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Just hear those sleigh bells … 

And now, I’ve things to do! More tomorrow … 

Hugs –

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Scribbles galore … and on Mittwochstag no less!  My week has been all about being a part of the judicial system — as a juror!  Who didn’t even get to deliberate … no, I was the stealth alternate (even I didn’t know!) and when the jury was to go and begin the process, I was told to sit … and then thanked. 🙂  In all honesty, that was going to be a very tough verdict … and I’ll be interested to know what it ends up being.

When you’re not doing what you love to do … you get tired a lot faster! I’m tired and ready to just relax now, but — here is a Christmas favourite from the Catherine Tate Show … Oh, gimme strength … it’s Nan and the Ghost of Christmas Present … 

Just think, in two days – I’m officially on holiday until 5 January … so, Happy Christmas to me! 🙂

xoxo – 

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Bittersweet Lessons in Life


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Yes, yes … ahhhh, yes. I know, I know. It’s been a day and forever since I scribbled.  I’ve been thinking, working and contemplating many things … I tend to withdraw from most things when I’m in this mode and thus, my lack of wordpressing … and for those of you who have taken the time to email – thanks for that! 🙂  

As I get older, I realise that just when you think (believe) that you’ve figured out some things, you’re thrown for a loop.  I am able to deal with the loops much more now than in the past because once you’ve been hurt, you approach people (even those you’ve known a long time and those you’ve just met) with the same caution – so, that you’re not shocked when something happens.

I am, in no way, not a perfect person – I make mistakes and I know that I take responsibility for those mistakes – and I know there are some people who don’t care for me … and that’s their deal – not mine.  In fact, the older I get, those instances become the bittersweet lessons in life.  What you thought ends up not being what you thought at all … for a bit you miss those people, but when you embrace the reality of what and who they are – you just file it away as a lesson learned.

Quite frankly, the two biggest lessons I’ve learned this year is that people who hurt you and think they’ve done nothing wrong and those who make assumptions without even talking to you before they say or write something — aren’t worth your time and have no place in your life.  People say they don’t like getting older — getting older has so many advantages and the most important one to me is: clarity.  And there is NOTHING like clarity! 🙂  And with that being said … I am no longer allowing or giving power to anyone who thinks it’s okay to do or say things that can hurt me. 243898136040565377_PJYF4uLE_cAnd yes, it’s my favourite time of the year … I love the Christmas season because I love giving gifts to my family and friends … I love watching them light up when they open up the gift(s) I buy them … that’s the BEST part of Christmas for me!!!  The early start to the cold weather across the country has seemingly put the majority of people in a good mood.  If I did have at least one wish that could be honoured it would be that all of the hate, violence, jealousy and stupidity would disappear from our entire planet. 

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Tonight my Seminoles play for the ACC title in Charlotte, NC — I’m happy that they’ve returned for the title and of course, it’s amazing that they are ranked #4 in the CFP rankings even though they are the ONLY team undefeated at 12-0.  I keep hearing about Strength of Schedule (SOS), Conferences, quality wins … what I don’t hear about is how FSU has managed to still win games when they lost a good number of players on both sides of the ball after winning the 2013 National Championship, have had huge distractions courtesy of Jameis Winston and have had to come back in more games this year than any other team in the FBS — and still manage to WIN despite every team coming to take them down.  

As I’ve told my friends – it’s good to be the underdog … if FSU plays the way we know they are capable of playing the rest of the season, we’ll be watching them hoist that new, UGLY National Championship trophy – if they don’t play the way they are capable of playing, they’ll end their winning streak and not repeat.  Of course, nothing – to date – has convinced me that they’ll lose the rest of the season.  Nothing would give me great pleasure than to watch my Seminoles win it all again and be able to smile and laugh at ESPN, the CFP Committee and the haters!  So, let’s get to it NoleNation!

So – telly has been pretty good this fall season … Major Crimes, Elementary, The Exes, The Game, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection and Sleepy Hollow … I’ve not watched Gracepoint because it’s nothing more than than the American version of Broadchurch — and according to my friends watching it to compare it — it has been the same exact show — so, if the killer ends up being who it was in Broadchurch, I get the great pleasure of telling a smug Tweeter … I told you, so! 🙂  If not — I’ll be interested in the twist of how it is someone different!

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The political climate of the country is going to be interesting over the next two years … And sadly, we’ve seen the lack of experience shine brighter than any accomplishment that the current administration can beat a drum to.  The biggest issue for me — the absolute and utter lack of support for Israel in the Israeli-Hamas conflict.  I refuse to hold the Palestinian people (albeit those who are a part of Hamas or jihadist groups) responsible for the actions of these hate-filled, murderous, less than human animals.  

Even recently, the concrete purchased to rebuild Gaza has been sold on the black market — this concrete was purchased with monies from the US and other countries.  When will those chained to political correctness learn that hatred NEVER brings about peace and providing anything to that region controlled by Hamas will never really go to help the people who were living there long before Hamas seized control.  Hamas doesn’t give a damn about the Palestinian people.  

I am consistently amazed at the arguments people use to attack Israel and the labeling of Israel as Nazis.  You cannot unprogramme the brainwashed … the anti-Israeli Arabs, Muslims and others are taught to systematically hate Israel and all Jews over and over and over until they believe it is the absolute truth. These people cannot be saved from their ideology because it is permanently embedded in their brains. I have no pity or empathy for any of them … their day is coming and it’s not going to be worth 70 virgins.

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And in 2016 – well, for me – even now – I’m making it very clear that I’ll be throwing my time, energy and money behind Hillary Clinton becoming the next POTUS!  I still feel she was robbed of the nomination in 2008 — and like I said then, it had nothing to do with race, but all to do with experience.  And I think the lack of experience has shined through quite clearly.

So, on that note, I have some Amazomin’ and Grouponin’ to do to finalise my Christmas shopping … I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I’ll make no promises to start scribbling again, but I am going to make a concerted effort because I always enjoy getting my thoughts down on this “digital paper” … 

Peace, 

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