FULL week of the last month of this year.
And, it looks like the forecast for our part of the country is going to behave itself (for the time being).
Our Hoosierland weather goes something like this: Clearing skies with a high today around the mid-40s. Got some morning fog up north, but not around here.
Now, that's not bad at all, is it?
In the meantime, let's all get a nice cup or glass of our favorite morning beverage nestled close at hand, as we see what has been going on since last we met.
*** First out of the decoration boxes is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 7 -
---It's NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
--- It's also NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY
---And, it's INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION DAY
NON-military personnel that make flying possible for everyone)
---It's also the first FULL day of HANUKKAH which began last evening at sunset.
*** Next up, and since I feel like not talking politics OR crime, even though I got a rant working already (plus, even I need a bloody day OFF from all that crap), let's shift gears a bit and take a look at some gift-giving ideas for the others in your life.
|Funny, I don't FEEL "cute".|
PSA to get everyone who's not up to speed well...up to speed.
Now, what do you get your significant other in your life who is not only your help-mate but, most likely your best friend, you ask?
Well, diamonds are SO typical (and usually expensive), so how about something to place ALL her other jewelry in...like THIS?
|A JEWEL CASE for ANY time (or space).|
|The PERFECT pet bed (or kennel)|
|I can see Scrappy walking in THIS.|
|The ONLY way to feed the birds.|
|You don't have to be Luke Skywalker to love THIS.|
I know I have, and more often than I care to remember, so we now have THESE items available.:
|Sonic Utensils (ALSO a matching pizza-cutter)|
|SALT and PEPPER Daleks???|
|Everyone NEEDS a real bottle opener.|
|BEST Christmas cookies yet?|
|Lightsaber CHOPSTICKS - very cool.|
|Wow, a DARTH SPATULA.|
|Awww - HIS and HER pillow cases|
So get shopping, and happy hunting.
*** Next up, over the weekend, I began the yearly "bring out ALL the Christmas stuff, and spread the holiday cheer in EVERY freaking room" of our "Fortress".
BP GAS CARD had EXPIRED in November when we stopped to fill up (we called about it and they say they mailed it in JULY - sorry, WE never got one and no other items showing up on our billing, thank God). A replacement card is on the way, so I used a regular credit card. Gotta LOVE technology.
Anyway, back to the decorating...
The first thing to tackle were the 15 candles that go in our windows...the ones with the BLUE bulbs.
Almost got them ALL working, too. The LAST one decided to give up the ghost (isn't that always the way...right near the end)?
Fortunately, I had planned for such a scenario, and had an EXTRA candle purchased last year (which means I should get TWO more this year as backups...LOL).
We got lots of extra bulbs last year, so no sweat there.
|Time to meet your "cousins"|
Time to turn the sofa over to the stuffed "friends" that have come to live with us every year since I married the Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. Gonna get a might CROWDED on that living room sofa NOW.
And, naturally, that means means when our cat decides to take over my chair, I sit ON THE FLOOR.
Hey, it's only for about a month, and I'm not THAT crippled up yet.
Getting ALL the other items, and bric-a-brac about the house will take a day or two, so by week's end we'll be looking close to a store display (withOUT the Muzak and whiny kids in strollers around your feet, mind you...heh!)
*** Next up, (and what means little to nothing unless you're a tried and true WHOVIAN)...how about that season FINALE ("Hell Bent") that aired on BBC America Saturday night? Can you say "WOW"? I did...several times.
I had a strong hunch that Ashildr (also known as "Me") was the "hybrid" mentioned in the lead-up to this episode.
But the REAL cool news - the Doctor gets a new SONIC SCREWDRIVER.
(and it's a real beauty, too)
Nice blue revolving lights, presented to him by his TARDIS (much like the 11th Doctor received when the console gave him a new one at the end of HIS first episode: The Eleventh Hour.
So, you know what THAT means...a NEW TOY to get whenever the hell they decide to make it (and not at some ungodly price, too)
Try to keep it around $20, please. I'm betting Underground Toys will be releasing it.
As to when, I've no idea
(probably early next year - keep your fingers crossed).
CHRISTMAS special (featuring River Song), so stay tuned in for that (looks to be a keeper).
The only sci-fi show I know that DOES a CHRISTMAS show each season...nice.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled blog post .
*** Next, it IS the day the Japanese bombed Pearl harbor and here is the WIKI for all the details:
It was a day which galvanized ALL of America into action against the axis powers.
And we would not stop until THEY surrendered and were beaten.
*** Last back to the family room...I said I would refrain from politics today, but it does become difficult when the powers of opposition and of evil rear their ugly heads and attempt to DENY (or even minimize) Christmas to the many that celebrate it and look to this time of year as a time of joy, hope, and renewal.
REAL reason for why we celebrate this season, and in the manner we have chosen.
TOGETHER, rather than drive them one from another, and Lord knows we have plenty of help driving others away, given the climate of those in authority and their own agendas driving wedges between friends, family and our Creator.
AGAINST this time of year and the holidays included in it than you would those EMBRACING it with all their hearts and souls.
There are times when even I struggle to make sense of the world, and then I see a mom and little daughter "bell-ringing" outside the grocery (this past weekend), so I do NOT what I'm EXPECTED to do...I do what I WANT to do - I grab me some folding money and put it in their kettle. After a smiling and pleasant exchange of "Merry Christmas" and "God Bless", you simply cannot HELP but be lifted up, and that struggle I had just got a whole lot EASIER to deal with.
YOU are lifted up, HIS glory is also magnified for a small act such as that.
The personal and spiritual rewards to you are many times over your sacrifice, because God knows your heart better than you ever could (or ever will). Let's see the heathen dispute that one.
Like I say, it's all those little things that WILL add up and make Christmas that wonderful season again
All we have to do is make ourselves AVAILABLE. HE will do the rest...believe me.
Stay SAFE out there, America.