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Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

New Year’s Eve 2021

Posted by terrepruitt on December 31, 2021

Today’s Friday Photo is a painting I did in August when I was able to join a Zoom Paint Nite.  So fun.  And I like it.  I’ve done two others that I don’t like as much.  Well, one, not at all!

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Christmas In July

Posted by terrepruitt on December 29, 2021


I’ve heard it said that some people believe that Jesus was actually born in July. I have also hear of “Christmas in July” which I always thought was a marketing ploy. I have not looked up either idea, but at the beginning of the week I was taking a class and the instructor mentioned how winter is the time when our bodies need to slow down and relax. And it dawned on me how absurd it is that we have two major Holidays so close together and in winter. I wish the United States celebrated Thanksgiving in October as our neighbors do. And now I am wishing we had Christmas in July.

A busy, pressured filled Holiday in the middle of summer seems much more logical. The days are long, energy is up it seems right. People could gather outside for cookouts and there could be more gatherings because we wouldn’t be restricted to weekends.  In summer people are willing to do things after work because it is still light and warm. It would also be easier on the people who have a lot of people to buy for because there would be “more time” because it is easier to drive without the threat of bad weather and the days are longer. The more I think about it the more it just makes sense.

Then December could be for what it is actually for . . . it could be a time of rest and “hibernation” we could go into the new year fortified and refreshed.

🙂 I was just kinda thinking it made sense.  Just a thought. What do you think?

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Merry Christmas – 2021 Version

Posted by terrepruitt on December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas. It is Christmas Eve, but I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are safe and able to enjoy Christmas. Since Christmas is on Saturday hopefully you are starting your celebrating tonight and it will continue through Sunday.

Here is some more Lenox for today’s Friday Photo.

Merry Christmas!


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Merry Metal Christmas Tree

Posted by terrepruitt on December 22, 2021

I have been wanting a metal tree to hang Christmas ornaments on for years. But we have a lot of Christmas stuff and we really try not to add to it, plus the tree itself was rather expensive, but I kept wanting one. I kept my eye on it and every year the price went up. Then I happened upon one that was half the price of the original one I have been coveting. I think it might not be as sturdy, but it has a lot more “branches” and places to hang ornaments. So this was one of my Christmas presents this year.

I thought hanging ornaments on it would be easy, but it is not. I realized that it is good to hang the ornaments that are 360 kind of ornaments. Because the tree is so visible from every side it is nice to have ornaments that look pretty from all sides. I was also a bit cautious because this is the first time we have had it and I didn’t how sturdy it would be and I didn’t know how the cats would react. I don’t think they have even looked at it. It is pretty good they pay it not attention since I move one of their scratching things and put the tree there.  They just go to the new spot to scratch.

I also had no idea how to hang the lights. I strung them from “branch” to branch where I think it would be cool to wrap them around each branch. I am not sure. I like it, but it took some getting used to.  I hope to get better at it each year.

I like the extra added sparkle in the house.

I had taken videos as I was decorating to document what went where in case I did it the same next year. This is the last one starting about 1/3 of the way down.

As you may have seen in my last post I do have other metal ornament trees, but this one is much larger.  Do any of you have a metal tree? 

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Lenox Table Top Ornament Tree

Posted by terrepruitt on December 20, 2021

I am doing a search but I am not finding my little ornament tree having been posted. I cannot believe it. Years ago John’s sister gifted us an ornament from Lenox and it started me on my collection of ornaments from them. For many years I was getting their annual snow flake but the quality kept going down so I stopped that. I have so many and I think they are so pretty they have their own little tree that sits on a table where it is fairly safe. Safe from me or anyone knocking it over.

You may see a theme or you probably know me well enough, I love the sparkles. I was sitting at the table this morning and I took a few pictures and now sitting here at my computer trying to write a post I thought I might as well share.

Which one is YOUR favorite?

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Christmas Tree Almost Done

Posted by terrepruitt on December 15, 2021

How is your Christmas Season / End of the Year going? I am very late decorating this year and also doing less, but it is still so time consuming. I hope you are able to keep your time as stress free as possible. Here is is with some ornaments. Not quite done, but . . . I will have a picture of that later I am sure. 🙂 Plus some of our new tree.


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Striking Cancer With Thunder – Thunderstruck

Posted by terrepruitt on December 8, 2021

I was recently taking a class and the instructor said that AC/DC’s Thunderstruck helps chemotherapy be more effective. I thought about stopping the class (video) to see if I heard correctly, but I was in the middle of it and I didn’t want to interrupt it/myself so I decided to just look it up after class. I was hoping I remembered. Well, I did. That was such an odd claim to me, I wanted to see what it was about. What I found was that there is a specific drug that was found to be assisted by AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.

Are you familiar with the song?

In 2016 scientists at the University of South Australia found that vibration was the key to best getting the drug to where it needed to go. They have another method but it was not as efficient as rock music vibration. As you can imagine there is a lot of music but out of their samplings AC/DC’s Thunderstruck did the job the best.

Since I don’t really understand the details enough to write clearly about them and to be accurate and coherent I would just have to copy the articles I read I am just going to list them, in case you want more details. Surprisingly – to me – there aren’t that many or, more accurately, I couldn’t find that many related to the subject. I figured that once scientists knew the specific vibration they needed then they would have designed something to do it, but I didn’t find much about vibrations and chemotherapy so I am not sure that it has taken off.

Still interesting, though.

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” Helps Increase Efficiency Of Delivering Chemotherapy-Related Drug

AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ Used in Cancer Treatment

When Researchers Found That AC/DC’s Music Helps In Cancer Treatment

Scientists Use AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ To Speed Up Cancer Drug Delivery

Listening To AC/DC Can Help You Fight Cancer, Study Says – But Not For The Reason You’re Thinking

I believe that vibrations can be good for us . . . I can cite cats’ purring as an example, I just didn’t know that vibrations could help medicine be more effective.  What do you think?

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Calendars Update

Posted by terrepruitt on December 4, 2021

Two calendars update. The cute Advent calendar and the Colorful Daily Tracker.  This picture of the daily log is better than the scan I posted a couple of days ago.  Here you can see all the colors!

How is it going for you?


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Fun Thing This Season

Posted by terrepruitt on December 1, 2021

I am one of those people that opens gifts right away. If you send me a gift, I am going to open it. In person, though, I am shy about opening it unless you ask me to open it. If I am asked NOT to open it, of course, I will wait, but without instructions I am digging in. I think my friend sent me an advent calendar to help me exercise patience and control. It is cute and I am excited.

Funny, it is like advent is in the air. I had thought to send them out this year to everyone. I couldn’t find ones with the idea I had in mind for everyone so I only sent a few and . . . I got one. So fun. I also have an idea to do one with my husband next year, but we will see if that actually happens.

Do you/your family have advent calendars?

Happy December!

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Daily Coloring

Posted by terrepruitt on November 30, 2021

It has been almost an entire year! I started with the idea to “move” at least 30 minutes a day and I was using a specific color for a specific movement, but then that first month became primarily just one color. So I decided to just use any color for any movement. Since I had received a set of gel pens for Christmas I was excited to use them. And I decided to use one type per month, I used each type twice. April and September are the fluorescent pens. March and July are the pastels. In November I used two types the fluorescent and pastels. Also . . . as you can see I went from coloring in the entire space to making designs or patterns. That helped speed up the process.

The pictures does not do the color of the pens justice.  Some of the yellows, oranges, and greens are not showing, but basically every day is filled in. I have done some intentional type of movement at least 30 minutes every day. It is not always 30 minutes of the same thing, but it is at least 20 minutes of spinning and then a variety of yoga, stretching, and strength training. I did not count the time I teach because teaching is a little different than DOING in some cases.

One month to go!


I know there are so many variations of daily tracking calendars out there.  Did you do one?


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