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Christmasstar: I hope you got your trip to London in before the next wave hit. We ended up with half an inch of snow/sleet. The side and secondary roads are very slippery as are the parking lots and sidewalks. It is getting very cold out with the wind chill. Glad to be home!


we are back home and safe and warm, thank you!
Supposed to get down to -21c windchill tonight, I to am glad to be home
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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post

My parents left yesterday, was hard to see them go. The house is so quiet.
I know what you mean, my girls have both gone home now, and it is so quiet here! Of course for the first time in a couple of weeks my kitchen counter is actually clean!
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Originally Posted by Kimothy View Post
I'm baaaaack.

Christmas recap: Christmas was great (bus ride to Tampa sucked but whatever) and everyone LOVED their CDs! YAY!! We had an early birthday celebration for moi (my b-day is tomorrow! January 3rd!) Christmas night.

The week between Christmas and New Year's my supervisor was nice enough to let us leave an hour early and on Friday, I got to leave at 3! I was so happy!

On New Year's Eve I cleaned and cleaned and CLEANED! Took down my Christmas cards and decorations. Put away my tree. Took some wet paper towels and cleaned counters and tables and shelves. Cleaned the inside of the toilet and tub. Cleaned the kitchen floor (it needed it!) and refridgerator (still trying to figure out how those stains got there!). Whew! I just like the idea of ushering in a New Year with a clean apartment, ya know?

Anyway, yesterday (New Year's Day) I cleaned some more, organized the jewelry box my sister gave me for Christmas and went to the mall. I ended up buying a small calendar for work, some books, and earring backers that were on sale. Also went to VS but that was because they always have great sales.

Today I've just been uber lazy but I DID watch the Tournament of Roses Parade. (Did anyone else catch the AWESOME Donate Life float?? ) I also worked out a bit to my Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred DVD. Her 30 days = 90 days for me HA!

Tomorrow is my b-day and I plan on using a casual day pass b/c A.) It's my b-day and I do NOT want to dress up and B.) We're getting a wicked cold front and I'd much rather being wearing comfy pants and boots!!


Alright, I think I'm done. How is everyone else?
I am fabulous thank you very much!
Glad you had a great time and are now back again!
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Do you have any suggestions on where to start? Maybe your favorites.
If you're the old-fashioned type, here's a fine little book from 1910 that you can read online, because it's in the public domain. This article in the MMC Christmas Library tells about it.



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what's the title? I'm looking for some good reading material
"The Time-Life Book of Christmas"---they've published a few editions, but this one that was published in 1987 is my favorite. It's out of print, but you may be able to find it through eBay or BookFinder.com. It's one of the best Christmas browses I have---photos, articles, recipes, stories, crafts, it's all there.
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Originally Posted by Crown 84 View Post
We sadly took our tree and decorations down today.
....All except for our wreaths. Couldn't bring myself to take them down, yet.
Maybe on the 12th day of Christmas......
I left the lights around my doorway up along with a small village, table top tree and mistletoe! I wasn't ready to take it all down yet.
Originally Posted by quadsnowman View Post
ready for 2012 christmas to get here.
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Originally Posted by Meceka View Post

Great day at work today - fun and productive. I did make it to the Goodwills, but they were both having their Sunday sale today and so were quite picked over. I'm glad to be home - it is cold out. Mouse is wanting me to spend some time with her, so I am going to call it a night on here.

I know if I check our Goodwill and they have stuff I will buy it. I don't need anymore Christmas decorations! I didn't even get everything out this year because there is so much. It's just so tempting to buy more. It's funny because I have no other obsession of buying anything else, not even clothes, handbags and shoes, JUST CHRISTMAS STUFF! I have to stop myself all the time! I actually did well this year in NOT BUYING things.
Originally Posted by made582 View Post
I ran to the store this afternoon and while I was there I found one of those small plastic trees that plug into the usb port on your computer. It was marked down to a dollar so I got it to leave out all year. I figured it will help on those dark nights when I'm missing the beauty of Christmas lights.
I would love to have one of those trees!!! I need to keep an eye out for that.
Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post

Back to work on Wednesday- doctor appointment/surgery tomorrow. Hope to find out more. And I really hope they use a lot of anesthesia!!!
I hope all goes well for you!
Originally Posted by Kimothy View Post
I'm baaaaack.
Welcome back! Happy early birthday to you!
Originally Posted by ballcoach View Post
Enjoying a little bit of the Rose Bowl, about to eat supper.
I sure hope that game was better than the one last night!!!
Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
that is what I like about being here, you never have to miss that wonderful Christmas spirit!
I agree!!!!
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Good evening all! Just get home about 30 minutes ago and the roads are HORRIBLE! It has only snowed probably 2 inches, but what was there early had melted prior to this snow falling and froze. The black ice was really bad. Wrecks everwhere.

I am just glad we are home safe!
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Proud Penn State girl right here!!
Me too! I have been a diehard fan since I've been a little girl and I'm also a graduate from there.
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I come here and see the countdown yaerly and always saddened when the christmas holidays go bye fast.You make it go bye faster to get here though. . this year i'm going to try to catch this forum daily. we'll ease the pain
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I'm baaaaack.

Christmas recap: Christmas was great (bus ride to Tampa sucked but whatever) and everyone LOVED their CDs! YAY!! We had an early birthday celebration for moi (my b-day is tomorrow! January 3rd!) Christmas night.

The week between Christmas and New Year's my supervisor was nice enough to let us leave an hour early and on Friday, I got to leave at 3! I was so happy!

On New Year's Eve I cleaned and cleaned and CLEANED! Took down my Christmas cards and decorations. Put away my tree. Took some wet paper towels and cleaned counters and tables and shelves. Cleaned the inside of the toilet and tub. Cleaned the kitchen floor (it needed it!) and refridgerator (still trying to figure out how those stains got there!). Whew! I just like the idea of ushering in a New Year with a clean apartment, ya know?

Anyway, yesterday (New Year's Day) I cleaned some more, organized the jewelry box my sister gave me for Christmas and went to the mall. I ended up buying a small calendar for work, some books, and earring backers that were on sale. Also went to VS but that was because they always have great sales.

Today I've just been uber lazy but I DID watch the Tournament of Roses Parade. (Did anyone else catch the AWESOME Donate Life float?? ) I also worked out a bit to my Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred DVD. Her 30 days = 90 days for me HA!

Tomorrow is my b-day and I plan on using a casual day pass b/c A.) It's my b-day and I do NOT want to dress up and B.) We're getting a wicked cold front and I'd much rather being wearing comfy pants and boots!!


Alright, I think I'm done. How is everyone else?
Great to hear from you! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy Birthday!
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Do you have any suggestions on where to start? Maybe your favorites.
We had been doing this forum for a couple of months and really aren't anymore, but there are a list of some good books in here. I have been picking books for it!


http://mymerrychristmas.com/forum/fo...play.php?f=159
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