Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I Like #98

Welcome to another list of positive things to like!

1.  I like wrapping up Christmas!  I got all the decorations down inside and boxed up, but I'll probably leave the outside lights up until the end of the month (I love them so much)! And I did one last easy Christmas craft;  This clear Mickey Mouse ornament came with Mickey Mouse socks in it as a Christmas present, and I added a picture from this year's sledding and ribbon before packing it away with the rest of the christmas decorations.

2. Whole coconuts!  I don't particularly like these, but a week or so ago I was desperately looking for whole brown coconuts.  There were some Monty Python jokes in our 12th Night Feast skits that required the pages to come in on "horses" clopping coconuts a la Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  I searched everywhere for coconuts or even pretend coconuts or coconut bikini tops anything to have something for them to use as props.  I went to party stores, halloween costume stores, and grocery stores.  Then I started calling grocery stores, walmarts, crests, organic grocery stores like sprouts and whole foods, trader joes, I even called the Vietnamese grocery store.  No one had whole brown coconuts.  The one place I didn't even think of calling?  The Mexican grocery store.  So of course when I went in there to get hominy last week (after the 12th night feast)- what did I see?  Whole coconuts of course.... 

3.  Pretty pink sunrises in the backyard!

4. The monsters being sweet and weird!  Blue and I had our first obedience training class last night.  It was fun and we have lots of homework to practice.  The teacher is having a baby imminently, so I'm not sure when the next one will be, but we had a good first lesson.

5.  Musicals!  I haven't seen the new Mary Poppins yet but I hope to soon, my mom really enjoyed it.  But I came across this fabulous video of Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel Miranda and James Corden doing 22 musicals in 12 minutes.  It was super fun, definitely worth the watch if you like musicals!  If the video didn't embed right you can see it here.

I hope there have been positive things for you this week!  Check out everybody's posts over at LeeAnna's!


  1. Hi Shannon! I have seen the 22 Musicals before, but didn't know what they were doing. I'm glad to see you shared this - it's like Oh, that's what they were doing!! I love musicals, too. I think you'll enjoy the new MP - I'd go again. I'll bet Blue will enjoy the discipline training, don't you think? He is intelligent and wants to please you, so this will be very effective. And your MM ornament is so darn cute - love it! Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Loved that video...thanks for sharing. Some of these actors are so mulitalented, aren't they. Emily seems to be one of them.
    I have everything Christmas tucked away again. The living area looks a little empty.
    Obedience classes will be a good thing for sure. Just practice.

  3. I don't even know when coconuts are in season. Sometimes I see them in the store but not sure if they have a season? Thanks for sharing the video, so much fun! Smiled through the whole thing. Love James Corden but his show is on much too late for me. Hope you have a great Thursday and a wonderful weekend!

  4. rent is going to be on live tv soon... that pic of Blue's good hips! And the other pup pic is "got your back buddy!" Coconuts... how does one break them open to clop together? Monty Python... love...can't tell you how many times I've referenced the one about the fat guy after all you can eat buffet having a mint... ka boom!

  5. Blue on that cushion - reminds me of some off the silly positions my pigs relax in. Another pretty sky photo (Little Penguin Quilts had one, too). Coconuts! lol - excellent. Too bad you didn't find them in time. You know for next time.