Saturday, December 26, 2009


Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is the time for giving thanks, but I, found myself, on this quiet Christmas day, giving thanks for what I have -- a comfortable home in which I live, good friends, two beautiful little birds, one of whom (Pepper) makes me laugh, and certainly the presence of my son Cliff, without whom I wouldn’t even be here.

To me these were the most important gifts this year. Oh, we’d received two plates of cookies, but no partridge in a pear tree.

Now I look forward to the coming year with some hope. I wish the same for all of you.

Humor -

A woman was heating water for pasta, and kept checking to see if it was boiling. Her thirteen year old son shook his head. “Stop doing that, Mom. It’s like that old saying, ‘A watched website never loads’ “.

It seems that getting a new passport requires a new photo. As one woman handed her new photo and her ten year old passport to the clerk, she sighed, “I like the old photo better.” “Trust me,” said the clerk, “ten years from now you’ll like this one.”


  1. No partridge here either--probably afraid of the cat. But we did spend Christmas and Boxing Day with Patrick Stewart and David Tennent (in A Christmas Carol, Dr. Who and then a STUNNING 3 hour production of Hamlet!) All the snow meant our forest was quiet and tranquil. Perfect.

  2. I once had a DMV clerk snap my picture for my new license, shake his head, and go, no, you don't want that one, let's do it again. Okay, you KNOW it's bad when... He had caught me just as I'd gone to push my glasses up, and it looked like I had my finger up my nose. Great. Show THAT to an officer sometime! Uh, no.

    That cured me. After that, I adjusted them coming from the sides.