The History of the Nutcracker

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

It’s no secret I love nutcrackers. The music. The dolls. The ballet. The magic.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : The History of the Nutcracker

Frankly, My Dear . . . : The History of the Nutcracker

My collection ranges from a Steinbach wine maker nutcracker to a two-foot tall soldier guarding my fireplace to a two-inch tall onlooker at my work desk. With over fifty to date, I’ve yet to meet a nutcracker I haven’t liked. The diversity of their characteristics and embellishments are delightful.

My fascination grew from my love of the ballet. The classical music, the dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Many years ago during … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith . . . : Start at the Beginning

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

I hate when there’s so much information coming at me that things get lost in translation. Too many people talking at once, too many this-that-and-the-other-thing. A lot of jumping ahead and jumping ship.

That’s when I put up my hands. Whoa. Stop. I can’t keep up.

Take it slower. Take it one bite at a time.

Start at the beginning.

Get the story to me, completely, in a way I can understand it.

And when we’re halfway through what I should know, but don’t, let’s do it again:

Reverse. Start at the … read the rest. . .

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Social Media Saturday: Unplug.

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Social Media Saturday

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Social Media Saturday

So you noticed today’s post is late in the evening again. You may not even be reading this until Sunday.

No, I didn’t fall back into old procrastination habits or forget due to other events (although the last three days of consecutive Christmas parties has been a blast!). No, I did it on purpose.

I intentionally gave myself last night and today be social- wait for it- in the real world. I know! *gasp* I can hardly believe it myself.

Now I know … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: Favorite Christmas Movies

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . :Five Things Friday

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

I love this time of year. [I say that a lot, don’t I?] Well, I do. The cool temps, the furry sock, the fur-family snuggling up like socks. It’s just so many kinds of wonderful.

One of the reasons I love it is I don’t get strange looks when someone says, “So, whadya do last night?” and I reply with, “I watched some Christmas program.” Yeah. They tend to frown on that in June through August. [Although they shouldn’t. Just sayin’.]

On average, I watch … read the rest. . .

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How Does Your Character Eat?

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she eats, especially on a first date. Can I get a whoot-whoot nod of appreciation here?

Seriously. Think about it. Are they delicate? Do they play with their food? Do they take time to savor every bite? Or do they get right to masticating their steak? Do they take a bite of everything with one forkful? Or push the foods away from each other? Do they douse the meal with salt and other seasonings? Load up with butter? Or take it as … read the rest. . .

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