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Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
I went to Outback last night and our waitress wished us a happy holidays after we paid the check. The shopping center it was in had their Christmas banners on the light poles in the parking lot too. I guess the season is approaching faster than I thought!
The rest of the world is starting to catch up with us fanatics. I have to go out and look tonight but I think one of the houses in the neighborhood behind us had some lights up.

Once my back is right again, my decor will be going up.
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Hello all. I have a sick Mrs. And a sick daughter. Hope you all have a great night. Snow, good luck to your team tonight.
I hope they are feeling better.
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I second momnan on that!! Wow, add a yum, wow, wow!!

I hope he will be ok, and is only out for this game!

Adi surprised me with tickets for next weekend!!!


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Originally Posted by Bradmac View Post
Good Wednesday morning, my Christmas friends!

It's been a little busy today, some of it with work and some of it was city business. I'll never understand why governments think that the best thing they can do is invent more regulations and reports for lower governments to be responsible for. Because of the continuously new and constantly revised House Bills, every stupid little state agency absolutely requires you to log into their website and fill out incomprehensibly organized and worded forms. If you don't do it just right, they threaten to prevent your town from receiving grants, or worse, they threaten to have your city charter revoked. Unbelievable.

As Thomas Paine said, "Government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."

***steps down off of his soapbox***

On a brighter note, Wednesdays are the days I get to spend extra time with my family. We always have a good time when we go out for dance & guitar lessons.

I hope y'all have a great day!
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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
Five years ago today, I met someone very special.

All of you.

Thank you for five years of fun, hugs, and Christmas year-round! I'm looking forward to the next fifty or so!

Happy Anniversary!!!! We're glad you found us too!!!

Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
the house is smelling like gingerbread again as LittleCS and I begin baking for the competition
Yum!!!

Originally Posted by HomemakinGirl View Post
Good morning!
It is going to be beautiful today, sunny with a high of 61 degrees.
I am heading out to visit my parents in a few minutes. My mom wanted me to come over this morning, she called to tell me she baked me some gluten free zucchini bread. Sounds good to me. I have a few errands to run after then back home to catch up with chores.
I hope everyone is well and has a great day!
Talk to you later!
The zucchini bread sounds yummy!!!

Originally Posted by Holiday View Post

I saw my Dad outside this morning on my way to work - he was bringing the trash out to the road for pick up, so I was happy to see him out & about after his procedure yesterday! Thanks for all the prayers!!

Hope you are all having a WONDERFUL Wednesday/Pines Day!!!
Glad your did is getting around okay. Keeping him in my prayers.

Originally Posted by Bradmac View Post
Good Wednesday morning, my Christmas friends!

It's been a little busy today, some of it with work and some of it was city business. I'll never understand why governments think that the best thing they can do is invent more regulations and reports for lower governments to be responsible for. Because of the continuously new and constantly revised House Bills, every stupid little state agency absolutely requires you to log into their website and fill out incomprehensibly organized and worded forms. If you don't do it just right, they threaten to prevent your town from receiving grants, or worse, they threaten to have your city charter revoked. Unbelievable.

As Thomas Paine said, "Government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."

***steps down off of his soapbox***

On a brighter note, Wednesdays are the days I get to spend extra time with my family. We always have a good time when we go out for dance & guitar lessons.

I hope y'all have a great day!
Enjoy the time with you family!!!

Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
time to go to work again, well the kind I get paid for anyway. Hope you all have a great afternoon!
Hope you have a good day at work!!!

Originally Posted by brent View Post
Good afternoon everyone!

Happy 'Pines Day. It has been said, but it is officially the final 'Pines Day before the Christmas Season begins. We've come so far in 2013. Where has the year gone? I guess now is not the time to dwell - only to look forward to the excitement that awaits!

I sat by my phone last night and this morning only to not receive any phone calls for supply work. Thus, I have my third day off in a row. Hopefully something will come tomorrow. Friday, too! Initially, if I had no work, I had planned on going to the mall, but now I think I will just go to the grocery store and purchase some food to make for dinner... I'll make dinner this afternoon so it can just be heated following my visit to the gym.

Believe it or not, we're in double digits/mid 50s today in Ottawa. Above average, but temperatures are forecasted to move into seasonal by the weekend.

Well, the 'Pines looks great. Carl is practically a magician with his ideas. So many occasions to plan for but he does it so right! Despite marvelling at these decorations, I can't help but wonder to think what he has in store for next week when we all gather to celebrate the first day of the Christmas Season. A day of comfort and joy. A day when I feel proper to say those two magical words that will always warm my heart. Until then, have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Hope you called to work the rest of the week!!
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I wish!!! I had no caffeine for 24 hours and my heart rate was still averaging out at about 105 there!

I wonder what Binger's heart rate is with all of the coffee they drink.
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What's your favorite Christmas tea? I've been keeping an eye out for the seasonal flavors at the supermarket, but no luck yet. I miss Stash Holiday Chai. I enjoyed it in 2011, then couldn't find it at all last year.
I found this for you MC, I don't know if it is the right one.
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Five years ago today, I met someone very special.

All of you.

Thank you for five years of fun, hugs, and Christmas year-round! I'm looking forward to the next fifty or so!
Happy MMC Anniversary to you!!!

It wouldn't be the same without you fellow Bay Stater!!!
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