Monday, December 11, 2017

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy.

Turns out, I have been using the wrong facial soap for YEARS!  The pharmacy/grocery store brand I started using, Neutrogena far exceeds the cleanliness of the  department store brand, which will not remain nameless (Clinique).  I've used the same facial soap forever it seems.  I always had to clean my face with toner after cleansing because there was so much dirt and makeup left on my skin.  I
recently switched to Neutrogena, and it removes virtually ALL of the dirt and makeup, including what the other soap was leaving behind.  My skin feels so clean now.  What took me so long to switch?  I'm glad I did!

New topic, because this is a random post:  My school is not releasing for the winter break until December 22nd.  You read that correctly!  I will have two whole days before Christmas to do all the things that normally take me about a week.  Augh!!!!!  I would rather have a few extra days on the front end of Christmas than all the days we get after Christmas.  They were dead set that we were going to finish the semester before Christmas.  We never did that when I was in school.  It's not as if students are going to forget everything they learned so that they can't pass semester exams after a two week break.  Rant over.

So... what is your favorite Christmas tradition?  I like to look at lights.  My kids outgrew that a while back until last year that my daughter asked if she and I could go, so we did.  Growing up in the late 60's and early 70's, one of my favorite things to do was to go Christmas Caroling.  Do people even do that anymore?  What tradition do you and your family have?

And I will leave you with a smile:

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  1. Good morning, Forgetfulone!

    I was born 1961. In fact, I have one of those pesky things called a birthday coming up this week but we won't dwell on that. Anywho, I grew up in the same era as you and I fondly remember going caroling with my Girl Scout Troop or Sunday School class. I haven't seen carolers in the traditional sense (going through the neighborhood) in years. A couple of weeks ago while in Dillsboro North Carolina for their annual luminaries there were three little they were real angels or at least angels for the town's live nativity scene, walking around and they stopped once for a small group of people to sing "Away in the Manger". It was priceless. I managed to capture a small portion of it on my phone. Shoot, I wish I had thought to share that today but being I'm not creating posts this month then than that's why. Oh bother! When our kids were small, we would sit in the living room to sing Christmas carols which was always fun and of course, we always took them around town to see the lights. Heck, DH & I still keep this tradition and you can't really stop me from singing so I'm always singing something. The singing cats vid is great. In fact, I found this one and plan to share in my Friday Sillies edition this week.

    That's a shame you won't be able to take your Christmas break like usual. You know someone doesn't have all their marbles when they he/she or both decided to change the school calendar. No doubt they do not cook or shop or do anything fun. Sounds like the Scrooge or the Grinch at work again if you ask me. :) Hopefully, you'll be able to pull it altogether despite this set back and still have jolly good time!

    I'm outta here for now. Stop in to listen to some Christmas mewsic!

  2. That cats video is super cute. I like to look at Christmas lights. In fact, I'm going on a 2-hour trip on Saturday to see a very large display of lights with my husband and other family members. Hope you have a great Christmas!

  3. Somehow we always had our mid-term exams before Christmas break, and i do remember going to school up until the day before Christmas Eve. That's why i was so happy in college when it all ended earlier and i got a longer break.

    One of our traditions is a pilgrimage of churches, going from one to another singing Christmas songs and listening to their choirs, that was this last weekend. Next weekend our neighborhood sponsors a luminaria lighting, and we all go around the neighborhood looking at each other lights, sharing cookies and cocoa. It's a lot of fun.

    Hope the rest of school goes well for you and you get it all done!


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