“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”

A big hullabaloo across the street is keeping Henry’s attention. My new neighbors are moving in today. Their u-haul did not make it all the way up the steep drive so it was in the middle of the drive and on the grass with the back facing the street, not the house. Moving men came and emptied the truck. After the unloading, my neighbor tried to get the u-haul down the driveway. It got stuck, jammed on the road below the drive. A giant tow truck was in front of my house with its lines attached to the u-haul. Slowly the back was lifted just enough to get the truck unjammed. My neighbor drove it off the driveway. Henry is now in the den with me and chewing on a Bully Stick.

Today is cloudy, even dark, but rain is not predicted. It will be another hot day. Last night I turned on the air in my bedroom then I got comfortable and read for quite a while. After I turned out the light, Henry got the bed but wouldn’t settle. He left. I figured it was the AC so I turned it off. Henry came back and went to sleep. Sorry, Henry, but the AC is here to stay.

Okay, I’m watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. Be nice! I love Christmas and I love Christmas movies. It’s a Wonderful Life was released in January so it missed Christmas. I take that as a directive that Christmas movies can be watched any time.

I have seen so many Hallmark movies that I am suggesting a few changes. The actors are dressed in layers and complaining about the cold, but you can’t see their breaths. Film outside in the winter. The main character in the movie I’m watching is eating a donut. She is taking the smallest bites and chewing for so long you’d think she’d eaten the whole donut at once. Her actual donut could last for days. My suggestion: let the characters eat for real. I mean who takes a tiny bite of a donut? Every town is filled with lights, and it always snows though the streets and sidewalks have no snow. Find real towns bright with Christmas and real snow on the roofs and piled on the sidewalks. As for why I watch Hallmark in July despite these suggestions, it’s easy. Hallmark movies always end happily. Christmas is joyful and hopeful. That’s the best part of the season.

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12 Comments on ““Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I would happily have some of that snow that never seem to land anywhere 🙂 🙂 and yes who eats a donut like that? 🙂 🙂 I guess the budget was low so she had to have it for a long time just in case they needed to do that scene again 🙂 🙂

    Almost cold here today with heavy showers but now they sun shines again. It’ll stay chilly here all week they say and I won’t mind at all 🙂

    I really dislike moving but have been lucky the times I have. I have had months to move all my things so it never really felt like I was moving, just sort of sliding over to my new home 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

  2. katry Says:

    Christer,
    You’re probably right about needing it for more filming of the scene, but it looks silly. I’m thinking a couple of donuts wouldn’t cost all that much.

    It is humid and still dark. The air is really still. I was going to do some deck decorating, but I’m going to watch the USA women play England.

    I moved into my house with only a few pieces of furniture. I lived with a roommate in her house so most of the furniture was hers. it took me a while to fill all the rooms. I had a desk, a TV and a studio couch all put in one room. Now I have no more room for anything.

    Have a great day!

  3. hedley Says:

    Its the day for ladies football as the United States takes on the ladies of England in a semi final in Paris. I shall, of course, be ignoring any work obligations and streaming the match on my computer.

    Yesterday the papers were full of positive reviews for “Marianne and Leonard, Words of Love” which releases this month. Of course the movie is KTCC centric telling the tale of our Lennie and Ms Ihlen who supported and inspired some of our boy’s most significant works.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I shall be sitting here watching it by myself. I hope the neighbors don’t mind my cheering and clapping when the US scores. I do hope the extreme heat of Paris will not cause any adverse effects.

      My dear Lennie!! I’m glad they were positive reviews, but really, would there be any other sorts?

      • hedley Says:

        Rapinoe is benched which means the US is genuinely worried about Bronze and Parris attacking off the right side. At lease Trump will be happy that Megan is kicking her heels

        Lennie is Legend – Full stop the end.

      • katry Says:

        But she is available off the bench. Her defense has been horrible, and she didn’t start scoring until the play-offs. Yup, Trump is happy!

    • Birgit Says:

      Great match, I’m watching too 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I almost died when England scored the tying goal, but then it was offsides. I clapped!! That was a great game with the best result!!!

  4. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    If we had Christmas everyday it would lose it’s special meaning to Christians and the universal message of “Peace on Earth and Good Will to All”. Of course, the retailers would love people to spend their money everyday at the same pace as they do during the winter holiday season. 🙂 The result would be homes filled with yesterday’s useless junk as the new junk arrives wrapped in everyday cheer under the perpetual Christmas tree. 🙂 The Chinese manufactures would love it as more and more container ships arrive on the West Coast filled with stuff. 🙂

    I wish for the spirit of Christmas was spread out all year long and not just reserved for one day. Living the message of brotherhood, equality and dignity for all people everywhere should be our goal mantra.

    Today is another hot and humid one with a high in the low 90s.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I remember seeing a documentary about the filming of Downton Abbey. One of the actors talked about the trials of the dinner scenes. They filmed it over and over again because, apart from the mistakes, there is the necessity of filming the same scene from multiple angles to catch all the characters’ reactions etc. After many hours of this, the real food on the plates lost its appeal and became inedible. Maybe she only nibbled on the donut because it was now two days old and hard as a rock.
    To balance out not seeing actors’ breath when being filmed in a winter scene, there are the many times I’ve seen an actor’s breath while performing a summer scene. I assume it’s because they are filming in early morning when that is common.
    Today is bright and warm. There are clouds. I’ll have to draw the curtains on the west side of the house soon so the sun doesn’t shine in and warm up the house.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’d think replacing a donut because of multiple shots of the same scene wouldn’t be all that expensive or difficult. I could just see the top of the donut. The guy in the scene ate normal size pieces.

      The snow isn’t real so it isn’t cold. It doesn’t melt in the house when stuck to jackets or hair. I’m a realist when it comes to snow.

      Clouds are all over so it is dark still and humid. I haven’t seen the sun all day. I’m okay with that. I’ve folded clothes and watered the outside plants. Now I’m watching the US women play soccer. That will be my output for the day.

      Have a wonderful evening!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The quote doesn’t want Christmas every day. It just wants us to live all the good feelings Christmas brings. People are nicer at Christmas. I suppose I should be grateful it happens, even if only once a year.

      Your last paragraph says it all and is the sentiment the quote wishes would happen every day.


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