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It is snowing again, nice big lazy flakes. What a perfect way to start off the special posts series!
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What a beauty!

Here's a bit of trivia: When the Rockefeller Center tree is taken down after Christmas, its timber is used by Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build affordable housing. I think that's a great legacy for a Christmas tree!


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Made, you're a strong, brave guy who's had the breaks against you at times, but found the spirit to come back up from the valleys of life. It's an honor to know you. Thank you for sharing your story in your post.

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Well there you go. It's not the story that I set out to write but it is the story that wanted to be told. There are many more things that all of you do to make this place so special but I didn't want to go on forever. Just know that they don't go unnoticed and while they may not seem like much at the time, they mean more than you will ever know.
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I just realized that today is my anniversary here! It has been 6 years since I joined this community of Christmas lovers!
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Well there you go. It's not the story that I set out to write but it is the story that wanted to be told. There are many more things that all of you do to make this place so special but I didn't want to go on forever. Just know that they don't go unnoticed and while they may not seem like much at the time, they mean more than you will ever know.
Absolutely wonderful, my friend. While I was not as depressed as you were, I was certainly stinging from the loss of my dad when I stumbled upon this place. You said everything I've thought many times.

Thanks again, Made. I'm glad you're here with us. Merry Christmas!
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Four and a half years ago.....

....Thank you for your selfless acts and for the surprises. It is all of you that make this site so special and I'm honored to call you all my friends.
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Thank you for sharing this with us, and you know something, we wonder as well, "What would we do and where would we be if we didn't have you in our lives as our friend".

I can relate to your struggles my friend, stay strong, believe in a higher power and have faith in yourself, "... remember no man is a failure who has friends..."!
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They just showed the Rockettes on the Today Show to kick off the Holiday season and the arrival of the Rockefeller Tree. My granddaughter loves the Rockettes so she watched them with me and was very excited. As soon as they started doing the high kick in their routine she said, "Come on, grandma, let's kick"! So we joined arms and kicked away with them. What great fun to "kick" off the Christmas season!
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Thanks for all of the kind words everyone!!!!!!

I have a few things that I have to get done and then I'll be back to get caught up!! I hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yay!!! Congrats and good luck to them!!!!

That is so sad about the one player. Glad she had an incredible game and hope she can keep it up. I'll keep her in my prayers.
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That's so awesome! Congrats to the girls. God Bless the young girl. She has had a rough road I'm sure. What a wonderful birthday gift and I'm sure her parents are looking down on her, smiling! She's making them very proud!
Thanks! Exactly - her parents were wonderful people - I know they still have huge smiles on their faces!! Thankfully she has an older brother & sister so they are getting through it! So sad though!

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Good evening!
Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do, I will try and read through the posts before I go to sleep.
It was a quiet day here, it rained off and on. I had a headache this afternoon and decided to take a nap for a little while. When I woke up I found out I missed a double rainbow, I was so disappointed! At least my headache went away.
I was also watching the local news earlier and I see that a 76 foot tall Norway Spruce tree has been cut down from Shelton Connecticut and is on its way to Manhattan to be placed in Rockefeller Plaza for the Christmas tree lighting. That's so exciting!
I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already!
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I was wondering when the tree was going to be cut down. That is SO exciting!!!

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read through the posts quick, I am tired tonight.
Special posts start tomorrow, so excited!
Slow day at work, last day of the sale, new sale starts tomorrow, so expecting it to be crazy then!

Finally decided on a design for my gingerbread house competition entry, "an old fashioned Christmas" I am going to make a covered bridge, with people skating on the ice, a fire on shore to keep warm at. Some people hauling a tree home on a sled and what ever other details I decide to add.
LittleCS is doing a log cabin in the woods, with an outhouse beside it, a fresh cut tree being dragged into the house. The back is going to be open so you can see inside. (like a doll house)
They both sound incredible! Can't wait to see!!!

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Good evening everyone! Just one more day of work until the weekend. We don't have anything planned which is the way I like it. The last month has been so busy I would love a weekend with nothing to do. There is the Georgia game this sat. I think the dawgs should be okay but you can never be too sure...After this game there are just 2 games left in the regular season..well maybe 3 but the last game is always to Ga tech/ga game the weekend after thanksgiving. That is the game I always made sure to go to.

We may go buy more Christmas things this weekend. And we for sure are decorating weds after I get home from work. I am sure I will have to finish up on the weekend too. We have gotten more snow too! although most melted today when we got up to 60 but this weekend we are forecast to get up to 6 inches of the white stuff! I am not sick of it yet.!! everyone says I will be though by april.

Well that is all I can think of now. Have a good night everyone I will talk to yall tomorrow!
Fun things to look forward too!!!! Yippee!!!


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Origami Owl seems to be growing, my wife bought a bunch of merchandise a few months ago at a party, then she hosted a party 2 weeks ago, and then went to 2 more Owl parties this past weekend. Hmmmm, maybe I shouldn't feel guilty about bidding for a Santa on Ebay.
Yep - all the sudden OO has popped up everywhere!!! I think it's cool but probably a fad unless they expand their line! Everyone will have the same necklace/locket with different charms! Problem is, unless you tape your charms into the locket, they hang on the bottom of the locket & you can't see them! But they're cute when you can see them! You shouldn't feel a bit guilty about that Santa!!! Nope, not at all!! LOL!
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Good morming!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!


I saw a Christmas tree in someones window last night!!!!!! I was so excited!!! That "someone" happens to be our Aunt Eileen!!!

She puts her tree up early every year & I LOVE IT!!!! Now she has me searching windows to see some more!!! I bet after this weekend more will start popping up!! (I HOPE)

Tomorrow I am meeting my lake neighbor ladies for a "Winter Yuletiede Gathering" ~ shops in this town have thier Holiday open houses. We had so much fun last year. I'm looking fwd to it! We are meeting at 9:15 at the coffee shop. I have about an hour drive to get there, so I need to get my Christmas music ready for the trip!!!! YAY!!!! I'm planning to stop at Joann Fabrics on my way home too - Friends & Family weekend - 25% off total purchase. Woo Hoo!!!

I am off to read Made's special post!! I stopped reading when I got to that so I have something to look fwd too!

Have a great Friday everyone!!!
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