Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas - 1960 EV Melotte

The house is a-bustle with holiday doings,
With baking and trimming and wrapping of toys,
Buying and trying and signing of Christmas cards,
Carols and laughter and secrets and noise.

The children are busily being mysterious,
They've bolted their doors and are late for their meals,
Soon they will appear bearing queerly shaped packages
Bristling with Scotch tape and hundreds of seals.

We think that our kitten, in sniffing the presents,
Got too big a whiff of her new catnip mouse,
For she's knocked down the little tree, climbed up the big tree,
And eaten the roof off the gingerbread house.

Our youngest is trudging upstairs with a ruler
To find Daddy's biggest and stretchiest socks.
Out little chihuahua is wild with excitement
And keeps falling into the ornament box.

So steady the ladder and hand me that angel,
Hi-ho the holly and mistletoe, too!
All of is here in our family are wishing
The merriest possible Christmas to you!

---EV Melotte


STORM coming.

Looking like about 5 inches Saturday afternoon and night, a break during SunDAY and a possibility of another round Sunday night . . . .then the Siberian Express hits us.  The air we will breath starting Tuesday originated from Siberia and highs will be in the 4s and lows in the -10s.

The we might get clobbered again NEXT weekend with a more powerful storm which we will need to pay attention too!


Feed the birds, they are used to it and need food first thing in the morning to get warm.

I took this image of a female Downy Woodpecker yesterday. They use their stiff tail as a tripod for pounding on hollow logs and so forth.  The male has a red dot on his head.


This sport is coming to Columbus. Perhaps not as extreme (I don't know)as seen here for Feburary 11 at Firemans park.  It will be the 7th stop for the America Skijoring Racer Competition.  This clip is from last years race which is the weekend after Columbus.


I've been compiling a list of senior discounts for restaurants

Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culvers 10% over 60 
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

If you know of any others contact me.