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Days 7 & 6 'til 2013 - Not in the Groove

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I'm just not myself this year's Christmas season. I actually forgot gifts for some people we ALWAYS buy for. What's worse is that it's kids. I usually wouldn't forget stuff like that.

I also waited until the last minute to set up the used ipods I got for my DDs. Unfortunately that meant discovering on Christmas eve night that one of them was passcode locked, which the seller neglected to mention and since I bought it several months ago and, like a fool, didn't check right away, there's nothing I can do. So, DD1 got her ipod (she's wanted it for over a year) and DD2 didn't (I think she mainly wants one because the other 2 did also). We ended up giving her other gifts and will try to get the ipod unlocked and set up for her birthday in March. Thankfully all 3 kids were SUPER grateful for everything they got and they know it's not all about the presents.

Also, I got to my in-laws yesterday with nothing to contribute to the meal. In walks everyone else with food, esp. my BIL & SIL who brought a ton of stuff. I felt like such a free-loader. I dropped the ball on a couple other things, too. I won't dwell on it any further. Point is, I'm off my usual mark. I really enjoy giving to others and helping and being a blessing to those around me (part of why I love Christmas) and I just fell so short of what I would've liked to have done and been.

Ah well, time to move on. I'll find ways to be a blessing to those around me, Lord willing, every day for this year and the next. That's all I can do.
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PHOENIX43 12/27/2012 3:50PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/26/2012 9:07PM

    I'm finding that the more that I know you, the more that I find you are a blessing to all. Don't second guess yourself. Things happen for a reason. Sounds like it was time for others to get to share & for you to just give of yourself and your company. I look forward to getting to know you better and better.

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MS_PERCEPTION 12/26/2012 2:47PM

    Thanks, ladies! You're incredible!

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CIERAPOET 12/26/2012 2:35PM

    Happy Wednesday Sweetie! emoticon

I agree with Shan! this is your year to RECEIVE! And you mentioned that your BIL & SIL brought a TON of stuff so it's ok. I'm glad you said it's over. I think you may need some "ME" time and RELAX. Sometimes we move so fast that we drop a lot of balls but we kick them out of the way and GO FORWARD! emoticon

Sis lets take 2012 out with a BOOM!!! And Celebrate This New Year of GREAT Grace With No Regrets!!!
Enjoy the Rest of the Year!
Deb
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SHANSHE 12/26/2012 12:14PM

    You know, sometimes we are the giver and sometimes we are the receiver... this was your year to receive a little bit. Don't feel bad, it was what it was!
Hugs,
Shan

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