Katla49 wrote: »
Rebecca: Athena with Santa is a priceless photo that brings back great memories. I remember many times waiting in line to sit on Santa’s lap as a child, and later taking my own two when they were old enough. The Santa at Meier & Franks in downtown Portland was the best, ever. That was the place where we took our kids. Macy’s sold that building and donated the Santa artifacts, such as Santa’s chair and overhead train, to the Oregon Historical Society. Our kids were convinced he was “the real deal” and so was I. He greeted each child by their own name. Great memories. Karen: Lovely photo of Lilliana and Mommy. Pip: Love your dog photos with the lighted tree. They make me happy. (((Amber))) I hope you’re feeling better soon. I take my tummy-ache advice from Peter Rabbit's mom—Chamomile Tea helps. So does Peppermint Tea. Little sips. When the tea stays down, try little meals of easy to digest food. Chicken soup is on the list of helpers.
I had yoga this morning and enjoyed every minute. DH has yoga this afternoon. I hope he’ll go. The exercise is good for him and so are the people in the class.Katla in Beautiful NW Oregon
ydailey wrote: »
Happy Giving Tuesday!
"Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable giving season. Coming just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was created in part as a response to the commercialism and consumerism of those days. It was started in 2012 at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that has focused on values such as service and giving since its founding in 1874. The Belfer Center partnered with the United Nations Foundation in the day's creation. ... Thousands of organizations now participate in the day worldwide, in almost 100 countries."Karen - Thank you! I forgot I was a day behind... thought about it when I opened the community link but by the time I finished my post it was right out of my head!Barbie - We don't see parsnips in the grocery stores down here very often, but when I find them I often buy them and then plan a meal around them.Rebecca - How wonderful that you were able to connect with the person who lives in your childhood home! If it were me in her place, I'd think it was really cool to learn more of my home's stories.Heather - I remember visiting the Rothko Chapel in Houston when I was a teenager and feeling exactly the same thing: Peace. I don't think he was a man at peace but some of his work still makes me feel that way.Pip - I love that photo of you after the half marathon. It fully conveys both "ouch!" and "I did it!"Barbara - The best thing about Alton's brussels sprouts recipe is that it goes together really quick on the stovetop, so you can do it while other stuff is doing its thing in the oven. It looks festive, too!
Welcome to all of the new arrivals! I'm looking forward to learning more about you!
We brought all the Christmas goodies down from the attic this weekend and I've started looking through them. Next weekend my niece, nephew and I are going to surprise the family by making a stealth trip to the river house to decorate it for Christmas so some of my stuff will go down there on loan. I've put out a few things around the house and we may put up some lights, but since we're taking the camper to the river (the house is too small for the whole family!) we're decorating the camper too. I found the cutest little wreath for its front door! I'm really looking forward to having us all together for the holiday, and think Mom and Dad would have loved knowing we were having family time at their little river house.
-Yvonne in TX
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