Our silly little elf, Ginger will return to her home at the North Pole this week. I wonder just what she has planned for us this week!
Sadly, Ginger now has to return home to the North Pole. We will miss her, but expect even more silly things next year!
Ginger hopes you have enjoyed these two years of pictures and stories. And, we hope you come back to see next year’s posts. Don’t forget to search for “Ginger” to see last years stuff! And we admit that most of these ideas came from Pinterest. There are a few originals, but not many.
And I thank you for your time in reading this very random blog. I realize there are many blogs to choose from, some serious, some (most) more humorous than mine. I do appreciate every time you stop to read, like and even more so follows! Thanks to each and every one of you.
Our sweet little, mischievous, elf has returned! The jury is still out on whether on not this is a good thing. Just as last year (here, here, and here), I will post weekly updates. We still have the girls weekends only, so I expect Ginger to do some silly stuff again this year.
The girls think that Ginger put herself high upon the tree to keep away from our new dog.
Granddaughter-the-younger was first up that morning and was brave enough to open the tub and smell. “She must have eaten too many candy canes!”. Later the girls were practically shoving their dad’s face into the canister “Smell it! Smell it!!”
Once again, Ginger The Elf has shown just what happens when a little elf gets bored. But she can also be helpful!
Got any silly elves at your place?? Check back next week to see what Ginger is up to!
If you’ve read the other posts about how I don’t feel that Christmas can start until I hear John Lennon’s Happy Xmas (War Is Over), you will understand this post just a bit better. If you haven’t read them, go find them and come back here. I’ll wait…
(Hums Jeopardy theme song)
Back now? Good. So for some reason, my Spotify playlist just played the song. So I guess Christmas 2018 can now start? We just got the decorations down! At least it gives me an excuse to start the Christmas shopping early. And with the Central Florida Highland Games (Albannach & Rathkeltair providing the music, and another visit to And Sarah Smiled for more Celtic pottery) this weekend, we’ll have the chance to pick up some early presents!
This is our last week with Ginger. She will return home to the North Pole (a.k.a The Shed) on Sunday the 24th. I hope she gets a good employee evaluation from the Head Elf, or Santa or whoever.
Here’s what she’s been up to this week;
Quite the engineer she is!
I guess this is a game of “tag”? The Gingerbread man got caught.
Let it snow baby!
Just how many pieces of bubblegum did it take to get a bubble that big?
It’s a nice thought to welcome the girls back (how did she know they would be with us a day early?), but those post-its ain’t cheap!
In case you can’t read her note it says “I brought you a snowman from the North Pole”. But this is Florida and it melted. Silly elf!
Caught her with some popcorn watching “Christmas Vacation”. At least she has good taste in Christmas movies.
On her last day, she tried to make breakfast for the girls. She needed a little help. The note says, “I brought you breakfast. Daddy needs cooking, can you help?”. I did the bacon, daddy did the chocolate chip pancakes.
So Ginger goes off to the North Pole until next year. We hope she didn’t do anything to get into trouble with Santa so she comes back next year. We’d hate to have to train another Elf all over again!
Here we are, just two days until the official beginning of “winter”. And it’s 80 freaking degrees. I know this is Floriduh, but this is the time of year we should be sleeping with the windows open enjoying the relative cool breezes. Instead, I have my AC cranked down to “morgue” setting and I still have sweat dripping off my body parts that you don’t want to hear about.
No climate change? Sorry, but I call bullshit. There is less Arctic Ice this year than any year since Arctic Ice has been measured. In school, I was always taught that we were headed towards another Ice Age. More like a flood of “Biblical” proportions (and no I don’t believe the story of the ark is a true story, just another legend in a collection of legends). But it interesting that most ancient cultures have a flood story of some kind.
But! We “just may have” a Christmas Day cool down into the 60’s! May need to break out the parkas and gloves. Of course, this is only a “maybe”. I should have gone into meteorology, it’s got to be the only profession where you can be wrong 90% of the time and keep your job.
Growing up in Miami it was quite common to get bicycles, skates, water skis and other “summer” type of gifts for Christmas. Miami lies in a subtropical region (the line is right around Vero Beach on the East and Bradenton on the west. Daytona is about 4 hours north of there and not in a “subtropic” zone, merely a “tropical” zone. More here.
Tried to get Rashi, the cat to cover for me at work today as I have virtually nothing to do (Christmas holiday means damn near everyone is off). But as you can see, she was already into the catnip and was in no shape to do anything…
I’m just a bit jealous..
“They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad…”