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Five things I got for Christmas that I wasn’t expecting:

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1.  A great new cadre of friends who meet each Wednesday at 12:12 pm in a different Savannah Historic District square … to express gratitude!

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2.  A new puppy!  Okay, maybe “technically” grandsons Daniel and Gabriel got Spyro (named after the Skylanders game character) for THEIR Christmas present.  But after keeping him for three days (of five) while D and G and their parents have flown to Miami to frolic in the sun …

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… I am FULLY CONVINCED that Spyro loves me best.  Seriously!  And, really, the boys are so young, they’ll get over the heartbreak pretty soon, don’t you think?

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Spyro and I worked on our official portrait for a little while yesterday afternoon.  We have narrowed it down to four:

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Donald Neal Saye and Spyro Neal Bosch

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What do you think?

3.  A lot of Fake Snow

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(I’m not sure why I look SO crazed in that pic.  Like I’m on a fake snow high or something.)

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(This obsession with “snow” got started when friends Donnie and Kinzie …

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… Christmas-ing way up in Yankeeland Urbana, IL, had the nerve to say there really IS such a thing as snow, which is frozen and white and falls from the sky to make Christmases White.  Well, D and K, not in Savannah, it don’t!)

4.  Yet another new cadre of friends who meet each Friday evening in my new Washington Square neighborhood/ward.

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I’ll take more pics soon and share.  The gathering is called “Fancy Friday” because there used to be a fancy-ish dress code.

5.  Joy for no reason.  Other than it’s the holidays and a time to BE HAPPY.  BE.  BE  BE.

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Five things I didn’t get for Christmas that I was either expecting or wanting to receive:

1.  Some sort of an apology or reconciling statement from Duck Dynasty and patriarch Phil Robertson after his hateful and divisive diatribe about gays and blacks.  Instead, A & E reinstates him, while Walmart, with Paula Deen wares no longer available, continues to hawk a prejudiced ranter’s trade in a season of love, all in the name of free speech.  (Of course, we all know this is about the dollar, not equality or acceptance or love.)

2.  Speaking of the dollar, that big ole more-than-half-a-billion-dollar lottery winning recently.  If I had won … Is A & E for sale?

3.  Real snow.  (IF there is such a thing.)

4.  Liposuction.

5.  Everything on My Grown-Up Christmas List:

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So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list

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May all our Holidays and Everydays be Filled with Healthy Joy!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 12/13/13

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It’s Lucky Friday the 13th, and here are Five Reasons I’m a Happy, Lucky Man.

1.  Root vegetables (at Forsyth Farmers’ Market here in downtown Savannah).

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2.  Playing in yellow ginkgo (I think) leaves near my historic district apartment.

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(Does ANYBODY else do this kind of thing?  PLEASE say “yes.”)

(Series pics taken with the iPhone’s Burst method.)

3.  Frosty the Snowman.  This one sings, dances, and takes off his hat.  (I will too for money.)

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4.  Yet another admonition to exercise.

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5.  On Wednesday at 12:12 (how cool is that?) attending my first Gratitude in the Squares gathering.  Each week a group of exuberant folks meet in a different Savannah Square to take a few minutes to slow down and express a bit of thankfulness.  Listen to leader (and new friend) Joanne Morton:  “I love Savannah’s squares and I’ve always wanted to do something in them.  I also believe that gratitude is magic!  I thought, ‘what kind of magic could happen if we took a few minutes each week in a different square to share gratitude with each other?'”

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I will definitely keep going back each week.

Read more about Gratitude in the Squares here.

Read more about Joanne’s work here.

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Enjoy all the ways Good Fortune will be on your side this day and this weekend!

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Happy 2013 Halloween — Picture Post One/Parade!

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So I started off Halloween 2013 at my grandsons’ Costume Parade at Savannah Country Day School.  Daniel and Gabriel both dressed as Iron Man (Men?), so I’ll begin with them.

Daniel:

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And D in the parade:

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Gabriel:

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Just look at some of these kids’ costumes!

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Wait, Duck Dynasty?

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Such Fun!

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