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Old 12-10-2008, 12:22 PM   #2751
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Everyone deserved it. Especially with our hectic time approaching.
When I say Christmas Eve is a nightmare that's an UNDERstatement.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:25 PM   #2752
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I know! I've worked retail. Son and "maybe" someday future DIL still do...

Goodness... It SUCKS around the holidays! They were both lucky enough to get X-mas Eve off this year...but DIL has to go in on Christmas to help stock and do other chores...boo-hiss!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #2753
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I took a cake decorating class at a bakery with an artist who has twice done cake challenges on the food network and was at the Fabulous Food Show. I felt like a two year old playing with different tips and colored buttercream and I walked out with two cakes. I had such a good time! And, it was fun, relaxing and made me smile.
Oh, who was it? I think I have seen every cake challenge on FN! I am so glad you had a good time. I find my cake decorating very therapeutic, even on the most complicated cakes and stiff deadlines. Do you have pictures of your cakes?
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Everyone deserved it. Especially with our hectic time approaching.
When I say Christmas Eve is a nightmare that's an UNDERstatement.
I remember working as a teenager in my Dad's drug store. It was amazing how many men (and some women) would come rushing in at 10 minutes to 6:00 on Christmas Eve (stores actually closed at that time for the holidays back then) to find a gift for their S/O or parent or even child. We had cosmetics, perfumes, cards, chocolates, a few toys and not much else. They would take ANYTHING, and even fight over "last of's". I feel for you. One guy that stands out bought a carton of cigarettes for his wife and even had me wrap it for him!!!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #2755
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My middle son today had his kindergarten pre-screening.
(I was pretty worried because he can be stubborn)

They have him do things like stack blocks, recognize rhymes, etc.....

In the middle of his last stack.... he stops before the last block goes on....
my heart stopped.....

He says to the lady...
"You know, I really love my Mom....." (I'm BEAMING!)
lady says "oh I bet you do!!"
Nathan...
"but, I really don't like my Dad..." (heart stops again....)
lady says "oh, why not?" (with the tone of oh boy I got a live one here I can't wait to call child protection!!!!!!!)
Nathan....."because he makes me and my brother clean our room."
And proceeds to very carefully add the last block.

WHEW!!!!!!
Such a goofball... gotta love a rollercoaster!
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #2756
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lol.. was TJ there listening to that too? Oh what a nice memory!! lololol!!!
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Nope he was home with legogirl it was thier naptimes. :)
I can't wait to tell him!!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:47 PM   #2758
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I have just got back from a really nice meal out with the committee and staff of the preschool I work for - our Christmas treat. It was a lovely relaxing, chatty evening with some good food.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:17 PM   #2759
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:20 PM   #2760
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Sounds like fun Miniman! Glad you enjoyed it!!
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