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Do I Look Like a Turkey?

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I am thankful for FACE PAINT!
Or maybe I'm just thankful to spend time with people I love, like one of my granddaughters and her friend. The red and green snake girl could go on a Christmas tree! The apple/banana cheeked princess could go to a royal grocery store! And I could be... um... I could be a lizard lipped splashy cheeked jungle baby! Or a turkey. I painted two faces, my pictured granddaughter (better known as Banana Face) painted one. (Guess who painted what!?)

Big, Mean, Pink Machine!

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What did I see while riding down the road? A Hummer!
Big, tough, alligator stuff, Hummers are designed to be serious, hardcore, off-road-ready military vehicles designed to do battle in camel-infested nations.
Unless they're pink.

Then they are for Christmas shopping, to run over all the other cars parked near the front entrance of the store. The capacity inside won't have to hold the troops, but all the equipment needed for an over-abundant Christmas.
I think this Hummer is headed for some serious Black Friday shopping. It could certainly fit a camel in it.
Do you like the Black Friday shopping tradition?

Be Too Kind!

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(This did not happen to me, but I saw this online today and I wanted to share this lengthy story...the message is one worth remembering. We all live in glass houses, so be kind to others - you never know what might happen because you shared a little kindness. Choose to consistently err on the side of kindness. Who knows? Maybe magic happens.)
"I work in a decent sized, local, indie bookstore. It’s a great job 99% of the time and a lot of our customers are pretty neat people. Any who, middle of the day this little old lady comes up. She’s lovably kooky. She effuses how much she loves the store and how she wishes she could spend more time in it but her husband is waiting in the car ‘OH! I BETTER BUY HIM SOME CHOCOLATE!’ She piles a bunch of art supplies on the counter and then stops and tells me how my bangs are beautiful and remind her of the ocean. ‘Wooooosh’ she says, making a wave gesture with her hand. Ok. I think to myself. Awesomely happy, weird little old ladies are my favorit…

FOR SALE BY OWNER by Marlene Bateman

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Filled with plans, McKenzie Forsberg returns to her hometown to spend Christmas with her family. Stressed by a year of intense, ongoing problems, she quit her high-powered job to move back and rebuild her life.  Kenzie desperately needs the peace and security she is sure will come from buying the home she grew up in. But when she arrives, Kenzie discovers that a handsome widower, Jared Rawlins, has already put an offer on the house. However, he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve.

When Kenzie unexpectedly runs into a couple who are considering buying Jared’s house, she unthinkingly gives them information that changes their mind. Jared is more than a little interested in Kenzie, but has second thoughts when it appears Kenzie may have attempted to sabotage the sale of his home. Feeling bad, Kenzie apologizes but the damage may be too much for their relationship to overcome. Despite themselves, sparks of attraction grow into something more. Then, a few day…

Weird to see so many buzzards

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I couldn't get all the buzzards circling over the funeral site in the frame of my camera, but I never saw so many in one place. I would say there were at least forty, maybe even fifty. I know Halloween was last week, but hey, we can pretend, can't we?