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The real bearman

December 28, 2009

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CIJ: Twas the night before Christmas

July 17, 2009

Every Christmas Eve My Dad and I would read this and I have continued reading it to my own kids..
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

npole1

Places I have lived…

July 12, 2009

Ok so I’m not at my most creative stage today, and the weekend just kinda just flew by and not much accomplished partially due to the fact my sinuses are acting up and this rain we have had lately does not help..
So I’ve decided to just tell you a little more about moi and if there is anything you would like to add about your self please do so..
This is a list of places I have lived starting where I was born to the present.
Boise, Idaho ( Birthplace) also the Capital of Idaho Great ski resort called Bogus Basin,,boise Picture is of Downtown Boise

Middleton, Idaho was a great town not sure about now have not been there in over 11 years
Nampa, Idaho most of my child hood was spent here
Caldwell, Idaho and did a lot of growing up here too..
Emmett Idaho only lived there for about 18 months and still keep in contact with High School friends from those days..
Twin Falls, Idaho The Shoshone Falls are known as the Niagara Falls of the west..090 The picture you see is of the Shoshone Falls

Bend, Oregon very beautiful and very cold in the winter
Brooksville, Florida not far from Weeki Wachee Springs state Park Home of the Live Mermaid show Live Mermaid Show

Cape Girardeau , Missouri a college town and close to the Mississippi River.
as you can tell I am a native Idahoan born and raised you can take the girl out of Idaho but can’t take Idaho out of the girl I will always refer to Idaho as home,, my heart will always be there..

Creative Wedding Favors

July 8, 2009

Pair of champagne flutes making a toast. Champagne splash

These fun little diy gifts can be customized for any occasion, from weddings to birthdays or even a baby shower! They’re creative, hands-on and fun.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1894422/creative_diy_winter_wedding_favors.html?cat=23

Random Haikus

July 3, 2009

Oh riddle me this

what makes poetry sound good

you, fan of haikus

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/28677_random-haikus

Children and their fascination with a scanner

June 29, 2009

My Kids were fascinated  with my scanner, apparently it took little to amuse them

*disclaimer* they were under supervision

This is the result..hands1 hand2

paw1   hand3  in order of appearance  1 ( 5yr old) 2 (9yr old) 3 (furbaby) 4(11 yr old)

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Survey sites do pay…

June 27, 2009

You would not be able to live off of getting paid from taking surveys.. but it sure does help.. This is my latest payment from  MySurvey.com

Here is a 30$ check from them.. Thank yousurvey

Choose the best name for the blog

June 26, 2009

It seems like none of the previous ideas were a hit so keep those ideas coming

Summer fun with Science

June 25, 2009

So my children came home with this list  just before school  was out.. and I found this interesting  and wanted to share with you..

1. Leonardo  Da  Salty…

* you will need*

Warm water, Salt, Q-tips, Plain Paper, Food Coloring, Several small containers

*What to do*

Mix the warm water  and the salt together into as many containers as you have food coloring. Add a different  food color to each container and mix well. Use your Q-tips or paint  brushes to paint a picture.. Put it on thick so that when it dries it will show up well.. Let the painted paper sit for several hours until it is completely dry.

*What Happened*

The Salt and the Food Coloring both dissolve in the warm water when mixed together. However , as the water evaporates, the salt and the colors remain on the page to create a picture.

2. Homemade Bubbles                           bubles

* you will need*

2 Tablespoons dishwashing liquid,  A cup of Warm Water

*what to do*

Mix your dishwashing liquid and warm water * hint* add a little sugar to make your bubbles last longer.( The bubbles burst when they dry out and the sugar slows  down the evaporation)

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Blogger Friends Fur Babies

June 24, 2009

charlotte    kobe  zena

 

 

princess   smokie

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