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Santa Has a Change of Plans

Monday, December 24, 2012

Seems Santa's had a change of plan this year...





And why has he done this? Maybe these pics will explain how hard his job has been lately...


Layoffs...





Elves without opposable thumbs...





Odd gift requests...









Having to replace Rudolph at short notice...





Disgruntled lap-sitters...







Scary things in trees...





Naughtiness and fibs...







Not to mention the many hazards of sleigh flying...









Yes, well, no wonder he has decided to work online from now on!

Wouldn't you?

Here's hoping Santa brings you your heart's desire this Christmas!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 12/26/2012 3:52PM

    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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    emoticon Merry Christmas!!! emoticon

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    emoticon Merry Christmas. emoticon
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SHARJOPAUL 12/25/2012 8:16AM

    LOL
Merry Christmas

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SCIFIREADER 12/24/2012 7:55PM

    Thanks so much for the laughs Lex. Hope you and yours have a wonderful day.
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BARCLE 12/24/2012 6:46PM

    These are super cute. Wishing you and yours a superly fantastic Christmas emoticon

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SENATOR9 12/24/2012 6:37PM

    emoticon Merry Christmas Lex

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SHAWFAN 12/24/2012 2:24PM

    emoticon Thanks for the chuckles and Merry Christmas!!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/24/2012 1:38PM

    LOL. These were awesome. Thank you for sharing, and have a Merry Christmas!

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WINE4GIRL 12/24/2012 1:14PM

    Way too funny! Thanks for the Christmas laughter... now, what's his web addy again?
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JACKIE542 12/24/2012 1:09PM

    All funny, thank you, Merry Christmas.

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CHICCHANTAL 12/24/2012 1:03PM

    I've been very very good this year.

Not from choice mind, just lack of opportunity to be anything else emoticon

Where ARE all the single guys without personality disorders, emcumbrances and attitude problems?

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_LINDA 12/24/2012 12:36PM

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Thanks for the funnies Lexie!
Have a fantabulous one!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/24/2012 12:30PM

    Those are great! thanks for the laugh

Great way to start this Christmas Eve!!!

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Great pics Thanks for the giggles!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Answers on a postcard, please...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

So the world didn't end yesterday, huh? That's a relief! I never did find out who let the dogs out? Or which way it is to Amarillo? Or the way to get to Sesame Street? Or why Dora doesn't just use Google maps? Why we don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? Why "abbreviated" is such a long word? Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons? Why there is a light in the fridge but not in the freezer? Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? Why do you have to "put your two cents in" but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to? If a deaf person has to go to court is it still called a hearing? Does the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle little star have the same tune? Why did you just try to sing those two previous songs? And just what is Victoria's secret?

You see, the world just has to keep going.

I have too many questions that still need an answer!

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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    These are fantastic - have a safe and fantastic Christmas emoticon

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    I love pies.Great blog

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CHICCHANTAL 12/23/2012 2:08AM

    Or who ate all the pies? (wasn't me!)

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    Great blog! Love it. Thanks for the chuckles.


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LOVESLIFE48 12/22/2012 1:51PM

    Great blog!! And yes, I did sing!! LOL!!!

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_LINDA 12/22/2012 12:59PM

    emoticon Happy to see we are all here and life and unanswered questions go on.
Have a great weekend! Love your snowy background -beautiful!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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THESUBY 12/22/2012 12:19PM

    Funny that you mention the way to Amarillo! My doctor suggested putting me on amaryl, and I ended up singing "Is this the way to Amarillo" the rest of the day, LOL! Funny how the brain works.
Yeah, all those questions need answers, the wold can't end until we know!

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Yule Arrangement

Saturday, December 22, 2012




I thought it would make a pleasant change from an artificial tree that just gets in the way. :-)

Also, I bought myself a pressie:





A funny thing to want, really, but I've been yearning for one of these for a year now, and as I had a little Christmas windfall I decided to treat myself. All the illnesses and stuff has left me with one messy house to sort out, which is as good an excuse for the purchase as any! :-)





I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom floors with it yesterday, and over the weekend I plan to try it out on a few more things around the house.





I thought I'd get an early start on the last of the Christmas shopping this morning, so I headed to Waitrose just before they opened.





Seems rather a lot of other people had the same idea. Have you ever seen ants converging on their nest? Well, that is what it reminded me of. People were racing into the store as if it was the first day of the sales! One person nearly knocked me over, he was in such a rush!





Seriously, people, slow down! Doesn't matter how fast you race (or try to) around the store, you are still going to be stuck in a queue at the checkout! It's Christmas! Queues happen! Smile and accept it as a part of the whole Christmas experience. Be nice, not grumpy! Don't forget that as a reward for your patience, the Waitrose staff hand out sweets if the waiting takes very long. :-)

Enjoy your weekend. Don't get too wet, and for those of us who will need one if this rain continues, I'm currently taking orders for custom built arks.
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Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BARCLE 12/24/2012 1:16AM

    Love the pics - they are cute and funny.

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_LINDA 12/22/2012 11:48PM

    Love your tree! Silver & purple rock! That Waitrose sounds awesome, treats for long lineups! Your new mop looks space age! Enjoy.
Great funnies!!
No danger of getting wet here, just frozen :P
Enjoy your Sunday!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 12/22/2012 10:34AM

    So glad you are feeling better!! emoticon Love your new cleaner!! You have my permission to fly to the U.S. and use it in my home!! LOL!!!!

Have a wonderful day my friend!! emoticon

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    Enjoy your new toy. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 12/22/2012 9:49AM

    cute blog.... hope you are feeling better.

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DESERTJULZ 12/22/2012 9:48AM

    Great smiles created by this blog! I had to bathe my poor 17 y.o. kitty. She doesn't "self-clean" too well anymore.

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ANNEMAC5 12/22/2012 8:55AM

    It is mad out there ! I was at Tesco.s at 7.30 so was most of Chelmsford, the car park was full and inside the shop it was madness. When I was getting served the woman at the next till was not happy complained that her shopping was overpriced and the supervisor came cancelled it and put everything through again SLOWLY same price ! she paid and left never said a word the rest of the shoppers were in uproar I just enjoyed the show.
Nice tree and your mop reminds me I need to do my kitchen floor. I might put an order in for an ark I think I will need it for heading up to Liverpool. DH gone to Ipswich to watch football so house to myself...bliss of to do my jig saw.
Anne :)

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CHICCHANTAL 12/22/2012 8:29AM

    Oh that poor cat! the one with the tap! I can say with absolute confidence the twice I have had to wash one of my cats (he had got something on himself) I was more traumatised by the end than he was.

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Christmas Spirit Surfacing...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012





  
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    Thanks for the smiles...

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CHICCHANTAL 12/19/2012 3:34PM

    If MY cats have decked the hall with festive murines when I get home, there'll be trouble.

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    Oh, the deck the halls one was so very, very funny!

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing, could use a smile :)
Have a wonderful walking Wednesday!
Hugs,
Linda

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Neighbour's car alarm update and good news from my doc:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thanks everyone for your comments. Been a big help by putting a smile on my face. venting is very healthy. :-)

Here's a neighbour's car alarm update:

Long story short, my neighbour is a difficult woman, as some of you already know from previous encounters with her that I have blogged about. You quite literally never know when you see her if you will be seeing Mrs. Nice Neighbour or Mrs. Nasty Neighbour.

Unfortunately, my having the audacity to complain about the car alarm has brought out Mrs. Nasty Neighbour. I asked her if she was ok this morning, after our Saturday night pyjama party in front of her house, and she has somehow twisted everything around in her head so that the car alarm going off is MY fault, and so she is mad at ME!

Not only that, but she has parked the car down the road in the local shop car park, and this means (how she thinks this is beyond me) that she doesn't have a car to drive because - get this - I MADE her park the car away from the house, and this somehow means she can't drive it again until the bloke (private sale) she bought it from fixes the alarm!

She even accused me of lying about the alarm, claiming that her house guest who sleeps in the front of her house didn't hear it going off.

So, apparently, I cooked all this up just to get out of bed, while recovering from pneumonia, in the middle of a cold wet night, to go bang on her door to harrass her for nothing!

She is a piece of work that one!!! I've lived here ten years, and this is what I deal with on a regular basis!

Un. be. liev. able!!!

And since then, guess what...

She was driving around in yet another car this afternoon (so much for not having a car to use). I don't know whose car it is, but she has used it before when her previous car was off the road.

Time to stick my head back below the parapet until Mrs. Nice Neighbour comes out to play again. And I wasted half Saturday night and a chunk of Sunday worrying about her, and feeling bad for her. I was feeling guilty for disturbing her sleep on Saturday night to complain about her car disturbing our sleep.

*sigh*

So, let's change the subject.

I saw the Doc today. She is very pleased with my progress since the pneumonia was diagnosed. I have to go back to the hospital for more blood tests and another chest x-ray towards the end of January to see whether there is still anything to see in my lungs, and to check my liver function. Currently there is a section in my right lung that would appear to be an infection and slight abnormality in my liver. The doc seems fairly confident that it is all connected to the pneumonia, and that as long as I continue to improve, it should all be back to normal by the next test.

Let's hear a big "Whoop Whoop!"
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I walked 5 1/2 miles today. The first big walk in three or more weeks. I am tired tonight, but it is a good tired, not a pneumonia tired. Does that make sense?

Early night tonight, and an early start tomorrow. Tara has a pleasant day planned. Her college class is having their Christmas party - film at the cinema followed by lunch together.

Phase one of my Christmas list is complete. Went to Waitrose at 8am to miss the crowds and dragged home the heavy essentials - dog food, Dr Pepper, Fizzy water - that kind of thing.

I hope to feel well enough to head into town to deal with a few things on my Christmas list for Phase Two completion tomorrow. :-)

*shhh, not saying what. Don't want to spoil any surprises*

Have a great rest of the day. This time next week....
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Getting my hair done for Christmas:





Don't think my neighbour would be better off with a sleigh and reindeer. Seems they go wrong too...





And may this Christmas wish be true for us all...


  
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FUZZIEBEAR3 12/19/2012 11:38AM

    Glad you are feeling better and back to walking!

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MARUKI52 12/19/2012 10:58AM

    Wonderful to hear you are getting over the pneumonia so well. I am very pleased for you. Hope all goes well at the hospital in January.

As we have a neighbour who is similar to yours I can commiserate with you about your experiences.

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BOVEY63 12/18/2012 5:17PM

    How awful that she is so mean. You deserve a much nicer neighbor than that.
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CARLA-216 12/18/2012 3:43PM

    So glad you got a good report from the doctor!

And good grief at the nasty neighbor! It seems to be a common trend these days where people simply won't take responsibility for their actions and/or twist stories around such that they become the victim. People like that....
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Carla

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SENATOR9 12/18/2012 10:25AM

    The main thing you're feeling better.And you know your neibour best.Every morning throw a bit of salt on her lawn emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 12/18/2012 1:51AM

    So glad to hear you are starting to feel better. I hope the walk yesterday was not too much for you plus the shopping. You should be clear by the next check up but still go easy on that body of yours.
I am very lucky with my neighbours but have had some odd ones in the past, you will never win and she will always twist things.
Love your cartoons :)
Anne

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_LINDA 12/17/2012 9:42PM

    So glad you are on the mend Lexie! 5 miles is very impressive for someone so sick!!! Well done!.
I will bet that neighbour of yours is bipolar and should be on meds. Lithium comes to mind emoticon I have to deal with someone like that at the club. One day she can be sweet as pie, the next in your face complaining, or worse, making up nonsense about you behind your back. They ought to be put back in their cages and the keys tossed. Don't ever feel at fault dealing with someone like that, its exact;y what they want you to feel.
Hope you have a totally terrific Tuesday!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 12/17/2012 7:58PM

    Sorry to hear about your neighbor!! Seems we all have at least one like yours!! Glad you are feeling better and a big emoticon emoticon on your walk!! Have a nice evening! emoticon

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JULIA1154 12/17/2012 6:48PM

  We had a neighbour like that, too, for many, many years. It's a grinding annoyance that just doesn't go away, despite all one's best efforts to re-frame it, to ignore it, etc. I wish there were a good solution - although I do like the idea of using ear plugs (in the case of car alarms) and letting the rest of the neighbours become the heavies in the situation.

Take care of yourself as you finish recovering from the pneumonia.

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MARYJEANSL 12/17/2012 4:52PM

  So sorry you are having to deal with someone like that! Thanks for the cartoons - I have enjoyed them

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CHICCHANTAL 12/17/2012 4:15PM

    I would buy some earplugs, and wait till the car alarm has woken up half the street and your neighbour is ostracised.

But I'm a mean person, and someone who doesn't deserve to shop at Waitrose.

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/17/2012 3:32PM

    Glad you're doing better. Too bad about Mrs Grumpy neighbor, but at least the car is out of ear-shot in case the alarm does go off again. Guess you can celebrate that. But doesn't such an on-going conversation really make you wonder about time travel???? hahahaha!

Hope you have a successful day today and don't over-do it.

Remember to breathe!

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SHAWFAN 12/17/2012 3:32PM

    Glad to hear you're doing much better! Sorry you have a Ms Nasty Neighbor and hope she changes her tune soon. Have a great week!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/17/2012 3:04PM

    Good read!

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