Friday, 25 December 2015

It's Friday and it's CHRISTMAS ................. hope it's a good one!

Morning all


I guess that, by now, most of you have found out whether you've been bad or good! It would appear that I MAY have (accidentally, you understand!) been good as one of my cards was picked as a winner over at the Mod Squad challenge blog, for their ANYTHING BUT (Christmas) challenge, my thanks to the Design Team for selecting my card, which I've also shown below .. so you can see which card it was.


Not that I'm expecting many people to stop by today but ... just in case

If I run out of things to do today I can always make an ATC ..... many of you will recall that I swap ATC materials with a buddy on the Isle of Skye, took delivery just before Christmas and this is what I received .... any ideas? I hope you will stop by again tomorrow and see what I made ....

A playing card and a square of vellum

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of my followers, along with my regular and occasional readers ..... And for the Christmas Friday Funny .... it's courtesy of Marsha ..... ENJOY

Twas the night before Christmas at Rock-Away Rest,
And all of us seniors were looking our best. 

Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry;
Our punchbowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.

A bed sock was taped to each walker, in hope
That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap.
We surely were lucky to be there with friends,
Secure in this residence and in our Depends.

Our grandkids had sent us some Christmas-y crafts,
Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts. 

The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth,
And from them she'd crafted a holiday wreath. 

The bed pans, so shiny, all stood in a row,
Reflecting our candle's magnificent glow. 

Our supper so festive -- the joy wouldn't stop --
Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.

Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great,
Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate.
The social director then had us play games,
Like "Where Are You Living?" and "What Are Your Names?"

Old Grandfather Cooper was feeling his oats,
Proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats. 

Our resident wand'rer was tied to her chair,
In hopes that at bedtime she still would be there.

Security lights on the new fallen snow
Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below. 

Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter
(But we are so deaf that it just didn't matter).
A strange little fellow flew in through the door,
Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor. 

Twas just our director, all togged out in red.
He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head.           

We knew from the way that he strutted and jived
Our social- security checks had arrived. 

We sang -- how we sang -- in our monotone croak,     
Till the clock tinkled out its soft eight-p.m. Stroke.

And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds.
While nurses distributed nocturnal meds.

And so ends our Christmas at Rock-Away Rest.
Before long you'll be with us, We wish you the best!

And, since that was the last Friday Funny of 2015 .... it was time to deploy the old Random number generator - to pick the winner of the 2015 Friday Funny prize 

Week 43 was October 23rd and the provider of that F.F. and the winner of the prize is ......

LILIAN B - Congratulations Lilian

Your prize will be on it's way just as soon as the post returns to normal mate

Enjoy your Christmas and ..... I hope Santa was kind to you all


LesleyG said...

Merry Christmas xxx

catherine said...

Merry christmas to you both and have a wonderful day x
Congrats on all the prize winnings both you and Lilian too x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Merry Christmas your purple craftiness. Have a really great day x

SARN said...

Congrats to Lilian B on her win and congrats to you on YOUR win!

Hope you've had a good day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

lilian said...

WOW Thanks mate,

Congratulations on your win Mate,

Love what you have done with the card. well done