Category: Random Thoughts

Reflections: Merry Christmas

Posted December 24, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Merry Christmas, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

As many of us are bustling about preparing to travel to or host our friends and family it’s easy to forget the bigger picture.  It’s easy to get lost in checking our shopping lists that no one has been forgotten, it’s easy to get lost in wrapping and bagging all the gifts and trinkets from our lists, it’s easy to get lost in cooking and serving our family and friends.  It’s easy to get lost in hanging the lights and lighting tree.  It’s easy to forget that so long ago the ultimate gift was literally born in a barn with no special meal, no decorated rooms, his first visitors some animals and shepherds.

I’m frequently accused of being Scrinchy Groughy (a mix up I offhandedly invent a few years back).  I’m not into all the Christmas hubbub.  I don’t deck the halls so to speak.  I’m more a Thanksgiving gal if you must know.  However, I do embrace the Spirit of Christmas.  The Idea of Christmas.  Christmas has become such a financial holiday on top of being a social holiday.  Even if you aren’t gathering with all the people at home there are more people on the roads, in the stores, all around you.  I don’t shop this time of year.  Too many people!  In the Spirit of Christmas, I leave you one of my favorite Christmas ‘songs’ if you will.

From my home to yours I wish you all the joy of this Holiday Season.
Fizzy Signature

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Posted September 10, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

It’s official.  A week or so late but official.  This is the last post to be written AND published at this site.  The site will remain.  The words will remain.  They will actually be part of some weird cool dual life thing.  All posts are here…and there.  Of course if you are reading this there then WELCOME!  Today’s the day that the new site officially launches.   I can’t wait for you to check it out!  Please join me as I continue bringing you random bits of Fizziness, more reviews than seem humanly possible and eventually the relaunch of my shop (the entire reason this all began). fizzypopcollection.com It felt like there was a million years when I took the first step of this journey (beyond months of talking about it) back on July 1st.  There was all the time in the world.  Heck I even took Jammication and still […]

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A New Direction

A New Direction

Today marks the start down a new path.  The end of an era and the beginning of a new one.  It’s like Y2K or the difference between AD and BC on our dates.  Today is symbolic for a couple of reasons.  This years is exactly (month wise not necessarily day wise) halfway over.  It’s an easy date to remember.  It’s also the birthday of a pretty special friend who is no longer with us.  All of that plays into the changes I’m instigating, today. Today, I bought my domain name.  What does that mean exactly?  Well, fizzypopcollection.com is in the process of becoming a legitimate thing.  No .blogspot no .facebook no dot anything.  You could type it in but it doesn’t lead anywhere yet.  That is the next step in the process.  The important thing is that after all these years I own it.  No one else can lay claim […]

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Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

I was tagged in this fun post by Kristin at A Simply Enchanted Life and with a little peer pressure decided, why not.  It was a cute idea, even though I really didn’t learn anything new about her I thought it would be fun and perhaps interesting for my blog readers to get to know a little bit more about the me behind the screen. ABOUT NAME:Janet (Fizzy) NICKNAMES: Meme, Fizzy, Jan (online), Janabel (at Kristin’s house) BIRTHDAY: August 18th STAR SIGN:Leo OCCUPATION: Member Services Representative (for USAA banking) LIVING IN: Missouri APPEARANCE HAIR COLOR: depending on the season light brown/dark blonde to medium brown HAIR LENGTH: Currently,mid-back EYE COLOR:Hazel green/brown BEST FEATURE: Random personality  BRACES: Never had ’em PIERCINGS: Each earlobes (one each – I have freakishly small ears), previously have had upper ear (same spot twice but…well) and navel (previously) TATTOOS: One RIGHT OR LEFT:Left PICTURE: My weekend […]

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For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

In case you, perhaps maybe, live under a rock at the back of a cave on a deserted island, didn’t know, I love books.  I love reading them, holding them, the way the smell.  I love collecting them, organizing them, and talking about them.  I love book stores and libraries.  I even love eBooks as they are easier to read in bed – no having to move to turn off the light.  I’ve always loved books.  It was instilled in my for basically my entire life.  For this…I blame my Mother. From the time I can remember, books were part of my life.  Every birthday and holiday simply added to our book collections.  Every week a library visit to find even more new worlds and friends and stories.  I can’t remember a time in my life that I was surrounded by books.  There have been times where reading has taken […]

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