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?

Christmas Dinner:

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!

Christmas Movies:

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 parents๐Ÿคฃ

Merry Christmas to all!



55 thoughts on “Christmas

    1. 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.

  1. Hah I return the same way from the library. Piled with the fattest books they contain ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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:)

      1. 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.

      2. 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!

    1. Thank you! That’s very kind of you. I definitely recommend knitting and cooking/baking – you get to be creative and accomplish something:)

      1. 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!

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