With the Christmas season comes shopping and hopes of selecting just the right gift, as well as receiving the right gift. The thoughts on behalf of the giver are not necessarily synonymous with the thoughts of the receiver. Of course, ’tis the season to be jolly, enjoying the humor, but foremost being thankful…even if the gift is not what you wanted or expected.
Of course, not in the picture is the obvious regift. While one might initially be delighted to get an elegant Italian dress shirt, beware. There may be initials monogrammed on the cuff gone totally unnoticed since it had never been taken out of the box and unfolded. Priceless? I would use a different descriptor. Thoughtless.
The Statement Maker
In a bizarre twist on the regift, a husband gave his wife the same Gucci purse — literally the same exact purse — two years in a row.
Wife: “I loved that purse, it was the best gift I’d ever gotten. I loved it so much I didn’t want to use it because I had two small kids and you know, it would get dirty,”
Husband: “Sure I rewrapped the purse and gave it to her again. Since she hadn’t used it, heck I thought I might as well just give it to her again — now maybe this year she’ll use it.”
We have all seen the ads of the car with the big red bow. I suppose there are actually those who gift a car for Christmas. A bit of caution here: One husband did. More than likely the idea came from one of the eye-catching ads. That big red bow did look pretty cool. Turned out it wasn’t anywhere near a perfect GIFT. The wife is still making payments of the Christmas gift they BOTH drive. Is he always this dense? Maybe it was that darn bow!
What’s the worst gift you have ever received? Better yet, have you surprised someone with a ‘trick’ gift that was awful?
You are sitting at your computer. Creative juices are flowing and you are excited at all you have accomplished in just a few seemingly short hours of morning. Excitement flows through your veins along with the caffeine absorbed from several cups of coffee…the mere sight of which reveals only dregs floating on the bottom with a few grounds clinging to the rim.
The phone rings.
A brief conversation ensues at the end of which you get up from the computer, reach for your coffee mug, then head out the door for the kitchen. You are no sooner through the doorway, or perhaps you made it all the way to the kitchen, when you stop. STOP dead still. Silence engulfs your entire being as one huge question mark becomes the only life in your aching brain…
Have you ever walked out of or into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an “event boundary” in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.
Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
Sounds pretty cool, huh?
Thank goodness for studies like this. It’s not our age, it’s that darn door!
Now, doesn’t this make you feel just peachy?
See on Scoop.it – Awakenings: America & Beyond
Baseball! Definitely all American…the first of the American Classics! History is filled with pages upon pages of stories about the GREATS who fulfilled their destiny in the sports arenas of baseball. George ‘Babe’ Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson are just a few names that readily come to mind.
Sharla Shults‘s insight:
Thank you, Marilyn @Serendipity for reminding me of probably the most famous comedy bit of all time! Per Marilyn, “Abbot and Costello at their funniest. They run this at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on a continuous loop. It’s that good.”
See the video on awakenings2012.blogspot.com
Go NOW! It is your dose of catnip for the day…smile, laugh, just remember the good ol’ days!
Keep your cat from becoming bored!
Cats learn routines…break all habits!
1- Leave from a different door
2- Do NOT rattle your keys
3- Do NOT drag out a mournful ‘Good Bye‘
There is one thing, however, that must NEVER be forgotten
Prepare a special treat plate!
If out of cake, let him (her) have the cat treats!
You will have a HAPPY cat!
Meow! Purr-r-r-r-r-r-r. . .
“Gotta get my sweat on. Meow.”
Make sure your cat has TWO 15-minute aerobic workouts –
once in the morning and once in the evening.
Pull a mouse toy on a string to exercise your cat while relaxing with your coffee or sitting in your favorite chair.
He (she) will chase you out of your favorite chair so he (she) can lounge after the hard workout!
OR Simply exercise together!
his schedule your schedule to better fit your own his (hers)!
Have you (both) had your workout today?
“Better keep up with me, Human! Meow!”
LOVE YOUR CAT! PURR-R-R-R-R-R-R…
Point of first note, IF our Foxie ever sat calmly near her carrier, she would deserve double treats! The only time she actually likes her carrier is at the vet. She had rather be in the carrier than in the hands of the vet! Secondly, a stranger will never get near Foxie. She is much too fast and has her own special hiding places. Does that mean she does not get treats? Heavens NO! She loves Whisker Lickin’s!!
What is your impression on this Cattitude Tip?
Me? Cattitude? Nah!
Laughter: rhythmic beats of the heart that invigorate the soul ~catnipoflife
Day 16 finds us back in CCU/ICU but not without some laughter. During his most recent delirium, Jim actually told the nurses a joke. The slightest little hint of a smile warms my heart exponentially! Then, after visiting, I found this in my email…
Too funny…just too-o-o-o-o funny!
“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…”
― Albert Schweitzer
Day 6 with hubby in the hospital and I needed some laughter! So, here is some sent my way today that MUST be shared! Enjoy and Laugh Out Loud!
I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything …
I can still fit into my earrings that I wore in High School!