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Old 12-19-2007, 10:04 PM   #11
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Relax enjoy your family.. Not bad at all just getting smart make something later in the year when there is not so much stress Christmas was ment to be enjoyed, not put through a wringer.

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Old 12-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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Constance, why are you feeling guilty?

Christmas is so much more than someone baking. You raised this child. The dinner is about love, nothing else.

If you need a hug you got it from me.

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Old 12-19-2007, 10:14 PM   #13
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The ONLY reason you should be sorry is if you eat that Chocolate truffle cake before they get there...and maybe i help u...then you'll be sorry cos i ate it all and left u none ;)
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:40 AM   #14
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i'm here to tell you that I would not be disappointed with a boughten chocolate truffle cake and cheesecake enjoy the family!
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:16 AM   #15
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Clean and sober......such music to the hearts and souls of any parent...... My what a celebration you have planned after all the years of heartache.......you're an awesome stepmom to accept him back----the goodies sound wonderful no matter where they come from---acceptance has no price....and I know that it will do wonders for his self-esteem and the healing of hearts.....wishing you much joy!
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:31 AM   #16
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If you think you really should make something..do it with your grandson. It would be good for him in many ways.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:44 AM   #17
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Connie, Don't worry!! You have your boy! Enjoy the time God has given you with store bakeries and spend it catching up on the huggin and the lovin!! I just saw my nephew for 24 hours , after not seeing him for 4 years. I let everything else go; dishes,laundry, cooking, even DC(!). Don't feel guilty. Hugs from me to you. Dawn T :>)
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:32 AM   #18
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You are all so kind. Seeing our boy like this, after all the times we saw him eaten up with meth and pills, truly is a Christmas miracle.
He's off the street now, staying with his married cousin, but because of all we went through with him, he had been afraid to come see us. My blessed daughter finally convinced him that we loved and missed him.

The meal tonight will be a rib-eye roast, stuffed with garlic cloves, peppered, and packed in rock salt, then baked until medium rare. We'll have au juice gravy (from a packet), mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli and dinner rolls (Pillsbury's frozen). Then, of course, the chocolate truffle cake for dessert.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #19
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Sounds like a feast fit for a King!
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Constance View Post
I be sorry...I be gettin' old.
Never feel that way. You are precious to their eyes and to ours. Stop beating yourself for not having the energy, gad you bought delightfully delicious things.

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