Monday Is Here

STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backward.

Damned roof rats! We love our oranges and tangerines but on occasion the local rat also likes citrus.  He goes up the tree, eyes the roof, and his curiosity makes hime explore our roof!  They can’t get in as I makde sure every crack and crevice is secured!  Last night, about 3:30 AM, I heard a noise and it was one of the traps I had set.  So long sucker!

Did You Know? The spread of rats throughout the world was not due entirely to fortunate circumstance. They are able to adapt to different environments without much difficulty. A rat can go longer without water than a camel. It can fall some five stories without injury. They can survive large doses of radiation, and swim for half a mile across open water. Over generations, they tend to build up certain immunities to poisons. And the biggest, feistiest sewer rats can send your average house cat running for the hills.

I finished off the Nightlighter’s Dance Website from our Saturday evening dance entitled “Dancing In Toyland”. We had a lot of fun with 53 people in attendance!  An excellent turnout and Wyatt Haupt did a fantastic job!

We looked pretty festive this evening

Dang… What do you know… where where there!  Thanks to the Guntherman’s they took our picture.  How do you like the hat??

Dressed to the hilt!

Yesterday I got another domain name as it was on sale. pliles.com!  I do  not know what I am going to do with it but I have it!  This morning the phone is going crazy and they were all Indians asking to help with the new domain name!  After five calls I began to not be so nice! By the end of the day we had had fifteen calls! What a pain!

Christmas Memory #3 – Sue Knew Santa

Sue was awaiting Santa’s coming just like Paul had years earlier.  Each noise on the roof, each sound from the yard made her look in that direction.  When is he going to arrive?  She was too young to be tapping her toe but she was getting impatient!

Then, all of a sudden, she heard the noise at the door, the door knob turned, and in popped a jolly old man with a white beard and a “Ho Ho Ho”.  He seemed to know Sue quite well asking her about her family and friends and her little sister Diane.  

It’s OK, Sue thought to herself because Santa see’s everything so knowing the family is no biggie!

While they were talking, with Sue up on his lap, she spotted it!  What, could this really be? Does Santa have a ring JUST LIKE HER GRANDPA.  Same size, same stone, same design, same everything?

She figurered it out but being a good little girl, she never said anything to Grandpa.  Santa departed heading for his sleigh to go to the next house (so he said) but the bag was out of the cat!

Years later she was reading about Shirley Temple when Shirely wrote “I knew Santa was not real when I went to see him in the department store and he asked for my autograph”.

We did some chores this afternoon and then got ready to go to Malanie’s to solve the problems of the world with Irene.  We told Irene about Christmas memories and she shared one with us.  Growing up, Irene did not celebrate Christmas on the 25th, they did Christmas on January 6th!  She was raised Greek Orthodox.

I did two small corned-beef taco’s as I am attempting to watch my weight… Down to 205.5 this AM.  This is NOT the season to be on a diet but alas, I refuse to blow up this year!

After arriving home we watched two Christmas movies.

Dear Santa is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Jason Priestley and starring Amy Acker, David Haydn-Jones, and Emma Duke. Written by Barbara Kymlicka, the film is about a young woman struggling to get serious about her life who finds a letter to Santa from a seven-year-old girl asking for a new wife for her widowed father and decides to bring happiness to their lives. The film first aired on the Lifetime television network on November 26, 2011 A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.

When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love – but will she be able to keep up her lie? A Christmas Prince is a 2017 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Alex Zamm, written by Karen Schaler and Nathan Atkins and stars Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Tom Knight, Sarah Douglas, Daniel Fathers, Alice Krige and Tahirah Sharif. The film was released on Netflix on November 17, 2017. A sequel, titled A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, was released in 2018.

We had tookies and watched one sitcom before crashing for the evening!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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