Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My Quick Slideshow Review

Christmas Day can be rich and full and exhausting or quiet and pensive and gentle.  I have had both.  This Christmas I had perfect.

Digging out old board games and re-reading the directions.

Looking for stuff.
Reviewing the timing for the Christmas Eve roast.

Getting out the excitement with siblings.

No one crying.

Attending a local nativity with real animals and a live baby Jesus.

Cooking lots of good food with no calorie counting.

Setting up several hidden cameras and a booby trap for Santa (which did not work).

Everyone getting everything they wanted and that fit.

Making sure that everyone got a book!


  1. Yes, yes, and yes. My much hoped for book came today, thank you.

  2. I like how you made painted figures of your loved ones in these. Glad it went well n they enjoyed themselves. Books are a great gift, as is the time to read them. I need more of that. Will visit with some young ones the next few days off for holiday time . I did tho get a small tablet. Still getting used to typing on this tiny thing. But I am online at home! I have blog reading time again! Yay!

  3. Cool effects here. They illustrate the narrative in a whole new way! Also, your house is sooooo tidy.

    1. NOT my house, but my daughters and she has a cleaning service!

  4. Love how you did the photos, going to find someone to help me learn how to do that.
    Looks like a good time was had by all, can't ask for more than that!

  5. My house looks like a bomb hit it. It is refreshing to look at such tidiness. That is a cool special effect you get with your photos.
    And Happy New Year!

  6. I love the board games and looking for stuff and making sure everyone gets a bnok. Are you telling the truth about everything fitting? That would never happen around here. So glad you had such a wonderful time.

  7. Beautiful painted figures, Tabor
    I am glad you all had a Happy Christmas.
    Wishing you and yours a Wonderful New Year!

  8. I love the way you've edited your photographs!
    They look like beautiful paintings.

    Happy New Year!

  9. It like looking through a frosty winter window! Looks warm.

  10. What is the name of the filter (or whatever it is) that you used for these photos) I like it!
    Nice blog :)

    1. It is one of the Topaz filters but I do adjust it and layer it stronger in some places than others.

  11. Much like Christmas here by the woods
    Young granddaughters played checkers over and over again.
    Happiness feels so good..

  12. Everyone gets a book. I like that. The photos look great with the processing.

  13. Hello Tabor, I am a first time visitor who stopped in from a fellow blogger's site (Diane, Adventures before Dementia) as I am always seeking new blogs to read. Several people I previously read have dropped their blogs or not pisted in a very long time. New friends are always a good thing and with that said, we invite you to stop in and visit our blog anytime. As others have commented, I enjoyed the processing technique used on these images. Wishing you a Happy New Year.


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