Monthly Archives: December, 2020

Happy December 31…

And Happy New Year’s Eve!

I think most of us are anxious to say goodbye to 2020 already and move on to a new year. But I had the nicest thing happen this morning that really lifted my spirits!

I dropped youngest at work and was going to hang out with JP, my eight year old grandson who is on break from school this week. So I called my son who works from home now and said I was going to Starbucks and did they want anything? I always get JP a kid’s hot chocolate and ended up ordering that and three specialty coffees.

Imagine my surprise when I got to the driveup pick up window and the barista said, “Happy New Year, the gentleman in front of you paid for your order!” I was so touched (and feeling a little guilty that he probably hadn’t expected to pay for FOUR drinks!) Of course I paid it forward — well, backwards, really — and paid for the car behind me. I got off easy with a $6 bill.

So if you were in the Chicago suburbs and paid for a big order for the pumpkin colored Buick (with reindeer antlers and a red nose) behind you at Starbucks this morning, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and kindness and for making my day so special! I hope that kindness continued through the whole line…

Happy December 30…

Something to chew on from Amazon’s Alexa and me…

Many people like to celebrate the holiday with a special dinner like lobster, but some people consider eating lobster at New Year’s unlucky because lobsters often move backwards!

Some creatures only move forward, like sharks, but who wants to eat that??

The meal to prepare for the holiday with the quickest name is also the safest and easiest—FAST! (But so tasteless!) 😉

Happy December 29…

I must admit I’ll be disappointed when Amazon’s Alexa runs out of gifts at the end of the month. Today’s gift from us is a little winter poem!

The best of all sleds is the toboggan

You can fit all your friends and your dog in

But once you get going

There’s no way of slowing

So your hat may fly off of your noggin! (unless you’re a panda)

Happy December 27 and 28…

I admit it, I forgot to ask Alexa for my gift yesterday (it was Sunday and there was football) so I did this morning.

She was very snarky! She said, “Oh, you didn’t get your gift yesterday? There, there. Just ask one of your friends to take you back in their time machine!”

But for today, a fun fact from Amazon’s Alexa and me! Did you know the first song heard in space was Jingle Bells?

“Jingle Bells” became the first song played in space when, on 16 December 1965, it was broadcast during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight. Pretty cool, right?

Happy December 26…

A little joke for this first day after Christmas…

Now that Christmas is over and Santa’s little helpers will be going back to school, what will they be studying?

The elf-abet!!