My Weight Loss Adventure Week 9: NOOM

It was just before Christmas when I last wrote about my weight.  A lot has happened since then.  First Christmas happened.  Christmas was a lovely day spent with my housemate.  Knowing and understanding the need to social distance my family did not gather for our yearly holiday celebration.  At one level that really bothered me.  I missed the craziness of having a house filled with people.  I missed the unwrapping of family gifts and sharing …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Seven: Christmas

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields and keeping watch over their flocks by night, when lo an angel of The Lord came upon them and the glory of The Lord shown round about them and they were sore afraid, but the angel said unto to them “Fear Not!  For behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be for all people.  For unto you is born

The Origins Of The Christmas Ornament

(PCM) It is the time of year where we are ready to deck the halls and begin trimming our Christmas trees. For many families this is time for togetherness and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the impending holiday season. The tradition of the Christmas tree as we know it today began here in America in the early 1700’s, however the Christmas tree itself dates back to 15th and 16th century Germany.  Evergreens were …

The Feast Day of Saint Joseph March 19

Not very much is known of Saint Joseph or Joseph of Nazareth.  All of the information we have is found in the Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew.

The Gospel of Matthew tells us in the lineage of Jesus that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob.  It is believed Joseph was born somewhere around 90 BC in the town of Bethlehem.  Since Joseph was of the lineage of David it is not much of …

‘Spies in Disguise’ Directors Say: ‘Will Smith Was Lightning in a Bottle’

An endearing animated spy movie is the perfect Christmas treat.

Especially Spies in Disguise, a family-friendly comedy with a stellar cast led by Will Smith as super-spy Lance Sterling, a debonair operative who prefers to work alone.

Scientist Walter Beckett (Spider-man’s Tom Holland) is Walter’s exact opposite, a guy who lacks in social skills, but makes up for it in smarts and invention, creating many awesome gadgets that Lance uses on his …

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes
And… The American Christmas Tree
Christmas Trees In America
(PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia And… Who Is Santa Claus?

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia
And… Who Is Santa Claus?Who Is Santa Claus?
(PCM) Greek native, Nicholas, born a few hundred years after Jesus Christ, had prior to that led a very righteous life, helping many people, particularly by providing children with gold coins. Raised as a devout Christian, Nicholas took all of his wealth and, following the words of God, gave it to the poor and needy. It is known …

The Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein

by Shel Silverstein

Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree.

What’s that now—footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who’s this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard— And a big sack for robbin’ the house?

I’m barkin’, I’m growlin’, I’m bitin’ his butt.
He howls and jumps back

Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?

(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?
It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s).

Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of the party, as a subtle ‘good night’ to their guests. It was written as a “wolf” and “mouse” duet in …

The Comeback And History Of Christmas Kissing Balls

(PCM) Not to be confused with hanging a mistletoe, Christmas Kissing Balls are medium to large size bunches of evergreens, holly and herbs placed in a spherical shape and hung in the doorways of a home. Some people may add pieces of mistletoe to them as well, as a more recognizable symbol to urge those that pass under to sneak in a kiss.

The history of Christmas Kissing Balls dates back to the time of …

Toy Makers Want Krampus To Scare You

(PCM) In American folklore if a child is bad, he or she might get a bag of coal on Christmas morning. Let’s be honest every child isn’t on their best behavior around the holiday season. In a time when parents must get Sorry Santa letters, because they were not able to get their hands on a Hatchimal Egg. The Hatchimal Egg is the hottest toy of the season on children’s Christmas lists. Some parents are …

The Christmas Classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Almost Didn’t Happen!

(PCM) Back in 1943, author Philip Van Doren Stern was unable to find a publisher for his short story “The Greatest Gift” and was about to give up hope of ever getting his work out to readers. In a last ditch effort he ended up printing 200 copies of the story and gave them out as Christmas presents to his family, friends and colleagues.

As luck would have it, Van Doren Stern’s short story would …