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Old 12-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #11
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No gumption to be found here either.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:46 AM   #12
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No, you are not the only one. The only thing I have made this year is one batch of Ginger Bread Men for my boys. I have had people at work ask when I was making this or that, and have not started.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #13
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We have been having grey Seattle days. I need sunshine!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:44 PM   #14
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Whew! is this the thread for me!!!
I'm usually 8 batches of cookies in and starting candies.
I'm forcing the 2nd and don't give a rip about candy.
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At this point I just pray I find it next season.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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I know the feeling. Shortly after Thanksgiving, my 'get up and go' got up and went.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:06 PM   #16
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I wonder why we are feeling this way is it the state of our country or the fact that a lot of folks aren't going to have any Christmas because of the above this year? I think I can only get motivated is to do something for some one less fortunate than me maybe there is a guilt factor since it's not a great time in this country. I also would make all kinds of xmas treats to pass around but decided a long time ago to not bother except for the polar bear cookies for the ranch party but that was for the kids more than anything else.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:15 AM   #17
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Anybody else? Last year I made a ton of treats to give away this it just aint gonna happen.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:37 PM   #18
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i know how everyone feels. here we are a week out and i have done no decorations in my house. my lights outside haven't been put up. i really don't care, seems to be to much work this year. money is tight here as everywhere and that is part of it. shouldn't be perhaps but it is. family was not really into picking out what to do. on the eve or the day. so guess we will go through the motions and hope the real spirit shows up.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #19
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I am really glad I am not the only one. I thought maybe the gumption had been stopped at the border but it doesn't seem like the US has any either. It took me all day to bake a batch of shortbread I should have been able to do in my sleep.

Oh, and Susan, I have the cherries and chocolate sauce if you have the whipping cream and ice cream! The cherries are for cookies I probably won't get done because I ran out of gumption.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:16 PM   #20
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Everything does seem so much more difficult, this year. Basically,I am going though the motions and not enjoying anything. I just addressed my cards and will put them in the mail in the morning. DH helped by sealing and stamping, because he probably figured that I wouldn't do it. I promised to bake his favorite cookies this weekend.
I'm so sorry that so many of you feel this way, but it feels better that I'm not alone.
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