Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Monday

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Muscovy Duck Sounds

Blue Lovebird - Connie Boswell - 1940

Rutabaga and Carrot Mash Recipe (perfect Christmas side dish)


You Don't Have to be a Star - Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

You're never too old to believe in the magic of Christmas.


Be grateful for family...no matter how scary they can be sometimes.


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Someone else is praying for the things you take for granted.


Stay rooted in your inner island of serenity, don't give power to external things.


What country am I from?  My country is the earth.






ginger snap  :)


"Boy, am I full!  A nap sounds good..." (stuffed turkey)  :)


"What I should have said was..."  "Man, I can't believe he said that!  The nerve!" (steamed clams) :)


"I wish...that people wouldn't pull me apart by the legs!"  (wishbone) :)


esophagus, duodenum, extra room for dessert (the stomach) :)




Thank you all so much for visiting me here! I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

43 comments:

  1. Bonjour Linda !

    La photo du paysage enneigé à l'entrée de ton blog est très belle !

    Merci pour cette plaisante publication.

    BISOUS et bon début de semaine

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  2. Good morning, dear Linda!

    That's another pretty header, ideal for Christmas week. I enjoyed these videos, starting with the German Shepherd driving a car. That was hilarious! I am very thankful that you found the Muscovy Duck Sounds clip. When I was a news and entertainment producer, I learned the value of using natural sound and letting it run without music. I thoroughly enjoyed the velvet voice of Connie Boswell on that 1940 recording. It seems like turnips, rutabagas and carrots are neglected veggies but Mrs. Shady buys them often and uses them in recipes. I will send her this mash recipe. I think I remember you telling me months ago how much you like Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Their hit "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" was on its way to becoming the number one song in the land at Christmas time 1976.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  3. That's a nice snow heart...it's something we can't do!

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  4. And another beautiful photo, Linda !
    Very good gag !
    Someone else is praying for the things you take for granted...
    And a very nice 'Meanwhile in Canada'.

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  5. the driver dog is wonderful:)

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  6. Thank you Linda for this wonderful post. Merry Christmas to you! We will be travelling to the western part of Finland to celebrate Christmas with our daughter's family. They have a wonderful daughter, 9 months.

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  7. You don't have to be a star, baby...to be in my show! Loved that song, those days of the tv show, Solid Gold. Marilyn was the host!

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  8. "Someone is praying for the things you take for granted" ... that really hit home, L ... Always, cat.

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  9. Excelente trabalho e belos vídeos.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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  10. coucou avec un ciel hésitant entre pluie et un peu de bleu
    bisous et belle journée

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  11. Here, far from being winter Linda, sometimes it's 15 degrees

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  12. i would be pretty startled too if i saw that dog driving that car past me! :)

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  13. Hi Linda - you put so much work into your posts. Loved the Connie Boswell number - and I certainly agree that you're never too old for the magic of Christmas! So - have a lovely one, Linda - and all very the best for 2016.

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  14. I like the snow heart one

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  15. Happy Monday, I love the dog driving video. And the ducks sounds is great too. Christmas is a magical time. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy new week and Merry Christmas>

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  16. Someone else is praying for the things you take for granted. Merci Linda.

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  17. Lots of fun to watch.

    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Love your new header photo! And that gag is delightful! Great fun. Those Muscovy ducks I've only seen in south Florida. Well, we do have a couple here in Ocala but they've overrun the Ft. Lauderdale area. Lots of good posters again! Merci!

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  19. "meanwhile in Canada" a ma préférence

    greetings

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  20. Love the driving dog. So fun to see the expressions on people's faces. The duck sounds are interesting. It always seems funny to me to hear ducks making sounds different from the mallards that we see most often here. They always sound like they're laughing at me. The ginger snap and steamed clams made me smile, too.

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  21. Bonjour Linda,
    J'aime bien ta jolie photo à l'en-tête de ton blog!

    Gros bisous

    Manon

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  22. Dear Linda stopping by to say Merry Christmas and to wish you a blessed New Year. Loved your smart dog prank and all you shared. As always it is such a treat to visit you here. Thank you for making every post so wonderful. Sending you love and hugs! Debbie

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  23. Very cute post dear Linda! I hope you have a great week ahead <3

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  24. I liked all the Peadoodles cartoons.

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  25. Tout est beau Linda de la première photo à la dernière. gros bisous

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  26. Cute gag video. Loved the Connie Boswell video. Heck I enjoyed all the videos. Your quotes were all wonderful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  27. Oh Linda, so many good ones on here today. I wanted to mention to you that Jess is the one who did the post today. Those were her pics and words - you may have thought I wrote the post. Every time each of us writes a post, we put our name on the bottom. Sorry for the confusion.

    I love the "you're never too old" quote. It actually reminds me of Jess and I'll pass it on to her. The Muscovy duck sound is sweet. My father-in-law used to carve these ducks out of wood, and I have one of his white ones that he made. That last picture of the snow heart is great.

    Wishing you the Merriest Christmas, Linda. Have a wonderful Christmas week.

    ~Sheri

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  28. Hello Linda!
    Great post.
    Dog amazed me. I love these wonderful animals.
    Greetings.

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  29. Loved the gag. Oh the looks on peoples faces are priceless.

    Loved the video You Don't Have To Be A Star. I've not heard that in years.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

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  30. Happy Monday Linda... I hope your are having a great week... I really like that one where it asks what country you are from and the answer is the country Earth... that is the way it should be xox

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  31. Bonjour Linda, que tout est beau comme toujours, un grand plaisir! Bise et bonne soirée dans la joie et la douceur!

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  32. Dear Linda,I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year's Eve (ahead)!

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  33. I just wish our Toby was able to drive. E'r on second thoughts perhaps not for I doubt that we would get through the woodlands :)

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  34. I love your blog header. I would love to see a dog driving a car!

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  35. Excelente entrada, amiga.
    Aprovecho para desearte una Feliz Navidad, para ti y todos tus seres queridos.
    Un abrazo.

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  36. Great the German sheaperd clip.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  37. Que bonito lo de las partes del cuerpo, es genial y el pure navideño lo probare tiene un aspecto apetitoso. Feliz navidad Linda, se feliz y disfruta. Un beso muy grande.

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  38. We should always be grateful for family! I really needed that reminder today after having an argument with my boyfriend's family. I'll say a little extra prayer for them tonight. :)

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  39. Not the usual meaning of stuffed turkey!

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  40. You Don't Have to be a Star ... happens to be one of my favourite songs. I especially love the lyrics. Thank you for sharing, Linda! Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 in advance. xx

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  41. Rutabaga and Carrot Mash - this is what you were describing to me earlier! Looks delicious.

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  42. Extra room for dessert. Funny.

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  43. How much I enjoyed this post of yours, my sweetest Linda, this is one of the most joyful, relaxing and dearest moments in my day, it's a pity I cannot come here every day !!!
    Have a blessed Wednesday, my darling Lady, see you tomorrow for the Wishes :)

    Sending love and so dear hugs
    Dany

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