Wednesday, December 28, 2005

By the 4th Day of Christmas

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Lose the Ads?

So what do my readers think? Do I provide enough referrals for useful products? Are the Google ads any help to anyone?

I started advertising to help people with disabilities find aids. I've literally gotten nothing for these ads, and will delete them soon. Same for the Little Pond. My personal opinion on products will continue.

BTW, my Inspired Lighting candles are still twinkly!

Little Pond

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas from your MS Companion!

Update: Monday the candles were still twinkling. I'd been conservative about turning them off, but left them on all Christmas Day and night. I'm leaving them on until they die out.
Tuesday: Still flickering away...

Happy Hannukah and Happy Qwanzaa to my Jewish and Black readers!

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Chemung River, Stark and Cold

A bright Saturday morning beckoned Ellie and me. An hour and a half later we returned home exhausted. Winter walking is far more taxing than our gentle summer strolls, and the river did not soothe my soul, as it would in the summer. But stark and cold is also beautiful when taken in a small enough dose. Come to our last posting on Riverfest2005.

Note: (December 18, 2005) There was supposed to be a photo of our advent wreath with all candles lighted, but UPS failed us again. Our package has lain dead in Atlanta since Monday. Five days in Atlanta. Oh, well, maybe next year. Hope UPS can get it to us by then, but don't count on it. We won't.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

At 7:45 this morning, December 16, 2005, our little Lovey, sweet Spooky, the grande dame Sophia Nocturna, crossed the bridge ahead of us. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Halls are Decked!

Happy Advent to all my readers. We are as decorated as we are going to get. MamaDog, at left, is claiming some of the leftover decorations, to carry on our proud tradition: If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing! Got some wrapping, and then resting, to do. Work tonight. Later.

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Each Figure Tells a Story

Nearly every one a cherished treasure, to me, anyway. Come over to see the rest of the photos in the Little Pond. We finally finished decorating!

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

And They Flicker!

So here's the solution to our asthma problem. Candles from
Inspired Lighting. And they flicker!!! By the way, the good people at I.L. will be offering their own arrangements for them next year, along with arrangements for all you customers who've been purchasing the blue and white ones for your menorahs.

Inspired Lighting suffered through Hurricane Katrina, too. But the lovely lady who spoke with me said that they are now in Baton Rouge, LA. They deserve our business, so I look forward to Easter, when I hope to find something new for our home that no longer has little ones.

Meantime, guys. Check out our photos from the little pond. More coming Sunday night, also.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Allergic to Christmas!

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A rare photo for the MSCompanion? Yep, I'm asthmatic with candle smoke, so the advent table wreath is still empty. Right now we are waiting for UPS to deliver electric candles. Not impressed with UPS this year. Service has been poor here in Elmira, with even "overnight" packages being held for days in the Horseheads processing center. But the candles will eventually arrive, albeit late, and I will have them for now on.

So I'm allergic to Christmas: can't wear makeup, or most perfumes. Used to go nuts when the acne increased during the holidays. It never occurred to me that I was just plain allergic to everything. Now I know. No fancy hairdos, piled up, lacquered, and formal. No gobs of mascara to accent my tiny eyes. And Heaven forbid I try a new acne medication or cleanser! Allergic to most of those, too.

This past week I was poisoned with a couple of foods, and the resulting hives make me look like I'm covered in zits. But it's receding now, and I feel great. Eventually the face will catch up to the innards. In the meantime no makeup, and not even my favorite perfumes. I'm itchy even while just blogging.

Going out soon to take pictures of the Christmas decorations. We are not the first to do so, but our neighbors need to catch up. We need photos for the Walking Tours blogs! Later!

Little Pond