Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Time For Everything.. Ecclesiastes 3

I am taking a few words from Ecclesiastes 3 to say

There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the heavens..

That said, I am taking 
a time to be silent, a time to heal.

After 4 x-rays, 1 MRI and 1 Nuclear Bone Scan, I am still in pain. I am taking a few days off and will be back sometime in the first of the New Year 2016. until then...
See you next year

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mosaic Monday-G

God's Christmas decorations in our yard

The label for Hibiscus now has 55 posts but there are MANY I forgot to label.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shadows in the Nookery

Can you guess how I made the shadows? answer below

I used Bob's new LED Flashlight... I was shining it on the ceiling to test the light and ACCIDENTLY shined it on the tree and WOW... 
she Snapped!!  
And AGAIN!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Day After Christmas with MadSnapper

Thank you to all my blogging friends for being here when I need you..
Our Christmas Fruitcake came in this tin. Each year for many years my brothers wife bakes and mails a fruitcake to us. My brother is very ill and still dealing with chemo aftermath. He is home and doing well, but is housebound and no one can visit for 3 months. He will be fine in time.

 In all of this she BAKED.

The thing is the MAD-madsnapper... opened the door and picked up the box and said to Bob, Purtian sent what I ordered last week. Odd they did not send an  email saying it shipped. I placed it on the cabinet and left if unopened. On Christmas Morning I decided to open and store the supplements
and realized the package had 87 million inches of tape on it and screamed to Bob.
"This Is From Janice..She baked our cake" I can tell by the tape and of course I then read the return address. 
Perfect to open it Christmas morning.

The above photo is from our beaches on Christmas day. Record breaking 86 degrees and today and tomorrow and all the way to New Years day will be the same.
Some One PLEASE help that cold front get past the Tropical Wave coming UP from the tropics. and if you could take a little humidity we would love that to.
NO NO NO.. where is December?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Immanuel - God is with us

King of Kings
Lamb of God

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas from Sandra Claus and Santa Bob...


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

HO HO HO..Christmas To Go

Have Tree Will Travel
Christmas To go..
call 800-Sandra Claus
 I will deliver your Christmas to your door
While you snore.
No need to decorate..
I am never late

Monday, December 21, 2015

MadSnapper and Santa Lola

My friend Lola, works the front desk at the YMCA... She received the above card and I just loved it and wanted you to SEE it... the card stands and a flickering battery candle makes it look so real. Just in case one of you crafters want to make me one, I will not refuse it. We took it in the dark office to admire the flickering lights. You KNOW how I love fire.. and this one is safe.

 OOPSY scroll down.....

My card photo was Santa Lola Bombed...she swears I photo bombed her.. Whom Do You Believe? the Maddest MadSnapper of them all, or Santa Lola?

She had a couple of other cards and you know the rest of the story.... below is the same Star, I moved the camera 2 inches to my left and got the all silver look... Just so you know... HO HO HO

Sunday, December 20, 2015

All I Want for Christmas is Four Tires & a Crown

3 weeks ago, I had X rays and and MRI .. on the way to the MRI half of my tooth fell off.
I came home and Bob said, my truck tires are bald
. I said well, I am going to need a crown.

PREVIOUSLY in the life of MadSnapper... we received a letter from MetLife that state Bob was owed insurance benefits from his wife who had died in 1980, they were audited by the IRS and found it.

Bob  had no idea there was a policy. We mailed the paperwork back the next day and waited. We had no idea how much it would be.

We started to sing all I want for Christmas Is 4 tires and a tooth..

The check came, The Mailman From Hell did not put it in the wrong  mailbox (to be told in future post)

The check covered.... 4 tires and an oil change on Bob's Truck, 5 batteries for his RC planes, Plus my first visit to my new dentist . Merry Christmas from Bob's first wife.

I had no dentist, Merry Christmas from my friend Lola who recommended her dentist, David Heaton. 

I LOVE HIM.. his personality is like a Singing Santa but with dark hair and no beard.
Merry Christmas to me, I did not even feel the needle when he numbed my upper gums
We used the budgeted tire money to pay for my new crown.
Santa brought the new tooth to the office and it is scheduled to be added to my SMILE on Jan 11th.
Don't worry, I have a fake tooth until then.

He was sitting right there on the front desk, holding my new tooth....HO HO HO..

isn't my new smiling crown cute?I wonder how it will look when I smile? HO HO HO

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bokeh Playtime

I am sharing the black and white photo Just Because I took it... 

My new Nikon is not as easy to take Bokeh with as my Canon Rebel. I decided to practice on the Christmas lights in the Nook and you know the rest of the story.... 
I went MadSnapper Crazy. 

I almost deleted this out of focus/bokeh but decided to PicMonkey it..

Above I added my Santa photo as a texture, played with saturation and added border and greeting.
Below I just added the greeting and the sleigh.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Star of Wonder

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.

I found this old song sung by Carolina Story, the harmony is wonderful and I LOVE IT.
Click HERE to here it.

Are you wondering why there is a star key chain hanging on the Christmas tree above? Here is the reason..
Monica at Beyond The Lone Islands   stated she was going to open a drawer, or cabinet every day for Advent and find something to post about for each day. I opened the drawer and there was this Keychain that I recieved from Heritage Park Facility, where my friend Rich lived. It says Volunteers are Stars.

It is hard to take a photo of a key chain, the nook was lit, and the star was hung on everything that would hold it and if you know me, you know The Rest Of The Story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Golden Glow..

 The golden glow of candlelight is hard to capture. What we see doesn't always look that way in the camera.
The above photo, did not show what I was seeing. The photo was to white. I stepped to the right a tad, and a tad closer, until the LED screen showed the Gold. I did not have to edit to get the glow.

DID YOU KNOW you can remove candle wax from candle holders by placing in the freezer for about half and hour. The wax will fall out in your hand. OR you can pour Murphy's Soap Oil in and let it soak until the wax floats... But then you have to find somewhere to get rid of the waxy water...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Random Pics plus Senior Computer skills

Yes I bought 2 cheese steaks

Tech Support: What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: A white one
Tech Support: click on the my computer icon on the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?
Tech Support: Hi, how may I help you.
Customer: I can't print. Everytime I try, it says 'cant' find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but it still says "can't find printer'
PLEASE be sure to read the comment below that is from Cranberry Morning.
I fell out of my chair laughing when I read it.
I made 2 dozen cookies from one box of  .75 Jiffy Mix and they were really good. Recipe on box

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time For A New Sled...etc.

At least twice a month we recieve from our local Kia Dealer, ads begging us to trade in our Kia.. This is the most creative so far..

Inside the card claims...they  NEED used Kias because they are in high demand. They will give us $7000.00 for our sight unseen 2007 Kia... 


PLUS if we bring this car in within 3 days, and trade up for a new Kia,  we will also receive a $500.00 Visa card.


Niki Heat Series about a tough, professional NYPD homicide cop who leads the Homicide Divison In NY

I found the above book for my Kindle at our library. Book 2  in a series of 7... I went back and read book 1, 3 and 4 in the series and OH NO... 5, 6 and 7 were missing in action from the library. I promptly went to Amazon and bought all 3. I have now finished book 7 and there is no 8, and I really do not like to wait.... this is the first time I have ever read 7 books by one author one behind the other...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa at the North POOL...

 Re-Post from 2010....
Bob has been swimming at 5:30 am Five days a week, in this pool, since 2002, and ME since 2012 when I had to stop walking on the treadmill.

Where does Santa go swimming? The North Pool.

What is Santa's primary language? North Polish.

Here he comes, Sandra Claus' husband, Santa Bob. Monday through Friday at 5:30 AM, Sandra Claus and Santa Bob hit the local YMCA for exercise. Santa is building strength to drive his sleigh

Linking with Through My Lens, please pop over to see Winter In My Home

 What do you think will happen if the snowman dives in to save him?

 IN FLORIDA  we have Snowmen for lifeguards and sleighs waiting outside in GRASS
 If Santa's sleigh jingles too much, he won't win the No-Bell Prize.