General Discussion, Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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  1. TOG&C says:

    A Joyous Christmas to everyone! πŸ™‚
    For the Christmas Day thread I posted L’Innocence by Bouguereau. For this thread I found perhaps a more realistic and yet a most loving painting by an un-named artist.

    I also wanted to post my favorite Christmas cake with just the baby Jesus, and also the lambs representing the sacrificial nature of His coming to Earth. It is simply made with a few tips found in the most basic decorating kit, and table sugar for the star.

    I wish all the best for all my Stellar friends. May God keep all of us in the palm of His hand, and may the Holy Spirit always guide us closer to God.

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  2. Lucille says:

    “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” – Sung by The Bach Choir (from London)

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    A lovely arrangement of “Away in a Manger”…..the humming-only sections are haunting and deeply moving:

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    ONE LAST TRY!

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ NC Nana! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Beautiful)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Christmas Donuts

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  6. lovely says:

    Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. __
    Adolphe Adam

    Merry Christmas you beautiful souls β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ.

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  7. lovely says:

    Remember my lovely vintage dress, remember I told my family it’s going to be a fancy Christmas this year?

    Well…. best laid plans…. and all, I have an ugly slimy cold, my eyes are lovey pink (not pinkeye just blood shot) inside my head sounds like the little drummer boy is stuck on pum pum pum…

    So I am wearing flannel pj pants and a toasty sweater.

    😏

    Harrumph

    Oh and it snowed last night, still snowing now.

    I’m not really grumpy about any of it just amused. Have beautiful Christmas folks.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Good morning and Merry Christmas all!

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  9. czarina33 says:

    And to everyone, I send this greeting card we received

    https://i.imgur.com/Qv3v4a1_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

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  10. czarina33 says:

    Feetival of the Bonfires ended last night with lighting of bonfires to guide Papa Noel along the river to the homes of the Cajun locals, up river in Lutcher, Grammercy, etc. We attended several times years ago. The highlight of last night we saw on TV was a giant pelican, but I cannot find a pic of it. This is a pic of the traditional pyramids individuals and groups build

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  11. JTR says:

    I hope you all have as wonderful a Christmas as I! We’re a lucky little family, and we thank God for it. Peace and love to you all.

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  12. litenmaus says:

    Dear Diary, day 222: I am considering setting up a ‘go-find me’ account. Kitchen utensils still missing. I guarantee that there will be lumps in the turkey gravy, egads. Today I gifted away the family sandbakkel tins but not the family recipe, nope, it’s packed….with the kitchen utensils. My kingdom for a whisk.

    This morning it is 20 degrees, a cold front is moving down from Canada and there is no snow forecast for the immediate future. My furnace is working, my slippers are warm, the tree is lit and Squeaks is curled up on the kitchen counter. It looks to be another beautiful day.

    Merry Christmas Stella. Merry Christmas all.

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    We’re doing our Christmas here for our GGS on Thursday as he’s having today with his family today. Remember that bag of anthracite coal I bought a few weeks back? Well he’s geeing a lump in his stocking just so he can tell his grandkids that actually does happen.
    For those of you who weren’t all that good this year Bennie Grunch gots dis fuh ya too:

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  14. rheavolans says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    I hope today was wonderful for everyone!

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  17. Lucille says:

    As I’m sitting here at my computer reading all the comments, my phone rang. The name popping up on the register was unfamiliar. But I answered it anyway knowing somehow that it was for the family who previously had my phone number (since I’ve received dozens of calls for them since April, 2016) and likely was a call with Christmas greetings. Sure enough, that was the case and I could hear music and “family” noises in the background. He called back two more times, not believing my protestations apparently.

    It’s just downright sad that folks don’t let family or friends know when they’ve either moved residence or went to cell-phone-only communication. This particular family just may NOT want to be found.

    Earlier this year, when I was ill in bed, I received a call from the local police department wanting to speak to a female in that family. I told the desk sergeant that the number was mine now and he’d have to find a new number. Well, he called back, making me get out of bed again. Once again I explained the situation. He called a third time, perhaps thinking I really was the female he sought and was lying about it. Sorry to say that I yelled at him, telling him if he ever called my number again I don’t know what I’d do…LOL! He apologized profusely, but several days later the police department called again anyway. LIFE!

    AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS NIGHT TO YOU ALL!

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  18. TOG&C says:

    Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

    Like

  19. tessa50 says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Hope your day was wonderful!

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