Archive for December, 2005

Their Old Familiar Carols Play

Saturday, December 31st, 2005


Freue, Freue Dich, O Christenheit!

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Here is the second of the three German carols that I know. The last one is O Tannenbaum, which I have in the English version (I think) and will not subject you to the dual worded columns of doom. Your welcome.


The Sturdy Kind That Doesn’t Mind The Snow

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Today’s title works for horses or boots and seeing as we were geocaching and not going to grandmother’s house, we were all about the boots.

King of Kings

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

For! Ev! Er!
And Ev! Er!

Japanese Snack Food Review: Flute Wafers (coconut)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005



Japanese Snack Food Review: Just Black Choco Wafer Roll

Monday, December 26th, 2005



On Christmas Day In The Morn

Sunday, December 25th, 2005


Morgen Werden Wir Uns Freu’n

Saturday, December 24th, 2005


The Mumses Christmas tree for 2005. No Angie tree topper, just a pointy glass thing. But! Look at the prezzies!! This doesn’t include my sis’s presents as she had not yet arrived when I got my camera freak on.


Brighter Visions Beam Afar

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Remember how I said the kitties’ favorite place was in front of the dresser? Well last night I found out that their favorite drink was tequila. Whoda thunk!

O Tidings Of Comfort And Joy

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

There is something about songs with “O” in them that make them seem extra specially special. I don’t know why, but to me that “O” lends a solemn weight of seriousness to the tune. Lo! For this tune is special! It containeth the sacred “O”.

Of course, it could be that I’m on crack.

Japanese Snack Food Review: Green Tea Pocky

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005



Hurrah For Fun; The Pudding’s Done

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

You gotta respect a song that has so much enthusiasm for pudding and pie. That’s my kind of tune. I never knew that this was a Christmas tune either because I only know the first verse, which doesn’t say anything about why they are going to grandma’s house. Later you find out that Christmas is the occasion and there is festiveness, including pudding (hooray!) and pie (huzzah).

Speaking of food, you weekend JSFRers will have to watch a little extra carefully these next two weeks to get your snack food fix. I decided rather than short you the reviews, because the big holidays (eve and day) fall on JSFR Saturday and Sunday, I’m going to randomly intersperse a JSFR or two during the week. Keep them JSFR crack eyes open!

Tore Open The Shutters, Threw Open The Sash

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Actually, I’ve never heard the tune to this one; I’m more familiar with it as a story. BUT! I found it on a carol site so in it goes. Have any of you ever heard this when you were out and about? Anyone? Buehller?

Japanese Snack Food Review: Grass Jelly Drink

Sunday, December 18th, 2005



Japanese Snack Food Review: Sweet Potato Cookies

Saturday, December 17th, 2005