December 30, 2016

A New Year's Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Tammy (1957)
In celebration of Debbie Reynolds

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. In this song,Tammy sings of being able to hear "the breeze from the bayou." What sounds can you hear as you answer these questions? 


Last Man Standing, Tim Allen's latest comedy.  We've been binge watching while we've been on vacation. I also hear the furnace running and my hound dog snoring on the sofa.

2. This week's song was the theme of a popular movie about a girl who grew up on a houseboat in Mississippi. Looking back on 2016, did you spend much time on or around water?


I didn't spend any time on or around water.  We didn't go anywhere this year and we took the pool out so I didn't even have that.

3. In addition to being an Oscar-nominated actress, this week's artist, Debbie Reynolds, was a big movie fan. She amassed an amazing cache of movie memorabilia. Do you collect anything?


Books, cookbooks, Santa figurines, and figural ceramic flower pots.

4. Though she never won a competitive Oscar for acting, Debbie Reynolds was awarded the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award earlier this year for 60 years of charity work. While she supported many causes throughout her life, one she was closest to was The Girl Scouts. She was not only a Scout herself, she was a leader when daughter Carrie was young and a fundraiser throughout her life. Were you ever in Boy or Girl Scouts?


Nope.  I guess it works for some, but I've never been a fan.


6. The New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations in both Disney World in Florida and Sydney, Australia coordinate pyrotechnics and music. Are you expecting either fireworks or live music on your New Year's Eve celebration?

No.  We're going to be with friends at their home.  We'll probably play cards or a game until midnight then yell "Happy New Year!" call our kids and wish them the same, eat something and then come home.

7. According to the National Insurance Bureau, more cars are stolen on New Year's Eve than any other single day. Are you confident your vehicle(s) will be  safe and sound this Saturday night?


Pretty confident.  Our friends live way out in the boonies.

8. Do you have any New Year's Resolutions for 2017? 


Nothing specific, but I have to get serious about my health and weight.

9. Looking back on 2016, what surprised you?


I honestly can't think of anything that "surprised" me.  With the exception of our daughter getting engaged, moving out, and having a baby, 2016 was a pretty sucky year....and I say that even though my candidate won.

Here is hoping 2017 is much kinder to all of us....and that we are all much kinder to each other.

Join in the fun with Sam & the gang here.

15 comments:

  1. Do you leave your Santas on display all year, or are you preparing to tuck them away until next year?

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  2. I pack them away most of the year. If I had a place just for them I might leave them out. I have figures depicting Santa as a New England fisherman, a biker, in a sombero with a pinata, a cowboy, at the beach with a margarita, at the pool with foam noodles, in his jammies with cookies and coffee, in Irish green, holding a manger, and taking a selfie with his cell phone. To name a few. I also have quite a few traditional Santas.

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  3. Your Santa collection sounds great, we don't decorate much any more, but I do have a collection of a Christmas village, that I added to for many years. I forgot!

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    1. I've really pared down the decorating. I don't do much more than my Santas and the tree. Hubby only had to lug 5 boxes and the tree this year.

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  4. I'm still waiting on my daughter...and waiting...and waiting.... :)

    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. I thought I'd die with her still living at home...so hang in there!

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  5. I love collecting Santa, Angels, Frogs, Nativity Sets, Teapots...but I have pared them down and quit getting new ones! Always fun though.

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    1. Other than the Santas and books I don't add much any more. I've hit the age where the clutter is beginning to bother me. And with the books I "thin the herd" so to speak once a year and donate to the library's used book sale.

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  6. Number 8's answer is my project too.

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    1. It's always my project. It would be nice to be successful so I can get a new one next year.

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  7. That health and weight thing is the pits. Blah. I hope you have a wonderful 2017 and that everything goes like you need it to. May the Force be with you.

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    1. Truly no fun at all. And thank you!

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  8. I would love to see your Santa collection. :)

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    1. I will try to post a few in the Sunday Stealing post for you. :)

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  9. It's almost midnight here and I am sneaking this in under the wire.
    Happy New Year Stacy!
    I love to see OPCs .. Other People's Collections. Fun fun

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