Saturday, December 20, 2008

Come To Think Of It.......

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: Loving Others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" ~Bob Hope

Sunday, December 14, 2008

In case you were wondering.......

Here are 10 things you might not know about Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story"...

1. Director, Bob Clark's success with "Porky's" allowed him to make any movie he wanted, without "Porky's" there would be no Christmas Story!
2. Bob Clark makes a cameo as the neighbor who marvels at the "Leg Lamp" from outside.
3. "A Christmas Story" inspired the creation of "The Wonder Years".
4. Jack Nicholson was the first actor to receive the script and was very interested in the role of Mr. Parker, "The Old Man" (but paying his fee would have doubled the budget).
5. Ralphie says that he wants a "Red Ryder BB Gun" 28 times in the movie.
6. The piece of music that plays after Ralphie says "FUDGE", and after the Leg Lamp breaks is the opening of "Hamlet".
7. When Flick's tongue is stuck to the flagpole, a hidden suction tube was used to safely create the "frozen tongue" illusion.
8. The home in "A Christmas Story" is now a tourist attraction.
9. The owner purchased the home off of eBay for $150,000.00 USD.
10. "A Christmas Story" and "Elf" are tied for my all-time favorite Christmas movie!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh NO!

I just got online to order my "Slanket" gifts... and they are COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!! See I told you this thing was good!! Guess I'm off to the mall now! Or to ???

Friday, December 5, 2008

It's HERE!!!!

It's HERE!! It's HERE!! My last birthday gift from Glen and the girls arrived on the front porch yesterday.... It is a MUST HAVE on your Christmas list this year!! THE SLANKET!
The other night I was freezing and watching TV, but too cold to want to stick my lazy arm out from under the blanket to change the channel.......I see on this brilliant lady's blog the next morning her magnificent find...THE SLANKET! How genius is this and WHY COULD I HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF IT!?? A blanket with sleeves! You can use the remote, use your laptop..whatever you need to do with your arms all the while staying warm! Oh how I love my new PINK SLANKET!! It is so soft and warm...warm I tell ya!! After last night's Christmas parade I was very excited to jump into that new Slanket!! I just had to share......visit to see all the pretty colors!! I saw a similar product on TV called the "snuggie", but it didn't have as many cool colors and I just liked to say "SLANKET" better than "snuggie"..?!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

WINSLOW is kind of a goof-ball!

That elf of ours..."WINSLOW" is kind of a goofball! As Riley said, "Well, now he's gotten himself into quite a predicament!" Don't know how he got in or, for that matter....even got out of this one, but he did and the excitement continues each morning to see what he is into (literally) each day! If you haven't gotten one-- "Elf On The Shelf" is a very fun Christmas tradition to help get your kids onto "Santa's Nice List"! If things start to unravel around here...I just point to WINSLOW!
Visit for some fun Christmas activities for the kids!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1,1971

Thirty-seven years ago today......

All In The Family was the #1 TV show.

Average cost of a new home: $25,250.00
Average yearly income: $10,600.00
Average monthly rent: $150.00
Cost for a gallon of gas: 29 cents
Cost of a US postage stamp: 8 cents
Cost of one movie ticket: $1.50
Cost of a ladies 2 piece knit pant suit: $9.98

Cost of having a baby at Harris Methodist Fort Worth without Maternity Insurance: $1000.00

Thank you so much Mom and Dad for 37 years marvelous years!

I love you so much!