Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

“Whatyadoing, Lucy?”
“I’m Taking a sunbath.”
“You sure no one can see you?”
“So what if they can.”
“You’re not dressed.”
“Neither are you.”
“Boy now that you mention it.”

Yes, it is Friday. Pretty soon, the cares of the week will be history as we take a breath over the weekend.

A few activities are going on in the neighborhood that I will be covering for the month’s balance on Views of the Neighborhood. For those who follow that feature, we usually have food, drinks, and music to go along with the tour. I have the bus all decorated for the holidays so it should be pretty festive.

This week we will be visiting a local Holiday Fair sponsored by Emmaus Church. I’m looking forward to seeing people and taking some shots of the gift possibilities. I will be in my Hazmat suit with the self-contained environment.

Next week Lakeway has set up a light scavenger hunt. There are twelve locations, so the Producer and I will be in our nighttime ninja gear capturing that scene.

The following week is the Sunday before Christmas, so I will be doing the Trail of Lights. The producer and I will again don the nighttime stealth equipment.

Since Christmas eve falls on a Thursday, I have asked Twiggy and Lucy to stand down while I finish some neighborhood decorations.

Now the schedule is set, so at least I can relax and enjoy the festive spirit. Today’s JohnKu talks about the spirit of the holidays. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Holidays by John W.Howell Β© 2020.

They come every year,

The holidays don’t sneak up . . .

So embrace the spirit.πŸŽ„

 

79 comments

  1. Love those sunbathers. And you’re so right about the holidays.

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    1. Thanks, Marc. 😊

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      1. Happy Friday Boss

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      2. You as well, Pilgrim

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  2. Your schedule sounds delightful, John…looking forward to it. Must confess that I am having a bit of difficulty getting into the spirit this year, so your cheery missives will be most welcome. Happy Friday!

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    1. One of the reasons I’m doing them, Lori. We can’t let this year win. Thank you. 😁

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  3. Nice JohnKu! The holdiays sure feel like they sneak up on us though. I’m looking forward to the bus tour, John. They are such fun! Hop on the bus Gus! πŸ™‚

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    1. Don’t need to discuss much. Thanks, Jill 😁

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      1. I knew you’d remember that song! πŸ™‚

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  4. What? The Girls are sunbathing naked??? Surely not …πŸ˜‚
    Live the Haiku and the schedule, John.
    Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. You as well, Harmony. Thanks. 😁

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  5. I can’t believe that Twiggy interrupted Lucy’s time to rest in the sun. Meanwhile, cheers to the holiday spirit. Will we get a pic of the nighttime ninja gear?

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    1. That would be a sight to see!

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      1. Alright … another supporter for the idea. Thanks Liz!

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      2. Nope. Not going to happen. Thanks, Liz and Frank.

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      3. 😦 😦 😦 …. what if we offer bourbon?

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      4. Okay let me think about it.

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      5. You’re welcome, Frank! We’ll see if peer pressure works, eh?

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      6. Okay we will see.

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      7. Oh wait … did you see that John said it’s not going to happen?

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      8. Oh, no, say it ain’t so!

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      9. He’s waffling now because I offered bourbon

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      10. A little glimmer of hope, then . . .

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      11. Not much of a glimmer.

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      12. All I said was I’ll think about it.

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    2. There will be no selfies. Don’t want to expose ourselves to the subjects of the essay. 😁

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  6. It’s good to see you in the holiday spirit!

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    1. This year is not going to win in the spirit sucking business. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. I’ll keep that in mind!

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  7. Can we embrace the holiday spirit? I thought we were supposed to keep our distance! (Not that I intend to, at least in this case.)

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    1. The Holiday Spirit is 100% Rona free. Give it a big hug. Thanks, Linda. πŸ€—

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Sunbathing…would that I could! With the season upon us, it’s become quite chilly in our area. Like your neighborhood, Branson is a winter wonderland of Santas and reindeer. Just taking a drive is fanciful. Thank you for the reminder in your haiku and of course, the photo of the girls enjoying the sun. So sweet. βœ¨πŸŽ„βœ¨

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  9. I’m glad you’re all set – that way you’ll be free to drive the bus on Sunday!

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    1. Actually Attorney General Barr said he would drive. Thanks, GP.

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      1. I help you serve the food and drinks then.

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      2. Okay. Sounds good.

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  10. Smart girls, soaking up the sun!
    And the holidays are what we make of them. So up to us to enjoy them in whatever manner we can, I say! Have a fantabulous Friday!

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    1. You are so right about how we make the holidays. Thank you, Dale. I like the word “fantabulous.” 😁

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      1. It’s a good word, isn’t it? Takes things up a notch. πŸ˜‰

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      2. Yup. It does for sure.

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  11. The holidays don’t sneak up on us, but they sure feel like they do. It seems like I have time, but I blink and they’re on me.

    Enjoy the festivities, hazmat suits notwithstanding.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  12. Sounds like you have a lot of fun this weekend. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  13. The dog discussion of sunbathing was funny, John. I wasn’t aware dogs worried about those things. Looking forward to the special events. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  14. Sounds like fun times ahead, John! Can’t wait to see what’s on the party bus this time. πŸ™‚ Love it that the girls are getting to sunbathe in December. That’s why we live in the south!

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    1. They love to do that. That is why we live here. Thanks, Jan

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  15. From now until Christmas is always a whirlwind, John. ‘Embrace the spirit’ is the perfect way to look at the festivities. Did Lucy wear her sunscreen??!

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    1. Hahaha. No.She skipped it. Thanks, Debbie.

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  16. You have an accommodating crew, John. Embrace the spirit and count your blessings.

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  17. “Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,”

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    1. β€œMele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,”to you and yours, Billy Ray

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  18. Relaxing Friday after the Christmas tree mounting. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the bus party on Sunday. It will be the fun! U-hu-hu! πŸ˜πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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    1. Uh Huh, Fun, Maria. I look forward to seeing you there.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Sounds like some fun times ahead, John πŸ˜‰

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  20. portmanguy · ·

    It’s all happening, John. After months of isolation it’s party time. I’m feeling pretty sedentary after reading about your planned exploits.

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    1. I’m just a wld and crazy, Guy

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  21. May we please see a photo of you in your hazmat suit?

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    1. You are so polite and gentle, Luanne.It’s hard to say no. Wait for it…no.

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      1. LOL!!! Oh please please please! I can beg pretty good.

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      2. I’m thinking.

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  22. Here, here! Let’s take him up on that thought and Embrace the Spirit of the Season!

    I’m looking forward to tours coming up.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Deborah.

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  23. Sounds like lots of fun coming up, John, and especially this year, you have the right idea: let’s embrace the holiday spirit. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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    1. Yes and don’t let 2020 win.

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      1. Agreed! πŸ˜€

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  24. Yes, embrace the spirit. Looking forward to your neighborhood posts.

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  25. I cannot help but wonder how many will get face masks in their stockings this year.

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    1. Interesting thought. I saw a place where you send your photo and they put your nose and mouth on the mask. Might be fun.

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