"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Good news - I think Disco deserves his own blog day!  He really appreciated all the kind comments. 

Now this is one of my most favorite songs - whether it be Christmas or any other time of year.  And when she sings it and you watch it - if you aren't moved - then I don't know what will move you! 


Merry Christmas To My Female Friends

If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do
I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you
And deliver some things just inside your front door
Things you have lost, but treasured before.

I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor,
And to go along with it, a neat tiny figure.
Then restore the old color that once graced your hair
Before rinses and bleaches took residence there.

I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted
So things now suspended need not be uplifted.
I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back
Till you'd be a dream in those tight fitting slacks.

I'd remove all your wrinkles and leave only one chin
So you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin.
You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells,
And you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.

No sore aching feet and no corns on your toes,
No searching for spectacles when they're right on your nose.
Not a shot would you take in your arm, hip or fanny,
From a doctor who thinks you're a nervous old granny.

You'd never have a headache, so no pills would you take.
And no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache.
Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid,
You'd be a cute little chick with the romance of a cupid.

I'd give a lift to your heart when those wolves start to whistle,
And the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle.
But alas! I'm not Santa. I'm simply just me,
The matronest of matrons you ever did see.

I wish I could tell you all the symptoms I've got,
But I'm due at my doctor's for an estrogen shot.
Even though we've grown older, this wish is sincere,
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.



“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Dr. Suess



Do any of you know how to copy a photo from a power point presentation so I can put it on the blog - I have some great photos to whow you.


Retired English Teacher said...

Thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

Haha! Terrific!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How Great Thou Art is one of my all time favorites and it's good to see that even the younger generation as I call them, still wants to sing it and does! Sorry I'm no help on Power Point photos. Never tried that one before. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Ricardo Miñana said...

Hola, muy bonitas las imágenes, gracias por compartir,
tienes un interesante espacio un placer.
si te gusta la poesía, la palabra inaudita te invito a mis blogs.
felices fiestas.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Three comments. I love "How Great THou Art," too. I think that Grinch quote is perfect, and if Disco sent us that poem, then I nominate him to be Santa Claus!!!



That corgi :) said...

I can't wait to sing How Great You Art to God in person! Love that song!

LOL with the Christmas poem; I would take back my neat tiny figure if offered (I was never tiny, but at least skinnier :)

I don't know how to help with the power point; sorry about that :(

hope somebody will be able to help you though!


Butterbean Row said...

You sure know how to make a fancy and fun blog. Sorry I don't know how to help with the Point Point picture transfer.

All the best,


Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, We are enjoying the beach in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. I will think of you today at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon on 12/12/12/.... Unbelievable.


Wanda's Wings said...

Love the song. It reminds us of how little some things really are.

renae said...

Chatty! yay! Disco will be a reoccurring feature? yay!

ok that poem was written just about me, right? i was in tears about how similar it felt. thanks, a bunch, thanks. (snarky,yes,snarky. i don't like being reminded LOL)

i have to make sure Mary sees that one. she is so busy with her school job she barely has time to breath, let alone blog.

(hug) and see answers to email this evening. i have to study my silly camera today. and ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR NICE WORDS - ALWAYS!

Elizabeth said...

Love the song and enjoyed the poem very much!
Sorry I can't help with the power point question.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love that song. I'm with you - if it doesn't move you, then what will? ;-)

Ruth Kelly said...

If you had a Mac it would be easy but I never could do it on a pc when I was working. "How Great Thou Art" was the song my mother picked for her funeral. It tugs at my heart.

The poem was amazing and fun. Even with my parts that need a little lift and an old body, my cruise brought back my youthful personality for a week.

Sandra said...

glad Disco was a hit... so happy he will be back. like the blinking reindeer.

andy said...

Love the pictures ! What a great song

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the women's gifts. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

If you right click on the photo, can you do save as? That might work.

We love the Grinch.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I totally agree Sandie,
Disco..should have his own blog day.! ): He really looks a nice natured dog.
A super post.
Christmas is nigh upon us
You cannot believe this.. I have been trying to find someone who will help me with pps to upload to blogs.. i really want to do this..
I am going to give it a try..the way i think it might work.. if it does i will tell you. If anyone tells you..please let me know.
happy wed.
val xx

Ms. A said...

If you know how to take screenshots, just take shots of the photos and post them. If you have a Mac, I can tell you how. If you have a PC, I don't have a clue.

Gloria Hood said...

One of the very best songs ever!

barbara l. hale said...

Tell Disco that Olive the pug and I think he is very handsome.

Rose said...

Love this! Yes, take my wrinkles away!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the Christmas poem:@)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

"How Great THou Art," I like the song when
Susan Boyle sings it .

Now this lady can sing Susan.
Have you ever heard her sing?

She is a natural singer it comes from her soul alright.God given out of a women who is everyone thought was a Special needs if that mattered if she was. I got her C.D I Dreamed A Dream

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's a beautiful song. I haven't heard it in a long time. I put it in my favorites on youtube! xoxo

Ginny said...

My fav here today is the Grinch statement, don't know why, it just IS!!

Linda O'Connell said...

love-love-love this poem!

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. Loving this series of posts. Loved the video and that poem about gifts to your female friends as brilliant. Never seen it before. You're doing a good job here!!

Susan said...

Oh man, Sandie. That video really did touch my heart. Holy mackerel. It was awesome. Carrie Underwood definitely has a powerful voice and I've always loved Vince Gil.

The rest of the post is great, too. Thanks! Susan

Ann said...

no idea on the power point pictures but I do wish you were Santa because I would gladly accept all those gifts...lol

Grandma Bonnie said...

That is one of my favorite songs. Hope you are having a great day.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that is a great song by Carrie Underwood. bring tears to my eyes each time i listen. no help with Power Point ... i wish i could help ya. good luck. i think i need more classes in the computer dept. i enjoy learning ... working those mind muscles. i love the Grinch. i agree with you there Disco should have a whole post just for doggie news or tails. that would be so fun!! ( :

jack69 said...

Great entry. 'How Great Thou Art', is one of the best, some folk can BELT it out from the heart!!!!

Love the Grinch thoughts.

I have heard something about Zipping it (don't know how) then you would have individual shots, all that is hear say. BUT I do know what your are talking about. Some great power points out there.

My Journey With Candida said...

Of course Disco needs his own blog day... why not?

I too like that song...

DD said...

Very moving and beautiful.

SweetMarie said...

such a great post! We love the grinch!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I would sure love to have back my tiny figure and vigor!

Dolores said...

I love "How Great Thou Art".....an all time favorite.

Your dog looks fantastic with the ornaments hanging from his mouth....

You always make me smile...thank you!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Wednesday to you!

Jackie said...

To save a photo from Powerpoint do the following:
(1)Open the Powerpoint page that contains the photo you want to save.
(2) Right click on the photo and choose "Save As Picture" (not copy) That won't work.
You will get a little window that pops up asking you where you want to save it, etc.
Before you save, however, do the following:
(3)Give the photo a name (there will be a "file name" area to type in the name you want to give it.) Decide where you want to save it (look on the left side of the little window that is open and you will see choice...(desktop is always a handy place to initially save something.)
(4) Make sure that before you click "Save" that you look at the dropdown menu below the photo and save it as a jpeg (that ia a dropdown menu that says "save as type") Choosing jpeg is a format that is applicable to most all forums (Facebook, Blogs, etc.)
(5) Click Save
Your photo should be where you saved it.
I hope this helps.

Dar said...

How Great Thou Art, oh my heart. We used to sing this with my Dad. He loved it so much that it was sung at his funeral and my sister Lana's. This was one of the first hymns I truly fell in love with. It will be sung at mine someday, with our mighty Lord's presence.
Disco is adorable...love his decor.
Good for the Grinch for finding the truth of the Reason for the Season.
Blessings Sandie. I tried all day to get on here but my computer is on it's last leg...I have some saving to do.

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Sandie, Thanks for coming by my blog to visit and for leaving a comment...=). About the snowmen...Mom suscribed to a craft magazine. I'm thinking it was 'Crafts n Things' but I could be wrong. They were cut out of thin plywood and were very easy to make. A friend mitered a 'slot' in the base for them to stick into and standup in. They also used to have sticks from outside for arms...we drilled small holes in the sides for the sticks. Maybe the hats were cut off baby socks. I hope that helps... you could make it without the pattern. You could make them stand by pressing the wood into clay and letting the clay dry perhaps. btw...I enjoyed your poem and loved the flashing Christmas lights. =)

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely song - thank you so much for sharing. Nice post as usual, and I think it was a great idea to let Disco have one post/week. Have a lovely day my friend.
Big hugs x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. love Disco - he does look so festive. The song is wonderful isn't it ..

No idea about the Power Point photos - I'm pretty hopeless with photos - something I need to sort out in 2013 .. Cheers Hilary

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love this version- Carrie has such a beautiful voice.

Michaele said...

I love your blog energy!

Daisy said...

That is one of my favorite songs too, and what a beautiful rendition! Loved the poem! Made me smile. :)

Dee said...

I would love to have the tiny figure back LOL...My favorite part of Christmas is all the wonderful music....God truly is Great.!!!