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Thursday, December 24, 2020

December 24, 2020

 Absent.  That is how life has been the last few months.  Sure.  There have been some activities but on a limited basis.  Too much time sitting in my new recliner looking at the distant rise located about 10 miles away as the crow flies.  Not sure crows always fly in a straight line but you get it.  It is the day before Christmas 2020.  I have all the gifts wrapped.  I managed to lose one of the ornaments I had purchased.  It was just laying on my dresser and then it was not.  Just typical for this year that started with a vandalized car window.

I want to share a few photos of my penguin collection that I have pulled out to enjoy this year.  Yes, there are 100 + penguins around here.  All sizes from about 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) to 2.5 feet (.76 m).  Some are stuffed.  Some are serve ware. Others are ornaments, oven mitts, baskets, lotion bottles, and figurines.  This year I added a pillow for the winter season.  These birdies will stay our till spring possibly.  I am in no hurry to end the season of winter.  Even though winter in central Texas is usually some clouds and cool weather.  Nor even really cold weather except that I have gotten sort of soft in my old age and 60 can feel cold at times.

This is a music box.  Many of these came from my friend, Kathy.  Sorority sisters provided others.  Everyone kept their eyes open for penguins.

This Christmas Eve Hubby and I will spend together.  We have a restaurant where we will order dinner for pickup.  For the past 5 years we have had dinner with our son's family.  The virus spread in our area is so great we have been put at level 5.  We will not meet our son at a restaurant tonight.  Christmas morning we will go to their home, masked and social distance our Christmas.  We are blessed to have a warm home a larder full of food and people that love us.  We are even more blessed to have people we can give love to for no reason at all.

With that I shall end this post for now.  Maybe a year in review is due next but for now Happy Christmas!



  1. Hari OM
    Janice, I love your penguins! I am a bit like that with Highland Cows, but have some way to go to catch up with you &*> Christmas eve is drawing to a close here but I can hardly believe it is this time of year; as you know there has been another matter of deeper import this end. I am back in my Hutch and I do have the tree up, but that's it. I think, even if father were still with us, there would be a much more muted festivity as this year has really continued to kick. Here in Scotland, from Saturday, we will be on our top level (4) of restriction... but I find myself wondering why the dickens they don't just say total lockdown again and get on with it. Folk would then know exactly what's expected and no faffing around with borders and boundaries. Sigh... Anyway. You enjoy as much as you can and most of all be safe and well! YAM xx

  2. That is a grand collection of penguins. Or Penguins, as you prefer. I see by your lazy Susan collection you have at least one kitty, too.
    I do not know what is my Covid restriction, as I rather literally go nowhere, see no one, and don't actually retain much of the news I read. I suppose blared from a horn by one of our nice fire people from the top of a fire truck would get my attention.
    So pleased your children liked their towels. Very recently I had a sweet comment from someone in Australia to let me know she keyed weave into the search box, read every post, and now she is a weaver with two looms and more dancing in her head.

  3. Well, it's past Christmas, so I hope dinner was good and your days were filled with love and laughter, despite restrictions.
    Your penguins reminded me of the penguin I coloured in the other day. I made it purple and pink (as they all should be anyway) and stuck it to a cupboard door in our living room. It won't come down until I take it down, which is the nice thing about my parents...

    Hope your New Year's celebrations will be good as well and wish you both a really good 2021, filled with hugs and kisses again.


  4. Happy and Healthy New year, Janice! Your cheerful penguin collection is wonderful and it is nice that they can go beyond Christmas as fun winter decorations. I'm glad that you and your husband are staying healthy and I hope your son and DIL will recover quickly. We try to stay ay home as much as possible but we both had to go to our doctor for eye exams today and I always worry afterward if everything was safe. Let's hope 2021 will bring better times!

  5. Happy New Year. That's quite a varied collection on the penguin theme you have there!

  6. Nice collection. All the best in 2021!

  7. Such fun! Thanks for the smile and all the best to you in the new year!

  8. I'm not that late to say Happy Lunar New Year Janice I hope life has been treating you well
    Wren x


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