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Today is Maggie's birthday!

Maggie's baby picture.



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9 years old today!

I bet the little lady was spolt ~}
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Morning everyone!, I was super excited to hear the caretaker for our shopping center complaining this morning. there was more rubbish than the bin men would take because all of the big chain stores (all 5 of them!!) had their Christmas stock delievered yesterday woohoo!!!!
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Hey gang! Sitting here with Dr. Wifey celebrating another milestone in our life! She passed her board exam....so it's official....she's getting a raise....I really love her now!
Very nice; congrats to your mrs! Next payday; Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching!!! Ballcoach is going shopping: lol....
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August. Where did July go? Work. Work. Work. I guess that's where it went.

Just stopping in for a quick hello. I'm quite exhausted from work and practice. I'm ready for the weekend. Tomorrow at 3:30 cannot come soon enough. I'm sure you all feel the same way, too. Normally I would be even more excited for the weekend - because it's a long weekend in Ontario - but I work in Quebec, so I have to work on Monday. Nuts.

The good news in this? Only six days remain until I have a week off. Yep. After work next Friday, I'll be flying to Colorado to play in a tournament. I'll be staying there until Tuesday (August 13) and then flying to Vancouver to play in another tournament (nationals) in Vancouver. It's going to be an exciting time.

I said a quick hello, but I guess I lied. Oops! Time for bed though. Have a great night, everyone! We're so close to that 100 Days to Christmas Season milestone!
that sounds like so much fun! Hope you win all your games.
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WEEKEND EVE!!

<< Whaaa, Crown? >>

Weekend Eve. It's here again!

And so is the latest edition of the Daily Count.
So pour yourself a glass of sweet southern iced tea, fire up a twinkie, read and wonder.
Days to the Season: 103
Days to Christmas Day: 145

Now under half a week remains until we open that 100-day Season Window and let the streaming rays of our first double-digit count enter and warm our hearts.
(And won't the Season seem to come rushing upon us soon after!)


Still the nice weather, and the experts say it will continue today and possibly on through the weekend.
Grrrrreat!!
We have 69 comfortable degrees here at this hour after a hard rain last night.

Have a Fabulous Friday, Friends.
And have a Stupendous Start to your Weekend this afternoon!
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Hey gang! Sitting here with Dr. Wifey celebrating another milestone in our life! She passed her board exam....so it's official....she's getting a raise....I really love her now!
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This was supposed to be MEDIUM red! Does this look medium to any one???
I look like a Christmas decoration!
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This was supposed to be MEDIUM red! Does this look medium to any one???
I look like a Christmas decoration![/QUOTE]

Your funny Star....I'm sorry it didn't turn out right! But at least there's one good thing about it, it's not permanent!!! Get it, permanent....ba-doom....I crack myself up....

Thought I would try to make you laugh just a bit....
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I had a buddy of mine sent this to me, thought I would share with everyone so that you have time to prepare....


Holiday Eating Tips

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy.
Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.
You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention.

Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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I had a buddy of mine sent this to me, thought I would share with everyone so that you have time to prepare....


Holiday Eating Tips

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy.
Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.
You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention.

Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
This is brill!
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