Music “The Little Drummer Boy” to listen too while reading News from Key West.
It is my favorite rendition of it. I created the video several years ago.
For the past month or so I have been busy creating unique gifts for loved ones. I always burn Music and create DVDs, but this year I have around 50 or so coffee coasters from flop burns that said they burned successfully.
Talk about OCD. Yea, I have it
That crap I downloaded from Softonic came with a few surprises.The codecs download is full of ~IT~ literally. A pain in the ass to uninstall too. I just figured out how to shut the vprot app off and finally delete it.
It hijacked my browser and added another little malware called Softonic Search that hung out around my clock at the bottom of my screen.
I even made sure too uncheck things I DID NOT want, got them anyways.
The biggest headache was getting rid of the AVG Search Bar that installed even though I did not check the box.
I could not even rid myself of it by the register manually. I would delete the key by running regedit (Register) and back it would come. Just like a bad boyfriend.
I hate crap that takes over your computer without even so much as a Hey, I’m dropping by. They just show up and move right in.
Guess the powers that be have found a way to screw up burning with all the cyphers and codecs changed. I have found a work around in the form of Freemake. Awesome.
I put special touches on my Xmas cards and they were all sent out the first of last week. I have 5-6 boxes ready too go to other destinations tomorrow.
The weather has been just right, lows in the 60’s highs in the 80’s. Not our usual cooler December temperature’s.
The Drummer Boy Creation
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Music sheet background with an overlay of a silhouette of the drummer boy.
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. “
Henry David Thoreau
I have the “Rock Candy” making down too a science. Three never hardened and were trashed and I was on too the next batch.
I made yellow coconut, green and red peppermint, Almond and Orange.
My Nut, Banana breads and Chocolate Chip cookie baking will begin on the 23rd.
Later this evening I am trying out the Bath Salts I made. I added dried rose petals, euphoria and lavender Aura Cacia essential oils too the Coarse Sea Salt and Epsom Salt. Then I added food coloring by mixing equal amounts of red and blue. Perfect shade of lavender.
“Look in the flowers and perfumes of nature for peace of mind and joy of life”
Last night I heard a ruckus in the kitchen, upon investigating I found that (ODDLY) the secure stopper on one of my bath salts had exploded. Smells good in the kitchen, but bath salts with oil are not my kind of fun to sweep up.
Then just now another crash. Same situation. I believe it is China Cat, she must like the smells of lavender and Euphoria, like cat nip too her. It was a worse mess this time. Now I have the entire bottle with stopper enclosed in a secure bag.
OK researched the Explosions and found that if you use Baking Soda to keep it fresh it causes a build-up of carbon oxide air escaping. If placed in a glass jar it MAY go BOOM. I had already packed and sealed Mary’s so I hope it doesn’t go Boom!
I had a lot of fun making these cute little snow babies.
But alas photos of snow will have to suffice for me.
Kudos to Jax
From my Hometown
Photo by Courtney Mabeus
Top of candle holder
and also the Jingle Balls
China wanted to help.
Beautiful Christmas quilt from my ladybug friend.
I watched “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” last night. It was such a cute animation. I remember back Xmas 94. I had worked a long 12 hour shift, was fighting a cold and went to my daughter’s. Before dinner I had already too much spiked Eggnog.
My take on the matter was I got into it with everybody and left. Next morning I woke, jumped out of bed and came to a very painful halt. My foot was so swollen. My shoes were still on. I took my shoe off and it really swelled. Off to the ER. It was broken in 3 places.
Last thing I remember was a car stopping and a little girl saying “What’s your name?” I told her “Cyndi” She said where do you live and I said “Cyndi” They finally figured out the address on Cindy Ave and dropped me off.
When I got out of the car she patted my head and said “You’ll be OK”. I think I was thrown from the back of a truck that I had tried to get a ride down town on. I probably pissed them off.
So glad those days are finished.
Photo by Butterfly
Photo Property of © Cynthia Martz 2013
Christmas isn’t JUST about receiving gifts
It’s in the Giving of our Time and Heart
A phone call to let someone know you’re thinking of them
The Spirit of the Holidays should be everyday
No one is guaranteed tomorrow
Seven out of Ten Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.
Be Thankful for each and every Blessing
Keep your stress levels low and evenly balanced by staying focused and positive
Shelter from the heat and cold
Food in our tummies
Music too sooth us
Animals (Especially Cats) to love and cherish
Love, Health and a Bit of Abundance
with Time to Enjoy
© Cynthia Martz 2013
from Elf Bubbles Sweet-Buns
- What’s Your Elf Name? (new102.cbslocal.com)