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Let It Snow

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A big ol' cold front moved in last night - blew right through the canyons with a load of snow. When I got up this morning, the front yard was covered with snow, the winds blew all day, and the wind chill was in the single digits most of the day. Spartacus, the chihuahua, also called "you little weasel", did NOT want to go outside. I'd bundled him into 2 sweaters, and he still wasn't having any of it. The fluffies, Shalako & Samurai, didn't care for the wind in the morning, but they started running all over the yard in the afternoon. All of them had to "meet & greet" the neighbor's dogs tonight (my 3 and their 2 big ones run up and down the fence, barking their heads off).

The weasel, Spartacus


Shalako (tan) and Samurai (B&W), the fluffies

The cold weather is supposed to stick around most of the week. Good thing we did a 2 hour walk yesterday, cause I never made it out of the yard today!

Written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in 1945


The weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Oh, since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow



Well it doesn't show signs of stopping
But we've got some corn for popping
And the lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But as long as you hold me tight
Woah all the way home I'll be warm


Well the fire is slowly dying
But my dear we're still goodbye-ing
And as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow (let it snow)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (let it snow)


When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But as long as you hold me tight
Hoah all the way home I'll be warm


Oh the fire is slowly dying
But my dear we're still goodbye-ing
And as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow (let it snow)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


  
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THETURTLEBEAR 12/6/2011 10:47AM

    "You little weasel" - HA HA HA!

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LINDAKAY228 12/6/2011 9:31AM

    Love the pics of your furry critters! The song that came to my mind this morning is "Baby It's Cold Outside" recorded by several different people but I guess the first was Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark. These freezing temps of 5 degrees here this morning made me think of it. Stay warm!

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DAP1313 12/6/2011 9:00AM

    I wish we were getting snow for the Yule season. Great blog, and I get a kick out of your nicknames for your doggies especially you little weasel.

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SAFETYSUE 12/6/2011 1:57AM

    We have not had enough here to stick yet but it will come. I only hope it is after Christmas and my kids are all back to their homes and safe!!

I love the song, now that is going to be in my head for a few days.
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DAISEYTWO 12/6/2011 1:33AM

    Cute! I am jealous! It rarely, rarely snows where I live. I don't think I've ever had a "white" Christmas.

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12 Days of Christmas

Monday, December 05, 2011

News reports by experts say that for the first time, the cost of everything given in the Twelve Days of Christmas tops $100,000. That includes a total of 12 partridges, 22 turtledoves, 30 French hens, etc.

The final verse:

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me


Twelve drummers drumming



Eleven pipers piping,


ten lords-a-leaping


Nine ladies dancing,


eight maids-a-milking



Seven swans-a-swimming,


six geese-a-laying



Five golden rings,


four calling birds



Three French hens,



two turtle doves



And a partridge in a pear tree

  
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TOMWDCSKC 12/9/2011 12:25AM

    Great pictures. emoticon emoticon

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DAP1313 12/6/2011 8:56AM

    LOL best Xmas song yet! Love your blogs! I really like the butt warmer, and the new drummer.

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VICIOUS421 12/5/2011 9:17PM

    emoticonThat was Adorable!!!!!!

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FRANNIEDID 12/5/2011 10:59AM

    Thanks for my morning laugh!

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MRS_EVA_K 12/5/2011 9:16AM

    I love santy claws at the end!

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DMILLER33 12/5/2011 6:13AM

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JSALERNO 12/5/2011 6:09AM

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BUTEAFULL 12/5/2011 3:23AM

    cute

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TAMPATINK67 12/5/2011 2:16AM

    Nice!

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Caroling Critters

Sunday, December 04, 2011

At the ICAnHasCheezburger.com site, there are many examples of how our critters help us celebrate the holidays. Apparently, they enjoy caroling!

Deck the Halls is popular:









All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, er,something like that...




It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas




Blue Christmas




Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire




Felice Navidad




You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch




Walking In a Winter Wonderland




Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer




Frosty, the Snowman




Twelve Days of Christmas






Silver Bells




And, the Poem, The Night Before Christmas



  
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SAFETYSUE 12/6/2011 2:07AM

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MRS_EVA_K 12/5/2011 9:19AM

    cute mouse!

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BUTEAFULL 12/4/2011 9:38PM

    I can't stand mice but that one was cute

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LINDAKAY228 12/4/2011 12:48PM

    They are all so cute! Definitely express the holiday mood!

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DRPOOH63 12/4/2011 10:56AM

    Very cute. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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    emoticon emoticonAdorable!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
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TOMWDCSKC 12/4/2011 1:39AM

    Very very cute. Not even a what? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Jumping Jack Flash

Friday, December 02, 2011

Richards and Jager of the Rolling Stones, 1968. Seriously, did you know the words? I didn't! All I really knew (and sang along with) was "Jumping Jack Flash, It's a gas, gas, gas!"

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,



But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right. I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!



I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
I was schooled with a strap right across my back,



But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!


I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.


Yeah, yeah, yeah
I was crowned with a spike right thru my head
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!


Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas
Jumping Jack Flash

  
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TOMWDCSKC 12/3/2011 4:54AM

    Great songs and good pictures. emoticon

Light Bulb !
Perhaps some Christmas Music. Someone figured out that to buy all of the items in the 12 Days of Christmas it would cost over 100 thousand dollars. Which they say, is up 4 percent over last year. The 7 Swans a swimming would cost over 6 thousand dollars alone.

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BUTEAFULL 12/2/2011 11:32PM

    just like you, only knew the refrain

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Candle in the Wind

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I'm sitting in my living room, listening to the wind howl outside. Weather report says it's about 35 mph, gusts to ?? Gotta walk the pups - definitely sweater weather for Spartacus (maybe 2 sweaters). The fluffies, Samurai & Sahalako, usually tolerate it fine as long as they're not wet. Note to self: gas up car and get candles! (never made it to the store yesterday)


Music: Elton John Lyrics: Bernie Taupin 1973


Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork


And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name



And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in


And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did


Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid


Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude


And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in


And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did


Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled



Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe


And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in


And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

  
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LINDAKAY228 12/3/2011 11:16AM

    Loved both versions of that song. The original and the one he did later after Princess Diana's death.

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DAP1313 12/2/2011 9:20AM

    The little hamster is sooooo cute!! Another great blog to bring on smiles.

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    Great song and good pictures. emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/2/2011 1:28AM

    I love that song!!!!!!! The pictures were AWESOME!!!!!!
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BUTEAFULL 12/1/2011 10:28PM

    we have Santa Ana winds in my area doing all kinds of mayhem too

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