A Heart Thanksgiving

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Cheers Team Tiny Peppers here it is my last post as promised. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  We almost never do traditional Turkey and fixings at Thanksgiving, I mean we have, but we like to change it up.  This year we had a lovely Pot Roast.  There is something that we always do at Holiday Family Meals, and that is Best & Worst.  If you were at our Thanksgiving table and were the first to finish your meal we would ask you to begin the evenings Best & Worst. It started as only that, but we have added Funniest, and What you Learned.  It’s a wonderful way to get people talking and enjoy each others company.  So here’s how it works.  The first person to finish is automatically nominated to begin. They must tell aloud to the people at the table the most recent, Best thing that’s happened to them, Worst thing that’s happened to them, something they learned, and the funniest thing that’s happened to them.  Then they get to choose the person who goes next, and so on, and so on until everyone has had a turn.  The only rule is you cannot repeat something someone else said.  So if someone says their best is getting together for this family dinner, no one else can use that as their best.  Theoretically that doesn’t mean this family dinner can’t be someone else’s worst if your family is snarky like that. LOL You get the picture. So I’ll start… Best: Having Thanksgiving day off from work. I work in a restaurant and I almost always work the holidays.  This year I was very lucky to have it off.  Worst: I was sick on my days off right before the holidays and got nothing accomplished. 😦  What I learned:  I learned that a Slow Moving Loris can kill you in seconds with a toxic bite that causes anaphylaxis in a certain percentage of humans. Unfortunately, you don’t know if you are in that percentage until it’s too late.  Slow loris

Funniest: Attempting to squeeze our little Michaels cart between a lady who was at the register and the narrow pathway of the isle on Black Friday as we were making our canvas score. When I realized it was going to brush against her as I squeezed by.. I said I hope you don’t mind if I shave off a little of your behind as I go by. Everyone behind the counter erupted in laughter. It was pretty funny. I wasn’t serious, and I was hoping she would try to scooch in more, and I think she did, but she was laughing too.

So now..it’s your turn. I nominate you. Please tell me your best, worst, funniest, and what you learned recently. I can’t wait to hear.

A Little Bit of Happy!

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That’s me, right there… a little bit of color in an otherwise bland and pasty, dark and cloudy world. I took this photo today because it reminded me of part of my purpose. It was sort of an aha moment when I looked out the window, and it made me smile. We could all use a little smile, and a whole lot of Happy!  So here’s a little bit of color, just in case your world is a wee bit dark these days. 🙂 Oh, and Happy New Year! May 2017 be a great year for you, and for all of us. 🙂 Lets find our Happy and share it in abundance.

Waves

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Cheer Team Tiny Peppers It’s Nano Poblano Day 17. I have decided to share a couple of my favorite photos with you. I love bodies of water and waves are very very cool things to see in action. I love trying to photograph the curl and seeing the light coming through it. Mesmerizing, oh and the sound of waves crashing will lull most of us into peaceful slumber. This was an ordinary day at the beach in Ventura, but the photographs turned out fabulous and every time I see them they remind me of a moment we stopped to capture.  We typically take at least one camera with us wherever we go, and sometimes we take all the cameras, cause well it’s just sometimes what you do. 😉  I love these two photos in particular so much that they will most likely end up on canvas. They have already ended up in a series of our photo art note cards.

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We’re on the downhill now Cheerpeppers We got this! See you all again tomorrow.