About Hope

Retired in 2015, lived in Chicago, IL all my life. Don't forget to recycle!

Word of the day – Intricate

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Hi Everyone!

Hope: Hey Abby have you seen the intricate pattern Hannah has done on her garage wall.
Abby: Yes I did. Stopped by her yesterday.
Hope: Do you know when she started designing it.
Abby: I think about three (3) months ago.
Hope: WOW!
Abby: It sure takes a lot of patience.
Hope: That’s why I’m so surprised Hannah did it. She’s usually very low on patience. I remember when she was trying to arrange things for the party and she lost her patience and walked right out.
Abby: You know she wasn’t that interested in arranging items, she wanted to design something that was intricate not only in design, but colors, a mixture of different shapes that work together.
Hope: BRAVO! To Hannah! Let’s take her out for a intricate celebration with all the girls!

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Have a great day! Hope

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RDP: Timely

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  • hi fashionTimely fashion – up to date with what you are wearing,
  • 11971191791672341249johnny_automatic_pocket_watch.svg.hiTimely being on time – don’t make others wait,
  • faceless partyTimely surprise moment – don’t be late for your own surprise, by the time you have arrived everyone might have left. Don’t worry they left you a note. “Sorry you missed your surprise moment!”

For me I don’t want to be late, I would rather be early especially if you have made an appointment.

Have a great day! queen heartsHope

December 25, 2018

tea-cups-will-holly-christmas-clip-art-pinterest-JJ2aJn-clipart Hi Everyone!

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Enjoy your presents,

Enjoy your dinner,

Enjoy today, for this is a great day to remember why we all are celebrating,

Enjoy your memories of the love ones you have lost over the years;

  • boy elfSmiles,
  • See the source imageGo out on Christmas Eve to get a special gift,
  • Watching them, watching what sport is on TV,
  • See the source imageEating at the table with family and friends,
  • Asking who is going to up clean-up – guess how many volunteer?
    • None, Nssuno, Brak, Nnguno, Nid oes yr un, Aucun, Pagh
  • Watch the opening of presents, were they surprised?,
    • Did they say “how did you know?” 
      • santa left sideThey only told, called, wrote it down, gave you a copy of their Santa’s list so you would know exactly what to get them
  •  Thankful for all you have received not only in presents, but most important;
    • Love – kiss, smile, hug, tear
    • woman laughingFriendships – new or old
    • Caring – visiting, driving, take to appointments
    • Affection – special feeling, 
    • Enthusiasm – zest, keenness, 
    • Devotion – warmth, fondness,
    • car-driving-clipart-3Eagerness – readiness, zeal

Have a great day! betty boop ChristmasHope

🎅HO! HO!HO! Merry Christmas! Christmas Pickle & Gift Bringers From Around The World

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Information from Why Christmas.com

The Christmas Pickle christmas-pickle-cartoon-vector-illustration-53789783

The tradition of the Christmas Pickle has got to be one of the strangest modern Christmas customs, in that no one is quite sure why it exists at all!

In the 1880s Woolworth stores started selling glass ornaments imported from Germany and some were in the shape of various fruit and vegetables. christmas-pickle-cartoon-vector-illustration-53789783It seems that pickles must have been among the selection!

For the rest of the story go to Why Christmas.com

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Santa Claus / Father Christmas in different Countries

Although Santa Claus/Father Christmas is the best known Christmas gift bringer, there are many different present givers in different countries around the world. Santa’s also called different things in different countries! Here are some of them!

  •  Afghanistan: Baba Chaghaloo
  •  Albania: Babadimri
  •  Armenia: Gaghant Baba / Kaghand Papa (Father Christmas or Father New Year)
  •  Austria: Christkind (a little angel like person)
  •  Azerbaijan: Şaxta baba (Grandfather Frost)
  •  Belarus: Sviaty Mikalaj / Святы Мікалай (St. Nicholas) & Dzied Maroz / Дзед Мароз (Grandfather Frost)
  •  Belgium: Sinterklaas/St. Niklaas (Flemish) or Saint Nicholas (Walloon) & Père Noël (Father Christmas)

For the rest of the article please go to Why Christmas.com

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Love

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Love!

  • heart15What is love?
    • Strong feeling of affection for another person
    • Strong feeling of affection for an animal
    • Watching a beautiful sunset with someone you love
    • Walking down a path along the beach, holding hands
    • Broken-HeartLetting go of someone you love

A word used in songs, poems, books, movies and much more.

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#everydayinspiration

Tabby Cats Forehead

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Do you have a tabby cat? If you do go get their forehead and see if there is a “M”.

As everyone knows I’m bonkers, but this is what I have heard and read.

See the source imageHow Did Tabby Cats Get Their ‘M’?

All tabbies have an ‘M’ marking on their forehead, and on some this mark is very distinct. The ‘M’ is often referred to as ‘the mark of the true tabby’.

There are several amusing legends about how tabby cats got their ‘M’.See the source image

The most popular of these legends tells us that when the baby Jesus was lying in the manger he started to shiver with the cold.

See the source imageMary covered the baby with blankets but still he kept shivering. Mary then ask all the animals to move closer to the manger so that their body heat would warm Jesus.

The animals stood as close to the manger as they could but the baby Jesus remained cold and shivering.

See the source imageAfter a time a small cat with tabby markings jumped into the manger and snuggled next to Jesus. Before long the baby had stopped shivering and was sound asleep, contented and warm.

In her gratitude to the tabby Mary made the mark of her own initial, upon the cat’s forehead so that tabby cats will forever remind the world of how they saved Jesus from the cold.See the source image

Article from Best Cat Art. com/tabby-cats 

Have a great day! christmas angelHope

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What I Like?

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What I like;

  • Daisies. Most people may say roses, but to me they remind me of a wake
  • Fresh Air. Of course when you live in a city the air is not as fresh like forest air
  • Colorful items;
    • clothes
    • socks, don’t forget the crazy designs
    • furniture
    • sheets, pillow cases, blankets, 
    • front, dining, kitchen, bathrooms, etc, walls
  • Friends “You got to have friends” (song from Bette Midler) since blogging I have made new friends from all over the world.
  • Knitting I love using Multi-colored or Variegated
  • Creating cards – birthday, get well, holiday, etc. Why you ask when you can buy a card? Because it keeps my imagination going with designing for a specific person
  • Blogging working with multi-colored/variegated yarns
  • Learning new things like WordPress “Gutenberg” Yikes!!!! It kind of reminds me of the ancient printing press. 44880_guten_press_lg
  • Watching Ink Master, Marvel movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Netflix shows, Gotham TV show, Flash. I guess you can say I like movies with action, unusual, scientific, mystery, fantasy, wonderment, and wow shows!
  • woman detectiveInvestigating or as my son would say noisy. I prefer to say curiosity.

Have a great day! betty boopHope

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