“Christmas with You”

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🎄🎅

Felicia Denise, Author

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Returning the teakettle to the stove, he stumbled but righted himself before falling face first into the large casserole dish of Marti’s prize-winning cornbread dressing.

Cal placed both hands on the counter to make sure he was steady, then picked up the two mugs of steaming cocoa. He took his time, each step slow and deliberate as he made his way back to Marti in the family room.

The smile she greeted him with made his heart swell just as the sadness in her eyes gripped the same heart.

“Here you go, sugar plum. One hot cocoa, extra cocoa and no marshmallows.”

“Thank you, honey.”

This time the smile she gifted him with was genuine. The bright flecks of gold and amber in her dark brown eyes glowed and never failed to bring a smile to his face.

She was everything to him.

Cal set his own mug on the…

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Wacky Wednesday!

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Got the holiday blahs? Take a break and laugh, smile, or be really sarcastic! 😀 😀 😀


There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand.

This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT.

This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store.

Purchase the antidotes known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER).

Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.


1. How Do You  Catch a Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On  It.

2. How Do You  Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way.

3. How Do  Crazy People Go Through The Forest?
They Take The  Psycho Path.

4. How Do You  Get Holy Water?
You Boil The  Hell Out Of It.

5. What Do  Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?

6. What Do  Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?

7. What Do You  Call a Boomerang That Doesn’t work?
A Stick.

8. What Do You  Call Cheese That Isn’t Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

9. What Do You  Call Santa’s Helpers?
Subordinate  Clauses.

10. What Do  You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quattro Sinko.

11. What Do  You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

12. What Do  You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?

13. What Lies  At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous  Wreck.

14. What’s The  Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?
Anyone Can  Roast Beef.

15. Where Do  You Find a Dog With No Legs?
Right Where  You Left Him.

16. Why Do  Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because They  Have Big Fingers.

17. Why Don’t  Blind People Like To Sky Dive?
Because It  Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind  Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?

19. What Is  The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover?!
The Location  Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did  Pilgrims’ Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They  Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.

21. What’s The  Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer  Goes, Whack, Dang!
A Bad Skydiver  Goes Dang! Whack

22. How Are a  Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?
Somebody’s  Gonna Lose a Trailer.



She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.

“Cash, check or charge?” I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
“So, do you always carry your TV remote?” I asked.
“No,” she replied, “but my husband refused to come shopping with me,

and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.”


I know I’m not going to understand women.
I’ll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax,
pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root,
and still be afraid of a spider.



While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication,
Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor,
“It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes.”
He addressed the man,
“Can you name your wife’s favorite flower?”
Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s Pillsbury, isn’t it?


A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles.
The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.
He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.
She directs him down the correct aisle.
A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.
She says, confused, “Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?
He answers, “You see, it’s like this,
yesterday, I sent my wife to the store
to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco
and some rolling papers; cause it’s sooo-ooo–oo-ooo much cheaper.
So, I figure if I have to roll my own ………. so does she.
(I figure this guy is the one on the milk carton!)


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and
neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,
the husband asked sarcastically, “Relatives of yours?”
“Yep,” the wife replied, “in-laws.”


A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day…
30,000 to a man’s 15,000.
The wife replied, “The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men…
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, “What?”


A man said to his wife one day, “I don’t know how you can be
so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
“The wife responded, “Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

A man and his wife were having an argument about who
should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, “You should do it because you get up first,
and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.
The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and
you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.”
Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.”
Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.”
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says ………. “HEBREWS”

The Silent Treatment
A man and his wife were having some problems at home
and were giving each other the silent treatment.
Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him
at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
“Please wake me at 5:00 AM.” He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn’t wakened him,
when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The paper said, “It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.”
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

Now, admit it.  At least one of these made you smile!


“The Ex: A Novel” by Alafair Burke

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“The Ex: A Novel

Genre: Crime Fiction/Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: January 26, 2016
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Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it.

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart.

Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why?

For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?

“A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent” by Katherine Shears and C.S. WhiteHurst

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Your Parents Won’t Give Up and You Won’t Give In

As a kid, when your parents won’t give up, and you won’t give in, what happens is that the situation becomes sort of a stand-off or a genuine conflict. A point of major resistance, where all forward motion comes to a halt for you as the kid. A point where all of your parent’s assisted progress is stopped, where all real growth freezes for you as a kid. This type of situation is a problem caused by things functioning clearly the wrong “way”. Somebody is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Or they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, in and of a bad “way”. Either in the “way” that they are communicating or in the “way” that they are not communicating. This kind of problem could only be caused by the kids’ end of the relationship. A problem that would not be if you, as a kid, did what you were supposed to do, which is to follow as you are learning to lead. This situation is occurring as sort of a tug of war. A situation where either both people are pulling against each other, or each one is pushing up against one another, at the same time. Both situations will cause progress for you as a kid, to come to a stop. In this type of situation, if you want things to get better everyone, that is part of the stand-off of conflict and resistance, has to go back to their proper roles and positions. This is in order to get things going again. And in parent-to-kid relationships, it is the parent who must do the guiding and the leading to the best of their ability. It is the role of the kid or child to listen, learn, practice and follow, to the best of their ability, not the other way around.

Someone has to do the leading and someone has to do the following. It is the only way to get the progress, motion, and healthy growth for you, as a kid, back on track. This is because two leaders will lead away from each other and two followers will follow into each other. The parent is trying to cause healthy growth, change, and progress in their child or kid who, clearly to the parent, don’t yet know the secret knowledge of adults. Not the other way around. If the kid is trying to change or fix the parent, they are going about it the wrong “way”, which is more proof that the kid doesn’t know the secret knowledge of adults. The child is not supposed to step out of their place, put their foot down and try to grow, correct or change their parents into the people that they want them to be. It just won’t work that way. You as a kid will suffer great losses just for trying it. It is the wrong “way” to try to get what you, as a kid want. If you are fighting and resisting your parents’ guidance by listening to yourself for guidance or worse, listening to the voice of one or more of your friends, then at home where your naturally placed guide is, your parents, there will be big problems and conflict waiting there for you, or any kid in that type of situation. By resisting your parents or better said “trying to lead the leaders”, you are wasting what little time you have to grow to be able to master the secret knowledge of adults. This time should be used by you and your parents to show and tell you how and what to do to help and assist you in becoming a fully grown big person.

A person who can get whatever they want and need of their own good work and efforts with full awareness of the secret knowledge of adults. While you as a child are resisting being guided and lead, you are wasting valuable training time that you can’t get back. This is because time, once it has passed, it’s gone. It’s history. With respects to time, the parents came first and then the kids followed, never the other way around. Stand-offs don’t make any sense and, as a fact, it does take a certain degree of high intelligence to be able to see the value of staying in your place and doing your part as your parent’s kid, or child, big or small. And sadly, some people just aren’t smart enough to actually know better, which does explain why we see, meet and hear about so many messed up, screwed-up and poorly functioning people in the world. The fact is that your intelligence has to be able to outrun and overpower your immense ego. Either way, it is important to avoid conflict as they, your parents, guide and lead you through life. With what little time you have as a kid, to be a youngster, especially if you don’t want to become one of those lost adults in your own future, you should choose for yourself to listen. You see, you will basically be a child, or kid, in society for eighteen years or so and then, if you’re fortunate, you’ll be a grown-up for the next seventy years or so, give or take a few years. But to your parents, you’ll be their grown-up kids or children for life. By listening and following the guidance and leadership of your parents, you are learning from their examples how to someday take the lead in your own life and family through that secret knowledge of adults. Because later on in life, when you are all grown up and successful, you may, at some point, find yourself being followed by young people that will be called your “kids”. They, as kids, will need you to guide and protect them using the secret knowledge of adults that you, as a grown-up, will have already mastered. Knowledge that is invisible to them. They as kids will challenge you to give up as if they have that secret knowledge of adults already when they clearly don’t.

Would you, as a parent, give up on your kids because they decided to act and pretend to be the parent all up in your face? . . . and neither will your parents. So, if you have lost your place or your way, just stop and get back on track and play your position, as a kid, in the family. Even though your parents are not perfect, they are there to lead and guide you with the secret knowledge of adults that they possess and their life experience as a bonus. So, get good grades, eat smart, do your chores and look and smell good. Do this regularly, so that when you are all grown up you can actually have the full and wonderful life that you may dream of. A life that your parents are secretly wishing for you to have.

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Author: Katherine Shears and C.S. Whitehurst

Genre: Nonfiction self-help

Just for kicks, have you ever wondered what your parents really want from you in life? Is it you, or do your parents want you to have no real fun? On any given day, do you want to make your parents proud of you and still do what makes you feel really happy within yourself? Of course, you do! But the real question has always been, and still is…how? How can we actually get this done?

Well, with A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent, a.k.a “the child-part consoler”, you will get past common misunderstandings by learning how to truly talk, hear, and listen to your parents, guardians or caregivers instead of feeling like you have to run to friends to find some sense of acceptance, understanding, and real connection.

In this book, chock-full of questions and answers got directly from the source, you’ll learn what your parents, guardians or caregivers really expect of you—and maybe you’ll even find out how to explain to them what you really expect from them! Not that this book could ever replace a parent, because it can not. But when it comes to openly communicating certain key ideas, this book comes really close.

This tell-all guide contains lots of enlightening explanations and helpful answers to many common kid questions like:

  • What do my parents really want from me?
  • Why do my parents do what they do and say what they say?
  • What do I really need to know about my parents’ parenting skills?
  • How can I keep my parents happy with me?
  • How can I help my parents to help me?
  • How can I get what I want from my parents every time?

A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent is an intro to the secret knowledge of adults which is a set of information that is mainly covered in the book entitled Surrogate Re-Parenting: A.K.A. Get Your Mind Right, and even more thoroughly covered in the book The Secret Knowledge Of Adults. While this book, A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent is intended for kids 10 and up, the info in this book is beneficial and useful to the intelligent kid parts in all of us. Yes, this means you too.

The information in this book will help you and yours to start to see your parents, not as the enemy, but as the caring human beings they really are, and take the first step toward family unity, understanding, growth, success, and happiness! Both you and your parents really deserve this, and with this book, A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent, you and your parents can actually achieve this.

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~ Author Bios ~

Katherine ShearsKatherine Shears is a mom, graduate of Strayer University, and an executive consultant, who is dedicated to bettering the social function and overall visibility of all she encounters. She is a deep thinker with an open mind who stays on the cutting edge of learning, having read over one hundred self-help titles and counting.

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C.S. WhitehurstC.S. Whitehurst is a psychology-based UX/UI designer/tester, computer programmer, IT Project Manager, and self-help enthusiast, who is a student of science, philosophy, life, and NYU. As a native of New York, having been exposed to social diversity, he has been coached by life to respond to the issues plaguing inner-city youth.

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“Local Girl Missing: A Novel” by Claire Douglas

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“Local Girl Missing: A Novel

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Murder
Release Date: July 4, 2017
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 Someone knows where she is…


The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It’s also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago.

Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie’s best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophie’s brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than “death by misadventure,” as the police claim.

Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friend’s ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago?