Friday, 31 December 2010

A New Year's Review - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday - New Year's Special


This is this year's Christmas tree!
Photo Copyright Christina Wigren


I missed posting my special Christmas post for Alphabe-Thursday and I know that you should finish writing your post before posting. But I don't know how much time I have left before the link is closed. So I will post what I have and go around commenting when I am finished.
I wanted so much to write about Christmas. But it is sometimes hard to live the moment and write about it at the same time.
The Christmas and New Year's holiday season starts with the Saint Lucia on December 13th. I have posted about Lucia-celebrations earlier. This year, I did not have the wherewithall to take pictures of my daughter dressed as Lucia in her kindergarten-show for the parents. I'm sorry about this, but I do miss some things. It is the darkest time of the year and I am usually unwell around this time. It was beastly cold (-15 degrees Ceslius, I think, sorry the unit converter doesn't work right now [No, it's working now! Yippee" 5 degrees Fahrenheit!]).

Photo Copyright Christina Wigren


Erik's birthday was December 18th. He is now nine years old! I do have some shots of Erik blowing out his one candle:

Photos Copyright Christina Wigren

Bye for now!
Anna
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I'm back to show some more! For the children,this year's Christmas presents were Toy Story figures. Here is Erik with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Slinky, Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead and a piggy bank instead of Dr. Pork Chops:



Bye for now!
I'll be back again!
Anna
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Judie of
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Kris in a wheelchair - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 34

Jenny Matlock

These are Mrs. Matlock's instructions:

Merry Christmas! I decided to go ahead and post a Centus for those that wish to participate this week. I won't get into all the mushy Christmas sentiments here on this post, but know that the postscript to my star post applies to you all. It has been an honor and a priviledge to read your offerings each week. Thank you all for participating. Ahem... Ahem... OK. There was a tiny, emotional moment there but I have now gathered my thoughts and can continue. Welcome to week thirty-four of Saturday Centus. STOP! If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read. Thanks! Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten... This is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. As a special Christmas gift, though, you can use illustrations this week if you are so inclined. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please! You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like. Please display link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog. I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky. Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read. Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. This week the prompt is: "The white-bearded fat man rolled through the church doors..." Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.

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Here is my SC-text:


Denny and Charlene were meeting at church hiding their romance from people at work.

"How's decorating?" whispered Charlene taking a program.

"Okay, except we're short-handed since Kris fell from the ceiling." They seated themselves in one of the pews toward the rear.

"Oh dear. You mean that old guy? What exactly does he do?"

"Right now, with two broken legs, he's not doing much. But he's quite well-known. Each year, he..." Denny was interrupted. The white-bearded fat man rolled through the church doors as every parishioner turned around to see him.

"Oh my, it's Santa Claus!" gasped Charlene.

"Or Kris Kringle! We're at 34th Street, remember?"

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Word count according to WordCalc: 98

To find out more about the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street please visit Wikipedia's page. Yes, I was inspired by this film.

In case you are wonder who Denny and Charlene are, they are in an earlier Centus. Please click here. I am learning from Tina to make some of my texts connect as part of a larger whole. But I don't know how far I can take this. My next Centus may include totally different characters-

Best wishes,
Anna

First Commenter:
Viki of Viki's Place

To visit other Saturday Centus-posts please go to this
site.

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I know we're not supposed to have illustrations, but I have scrolled down so far, this won't count will it?

Sunday, 19 December 2010

'Denny in Decorating' - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 33

Jenny Matlock

This is Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:
Welcome to week thirty-three of Saturday Centus.

STOP! If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read.
Thanks!
Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...
This is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please!
You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like.
Please display link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog.
I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky.
Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read.
Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
This week the prompt is: "What was he thinking? OMG! Elves are soooo 2009..."
Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.

This is my SC-text:


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"Oh Charlene, have you heard about the new guy in decorating?" said Daisy. They had 30 minutes to eat in the canteen.

"Yeah. Denny's from Waynesboro. Not far from my folks."

"The boss seems to like Denny's work. He got to do the window on the back side of the block."

"Did Denny do the window with all the elves and the green dresses?" inquired Charlene amazed and envious.

"Yep! That's the one!" exclaimed Daisy gleefully.

Charlene gasped,
"What was he thinking? OMG! Elves are soooo 2009..."

Their time was up. The two woman put their used trays in the dishwashing rack and left to return to work.
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Wordcount according to WordCalc: 99

Best wishes,
Anna

First Commenter:
Ann of
Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap



Second Commenter:
Teresa of
Blogged Again



Third Commenter:

June Freaking Cleaver

of

The Ratio of Failures




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Thursday, 16 December 2010

L is for L-Cat-Land - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday-Round 2 - L


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On my pillow, I laid my head,
Closing eyes and playing dead,

I left a world of woe and worries,
Floating up in a cloud of flurries,

I came to the land of Lion, Leopard and Lynx,
All, lovely L-cats, don't you think?

It's a magical Land of huge but friendly felines,
That purr like kittens, these Lynxes, Leopards and Lions.

Dear Mrs. Jenny, is it alright to Link now?
My sweet L-cats will show me how.
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Best wishes,
Anna

Picture source Wikipedia: Lions
Picture source Wikipedia: Leopards
Picture source Wikipedia: Lynx


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V is for Veggies! Mrs Denise Nebitt's ABC-Wednesday - Round 7 - V



V is for Veggies! (But Elisabet is not too fond of carrots here.)



V is for Veggies (That's the title)


V is for Veggies, Vitality and Vim,
Vibrance and Vigour, be ready to swim!

V is a Very straightforward sign,
Two fingers, each saying: 'Victory is mine!'

V is for Vitamins and Veterinary
(Something which Sara Cat finds rather scary.)

V can be Vehemently Verbose.
'To the Validictorian, a Very fine toast!'

V can also be Vindictive and Vile,
Vilainous and Vexed, but only a while.

V is for Violins and Violas with Vibrato,
Making us red as a Vibrant tomato.

Eat your Vegetables! Do as I say!
Vitamins are Vital each and every day!


(Purrs from Sara Cat)


Best wishes,
Anna

First Commenter:
helenmac of
Day by Day in Fabius



I am linking up with Mrs Denise Nebitt's ABC-Wednesday-Round 7- V. To read more posts about the letter V, please go to this site here or click on the image below:



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xxx


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My shop parltradet has curated these Etsy treasuries: