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My Fave Christmas Memory

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I was two and lived with my grandparents. My European grandfather made things so exciting. There was a huge family gathered on Christmas Eve of aunts, uncles and cousins. A massive table was set like a Roman feast with every imaginable dish. Grandpa roasted chestnuts even though it wasn't over an open fire. At midnight, the tree lights would go on and everything would come alive. Surrounded by presents, I was allowed to take one thing to bed with me. I fell asleep with my arm around a shiny, new, red trike. Yes, he let me take it into bed with me. To this day, I love to bike ride. (And he and I would always take walks. I think that's where my love of walking was born. He was my father figure, and a great man.)

Wishing all a beautiful Christmas.

  
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NANCY- 12/27/2011 3:17PM

    How sweet! Often times it is the little things that mean the most. There is something precious about Christmas.

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SPARKENISTA 12/27/2011 10:22AM

    It's great that you have such warm and loving memories. I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you every happiness in the years to come.

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SPOKENWORD 12/26/2011 11:40PM

    Awesome memory! Simply Priceless!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/26/2011 8:13PM

    I love memories of Christmas as a child!
Christmas is for children.
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PUDLECRAZY 12/26/2011 11:41AM

    Great story!

And those chestnuts - they don't need to be roasted over an open fire, they smell so wonderful even if they are roasted in the oven.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/25/2011 11:13PM

    What a great memory.

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THINBUCKEYE 12/25/2011 10:23PM

    What beautiful memories. I loved my red trike too.
Merry Christmas!
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CATLADY52 12/25/2011 5:57PM

    Good memories are meant to stay with your a long time. emoticon and Merry Christmas.

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NATPLUMMER 12/25/2011 9:56AM

    What a great memory.

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JIBBIE49 12/25/2011 7:00AM

    emoticonMerry Christmas and emoticonHappy 2012 New Year emoticonLet's make this our Year of Health. emoticon

We didn't celebrate on Christmas Eve, but my best Christmas as 1959 when I was 10 and got a Dollhouse with a Pool. It was a really nice one.

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BELSNICKEL 12/25/2011 6:53AM

    merry christmas. emoticon emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/25/2011 12:37AM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Merry Christmas to you.

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Sugar Blues

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I can feel my body starting to rebel about no sugar, and I have a feeling that I am really going to kick it this time. Hate the way it makes me feel.

In fact, I have a feeling that I am going to make great headway in achieving some goals this coming year.

Wishing all a happy, healthy Christmas.

  
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SPOKENWORD 12/26/2011 11:42PM

    Woohoo! You Got This! :)

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KRISTINE99 12/26/2011 8:03PM

    Good luck with the sugar moderation. I am also a sugar addict. My favorite way to sate a sugar craving is to have a serving of fruit with a lower sugar content, such as berries (opposed to say pineapple). If I'm already over my sugar grams for the day and can't afford another piece of fruit, I'll have green tea with a splash of almond milk and a little stevia. The green tea acts as a mild appetite/sugar suppressant for me and the stevia gives it a zero calorie sweetness.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/25/2011 11:21PM

    Great positive thinking. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/24/2011 9:43PM

    Good luck!!

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CATLADY52 12/24/2011 4:52PM

    emoticon Merry Christmas to you too.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/24/2011 7:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Way to think positive! Merry Christmas!

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Gave Myself a Monster Truck For Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Okay, it's just a sparkgoodie, but for me it's a reminder of the ride I took at the fair this past summer on a monster truck. It was one huge laugh. It's also a reminder for me to have a fun 2012 and continue to work through the challenges that remain from the residual sadness of mega-losses of loved ones in the past couple of years.

Wishing all a happy, healthy holiday season.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/4/2012 6:58AM

    Great way to give yourself a gift without adding to the "clutter"....fun idea!

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SPOKENWORD 12/26/2011 11:43PM

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ELISADENK 12/25/2011 5:49PM

    I get a kick out of Monster Trucks. I have a little, tiny one.

Didn't know you could get a ride on one! What is loud? How long was the ride for?

Wishing YOU a happy, healthy holiday season.

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CATLADY52 12/23/2011 7:07PM

    Merry Christmas 'Trucker Mom'. emoticon You deserve it.

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Advice for Minimizing Holiday Stress

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Forget the past...
It can't be changed.

Forget the future...
It can't be predicted.

Forget the present...
I didn't get you one.

Wishing all a wonderful day and happy holiday season.

  
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NANCY- 12/24/2011 10:54PM

    Too cute!!!
But you did give me a present, the gift of your friendship.
Enjoy!

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HEALTHYCHARLENE 12/23/2011 10:14PM

    Loved the "gotcha"! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/23/2011 9:19AM

    Awesome!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/23/2011 9:02AM

    Funny emoticon

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CATLADY52 12/22/2011 5:54PM

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ACURVYLADY 12/22/2011 12:04PM

    lol Merry Christmas : )

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/22/2011 11:22AM

    emoticon Love it! Wishing same to you!

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WANT TO SMILE? LIVE CAMS OF PANDA, ELEPHANTS, APES, POLAR BEAR & CONDOR

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

If you want a smile, go to sandiegozoo.org and click on their live cameras for any one of five animals. It's Pacific timezone, and they are currently all active and hilarious.

You can bookmark for whenever you want to smile. They are adorable.

  
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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/21/2011 6:17PM

    Thanks, have bookmarked the page. Love to see the animals. We were at the zoo for our belated honeymoon about 23 years ago. Fantastic place. Hope to visit again, San Diego is my husband's favorite place.

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NATPLUMMER 12/21/2011 5:14PM

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LIVINGFREE19 12/21/2011 4:55PM

    I love animals, all of them.
I will definitely check this out!
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