Tuesday, January 4, 2022

It's Tuesday, 2022

 Well, I'm playing catch up.

I trust all my blogger buds had great holidays. Christmas and New Years.

 Except for one other this was the first Christmas without family in over forty years. We did though, zoom with the bro and sis-in-law that night and then again New Year's Eve. That was a definite plus or two pluses:) Christmas morning we were zipping along, opening our gifts and enjoying our quiet Christmas. Then I started going downhill and crashed. I did my zooming from bed, adding an occasional nod of the head;)  We had went to the vineyards for our anniversary lunch and I may have picked up something there.  I really was lucky. It could have been much, much worse.

Any hoo, here are some of my fun Christmas gifts:) 


 My literary jammies:)

 


This is from my bro and sis-in-law. As you can see it's made from recycled paper and elephant dung, which is basically raw cellulose. As there aren't enough safe areas, elephants in Sri Lanka wander, interfere in agriculture and are consequently killed. The idea of this paper is to hopefully bridge the gulf between elephant and man and to show the elephant as an economic asset to the farmer instead of a source of lost income.

 


 Another box of rocks. (Rainbow fluorite.)

 

This knife is to scrape the peanut butter out of an emptied jar. 

 


And my creative gifts.

 

From good bud, poet and photographer D. L. Finn. I look forward to these calendars:)

 

And my daughter painted this picture of my Sweet Belle, which I treasurer.

What about you blogger, buds? What were your most fun and/or treasured gifts?

AND

Monday A.M.


 Monday P.M.



 

For those who love horses and rooting for the underdog, this is a fascinating story: Hard-Luck Horse and His Jamaican Truck-Driver Owner.   

 


 

41 comments:

  1. Loving your gifts - and hoping that you are COMPLETELY over whatever lurgy hit you.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. How are YOU feeling?
      Lurgy. Unfamiliar with the word but like it;)

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    2. Ok. Went and looked it up. NOW I'm familiar with it;)

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  2. Hi Sandra - love the Jim Jams - they're great. Just glad you're getting over the 'bug' you caught - congratulations on the anniversary. Just a Happy New Year to one and all - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hils. And a very happy New Year to you too:)

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  3. That's interesting about recycling elephant waste.

    Do you think your peanut butter scraping knife might work for jam (jelly or jello do you call it?) and Vegemite too?

    Generally I have always been unimpressed by gifts, unless it is something I asked for. But I am sure there is at least one that was a wonderful surprise.

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    1. The recycling elephant waste is interesting indeed, Andrew. I hope it catches on. It would be a win-win.
      I would think the knife would work just fine for jams and Vegemite. If you try it, let me know.

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  4. LOVE those jammies, and the peanut butter scraper. Glad you didn't catch anything too bad. I didn't get anything for Christmas, but got some birthday vouchers and spent the money on paints! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. I'm glad you got the birthday vouchers and very sorry Santa fell down on the job for Christmas:(
      Hugs received and returned.

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  5. Fun jammies. I gave the peanut butter knife to Himself a few years ago. Very handy. My best gift was having both girlies home with us for Christmas and New Year's. I hope you're feeling better.

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    1. I can't imagine a better gift than having your children home:) Yay you.

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  6. Fun jammies.
    We saw flakes but that was about it yesterday.

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    1. Thanks, Alex:)
      The snow was a bit of a shocker.

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  7. The peanut butter knife is great -- I've never seen those before. I'm sorry you were sick and glad it wasn't worse. We did zoom Christmas too. Sooner or later a celebration.Those jams are the best!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie. I hadn't seen the pb knife before either.
      The jammies are quite comfortable;)
      Here's to that belated celebration:)

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  8. I love your recycled journal. My fave gift were a bunch of warm traction socks from my daughter.

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  9. Sorry you were sick, Sandra :( I love those PJs and rocks too! Love seeing your haul. Glad you are enjoying the calendar too! Yay. I'm going to have to look for that paper to support the elephants too. Sending hugs and Happy 2022 xo

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    1. Also love your daughter's painting.. amazing!

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    2. Thanks, Denise. We do love our rocks don't we?:)
      I'm enjoying my calendar and my painting;)
      Hugs,
      scoxoxoxo

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  10. I LOVE the peanut butter knife- so cool! Hope you're feeling better now. Getting sick is never fun but especially at Christmas {{hugs}}

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie:) And thanks for stopping by and commenting. It's appreciated.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  11. the painting of belle is awesome ♥♥♥...hope by now you are 100000000 purrcent better; tho any reason is a good reason to wear those pea jayz :) way kewl ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Thanks, FSG:) I think the painting is pretty awesome too. (Proud mom preening;) And I'm thoroughly enjoying my jammies. Hope your Christmas was wondrous and the cats took good care of you. Or at least let you sleep in:)

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  12. Oh I LOVE your pajamas and would love to find a pair for me:) I love your gifts especially the homemade ones. The toilet paper looks a bit rough but I hope it helps the elephants. That painting your daughter created is amazing! She is very talented. I heard Betty White's last word was "Allen". which means she is now with her beloved husband and all her furbabes she lost before.

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    1. Thanks:) The HH ordered the jammies through Amazon.
      Sorry the information on the elephant waste wasn't very clear. It's used for parchment paper, good for journals, etc. I think the baby girl is talented too:)Again, thanks.
      I trust Betty is now with Allen and the furbabies. Such a beautiful soul.

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  13. Enjoyed looking at your gifts Sandra.
    Have a Happy and Peaceful New Year.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne.
      Right back at ya on a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

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  14. So nice to see your lovely gifts.
    We had a very nice Christmas, enjoyed time with the family.

    I do hope you are feeling better.
    Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Thanks, Jan. So glad you had a lovely Christmas.
    Here's to a wondrous New Year:)

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  16. I love the PJ's and journal. I do hope you feel better soon Dear Sandra!

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    1. Thank you so much, True. I appreciate that and you.

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  17. You got lovely gifts! Why did you crash? Sad? I love the quiet of non-crowds. Glad you're back with us now.

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  18. Espero que estes bien te mando un abrazo y que tengas un buen año.

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    1. Thank you so much, J.P. I'm feeling much better. Caught a bug somewhere.

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  19. Quite an adjustment to having no family for Christmas after 40 years of get togethers. ZOOM is amazing and sometimes I think we talk more on zoom! Thanks for sharing your lovely gifts. Santa came early to our house--we visited Annamarie Island, FL in early December. (Santa saved money by not going during the holiday time!) Gotta find me that peanut butter knife!

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    1. I like the way Santa thinks:)
      Zooming was good:)
      Let me know what you think of the pb knife if you get one.
      See ya Friday, cuz;)

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  20. Loved Miss Betty...such a comedian!
    Love those book PJ's!
    Glad you had a good holiday and hope you're better by now...
    hughugs
    Donna

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Appreciate it.
      I admire Betty White so much.

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