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    The Holidays

    Does anyone else think that the Holidays might be some dark social experiment to see if we can get through the winter months without killing any of our nearest and dearest? Sort of like "The Shining" with gravy and cranberry sauce?

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    I am already sick of hearing about “the holidays “and rosa your thread is adding to that.


    Ha ha Ha ha ha! but a little bit true, love ya anyway.

    you know we don’t have to buy into all the holiday frenzy. Just take one day at a time. I enjoy this time of year and was just thinking about how much I enjoyed this time of year yesterday and today. I find it enjoyable because my house remains clean, There is a little tracking in of dirt and debris, any stuff it does come in from outside are usually dry leaves, the animals are not shedding as they do in the summer, things are not sticky and hot. It also seems very clean.

    I spent today cooking, not because I am honoring the Thanksgiving holiday but because I had a kitchen counter full of butternut squash and Had to do something with it, that, and Crowder peas. I have to start using up our Bean collection from the summer of 2018.

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    P.s. the winter months here in St. Louis can have days of sunshine and happiness. Monday it was downright warm and the sun was out. Today DH worked outside on leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    P.s. the winter months here in St. Louis can have days of sunshine and happiness. Monday it was downright warm and the sun was out. Today DH worked outside on leaves.
    Actually we have also had lovely warm weather this week. And yesterday our buddy Scott showed me how to use a chainsaw, so that was wicked fun.

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    Husband and I will be off work and doing nothing on Christmas! Hurrah!

    We will spend a few days during new years week with my siblings and our parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Actually we have also had lovely warm weather this week. And yesterday our buddy Scott showed me how to use a chainsaw, so that was wicked fun.
    Chainsawing trees I hope

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    Tammy, enjoy your parents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Does anyone else think that the Holidays might be some dark social experiment to see if we can get through the winter months without killing any of our nearest and dearest? Sort of like "The Shining" with gravy and cranberry sauce?
    It could be! Some people have wicked, evil minds - ROFLOL!

    Personally, I like this time of year. The changing weather (although I reserve the right to grumble about too much snow!) is nice to watch and experience. I do enjoy the holiday season when I see people embracing the spirit of the holidays. Not so much the commercialism and consumerism, but the kindness and smiles and good cheer. I keep hoping it is a reminder that will last all year round - maybe eventually?!?!

    Anyway, Happy and Safe Holidays to all.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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    Since I closed the store in 2005, I appreciate every single day of the holidays, esp. Black Friday!

    I worked retail for 30 years. What do we do for Black Friday? I stay home and gloat!!! No more crazy people. No more huge messes requiring going to work extra early. No more going in at 4 a.m. to restock!

    I love the holidays. Of course, we do not have guests or go to relatives. Fancy meal and a cleaner house. That’s it.

    On Christmas Eve we bake bread for the neighbors, but we deliver it, no one comes here.

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    I like looking at the decorations. Try to keep family expectations super low, which helps.

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