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Christmas Story

The Christmas Story (The Andy Griffith Show)

The Christmas Story (The Andy Griffith Show) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A week or so ago my sister, Lis, and I started watching The Andy Griffith Show. We had seen a few here and there over the years. Random. Never deliberately. But I had it on my To-Watch List on Netflix for over a year, and one evening we clicked on Season 1 Episode 1, and we were hooked. It’s hilarious. Since then we’ve snuck an episode or two in on our random evenings of hanging out.

Being only a week from Christmas, we decided, since we would be spending time together on Christmas Day, that we would watch an episode of Andy Griffith on The Day. Christmas was coming ever closer, and we were still sneaking in an episode here and an episode there. Christmas Eve came. I saw Lis that evening. “Andy Griffith tomorrow,” I reminded. “Yay! Andy!” was her response. (Yes, we have been a bit enthusiastic about it…) 🙂

About ten or so on the evening of Christmas Day (tonight) we were able to settle in for our episode of Andy Griffith. I pulled up Netflix on my laptop and navigated to the Andy Griffith page. The cursor hovered over our next episode, ready to click, and I stopped. I called to Lis, gathering her attention away from her rambunctious pup. The title of the next episode on our list was called Christmas Story. 🙂 A very cute and warm story about a lonely, old man trying to get arrested for Christmas in order to enjoy the Christmas party they were holding in their jail. (If you have access, it is a good choice for this time of year. Check it out.) 😉

This little coincidence gave us a smile, so I thought I would share it. 🙂

(By the way, I’m down to 27 books in 1 week. Help!!)


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December 17, 2013 · 3:15 PM

42 Books in 2 and 1/2 Weeks (Help!)

Jester reading a book

Jester reading a book (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I sit down with my laptop and three books, supposing to type a short post for WordPress before spending some free time reading a book. I do have 42 books to read before the end of the year, and that is what I hoped to make progress on. However, I opened my Reader on WordPress – first mistake – and that’s all it took. I kept finding more articles, short and long, that interested me, and I kept scrolling down and down and further down the page. It did not seem like much later when I glanced at the clock. It had been an hour. I was supposed to be reading one of those 42 books during that time, but, yet again, WordPress – more aptly, the authors of various blogs – snared me again. It was lovely to swim through that lake again. I don’t regret it, by any means. 🙂 I always seem to enjoy the poetry of The Mirror Obscura and others, photography by Elementary Posters and others,  and I enjoyed a revisiting of a Charlie Brown Christmas Special by Patsy’s Creative Corner, as well as many other posts. So thanks to all – mentioned and unmentioned – for the wonderful reads. I accidentally chose your posts over a book. 🙂 It was worth it, and I will get to those books, never you fear. 🙂


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Very nice. Lovely picture to encapsulate the thought.

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