ANSWER THE PHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY

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12-18 ANSWER THE PHONE

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Elf is a 2003 film about a man (Will Ferrell) raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole is sent to the America in search of his true identity.  Today I want to challenge you to begin a new Christmas tradition based on this crazy elf’s life.  I know we have time-honored traditions, but there’s room for one more (especially if it’s something off the wall and fun!)  Today is ANSWER THE PHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY!!!  So – this is the day you can mess with the mind of a telemarketer or make your husband laugh (as he rolls his eyes in disbelief).  It may make your mother-in-law wonder if you are cracking under the stress of the Christmas season – but who cares?  Today we all need to answer the phone like this: 

 Buddy the Elf. What’s your favorite color?

Fair warning – you may get this greeting if you phone in an order for pizza today.  :-/  Be prepared to say something witty instead of the standard, what, or huh???  

I asked my group on facebook, A Second Helping of Wellness…  with a Dash of Humor & a Pinch of Faith, to give me a witty response to “Buddy the Elf, What’s Your Favorite Color???”  Here’s what they had to say:

Ally:  RED & WHITE WITH SANTA ALL OVER!  :-p

John:  RED & GREEN, OF COURSE!  😀

Valerie:  WHITE AS SNOW BECAUSE YOU CAN COLOR IT EVERY COLOR THAT EXISTS!  🙂

And what am I prepared to say?  Well – I’m going to say CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING COLOR!  😉

There are two possible scenarios really – the caller could just be taken aback and there will be awkward silence or you will hear a “huh” or “uh” sound.  Possibly the caller will actually tell you what their favorite color is, so you will have to be prepared with a witty and funny response, or possibly a statement such as “that is not a color, but a shade”, which will start a debate with the caller.  A debate could be something fun and different today!  🙂

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I know why we will snuggle after eating a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough – our blood sugar will be so high, we’ll be close to diabetic coma!  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!  Wink!  😉

If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, may I suggest a new devotional book by Lucinda Berry Hill?  Everyone needs a new devotional book to begin the new year!

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Click on the link below to order your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx 

NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY

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12-17 MAPLE SYRUP FLAVOR

Since we just have a few short days before winter officially sets in, let’s spend the day enjoying some real maple syrup!  NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY is the perfect time to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat.  Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup.

It’s a common misconception that maple syrup is harvested at this time of year, but it doesn’t take place until late winter, from February through March, when the sap is flowing.  It’s recommended that maple syrup be poured over pancakes, waffles or on vanilla ice cream.  Some folks drink the sap straight from the tree!

When you buy maple syrup, make sure it is not pancake syrup – most syrups labeled pancake syrup do not contain any maple syrup.

I haven’t enjoyed “real” maple syrup for many years – so of course when I go into a restaurant and order blueberry pancakes, I have to request sugar-free syrup.

So – how do I plan to celebrate?  Oh – don’t worry – I have a plan!  I found the most wonderful flavored coffee at a cozy little boutique in Belleville, Kansas called “The Feathered Nest”.  It’s called GOOD MORNING MAPLE and when I pair it with some fat-free, sugar-free pumpkin flavored coffee creamer, it turns into Autumn Morning Magic in my coffee cup!  While everyone else is moving on to the scents and tastes of peppermint for winter and Christmas, I’m hanging on to my fall scents and tastes until it is officially winter – on the 21st.  I still have a few more days to enjoy the spicy flavors of maple and pumpkin!  I’m still using my pumpkin coffee mug.  I won’t rush the season.  I’m stubborn like that!

However…

I do admit that when I think of maple syrup, I think of Buddy the Elf…  yeah.

This is my favorite scene – I can stay???

And while he’s on a sugar high, the announcement that SANTA will be in the store is made.  I don’t like the OMG, but it is what it is I guess…  sigh.

Before that movie came out – maple syrup was totally autumn in my brain – ELF changed my way of thinking.  It’s like a really cool ADOPTION STORY…  sort of twisted, but cool.  LOL!  😀

If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, may I suggest a new devotional book by Lucinda Berry Hill?  Everyone needs a new devotional book to begin the new year!

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Click on the link below to order your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx