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Advent Begins

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We are now starting the beautiful season of advent. The advent wreath is up with the candles as a way of marking the approaching celebration of Christmas. We do not put up any Christmas decorations or play Christmas music until just a couple of days before Christmas.
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There is lots of baking and regular Christmas preparation going on
emoticon and everytime you go into a store (or the pool forexercise classes for heaven's sake) you are inundated with " seasonal music". But when the majority of the world is taking down the Christmas tree, we are sitting around and enjoying it until after Epiphany.
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It a rhythm that goes against the cultural norm to be sure, but is a rhythm that is much older than what we think is "normal" in the business world. Just try finding Christmas music on the radio two days after Christmas.

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MYSTERY4EVER 11/28/2010 4:42PM

    I love Christmas music. I have many CDs with beautiful folk music and classical music. I play them a lot this time of year. I don't get tired of them because they are not "popular" singers or over-instrumented arrangements.

This year will be minimal decoration because we will be away - just pine garland and bows around the porch and a wreath. Hopefully, I can find my big creche and that it is not at the back of the decorations we are not putting up this year. If I can't get to it easily, I will just put out my collection of little creches from around the world. Oh, we will also have an Advent wreath on the table.

All the blessings of the Advent season to you.

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LEXIE63 11/28/2010 4:36PM

    It was traditional when I was a child to put up the tree on Christmas Eve and take it down on Twelfth Night. I've kept that up with my own girls. :-) I don't play Christmas music until Christmas Eve either, so that Christmas feels more special. At least, I think it feels more special worked that way. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Whatever circumstances you find yourself confronting or dealing with, I hope you find something which makes you realize there is goodness in your life, and a reason to be thankful. Blessings to each of you.

  
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LEXIE63 11/25/2010 1:16PM

    Thankyou, and right back at you. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MARLINDA5 11/25/2010 12:35AM

    Thank you and blessings to you and your family. emoticon

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Still cold

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just a short update. The snow is still here because it is below freezing. We have salt out on the walks and driveway, and the sign posted about it being slippery.
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It is supposed to warm up on Thursday to above freezing, so that will help. What a start to winter. We have some windows being replaced because this is when they finally arrived. We are making sure the men installing them have lots of hot to drink, but even so this is a hard job in this weather.
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Will be great when they are finished, in the meantime it is cold with this process!

  
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LEXIE63 11/24/2010 6:52PM

    Oh, I had all my windows and doors replaced during November a couple of years ago, and it was a cold and windy day, so we got smothered in dust, andwere sat there shivering for hours! It was worth it though. Our bills have shrunk significantly since then, and the house is a lot warmer. :-)
Good luck with it all.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MYSTERY4EVER 11/24/2010 8:42AM

    I really feel for you. This is one of the first Thanksgivings I can remember where it is beautiful here on the East coast. I can remember many a trip with snow and icy roads. We are having another wonderful Indian summer day.

Be safe and warm.

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CHIBIKARATE 11/24/2010 12:46AM

    it is only chilly here but it is 25 degrees emoticon

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KAYE454 11/24/2010 12:38AM

  winter is here and I don't like the cold weather

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/24/2010 12:38AM

    We too have the cold,, brrr,, and the snow,, and was out of power for 24 hurs,, ugh,, but happy to say,, power is back,, and I love the heat!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! emoticon

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Snowing again

Sunday, November 21, 2010

For those who were wondering, yes it turns out it is snowing again today. It looks like it might be a seriously white winter if this is any indication. Another interesting tidbit, Vancouver Island IS known across Canada as the "Hawaii of Canada". Do not be fooled!
I spent 3 years in Hawaii....this is NOT Hawaii! Now, it is beautiful. It is much milder than the east or the prairies, so I can understand where they are coming from. BUT Hawaii does not have snow shovels, ice melt and mits every where you go to shop.

But, again....it is a beautiful and awesome thing to watch.....especially indoors sitting by a fireplace. Are you figuring out I am not really crazy about cold weather?
Happy Sunday to all.

  
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MYSTERY4EVER 11/21/2010 5:16PM

    Ah, but the first snow of the season always seems so beautiful. I do love to see snow at Christmas. But then I'm done with it mentally. Here we have had beautiful Indian summer weather this week. I am enjoying it. I hope the rest of your Sunday is wonderful and peaceful.

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ALICIA214 11/21/2010 1:28PM

 

I Hear you!! I am in Vancouver, and an definately not a snow in the city fan. It looks beautiful on our mountains and that is where it should stay.
According to our weather Bureau it is going to be very cold for the next few days,
I dont like extreme cold or extreme heat,I must look for a middle of the road temp,
so I can stop whining about the extremes. Stay warm everyone.

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10 inches is NOT 10 centimeters

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Well, we awoke this morning to snow, about 10 inches of snow. Now they did predict that we would get between 5 and 10 centimeters. Though I have lived in Canada for 28 years, I still do not think in metric. So I'm thinking, OK, 2 to 4 inches about. Well, low and behold we awoke to about 10 inches.
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I am not even going to figure that out metric, but it is a lot of snow for November. Many years we don't get any snow until January, and some years none at all.

Now, although it needs to get shovelled, I must admit it is absolutely beautiful to look at, with the trees all covered.
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I was smart and stopped at the grocery store for milk and a few other essentials after going to the pool on Friday, so we are all set. This means we can just stay at home and enjoy the beauty of it. (And send the younger sisters outside with the shovels!)

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MARYELLEN301 11/21/2010 2:19PM

    Snowed in? Perfect ambiance and opportunity to work on your Christmas Letter! Stay warm!

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LINDYPAINTS 11/21/2010 5:28AM

    How pretty that must be... emoticon

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SLIMLILA 11/21/2010 12:48AM

    2.54 cm equals 1 inch, about 25 cm would be 10 inch... how cold is it where you are? it's -20 here in northern Alberta.and we have 4 or 5 inches of snow too

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