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Old 01-03-2012, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by kerstig View Post
All of you who are having their first day of work again today: good luck remember, it's only to break the long gap of time between the one and the other christmas!

It's awful weather here, it makes staying inside and writing on my thesis less awful
Good luck and have fun writing that! I don't miss those days at all!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sugar142286 View Post
Thanks!

We actually had a snow squall, which brought down about 2 inches, then we woke about to about 1 or 2 more I would say. DH said he thinks he will have to go out and shovel the drive way in a little bit. I think that is the kind of snow he hates - the kinds that there isn't enough, so he has to shovel, instead of using the snow blower on the driveway!
Your welcome!

My dad is the same way as your DH. Usually my brother and I are the lucky shovelers because my mom wont let my dad do it. Hopefully all the snow comes to south jersey before the 16th (brother goes back to college) or else I will be on my own for shoveling!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
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.




"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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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
Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
I have a few my favorite is this one: "The Time-Life Book of Christmas"
then a few more
"Holiday Lights"-by David Seidman
"The Autobiography of Santa Claus" by Jeff Guinn (reading that one now)
"Christmas:An Annual Treasury" (not one of my favorites though)

I have more but they are in the kids room and they are sleeping right now.

I hope this helps.
Thank you so much for the suggestions all I can't wait to get the Time-Life book from Amazon!

So like so many of you this is my first day back to the grind. Not too bad so far, the hardest part is ramping up and tomorrow my relaxed lazy days will be quickly forgotten. I just need this morning joe to kick in.

Hope everyone has a wonderful morning and all that are struggling with the snow, has little issue.
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Originally Posted by shellie12 View Post
The weather man is saying 80 to 100 mile winds. and it feels like that
Think england and scotland are getting it bad as well
We were getting some pretty nasty winds here too, but not nearly that bad! Be safe!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by merrymistletoe View Post
hey everyone! well i'm up & got hubby of to work @ 6am & had some time before i must get to work so wanted to wish ya'll a happy new year & tell ya'll of our goals (not resolutions) for this year.
2. QUIT SMOKING-this 1 is just for me.i'm the only smoker in our family, i do not smoke in our home-always outside- i'm tired of coughing & all the ill side effects of smoking, i've just gotta get it together.
Good luck! I hope and pray that you can do it!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Maureen View Post
Good luck - know you can do it!!!!!!!

Hey everybody!! I am SO SICK of this weather. We've got 102 mph winds (slightly better than the 165 mph last time but not much) Again, trees down, bridges and airports and train stations closed, sheds blown over, tiles off roofs. Don't think my windows are built for this kind of thing. The blizzard that is being predicted is due to start any time now but it doesn't look anything like snow right now so that's a bonus.

This is my last day of holiday and I won't be leaving the house. I didn't get my baking done yesterday and there's a programme about William and Kate on just now so I'm not too worried about vacating the premises, but at some point, the dogs are going to have to go out. Hope it's died down enough by then. It doesn't worry me if it's snowing, it's just when you're blown off your feet that I'm not too happy with!

Catch you later xx
Stay safe and warm as well!
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By the way, I am so cold!!! I thought it was supposed to be in the low 30's today, but it doesn't look like it is going to get anywhere close! It has been 17F since I woke up at 7:00 AM this morning. Even though the heat is on in my house and we have two space heaters running, I can still feel the chill from outside. With the windchill, the temperature is 2F. I am going to make myself something piping hot for lunch, forget a salad!

I hope you are all staying warm! Weather like this really reminds me of how Christmas should be (minus the extreme winds anddd maybe not so cold)!

My worst Christmas blues were Christmas night, once I realized it was all coming to an end. Since then, I am already getting cheerful for next year because of the countdown. 356 doesn't seem that far away! I can't wait until Christmas in July so I can turn on QVC and see all of the goodies they have.
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Happy Tuesday everyone. trying to get going here
Welcome to the Countdown, quad!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
My worst Christmas blues were Christmas night, once I realized it was all coming to an end. Since then, I am already getting cheerful for next year because of the countdown. 356 doesn't seem that far away! I can't wait until Christmas in July so I can turn on QVC and see all of the goodies they have.
That's right! Less than 51 weeks to go!
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Glad you got home safe, sugar- black ice is very scary!

Thank you very much!! I truly believe in the power of prayer!!
Thanks!

You're welcome! I am here for you anytime!
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