Wellllll, tell us how your Christmas was?! Did you sing Happy Birthday to Jesus? 🙂 What was your favorite gift? Or if you’re like me, what was your favorite gift that your kids got? Our daughter got the Michael Jackson dance game for the Wii, so when we got home on Christmas, guess what we did? What a blast! I love 80’s music, and sadly, it is now what they call, “the oldies”. Ouch.
- From the archives: This Fluoride post has gotten some more hits recently when a blogger with a nasty tone got my reader friends riled up. I love you guys! (Starts with comment #22.)
- Here’s a picture of my friend, Eva, and I on Christmas. GET THIS: She just turned 96, and is as sweet and sharp as ever. She still lives alone, and my Mom & step-Dad, Carl, do her grocery shopping and take meals to her often, but she mostly does great on her own. The piano in the background reminds me of the times when I was little and we’d visit and pound away on that thing. She never seemed to get sick of us neighbor kids and was always happy for a visit. It’s weird that she was “old” to me back then when she was only in her 50’s! Funny how “old” changes as we age.
- I’m into cheesy, creamy, buttery vegetable dishes lately. It started with my broccoli cheese casserole post, next was
Stanley’s guest post for the potato dish called, Jansson’s Temptation, and THEN I came across Kimberly’s Brussels Sprouts Gratin recipe, oh my. Seriously, what isn’t better with more butter, cheese and cream? Don’t you love knowing now that “they” were DEAD WRONG and all those things really ARE good for us?! And NOT just ‘in moderation’ like those who are trying to be hip will say lately when talking about healthy fats, but they’re so stuck in their politically correct-ness that they believe only a teeny bit is good for you.
Have a great week!
What a great picture of Eva! She told me that she used to spend lots of time watching us as we played across the street. She loved to watch us all learn to ride our bikes at the church parking lot.
Christmas was indeed fantastic! I have a brand new niece (one of my niece’s best friends who needed a loving home) who is AWESOME and had such a great time at our big family thing that it made the rest of us have that much more fun too. My parents and I had a nice, quiet Christmas day together (all the better since they’re getting into real food and are almost as picky about their butter as I am), where they gave me a GALLON of Wilderness Family Naturals expeller pressed coconut oil (how cool are they?) as my favoritest gift ever. And an even quieter Christmas evening at home with my hubby.
BTW, you and Eva both look mahvelous!
I couldn’t believe it when I heard that 80s hits are “oldies,” either. I was really thrown when a local radio station had a song that was released in 1999 as their “retro play of the day!” I couldn’t believe a song from 99 was retro already! That MJ game sounds like a lot of fun! We may have to get it!
I had to laugh about 80’s music being the oldies. We let our kids listen to our cds from college and my daughter referred to it as “The Ancient Music Party.” I’m really not that old!!
Heather M says
WOW….when did they start calling 80’s music the “oldies”? I must be living in a hole:( I grew up in the 80’s and for a long time have wondered why they still play that era music in resturants. I still like that music every now and again – good memories:)
Looking forward to the weight loss series!!
Happy Monday Kelly. I feel you on the 80s music being considered oldies. What horrifies me is the 80s fashion return.
I also can’t wait to see what kind of offers will be coming up. Figured out my goals and they’ll be on my blog tomorrow. The benefit of being completely snowed in is that I will get a lot of work done in the house. Er, in theory.