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1/7/13 10:25 A

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Janice......... emoticon Sounds delish to me!!!!

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1/7/13 9:21 A

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I like # 18. We have a Gordon Food Service up here and they have pre-made just about everything. Their lasagne is delicious and all you have to do is heat and serve.

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12/21/12 5:40 P

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19) For your Secret Santa gift swap, suggest a theme, such as eggs (presents could be a timer, a handblown egg, an omelet cookbook, etc).

20) Rather than exchange gifts with your girlfriends, plan a special holiday dinner out.

21) Instead of holiday cards, send New Year's greetings - so much easier once Christmas is over.

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12/14/12 7:22 A

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17) If you've found a new recipe that looks fabulous, be sure to try it out before you serve it to guests.

18) Prepare only one fancy meal for the entire gathered family. Otherwise serve leftovers, call for takeout, or thaw a premade lasagna, casserole, chili or stew.

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12/11/12 7:30 A

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15) Don't turn down guests who wander into the kitchen and ask how they can help. Before the big day, think of chores you can assign to volunteers - clearing away empty glasses, lighting candles, opening wine, tossing a salad.

16) Having trouble finding a particular gift? Tell your friends, so they can pick it up for you if they see it.

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12/10/12 7:25 A

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13) Keep a stash of blank holiday card envelopes near the phone. You can address them while you're waiting on hold or talking to friends.

14) Get your regular 40 winks. If you can't seem to fall asleep, eat 1 cup of whole-grain cereal with 1 cup of whole milk right before bedtime. The carbs will help transport slumber-inducing tryptophan to your brain.

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12/9/12 7:14 P

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11) Whenever possible, order gifts by phone or online and have them wrapped and sent directly to the recipient.

12) For faster service, go to the post office Tuesday through Friday, midmorning or midafternoon.

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12/7/12 6:44 A

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10) To cut down on the number of gifts you have to buy, consider finding one present the whole family will enjoy, such as board games or a basketful of supplies for a cooking or art project.

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12/6/12 10:48 A

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9) Avoid long lines by seeking an out-of-the-way cashier, such as the one at a courtesy counter or service desk.

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12/5/12 7:11 A

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8) give yourself a treat during the hectic season - a manicure, massage, haircut, afternoon tea.

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12/4/12 8:05 A

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7) Start a new tradition: Have Dad and the kids fix a special breakfast on Christmas morning.

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12/2/12 8:15 A

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6) Underestimate how much you can do in a day and overestimate how long it will take. You will still accomplish everything, but you won't feel as frazzled.

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12/1/12 12:31 P

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5) Line up a babysitter for your December dates as early as possible.

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11/30/12 3:36 P

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4) Resist the impulse to patch up long-standing family conflicts during the emotionally charged holiday season. Wait until a calmer time of year to repair rifts.

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11/29/12 9:36 A

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Janice, that sounds like so much fun!!!! Maybe I'll be part of my mom's exchange this year, my sister & I plan on visiting her at Christmas time. Maybe the day after??? Hopefully they will have that cookie exchange then!

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At Trivia last night we were talking about the cookie exchange that we had last year. We are going to do it again this year with the girls on our trivia team. We come home with some good tasting cookies.

I will get to see my son on Friday. I was going to ask him to help me make one batch of cookies while I was down there. I think he likes oatmeal. I will have to ask him and bring my oatmeal down with me. I don't think he has any in the house.

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11/29/12 6:38 A

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emoticon Janice & Jody for coming to this post & answering some of the ideas....here is another one.......................................
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3)Organize a cookie exchange. Since it's easier to make one kind of cookie than many, bake 10 dozen of one recipe, then get together with nine friends who have done the same. You'll all go home with a delicious mix.

My mom always does this in her community where she lives. She gave me the winning recipe of the BEST cookie that someone had made. One day I must try to bake them.

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11/29/12 12:39 A

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I'm going to do that one.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher

We're always getting ready to live, but never living. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer

Live well, laugh often, and love much. - from Dove candy bar wrapper

Be bloody, bold and resolute - from Macbeth



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2) Prioritize the tasks you want to accomplish. Use a calendar to make a plan of action for dividing up the cleaning, baking, shopping and whatever else needs to be done.

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11/27/12 9:34 P

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Now that I am working as a seasonal worker, I can agree that early opening hours are not so crowded. Go shopping for the first 3 hours of the store openings. If there is a nearby mall, don't shop at the other stores after the mall closes.

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.--Confucius

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11/27/12 7:47 P

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Savor every moment of the holidays with favorite tips - (these are some that I found in my Woman's Day Magazine - celebrating 75 years!!!)

1) Schedule holiday shopping trips during off hours; for instance, opening time at department stores, early mornings or late nights for supermarkets.

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