“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
12:01 A.M.

New kinda Wednesday 4 Me: Wordful Wednesday







My Desk top












On the Left of the monitor












On the Right of the monitor











I thought I'd play along with the WORDFUL Wednesday this week. The past week and more I've been getting the house decorated with Christmas things. This year, I even went so far on the decorating that I took everything off the computer desk except for the monitor and keyboard. Then, I put out some stuff for the holiday! I had Bud lift up the monitor and keyboard and I placed a sage green table runner. To the left of the monitor stands my small lamp that I draped a poinsettia cloth napkin around the lampshade with a Christmas moose that a long time friend of mine, Karma, gave to me as a Secret Santa one year, one large artificial poinsettia that lays on the desktop and a ceramic 'stacked' pile of reindeer. Next to the lamp is one of my two Christmas Santa Fairies. Over on the right side of the monitor is a ceramic frog Santa that is checking his good/bad list, the 2nd of the two Santa fairies and a Santa Nutcracker. I then, to put a greenery touch to the desk, laid out a small string of evergreen garland around the speakers, keyboard and figurines. Ho, ho, ho!!


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Here's a 'Groaner':


Once upon a time there was a king in Lapland called Rudolph. He had bright ginger hair so his people called him Rudolph the Red.
Now Rudolph the Red was bad-tempered and argued a lot. He gave his poor wife, Gertrude the Green, a terrible time. No matter what she said he had to argue.
One winter's day Gertrude the Green looked out of the palace window and said, 'Oh dear, it's snowing again. You'll have to clear the footpath before mother comes to tea.'
'Humph!' Rudolph the Red grunted. He didn't fancy shifting snow and he didn't want Gertrude the Green's mother coming to tea.
'That's not snow. It's rain!' he argued.
'But it's white and fluffy and drifting,' Gertrude the Green tried to tell him.
Rudolph the Red hid behind his newspaper and snapped, 'It's rain!'
Gertrude the Green became quite angry. 'Gertrude the Green knows snow, darling!'
'Yes,' retorted her husband. 'And Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!'

Everyone is unison now....:::g-g-r-r-o-o-a-a-nnnn!:::

48 comments :

  1. Anni,

    Your desk looks very festive. My favorites are the moose (Canada is famous for moose) the frog Santa and the elf Santa, though everything is delightful. The greenery and the cloth is a nice touch.

    Enjoyed my visit and always look forward to seeing your Christmas decor. I'm way behind this year. Too much has been happening. I will either be ready when the big day arrives or not.

    Have a great day and enjoy your Christmas decor.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  2. you are now officially my holiday icon! so many touches in so many places. it's beautiful... you've just convinced me to go and buy those lights i've been umming and aahing about...

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  3. oh so cute stuffs..so neat room..Happy WW! :)

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  4. Love your banner and graphics.
    Your desk is much more festive than mine for sure.

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  5. what a wonderfully festive workspace you have - I'm envious! Happy WW
    Chris

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  6. Your desk looks fun! I have some festive stuff on mine now too :)

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  7. Your desk is so pretty! Mine is a big mess, but I'm inspired to clean it up and decorate it now. LOVE the layout of your blog!!!

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  8. Happy Wordful Wednesday to you! What a nice way to enjoy the holiday spirit:) Thanks for ftopping by our blog and saying hello.

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  9. Oh your Halls are Decked! Beautiful! And ... groooooan! (cute!)

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  10. Coming to your blog I feel home ! so cosy you arranged your blogging corner ! My Christmas mood comes slowly slowly (after Palm trees it's not so easy) but yesterday I already bought a cute little stuffed snowman ! Mr. Gattino stated : Hah ! it starts .... !

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  11. A very nice groan from me! Too funny! One my husband will love!

    We haven't even started decorating! You put me to shame...
    (handing head and heading for the corner...)

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  12. Your desk decorations are too cute. I love it!

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  13. Charming desk decorations.

    Btw, no one has volunteered to host Fun Monday.

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  14. It looks great! I think I would have a problem, because I would want to sit at my desk all day!:)

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  15. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

    :) Pretty decorations!

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  16. Oh, I wish I had a desk like that. It's so festive. I would dress up my desk at work but this place is not worthy. Nothing can help me when I am here :)

    Happy WW.

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  17. Wonderful decorations. Very cute "Groan" story.
    Great WW all around.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. oh what a fun blog and I love all the decorations.

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  19. Great way to get into the holiday spirit! I'd heard that joke many years ago but it made me laugh to hear it again. Thanks for the laugh!

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  20. FYI
    Mamalang has volunteered to host Fun Monday on Dec. 8th.
    http://mamalang.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow! you went all out on decorations! I like your blog, its pretty and festive.

    Thanks for visiting me!

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  22. It looks like you really ready for Santa. :)

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  23. Great holiday decor! I'm so glad you played along today!

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  24. Welcome to Wordful Wednesdays! I love how festive you have made your desk. Mine is piled with paperwork!!! :) I like yours better!

    Thanks for coming by and saying hi!

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  25. Holy HOlly you are cute over here! the santa signature is the bomb!

    Happy ho ho ho to you!

    Carissa

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  26. Most impressive desk decor ;--)
    Thanks for the 'groaner' and the lovely 'gift' ... I'll add it to my sidebar soon, but I've already posted on all 3 blogs today and have tomorrow's posts ready too ... so perhaps Haiku Friday will be my 'presentation/thank you post' ...

    I shared a hilarious holiday videoclip at Sacred Ruminations this morning ... guaranteed to make the entire family laugh in delight!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  27. that is such a joke/story hubs would tell!

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  28. Who else but you could be able to rename WW to what you have done.

    See you are well of planning for X-Mas.

    We are a bit after schedule this year, but we hope to keep the deadline

    Excellent photos

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  29. I will have to tell that "groaner" to my husband tomorrow! I love your decorations and am hoping to have mine finished tomorrow!

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  30. Its looks a lot like Christmas! I done none and will not until family room remodel is over. So I will enjoy everyones!

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  31. Welcome to Wordful Wednesday...you've done it proud! I love your blog graphics an am impressed you've created them yourself! Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. What a Christmasy desk top! It should inspire you as you make your daily entries.
    Love your blog...you're on my blog as one of my daily reads!

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  33. Nice to be all decorated..I am not up to it this year..course now we are planning a trip to Illinois. I think it will do us good to get away for a bit. I have a small tree and some lights on the porch that is about it this year. Oh well!! Maybe next year..

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  34. You page is adorable and I love how you have decorated. You should show the rest of your decorations!

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  35. I wish I had your energy !! Wonderful decorations.

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  36. The really sad part is that I had to read the punch line three times before I got it. I think I need to go to bed now. Haha.

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  37. Everything is so Christmasey and festive looking!

    GGGGGRRROOON on the rain, dear! Haha.

    I'm fighting a bug, so not in the mood just yet.

    Loved the post below!

    Christmas hugs,

    Renie

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  38. Your desk looks like an inspiring place to work! :)

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  39. Very cute...I love all the decorations. I don't see how you have time for everything!

    I just tagged you for a meme I received. Stop by and pick it up when you get a moment.

    Best Wishes,

    Susan

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  40. OOHH wow!! Iam sure I have missed so much theses last two weeks..As I been so busy rockin!!! :)~
    Love your new look..you Are so festive!!! And thanks for the cute bloggy award..I'll get it up...soon!!

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  41. Welcome to WW. Thanks for stopping by. LOVE Christmas time, wish my kids could keep their hands off stuff and maybe my place could look like yours! lol

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  42. Such beautiful decorations, you put me right in the mood for Christmas!

    Thank you for the "gift - I'm putting it right up!

    This is my first WW, too. Nice to share with you...

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  43. Such beautiful decorations, you put me right in the mood for Christmas!

    Thank you for the "gift - I'm putting it right up!

    This is my first WW, too. Nice to share with you...

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  44. Be still my heart...SANTA FAERIES??? I didn't even know they made those, how delightful they are!! Now you know I'll be looking for some. lol Love the way you decorated around your computer...since we spend so much time at the computer, might as well decorate it too! hehe

    Anni? I did groan at that joke! LOL xoxo

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  45. Hi Anni. That's a cute desktop. I love the cute Christmas touches you placed on your desk. I could just imagine how festive it is around you.

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  46. I love that you decorate even your desktop! Growing up, my mom had some kind of Christmas decor in every room at the house. I so loved it!

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  47. man - you really did go all out this year - a runner and everything :-) So festive, I love it.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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