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Old 11-30-2007, 05:07 PM   #51
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I love this season.

Christmas really is about celebrating the real reason for the season, so that alone makes this time of year amazingly special.

I love that my family puts everything aside just to hang out together.
I love that the weather cools down, and occasionally, we'll even get rain (like today - our first real rain of the year)
I love that the sweet lady at WalMart sings along to the Christmas Carols while she rings up your sale.
I love that my kids (12 & 15) still look forward to seeing the Salvation Army's "red-bucket-guys" and joyfully put in their own money.
I love that around this time of the year, my friends don't mind how much butter and cream I use in recipes.
I love "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
I love that my parents don't mind what day we celebrate with them (usually mid-month), and are just happy that we spend quality time together.
I love that we don't do the "obligatory" giving. We only gift those in our close family.
I love that baking cookies for others can be such a wonderful experience!
I love that we send Christmas Cards to remind our friends how dear they really are to us.
I love that I've had another year to spend with my family.

And the list could go on and on and on.

and if anyone needs a dose of the Christmas Spirit, my door is always open.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:25 PM   #52
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I do like this time of year. I love wearing sweaters! The only things I'm really missing are insulation and central heating. Other than that, I do enjoy fall/winter. I'm very light-skinned, so I really shun the sun. Winter is great for staying indoors.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:25 PM   #53
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I love that jkath's first rain will be our first snowstorm tomorrow...

except that I have to work and HATE snow driving.

Wish me luck and good bagels?!

Happy Holidays!
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:29 PM   #54
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Luck and Good Bagels to you!

(Sounds like a holiday in itself!)
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:59 PM   #55
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I really, really do enjoy this time of the year....I miss loved ones who have passed away so very much, but When Christmas doesn't make my heart swell up it until it nearly pops, or fill my eyes with tears, or make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside....then I will know that someting inside of me is dead!

But hey!!! That Ain't gonna happen!! It's to ingrained in me...
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:13 PM   #56
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They have predicted a huge snow storm for tonight 1-2 feet at our elevation 7500 ft.This is good news for the ski areas as they have had not much so far.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:21 PM   #57
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It's a time of festivals, family and friends. I love our change of seasons in the mid- Atlantic because I can do long slow cooked stews, soups and roasts, late fall and winter dishes.

I know some are lonely and some are stressed due to family and work situations. I just take it a day at a time and refuse to be taken in by the rush. I will have my holidays (Holy days) as I see fit. My friends and family are welcome to join me if they can slow down to my pace.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:01 PM   #58
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Wish me luck and good bagels?!
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays to you too and best of good fortune and incredible bagels...I really do mean Merry Christmas
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:03 PM   #59
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...but When Christmas doesn't make my heart swell up it until it nearly pops, or fill my eyes with tears, or make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside....then I will know that someting inside of me is dead!
gad, far as I know, I'm alive
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:10 PM   #60
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I really, really do enjoy this time of the year....I miss loved ones who have passed away so very much, but When Christmas doesn't make my heart swell up it until it nearly pops, or fill my eyes with tears, or make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside....then I will know that someting inside of me is dead!
Well said, Uncle Bob!!! I ain't dead yet! Hooray!!!!!
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