Merry Christmas to all!
I got a quick 26 minute cardio workout in this evening. I hope it worked off a bit of the turkey I ate today!
I finished The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom today. It was an interesting read- the life story of entertainer Frankie Presto.
I liked how the story is narrated by “music”. I also liked how the book included interviews from real life entertainers. Supposedly the author went and actually spoke to these entertainers. As well, with “music” telling the story it was neat how facts about other famous entertainers were included.
I think that anyone who enjoys thoughtful books or music would enjoy this easy read.
I walk d over to the community room with my mom after I finished reading the book to give it to the “give and take” and get some new books. My dad was teasing me that I came home with as many books as I took. Lol how else would I come home?
We had Christmas dinner across the street with a bunch of my parent’s friends from the RV park. There was tons of food there, but as I wasn’t sure what was in anything so I stuck with turkey, veggies and the aspic salad my dad made. It’s never a sacrifice to eat my dad’s aspic. It’s amazing, almost as good as his seafood cocktail!
I have been torturing my father all day with Christmas chick flicks. I watched White Christmas and The 12 Dates of Christmas. Both were fine though nothing ever beats the classic Christmas movies for me! My dad has now absconded with the tv remote so we are watching John Wayne. This is a tradition in my family- a John Wayne marathon on Christmas Day. I have my favourites and thankfully he’s watching one of those:)
It was pretty close to my typical Christmas Day, though much quieter as there were only the three of us. It was way nicer to be like this than in the snow that’s coming down at home!
I really can’t believe the sky here in Arizona! It’s so beautiful!!!
Well I’m off to watch John Wayne and pretend it’s quality time with my parents🤣
Merry Christmas to all!
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Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.
Thank you! I wish you the best of the holiday:)
Merry Christmas 🎄
To you as well:)
Ahh you have sunshine and flip flops!!☀️ I had snow blowing down inside my coat and shirt this morning freezing my neck😉 sounds like a lovely day!
Lol yes but you had tons of family, a tree, and all the trimmings:) It was a very different Christmas, but still nice
You are so much closer! It is much warmer in Arizona. 😂
I’m glad you are enjoying yourself, you should!!! Merry Christmas my friend!
Lol yup I’m getting closer to Texas:)
Merry Christmas to you and your son as well!
Arizona! No wonder you were enjoying the weather! We’re getting colder weather this week in North Carolina.
Lol I was quite enjoying the weather when I heard it snowed all day at home. Made me glad I came as I would have been stuck in my condo alone.
Hah I return the same way from the library. Piled with the fattest books they contain 😉 Your Christmas dinner sounds lovely, AJ. Btw, I used to listen to the tracks that Albom referred to in his book and loved the Lagrima one. They were all rather beautiful. xx
I think you’re supposed to come back with lots of books:)
Yes I want to listen to some of the music I didn’t recognize!
The struggle revolves around how not to start reading all of them at the same time 😛
Lol I definitely know that struggle!
My Dad used to love John Wayne films. Happy memories. Best wishes for 2018. Karen
Yup it’s pretty bad when I have an opinion on almost every John Wayne movie😂. Best wishes for you as well!
Merry Christmas AJ!
Merry Christmas to you as well!
It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing day:) The weather looks heavenly. We had a few inches of snow yesterday and the cold is arriving. Enjoy that sun!
It was a very relaxing day and the weather has been lovely! I’m quite glad not to be in the snow!
We watched the John Wayne marathon as well…….are you in Apache Junction? I don’t know why but it was the first place I thought of looking at your pictures!
Hope you had a beautiful Christmas AJ!
No I haven’t heard of Apache Junction- somewhere near Ajo.
John Wayne on Christmas Day is necessary as far as my dad is concerned.
Jealous of those toes in the sun!!! It’s in the 20’s here, brrrr
Yup I am enjoying every second I can as it’s snowing at home too!
I bet your parents just love having you there! Enjoy! 🙂
Lol don’t know about that but I am making sure to get lots of mom hugs while I’m here!
Enough to last is all that counts! 🙂
Ohh, the sun, the sky… if I close my eyes tight I can pretend I’m there and feel the warmth to my bones. I’m already tired of the snow we got yesterday. Sounds like a lovely time, AJ. Merry Christmas.
Yes I am very happy not to be home where it has been snowing since late Christmas Eve night. I’m hoping it’s all gone by the time I get home!
Hope you had a great Christmas!
Thank you, I did! Very very cold, but good, lol! I hope the snow is all gone by the time you get home too, hehe! 😀
I can dream:)
Sounds like a great Christmas! I’ve never had a warm Christmas before! And oh my goodness, the sky looks amazing ❤❤
This is only my second warm Christmas. We don’t normally have a white Christmas at home, but it’s usually cold:(
What a terrific holiday you’re having there in Arizona.
It is lovely and sunny and quiet and relaxing:)
Thanks for the shoutout:)
I love Mitch Albom books! I recommend “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by him. So good!
I’ve read his tuesdays with Morrie and the five people you meet in heaven and now this one. I’ve enjoyed them all:). I’ll look at the library for the one you recommend:)
I don’t think I’ve ever read 5 people you meet in heaven which seems so odd. I feel like that’s one of his books everyone has read! I’ll have to look into the one you read as well.
Lol too bad we don’t have them- we could just trade:)
I was surprised by how long the Frankie Presto book was as his others are quite small!
I can’t wait for the library to reopen by my place!
I would so do that if I had a copy of it. That’s good to know! Sometimes his books are too short so it’s sad since I wish there was more.
Yes I have found them short too, but then again I’ve found other books that are way too long!!
I’ve been there! Some books can drag on for sure.
Glad you had a warm day! Many wishes for a happy season and a bright new year!
To you as well!
A nice family day for you! I love the John Wayne marathon! With us, it is usually the BBC version of Pride & Predjudice, the six hour one. 😄
Oh that’s my favourite Pride and Prejudice! I just can’t imagine getting my dad to watch it!
Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas with loved ones. That book sounds like a good read.
I did have a nice Christmas. It’s always been low key for my family:)
The book was good! I have enjoyed all of Mitch Albom’s books:)
Wow this is a really fun blog enjjoyable reading through these posts! I need take up knitting so I can at least make my dog some winter boots so her paws don’t freeze. Some of these recipes look delicious, going to have to make them : )
Thank you! That’s very kind of you. I definitely recommend knitting and cooking/baking – you get to be creative and accomplish something:)
100% agree! I do most of my own cooking but I’m always looking to expand the culinary creations, there is such limitless options!
Definitely have to expand the knitting and sewing skills, one of us lost to arts, we have to sign up for one of those Community education classes along with the oil painting one. Thanks!
Sounds like you have a plan:)