Same Old, Same Old

 

Lately it seems that each day that comes and goes is just like the previous one. How have you been? Have you been able to make the days feel different? Today I am planning on wrapping some Christmas gifts and I'm toying with decorating the house this weekend which would be a week early, just because I can. I hope to have a walk after dinner and take advantage of the milder weather.

The local radio station said they will start playing holiday tunes, that was a bright beacon of delight to hear! When I was in high school, I loved Christmas and the days leading up to it. I would wear jingle bells tied to my shoes and I'm amazed that the teachers and Sisters at my Catholic high school allowed this. Maybe they liked the 'jingle jangle' or maybe they had great restraint at being annoyed. 

I upgraded my phone after waiting since March to do so. Unfortunately I lost October and November photos due to a rookie mistake. I was so consumed with making sure my husband's photos were backed up that I completely blanked on my own. Thank goodness I really didn't have much on the phone!


My birthday is today and I will be having pumpkin pie after dinner, I am pretty excited about this. I am grateful for being alive, for the good health that I have, for my family and my two beloved pets - Frodo and Holly. I plan on perusing my yarn stash and considering a new cast on (for me). I also plan to pull out the watercolors.


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  1. Christmas songs have already been playing in my car radio. Quite a few of our neighbors already have their outside decor up. Ours are going up this weekend. After the horrible year of Covid, it brightens my heart to see people are not letting it dampen their Christmas joy.

    Happy Birthday! That is a fabulous photo of Holly. Frodo looks like he is on point while watching something intently.

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  2. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your pumpkin pie, watercolors, and a new cast on just for you.

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  3. Happy birthday! There is a lot of sameness around here too. I am putting out all the pumpkins and Thanksgiving things this week and holding off on Christmas. The urge to rush forward is a strong pull but I am resisting.

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  4. Happy birthday, Karen! I hope today, at least, stands out from the crowd!

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  5. Happy Birthday!!!!!! Today is definitely not the 'same-old/same-old' for you!!! Celebrate with a few holiday carols...and put extra whipped cream on the pie!

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  6. Happy birthday!!!! (Holly has a very surprised expression. Maybe she is surprised it is your birthday!) Enjoy every single bite of that pie (and don't forget the whippped cream!)

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  7. I don't even know where the days go lately. It seems like time should be dragging with all the staying home, but it just flies right by. Have a very happy birthday Karen!

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy it today and all week.

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day x

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  10. Happy Birthday! Enjoy that pumpkin pie and your watercolor time. I hope you have a fabulous day. I want to do a little more cleaning before decorating. I am looking forward to putting up the tree.

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  11. Happy Birthday 🎂🎊🎈

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  12. Happy Birthday Karen! Pumpkin Pie sounds wonderful. I have pumpkin/cranberry/pecan bread in the oven! A milder weekend - we are hoping to get out for a walk (or two). Can't wait to see your new cast on.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!...your socks are awesome!
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  14. Happy birthday! I'm so thankful you continue to blog weekly. A lot of blogs I enjoy have just stopped. Can't wait to see what you cast on for yourself!

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  15. Happy birthday! I hope it was filled with joy.
    It was so funny that you said the days are the same. I guess that's one thing I can't say while I'm working. Each day brings new headaches! Oh well, six more months!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I hope your day was filled with joy and a new cast on. I look forward to seeing what you choose. Your birthday and our wedding anniversary on the same day. It's a small world.

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  17. Happy birthday!!!💖🎊🎉🥰 I love Christmas! 🎄

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  18. Happy birthday, dear friend! Sounds like you planned a lovely day for yourself! ❤️

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  19. Oh good for you and for carols. I listened to my James Taylor Christmas music and my Three Tenors. Fireman was out in the woods and he is not a fan of the tenors. But oh Im ready for beautiful holiday Music.

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  20. A belated Happy Birthday to you, I hope you had the day that you wanted xx

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  21. A belated happy birthday ! I hope you felt festive and all, despite the odd times, and had some sort of ( private ) party.

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  22. Happy Birthday!
    I agree.. my days are becoming a blur.
    Look at how big Holly has gotten.. I remember when you rescued her as a wee little kitten.

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving. See you again soon.

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