Monday, December 15, 2014

Cork's Lunatic Asylum (by Drone)

Cinematography by 13 yr old Nomah.  Music by Skully of Metisse.  Song - Fort Camden Winter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Pretty Lights!

     Last Christmas, we did not put up a Christmas tree.  In October, we adopted a pair of kitten brothers who were just barely 8 weeks old.  We named them Willie & Jase, after the Robertson brothers from the tv show Duck Dynasty.  These two little guys acted just like the Robertson brothers; always into mischief.  So, thinking ahead, instead of putting up our 7 1/2' Christmas tree with all the beautiful pink, crystal, white, & silver glass decorations, I took a little 2 foot scrawny artificial tree, wired little red cardinal birds to the branches, and set it on the buffet table.  It took about 5 minutes for the boys to find the tree and check it out.  After about 10 minutes, it was on the floor, plastic beads hanging off, and red birds twisted every direction but straight!!

     This year, I decided to be proactive!   Even though the boys are now a little over a year old, they are still full of mischief, so I decided to do something a bit different this year.  I wanted a Christmas tree with lights & the works!!!  I proceeded to the nearest Walmart, and purchased a 4" white artificial tree, pre-lit with pretty lights of red, blue, green & yellow!  I then went into the decoration aisle, and bought gold, silver & crystal unbreakable balls for the tree.  Haha!! I have outsmarted the little buggers this year!!

     Yesterday, I put the tree together (not really much to do, except unfold it & make it look like a tree).  To make sure that my little guys didn't knock the tree over, I took packing tape & taped the tree stand to the table that it was sitting on.  That should do it!!  They won't be able to knock this tree over!!!   It didn't take long to add the decorations & the crystal beads.  I topped it off with my Grandmother's 1950's Angel.  Not bad looking for a cheap plastic tree.

     Last night, as the sun went down, and it started to get dark, I plugged the tree in.  Pretty bright lights shining off of the gold & silver decorations!! Very tempting to two little kittens full of mischief!!!  As the evening went on, and with every little noise coming from upstairs (our tv room is downstairs) , I went up to check the tree.  Nothing!! Not a branch, ornament or bead out of place.  Maybe they haven't seen the tree??  But how could they miss it??  It's bright & shiny!!! It's something new & different!  Aren't you even curious about it?? 

     Well, guess what!  Those two little stinkers completely ignored that Christmas tree!!!  Not even a glance!! What???  After all of the work I went through to keep that tree & my kittens safe, and they don't even have the decency to at least jump up and take a look at it??  Bat an ornament or two??  How can they do this to me???

I am so disappointed.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Support Local and Online Small Business This Christmas

     Christmas is right around the corner, and we are all busy making our shopping lists, and deciding what to get for each of our loved ones.  This time of year, the newspaper ads, television ads, and now the internet ads are in your face every minute of the day!!  I think I have received at least 3 or 4 emails each day from places like Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, Target.... each telling me that I need to come shop their sales!!
     I don't know about you, but I detest going shopping when the stores are so crowded and everyone is pushing and shoving, all of the aisles are blocked by shopping carts, and some people are wandering aimlessly with a lost look in their eyes!  I usually end up doing all or most of my Christmas shopping online. 
     This year, I am going to ask you to do something different.  I am a seller on eBay, and I have many friends and acquaintances who also sell online on many different venues.  Many of these friends are single Moms, stay at home Moms, men and women who have lost their jobs and have not been able to find work enough to support their family, and then there are those who are disabled.   These people put their heart and souls into their business, as small as it may be.  One of these friends is a disabled man, who relies on his jewelry making business to support himself.  His jewelry is top quality and his prices are extremely reasonable!
    So, this year, why not give your hard earned dollars to someone who really needs them, instead of the big box stores??  By doing this, you will be helping those small businesses stay alive and thrive!!! Below are a few of those small businesses.
     Wishing you, one and all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

James eBay Store           

Pam's eBay Store

Lori's eBay Store


Sandy's Collectibles and More