Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Things #1, and a Mad Lib

Here it is, December already. Didn’t we just ring in the New Year a couple months ago?! :-P

Hysterics aside, I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year. Our family have determined—by God’s aid—to have fun this Season. Baking gingerbread bears and decorating them with special (naturally sweetened!) candies. “Light Rides” (driving about town and oggling the pretty lights and epic decorating skills of our neighbors). And a special Skype Party with relatives in California.
Part of our Skype Party with Aunt Betty and Cousin Brenda will involve a Christmas Mad Lib. We started this tradition last year and had a blast! This year, I decided to share our favorite Mad Lib with you, Gentle Readers, so you can join in the fun! Below is a list of words required to fill in the Mad Lib. E-mail me your submissions to tomwildrose[at]gmail[dot]com, with “Christmas Mad Lib” in the subject line.

Past-tense verb
Plural noun
Plural noun
Weight measurement
Time Measurement

With the help of my fellow judges (Mom and Bro), I will choose the funniest one and post it sometime around New Year’s Day, with the runners-up in a later post (’cos I’m sure they’ll all be too funny no to be seen). I’ll also include Aunt and Cousin’s submission from last year ’cos it’s sooo hilarious—ooh-hah!

I tried last year to borrow a page from Jenny-Rose’s blog and post three things that made me happy each day of December. I think I did maybe one day…? Bad, Bad Tom! :-P
This year, though, I’m determined to do one every day if possible—or at least more than Day One! So for starters, here are three things that made me happy today:

·        Having my very own case of foundation. Mom gave me hers a while back because I was always borrowing it to cover up the ugly dark circles around my eyes that I can’t seem to get rid of. :-P It was so nice to have it right there on my bureau, ready to use!
·        Watching Peter build the “Rube Goldberg” machine he and his partner are making as part of their Engineering class at the college…and watching him demonstrate it as he went along.
·        Trying out the fun extracts Mom and I got for our cocoa this evening. We got coconut, caramel, raspberry and coffee, and we already had mint. I tried a bit of coffee extract and a dash of cream in mine, aiming for a Mocha Latte!

Have a blessed Christmas Season, Gentle Readers!
God bless,

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