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ahhhhh a mug of hot chocolate and the Christmas countdown forum, what a great combo!
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Good morning!!! One more HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! wish to you all!!! I am watching the pre-tournament of the roses parade & still playing with my new iphone!
We normally have a pretty big NYD party at our house, but I'm just not feeling it this year. We never sent out an invite (email.) I have done so much cooking & cleaning this season for different parties...I just don't really want to deal with another party. Lol! A few friends said they might come over in their comfy sweats & watch some football. Sounds like a great day to me!! (though I would rather watch the last day of Christmas on Hallmark Channel.) I don't even want to think about going back to work tomorrow. Unbelievable. As always - the season flew!!!
I am going to try to find something fun to make with sausage links for a snack...we need to have pork of some kind today!!! Maybe my hubby will run to the store for me!!!
I hope you are all having a Wonderful Jan 1st! Lets kick this year off right!!!!

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One last day of relaxation before starting the old daily grind again. Well, the work makes the vacations possible and makes the weekends sweeter! And I'm grateful to be in a steady job.

Have a fun New Year's Day!


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Originally Posted by caninemom3 View Post
Good First Morning of 2013 My Dear Christmas Family !!

I hope all of your celebrations were wonderful and that you all had a nice evening.

As I said before, I wanted to be here last evening with you all but that all came to an end when I gave Wish his fluids yesterday. He nearly screamed when I put the needle in and then he wimpered the whole time. Thankfully it does not take long for the fluid to infuse. That was not the whole thing though. I get very upset when I have to do this but I WILL do it to save his life, but on top of being nervous about putting the needle my husband started yelling at me criticizing me saying I was doing it wrong, etc, etc, etc. I was a complete nervous wreck by the time it was all over. I know he gets upset that Wish is for the most part at the end of his life and needs these treatments but I DID NOT need to be yelled at, especially at that time. I just see no reason why anyone has to yell at another person especially at a stressful time. But that is always the first thing he does.....

It put me in such an awful mood that I unplugged the tree and turned off the Christmas lights and just lay in the dark here in the living room crying for a time. Eventually I felt better and got back on here to say Happy New Year to everyone. Okay, enough of my tirade.....

Shellie, it is not a butterfly needle. Not sure what gauge it is but it is a subcutaneous injection, not IV or anything. Wish does not have much loose skin which means that wherever the needle goes in, he FEELS it. If he had as much loose skin as Hermione, he would never even know but he doesn't.

I am getting ready to see what kind of work is in the system at my job and probably going to work half day today. Have a wonderful day, Christmas Family. If it were not for all of you, I don't know where I would be ((((HUGS)))) to all xoxoxo



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I am embarrassed to say that it is going on 11 AM and I am just getting up. Yikes! I didn't even stay up that late - only until 1 AM.

Happy New Year again, everyone. I hope 2013 is wonderful for us all!

10 pages already? I have a feeling we will be exceeding another posting record this year!
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** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2013 **



OK, Friends. Here we go again.
For the 7th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 10th year overall)...... another year of countdowning begins!

Here are the statistics since we began the Season countdown idea 9 years ago:
2004 = 1,217 posts (Christmas.com) = 3.3 posts per day.
2005 = Over 2,700 posts (Christmas.com) = over 7.4 posts per day.
2006 = 3,756 posts (The Christmas Place) = 10.3 posts per day.
2007 = 1,957 posts (My Merry Christmas, where the thread was not launched until July) = 12.1 posts per day.
2008 = 5,103 posts = 13.9 posts per day.
2009 = 8,231 posts = 22.6 posts per day.
2010 = 16,226 posts = 44.5 posts per day.
2011 = 31,091 posts = 85.2 posts per day!
2012 = 39,183 posts = 107.1 posts per day!!
(The growth really is unbelievable, Folks! Just when I think we couldn't possibly break the record again, we do. A per-day increase EVERY year since the begining!)


And now here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2013.


A word of explanation. We are running a dual countdown in this thread - one for Christmas Day and one for the start of the Christmas Season (November 13).
Most all of us have agreed that we look forward to the entire Christmas Season rather than just to Christmas Day.
Why November 13? No reason, really. It just seems about the right time to regard the season as arriving. That date is exactly 6 weeks before Christmas Day and is about the time the country at large is beginning to really get into the holiday spirit. Most of the stores have decorated. And starting the season then gives us exactly 50 days (Nov 13 through Jan 1) to enjoy being "within" the season, giving it a depth that's lacking with just the Christmas Day count by itself.

We also enjoy noting special "milestones" along the way (see the chart below).

And here's one thing you CERTAINLY don't want to miss!
Many of us gather here on the evening of November 12 for our annual hour by hour, then minute by minute countdown to the start of the Season at midnight Eastern Time. It's something we really look forward to and is truly great fun!

Allright, Everyone!
Climb aboard once again and enjoy reading the posts/following the count which begins today at 316 to the Season and 358 to Christmas Day.


Here is a handy list of our Christmas Season and Christmas Day countdown milestone markers.

CHRISTMAS SEASON MILESTONE MARKER CHART
January 17 = Day 300
February 12 = 1/4 mark
March 15 = 1/3 mark
April 27 = Day 200
May 15 = 1/2 mark
July 14 = 2/3 mark
August 05 = Day 100
August 14 = 3/4 mark
October 07 = 90 percent (The Home Stretch begins)
November 13 = THE SEASON ARRIVES!

CHRISTMAS DAY MILESTONE MARKER CHART
February 28 = Day 300
March 26 = 1/4 mark
April 26 = 1/3 mark
June 8 = Day 200
June 26 = 1/2 mark
August 25 = 2/3 mark
Sept 16 = Day 100
Sept 25 = 3/4 mark
Nov 18 = 90 percent
December 25 = MERRY CHRISTMAS!


- CROWN
Thank you so much for all your time and effort in leading the Countdown, Crown! A very Happy New Year to you and yours ~ may it be the best yet!
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New Year's Eve is another opportunity to get a good nights rest....
That is the way I see it of late ~ I was asleep by 9:30!
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Good night, Christmas friends! May the blessings of the New Year be yours.
May the blessings of the New Year be yours, too!
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Happy New Year, everyone!!!! God bless you and your families. I hope 2013 brings good health, happiness, safety, and prosperity all around!
God bless you and your family, too, jennifer!
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Rose Bowl parade is starting Dr Seuss "O the Places You'll Go" is the theme this year

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