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Dreaming

Published July 30, 2013 by Maryanne

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Last night I had two of the cutest dreams.

First I saw Rudolph and Zero from “Nightmare Before Christmas” flying through the air together.

Then I was outside with my Billy cat and he was making friends with wild animals.

Life was definitely good in la-la land; but stuff like this goes through my mind even when I’m awake!

Because that’s what life should be — surreal and cute animals.

SAM_1220Billy!

Blondie “Dreaming”

Symbolism of Deer and Christmas Magic

Published December 23, 2012 by Maryanne

Christmas deerPhoto swiped from Google search

For most of my adult life I’ve been lucky to live near wooded areas where deer roam freely. I’ve always thought of deer as beautiful, elegant creatures. The deer spirit represents peace and adventure.

Without fail, every Christmas season that I am alone with my husband somewhere, a deer magically appears out of nowhere. Last night we were simply shopping for our holiday party and a deer crossed our path.

Our first Christmas deer appeared to us when we first started dating, after a Christmas party. We spotted a small deer in a wooded area, stopped the car and admired the sight.

I started softly singing, “There’s Always Tomorrow (for dreams to come true)” — the song that Clarice sang to Rudolph in “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

Clarice and Rudolph“I think it’s a lovely nose!”

Then I realized I am singing to a professional musician — off key — so I stopped singing.

“Keep singing!” Dennis encouraged.

And, to me, that was the magic of our first Christmas; having someone love me unconditionally, including my off-key singing. From that moment on I always sang to Dennis. And I am getting better. Sometimes he’ll even say, “Very good!”

It’s a beautiful, peaceful feeling to fall in love with someone who loves you just as you are, and to share your adventures with, which is probably why Santa sends us his magic each Christmas in the form of a deer spirit.

Watch for signs that Santa is sending to YOU!

People from all over the world believe in Santa Claus and the magic of Christmas.

When you believe, his magic will appear — sometimes out of nowhere!

Thomas Nast Santa

Drawing by Thomas Nast

Rudolph the Raw Food Reindeer

Published December 5, 2012 by Maryanne

rudolph“I’m cute, she said I’m cute!”

Here’s a little parody I wrote back in 2004 when I was following the raw food diet, ENJOY!

Rudolph the Raw Food Reindeer

You know Atkins and South Beach and Vegan and Phen-Phen
Bally’s, Ephedra and Yoga and Gold’s Gym

But do you recall?
The most healthiest lifestyle of all?

Rudolph the raw food reindeer
Never ever cooked his food
And if you ever saw him
You would even say “He glows.”

All of the SAD eating reindeer
Used to laugh and be skeptics
They never saw Raw Rudolph
Eat at any fast food place

Then one sunny Christmas day
Mother Nature came to say,
“Rudolph with your food so ripe,
Won’t you sow my garden tonite?!”

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
“You were right all along Raw Rudolph,
This lifestyle really is for me!”

By Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, copyright 2004

 

An Afternoon in Sommerville

Published November 26, 2012 by Maryanne

One of my favorite places to go with my husband on a Sunday afternoon is New Jersey’s historic town of Somerville. Check out  the official website: http://www.somervillenj.org/

Yesterday was a perfect winter day. Cold, but sunny. The kind of day you could run around all over the place, from store to store and feel the cool wind on your face. Delightful.

Somerville is gorgeous, much more scenic and prettier than shopping in a mall. There is one area where they recently closed off the street and made it all about shopping. No chain stores, just all unique mom and pop places — with great service.

There are quite a few antique shops, shops for rock ‘n’ roll clothing, comic book stores, etc.

My score for the day was an official vintage Christmas dress! I will show photos of me wearing it after Christmas Day, but until then I want it to be a surprise!

The story behind my vintage Christmas dress is that it was brought into an antique shop, along with another dress. Both dresses were hand made and worn by two ladies who are now in their 90s!

The dress, a size 4 or 6,  fit beautifully — maybe a tad too big, which is perfect for Christmas eating. Ha!

I am beyond ecstatic! The shop owner and my husband both said I looked “adorable.”

While my husband would like to see me wearing my Steve Madden black dressy flats with the dress, I think I’ll opt for my new winter boots instead, to punk it up a bit.

My husband found a few vintage holiday decorations, like an old Santa that lights up, similar to this one:

And we also found a talking baby Rudolph, with a nose that lights up and he says, “Mama” “Papa” and “Santa.”

My husband wanted to buy it for me, but trust me, we already have enough Rudolph in the house!

As the day came to an end, we were happy to come home and snuggle with our kitties.

That is what winter is all about, short days with a helluva lot of fun squeezed in!