory of mine is Christmas eve when I was three years old. I was very excited and having trouble getting to sleep. Suddenly, Santa tapped on my window! I wrote the story, Sugar Plum, about this event! It is linked here and on my "Stories" page.

~May your holidays be filled with fun & merriment!~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fill-in Statements: Week 31

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowingprovides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 31: December 9, 2016

1. I love the following Christmas film(s) ________________.

2. I don't care for the following Christmas film(s)                               .

3. At the holidays, I cannot resist __________.

4. A favourite holiday memory of mine is ___________.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wait a Minute...

Something is happening!

This is exciting!

I remember! SNOW!

Now, it is beginning to 
look a lot like Christmas!

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Dedicated, with Love to:
Sweet Fiona
who is part of the beautiful Forever

Saturday, December 3, 2016



Everywhere Thomas went, someone asked for donations, each charity needier than the last. He always politely listened, then continued on his way. Thomas had places to be and important things to do. 

No one could tell him when, to whom, or even how much to give. But, in his private moments, Thomas donated anonymously to the ones who weighed the heaviest on his heart. 

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Writing Challenge:
five lines using word prompt 


Friday, December 2, 2016

Come Fly with Me, Sammy

Sammy, I want to take you and yours to a special place of comfort and joy. Knowing you love poetry, too, I attached my poem as explanation of how and why it is so special to me. I hope you enjoy it. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤

Take me back to where strong winds blow
while eagles soar high, with nature below.
Take me to the mountain, far up north, 
where lakes meet sky and legends pour forth.
Take me where man and beast live side by side,
where there is no fear, and peace can reside.
I need to know there are bears and deer,
and that they, like I, have a right to be here.
I want to see where wildlife lives,

where nature not only takes, but gives.
I want to be where ancient trees grow,
where the autumn sun makes the mountain glow; 
in spring and summer the trees are green,
and winter snow is deep and clean.
I want to be where beauty astounds,
where singing birds are natural sounds,
where lighthouses call the sailors home
from Gichi-Gami’s evening gloam.
I can go back only in memory today,
but my spirit lives there, up on Brockway.

Poem & Image: McGuffy Ann Morris

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❤ Godspeed, Sammy!❤