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Old 11-26-2008, 05:42 AM   #21
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We will be thinking of you katie, you are not a thread killer, we appreciate all views, keeps things in perspective for me

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:53 AM   #22
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katie, you shouldn't be alone at christmas.. no family member to visit?

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:25 AM   #23
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I've put up the outside lights( earlier this month when it

was 65 degrees and dry) but I won't turn them on until mid December. Inside I won't even start until mid December. I like to end one holiday before I start another.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:10 AM   #24
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I need to take the outside Halloween lights down before I can put up the Christmas ones.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:32 AM   #25
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i usually don't start until thanksgiving eve or the day after.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:59 AM   #26
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Started on the outside yesterday. All of the second story lighting is in place, as is the ground floor, save for a couple of strands. Life sized Santa on his Motorcycle is also affixed to the roof. Plan on powering it up this weekend.

The inside is Mrs SK's domain, she'll likely put up the tree and other decorations this weekend.

Its official-Happy holidays everyone!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:36 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Katie E View Post
Used to be a real Christmas junkie, but since Buck's not here to share, probably won't do anything. He loved Christmas and was part of what fed my holiday spirit. Unless something changes, it'll just be another day for me. Sorry to be a downer, but the holidays are going to be a challenge for me. Hope I didn't kill this thread. I apologize.
I know how you feel Katie. Christmas was Mom's favorite. The first year she was gone the rest of the family went way overboard on celebrating to make up for her missing contagious Christmas spirit. I know it will be hard for you but do something the two of you always did together as a testament to your time together here.

Me, I will put up the tree this Friday. I only really decorate one room and the front door. Sometimes I can get DH to put up outside lights. I might be able to convince him this year since we're hosting the family for Christmas.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:05 AM   #28
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Katie ... Buck's spirit is still with you. I feel my mother around me, especially during Christmas time which she loved.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:06 AM   #29
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Oh, by the way, we always put a stuffed Grinch on our mantle.

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