Misc Balter

Balter; (Middle English) :To dance artlessly, usually without practiced form or skill, but always with great, contented enjoyment. example: Elaine from Seinfeld.

My new album of the Season : ‘Straight No Chaser’

Yes it’s Christmas,…again. I love Christmas! And, yes, in this house it’s ‘Christmas’. Although, I’m not really offended by the ‘Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings’ that are thrown around. It seems every religion has some end-of-the-year celebration – and that’s fine with me – celebrate on! Whomever you are.  Part of my personal celebration is […] Read more…

Happy 50th Charlie Brown !

I know, I can’t believe they’ve been doing this for 50 years either !! This show wasn’t really my Mom’s favorite, but I loved watching it every year.  One year, I stumbled upon a HUGE, basket ball sized, red Christmas bulb for sale and had to have it. Why? Because I just knew I could […] Read more…

Shop Small for Christmas : Etsy

As the Christmas shopping season approaches, you’ll be seeing signs for ‘Shop Small Saturday’. This is a great time to give your business to the Mom-n-Pop shops. You know, the ones that actually employ most of America. OK, moving on… What’s Etsy? You may know already, but in case you don’t, Etsy.com is a website […] Read more…

Veterans Day – We must never forget.

My son asked me one day about the little paper poppy in the truck windshield that I had trouble tossing. Faded and torn it was purchased, as I always do, from the veterans who give them for a small donation. I tried, in vain, to explain where how story of the poppy came from. This […] Read more…

Friday Funny : License Plates

If you haven’t seen it yet, I’ve got one of those crazy license plates. I love it, it makes people smile, and shake their head, and some pull out a phone for a pic.  This morning on a run to Target, I spotted a good one.  The owner and I had a quick laugh as […] Read more…

September 11 : A day of reflection

…the names go on, seemingly, forever…. Back in March, I took my son on an incredible trip to New York City / Brooklyn. We spent 5 days exploring and soaking up everything The Big Apple has to offer. It’s a B I G city. One of our ‘must-see’ spots was the 9-11 Memorial. That day […] Read more…

It’s only September, but Halloween’s coming !

Here’s some miscellaneous balter for your day. I’ve been spending time on other projects this week (damn you Pinterest!), so I’ve neglected the blog. Here’s a tiny tidbit to get your day off on a smile. I promise some more interesting posts later. I’ve got some lights that I (we) made out of curtain rods, […] Read more…

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