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Birthday Bloom for Christmas

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***** The amaryllis has bloomed but I won't be around to enjoy it as we are heading to Minnesota in the morning. I will be posting on my blog "the Blue Glass" if you want to catch up. ***** Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. ****

TSYS Christmas Tree

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***** The tree is up and the packages are in place at the TSYS Campus. *****

Decorations to Go

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***** Wheelchair bound at the local Walgreen's with a Poinsettia wreath. *****

Looking for Christmas in All the Wrong Places

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***** As I rule, I don't get SICK and when I do I don't like it (but who does?). Unfortunately, this year the odds are not in my favor. I dodged the dreaded hacking cough and congestion that appears to have taken over my office (and my husband), but I did catch  a cold. Recovered from that, I now find that I have a herpes zoster virus...yup shingles. Seriously??? My outbreak is mild, but it is near my eye which can be serious. Antibiotics are on board and I am home from work. ***** A few years ago, I was in Minnesota for Christmas and my 90 year old grandmother had an outbreak. Up till then, I never thought about (or was even aware of) shingles. Her outbreak was much more serious, but it still causes her trouble to this day. ***** So, de-stress, stay healthy and pay attention to any weird rashes you might discover. *****

Around the Neighborhood

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***** On the way home from the store last night I spotted this nicely decorated home. After dinner, I went back to get a shot.  *****

Holiday Tea Towels at Wally World

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***** I have been avoiding the grocery store like the plague, but I could not hold off any longer. But I only got enough for dinner tonight. Bread, milk, salad fixings, and a frozen lasagna. I know, I know, but I work full time and this ramp up to Christmas and New Years is really draining for some reason this year. Anyway, these cute little tea towels put a smile on my face as I passed through the produce department. At first I thought they were stockings and I thought, "what a strange place to hang Christmas stockings", but then I realized they were towels. Strange place to hang towels too, I reckon. *****

Cube Decorating Contest

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Theme - A Redneck Christmas ***** We  had a cube decorating contest last Friday at work. This cube was the second place winner. ***** ***** We have a jug of Triple X Moonshine and the Red Solo Cups with stems. An homage to Toby Keith and his hit "Red Solo Cup".  *****  ***** We have our deer antler gun rack with rifle. ***** ***** We have our artificial tree with cigarette pack and dip can ornaments. ***** ***** And last, but not least, we have pink flamingos, a turkey decoy, and a toilet seat wreath with a camouflage bow. And take note of the toilet paper 'garland'.  ***** ***** If your are not sure what a 'redneck' is, I suggest reading the wikipedia definition. *****

Reindeer Tracks Spotted on 1st Avenue

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***** The annual Reindeer Run is a 1 mile fun run for adults and children. Money raised supports the Children's Miracle Network. They even had snow (artificial) for this year's run.  I was home with a bad cold so I did not make it : ( *****

Santa Sighting

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***** A Homemade Christmas. Stop by for some BBQ and the kiddies can visit Santa.  *****

Phenix City Christmas

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***** As you cross the 13th Street Bridge from Columbus into Phenix City. This area is close to the river and I assume business in the area will be booming once all the work is complete and the kayakers and rafters start running the course.  The city of Columbus has created a River Patrol and passed a law that anyone on the river has to wear a life vest. I would think common sense would prevail and people would take responsibility for their own safety, but I guess that would be asking too much.  ***** TGIF *****

13th Street BBQ

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***** One of my favorite places to get BBQ in Ladonia. It's a pretty relaxed joint and we usually get take out. As you can see, the don't take checks, but they do accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard. Oh, and the pig will take a handout if your offering.  *****

Quarterly Visit to Judy Bug Books

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***** On the trip to Judy Bugs, I was looking for music CDs for my son. I wasn't finding any of the artists I was looking for so I sat down to check my email. As you can see, there is more than books in this place. So get a cup of coffee, sit down in one of the comfortable chairs or sofas, and take the load off.  *****

City Mills and Railroad Trestle

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***** Kayakers and rafters, and maybe even some inner-tubers will be coming thru this channel from City Mills dam. I am not sure what will happen with the old mill building, but they will be breaching the dam  in the spring of next year. To the right of the frame is the rookery from yesterday. It will be quite a scenic trip down the river. This area is also a resting spot for Cormorants during their bi-annual migration. You will know when they are in town because the rocks are white with all the bird guano. *****

From the Other Side

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***** You have seen the Blue Heron rookery from the Georgia side of the river, so today I will show you the rookery from the Alabama side of the river. With the leaves gone from the trees, you can see the nests (16 for sure). You can see other views of the rookery here, here, here, and here.

A Beautiful Day in the Valley

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***** I missed posting yesterday because I purchased a new computer and the file transfer process took more time than I anticipated : ) Isn't that always the case? Having said that, I didn't have a photo that specifically matched the theme day criteria; however I was going to use this photo. It's not a 'street', but it is a 'street' in that it is a thoroughfare for pedestrians who want to spend some time along the river and to take advantage of what the river has to offer. This section of the riverwalk is on the Alabama side of the river.  *****