Celebrations

Ginger And Nutmeg! – Week One

We all know that 2020 has been a horrendous year.  The granddaughters wanted to take another trip up north to hopefully see snow this time.  But, alas, that just isn’t gonna happen.

But all is not lost.  Our ever spicy err… trusty Scout elf Ginger has returned!  This year she has a little brother Scout elf.  His name is Nutmeg.  We are never at a loss for spices in this house.  We call him Nutty.  I hope he doesn’t take that nickname to heart.  We don’t need any repeats of Ginger’s antics.

For my new readers (there are new readers, right??), we only have the granddaughters from Friday afternoon to Monday evening. So Ginger, and now Nutty too, have most of the week to play around. I just take the pictures of whatever hi-jinks they get into to show the girls when they arrive at our home.

As per the contract with Santa*, they arrived on December 1st.  And following the CDC recommendations, they even had masks.  Santa may be immune to Covid, but the elves aren’t too sure about it.  I think that Dr. Fauci said that the North Pole was high on the list to get the vaccine quickly.  But maybe I misheard that…

The arrived on Tuesday.

The girls love playing “Bananagrams”.  It’s a fun vocabulary building game.  I personally suck at it, but if it’s just me and the girls, I have a chance to at least not come in 4th, out of 3 players. We found them Wednesday morning in the middle of a game.

Well, it started out good, but by Thursday it seems that Ginger may be a bad influence on Nutty.

Well, it is the truth!

Wifey has been reading the girls the Nevermoor series, featuring Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.  They have really enjoyed these books.  The third book was released just recently, but we have been unable to find it in paperback.  Seems Ginger and Nutty were listening and brought the girls a hardcover book! They hid rather well on Friday!

They were hiding out in the china cabinet with the book!

Saturday finds them selling Christmas trees. I guess they don’t like that we have an artificial tree. While their trees may taste better, they wouldn’t hold many ornaments.

Wow!! A Christmas tree farm on my dining room table!

And that ends week one. See you next week to see just what these two spice heads have up their sleeves!

Peace,
B

*Santa’s contract for homes with Scout Elves is very complicated. Basically it says “They’re your’s now!”

Twitter Instagram FaceBook
Skeeter’s Family

Gobble Gobble

Well, Turkey Day is here again, and it’s been some time since I last posted about Thanksgiving.  This year is obviously different.  This virus has complicated so many things about our way of life.  Not just here in the US, but all around the world.  Thanksgiving is a family event, and most of us won’t have our family with us.

This year son-the-elder is hosting our little gathering.  It will be family only, so people we are in contact with on a regular basis.  While this isn’t true isolation, it is safe enough for me.  If things get too crazy, and people I don’t know start showing up, I’ll give my thanks to everyone and have to leave.  Everyone understands that, so if it happens, it happens.

What won’t happen is this –

I wanted to have the full episode, but this was all I could find.

Well at least I hope it won’t happen!

Peace,
B

Twitter  Instagram  FaceBook
Skeeters Family

P.S. Next year my birthday falls on Thanksgiving!

A Quick Thought On Memorial Day

This is a repost of last year’s Memorial Day post. I don’t think I could say it any better.

While it’s never wrong to thank a veteran for his or her service, that is not what today is for. Save that for Veteran’s Day. Today we remember the ones who never got to take off the uniform, those that never came home, the ones that paid that ultimate sacrifice. So we do not “celebrate” Memorial Day, we respect what it stands for. Now granted I will have my cookout and drink several adult beverages, after all, it is an extra day off of work. But in the back of my mind, and hopefully yours too, we will remember our brothers and sisters of all branches of the military and hope that their sacrifice wasn’t in vain. As an Army retiree and the proud father of a soldier, today weighs heavily on me and my family, I am so very grateful for those that served before me and after me. So lift a glass of whatever beverage you choose, and thank those we can only remember, those who fell on the battlefields the world over. And pray that the wars will end, and peace will reign. Amen.

Peace,
B

Twitter  Instagram FaceBook

Retired Army