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Magic of Christmas???
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KatG    Posted 12-13-2004 at 18:46:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Finally got the decorations all up...but no cards sent and no presents bought yet...maybe tomorrow...It has turned cold here in Ark....Seems like just get chores done and it is suppertime...
I know the real reason for the season and I am very thankful for it...I am truly blessed...But just don't get excited about all the decorating and holiday events like I use to...Don't mean to sound like a scrooge at all...but this seems so strange to me not to feel the excitment...Any of ya'll feel this??? KAtG


Big john    Posted 12-14-2004 at 10:23:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
About a fifth of spiked eggnog does it for me !!!


DD    Posted 12-14-2004 at 09:44:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
KatG, I know what you mean about not feeling all wrapped up in the Christmas spirit. Bah-Humbug to some of it at times I say. Maybe it's that the day after Thanksgiving out comes all the Christmas stuff and it makes some of us start to feel overwhelmed by it all. Maybe it's because we don't have the funds to do as much as we'd like but that doesn't mean we can't spread a lil Christmas cheer in other ways. Have you ever put on a santa hat and with $5.00 and a quik visit to a dollar store or just bake some cookies and deliver them, you can go to a nursing home and make 5 people very happy. They might not have anyone in their life who comes to visit them and after just a short visit and some conversation with them you'll both be the richer for that experience. A quik stop at the front desk and they'll usually be able to tell you exactly who could use a visit the most. It's not always the big $$$ things that can fill your heart to bursting with the joy of the holiday season : )


Doug    Posted 12-14-2004 at 06:52:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow, for me Christmas is the best time of the year... I love the look the kids have thinking about what Santa will bring. I love to decorate the house. We always go and cut a live tree and take it home. We all sing Christmas songs and have a great time.
That just can't help but put you in the mood...
I hope you have a GREAT Christmas and New Year!!!
Doug


Alias    Posted 12-14-2004 at 03:34:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, you'd best hurry and get in the proper mood. For, you only have 10 more days till Christmas Eve. And, the last thing you want to do is let that happy time pass you by. What always works for me is the songs of Christmas.

Now, in order to beef up the process, just try humming Silent Night. Then when it feels confortable, try singing a few lines. And, it always helps if you tie a few jingle bells onto your boots so you can make music where ever you go. People will think you're acting childish but, isn't that what we're supposed to do?

May you and everyone that reads this have a Merry Christmas........gfp


SusieQ    Posted 12-14-2004 at 01:53:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah KatG,
I think I do know what you mean, I hurry to get cards sent out, start shopping, holding the amounts down...............but as far as decorating, that is another story...I have worked for years and years...and this in itself, makes me tired after coming home....Hayrides/caroling, well our MYF youth group in those "kid" years were such fun....cold, but fun. Ya still have time tho.....


Gunner    Posted 12-13-2004 at 18:55:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope. Not since you brought up the post about food - Man, I can't wait-
Although I'm 50/50 w/ the hay ride caroling thing later this week


KatG    Posted 12-13-2004 at 18:58:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I haven't been on a hayride or caroling in years...MAtt's promised we will go to town an see the townfolks Christamsn lights this week and maybe even eat at Sonic!!!!! I really don't see it happening though...KAtG


Gunner    Posted 12-13-2004 at 19:08:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hard to explain, but our church is in a very, very tiny remote area.
Takes awhile to make it around, but a rig n trailer are filled with hay - everyone jumps in and away we go (5 mph tops)
Will run the question 'bout the smashed siding past the Judge on the way!


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