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Friday, December 21, 2012

Working on getting back my holiday spirit. Little by little, I'm feeling better about Christmas, but it's still hard, because my oldest child, my only daughter, won't be able to come here for Christmas at all. She has to work Christmas eve, and the morning after Christmas, and she's eating dinner with her boyfriend's family, so there's just no way she'll make the 3 hour trip over here. :(

On the bright side, my mom and brother will be coming, as will my oldest son, so there should be enough people to keep my little boys from being too sad about their sister and nieces. Also, things are getting done, and I'm having more fun than I expected.

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CARMADAB 12/23/2012 12:26AM

    Merry Christmas to you as well. Family is always worth waiting for - your daughter will love you for your patience. I haven't spent Christmas with my parents for over 25 years and won't for a few more yet. My Dad has asked us not to visit during the holidays. You are lucky to have your parents and your other children surround you.

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LGAR519 12/22/2012 6:29AM

    Good for you! Merry Christmas!

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/21/2012 11:27PM

    I live 2600 miles from my parents and my oldest daughter and her husband and my grandchildren. The last time I spend Christmas with my daughter was in 1996. I haven't spent Christmas with my parents in 12 years. You are blessed. Have a Merry Christmas!

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I'm over it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas that is. I'm so sick of the whole thing. I still have shopping to do, and not enough money to do it. I miss my daughter, this is the first time she's not been here with us the week before Christmas. I know it's because she has to work, and I'm proud of her for doing what needs to be done, but I miss her...and my grandbabies, and it's sooo much easier to get things done when she's here helping. I'm so sad about what happened in CT, and I can't stop thinking about it. I'm just so tired of trying to be in a Christmas mood. And the capper....the straw that broke the camel's dogs (the big dogs, it wasn't even the new puppy) knocked our tree over when we were gone today and broke ornaments that meant a lot to me. I ended up packing up the rest of the ornaments and taking the tree down....I just can't deal with it anymore. This sucks.

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LGAR519 12/19/2012 8:46AM

    Unfortunately, there are holidays like that. My cats broke 1/2 of my antique ornaments years ago. I now have a 2 foot tree on the bookcase with soft decorations! Sending thoughts and hugs!!

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SPIRALDOWN 12/18/2012 11:08PM

    Sounds terrible... Spark hugs... I understand how you feel ....

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/18/2012 10:57PM

    Sounds like a tough day. Hope things turn around. My dog is busy "nesting" on my bed. . pillows rearranged. Blankets flipped. And then We have to find some space to sleep!

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KATIEG999 12/18/2012 10:47PM

    This sounds stressful and hard. I am sending you hugs!!!!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

We got a new puppy! He's a 9 week old German Shepherd/Mastiff mix, named Thor and he's so darn cute I can hardly stand it. A friend who helps run a rescue contacted me tonight and asked if we'd like to foster him...with the idea that we'd keep him. He's here, and we couldn't be happier. :)

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FITKAT62 12/17/2012 6:16PM

    Please post a pic of the pooch.

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ALICIA214 12/17/2012 12:21AM


I bet you won't want to give him up if some one comes along wanting to adopt him...
How about some pics ??

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So excited!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tomorrow is World Hoop Day, and I'll be traveling, with a friend, to the other side of the state to participate in a celebration. I'll be attending hooping workshops, participating in a huge Hoop Jam, and watching the state premiere of a documentary called The Hooping Life. Best of all, I'll be seeing some of my fellow hoopers that I don't get to see NEARLY enough. Of all the things that a simple plastic circle has brought to my life, I'm most grateful for the people. The hoopers I've met are such a beautiful, talented, wonderful bunch of people, I feel honored to be among them!

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SAKS20111 12/11/2012 11:09PM

    have a great time!

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Awesome day!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Never left the house, other than the 5 mile run we took this morning. Made a crockpot full of split pea soup. Baked a pie (and didn't eat any!) Put up the Christmas tree, and just generally had a nice, relaxed Sunday. It's been exactly what I needed!

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CHICKPEA23 12/9/2012 9:47PM

    I'd say running five miles definitely fulfills your "leaving the house" quota for the day - nice job! Glad you enjoyed your Sunday!


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ARNETTELEE 12/9/2012 8:41PM

  Sounds like a relaxing day..... good for you!

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