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12-06-2010, 09:44 AM
New Pages!!!


12-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Good Morning everyone:

Jojo, congratulations on the loss. I'm still stuck.

Maryann, I'm sorry that you are feeling sad. But, that's also just a sign of your love for your late husband and the life you had together.

My friend and I are having fun, and trying not to eat too much :lol: We took a long walk in the greenbelt around the city and that was really nice. Today we're going for massages, and a good meal in Ft. Worth. Nothing wrong with that!

Have a great day, everyone.

12-06-2010, 11:44 AM
Morning all. It is our 35th wedding anniversary today so all sensible eating is off! It's hard to think now with all the snow and ice here, that in 1975 it was a beautiful spring like day. I had a Victorian wedding dress, bustle and all (these days I have a built in one) and the weather was so warm I felt really uncomfortably hot in the dress.

12-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Happy Anniversary, Jojo. Ah, 1975. Great year. I finished my education and moved to Canada (without the bustle).

12-07-2010, 12:35 AM
Rhonda, thank you for the new pages. Sounds like you and your friend are having quite a time. Have fun! I heard calories don't count if you're having fun.

JoJo and Mark,:val2: Happy Anniversary!! I would love to see a photo of you in you wedding dress.

Today ends day 1 on P+ (WW Points Plus Program). I go for WI in the AM. And, yes, I'm going to peek. Other than that--this is Day 181 sugar-free.

Life is good.

12-07-2010, 02:13 AM
Rhonda, thank you for the new pages. Sounds like you and your friend are having quite a time. Have fun! I heard calories don't count if you're having fun.

JoJo and Mark,:val2: Happy Anniversary!! I would love to see a photo of you in you wedding dress.

Today ends day 1 on P+ (WW Points Plus Program). I go for WI in the AM. And, yes, I'm going to peek. Other than that--this is Day 181 sugar-free.

Life is good.

I'd just settle to be able to get in it again Sandra:(

Maryann When our daughter died, someone told us that grief is the price we pay for love. This Christmas is going to be difficult to get through but we are slapping on a smile and taking it one day at a time.

Tejas... you do know how to make a girl feel old:D I had qualified as a nurse and a midwife in the early 70's and had completed my uni degree. Mark had been around the world 3 times in the navy! No wonder we have aches and pains now is it!!!

12-07-2010, 10:12 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I've got another busy week. Sheesh....I thought I retired. Just must be the season. Jim had an eye exam and ordered new glasses yesterday. No health coverage on those for us so it's an out of pocket expense and federal employees do not have FSA coverage. Double harumph. Today is Internist for both of us and doggy training. Tomorrow Brodie goes for a bath and we are going to put up the tree when he isn't here.

My eating is ok but I threaten to derail at any moment. I'm stuck in that bad place. I need to exercise more and drink more water....but I don't. I haven't lost any weight in like 6 weeks. I'm hanging on for dear life and waiting for motivation. I've changed up my food but I guess without water and exercise, nothing is going to happen. Problem is that I don't seem to care very much. Best I can do right now is try to continue to maintain and get through the holidays.

I'm very much looking forward to hearing about the new WW program as I think it might be time for me to go back to WW. Sandra, can you explain how it works without the slider? How do you determine the "cost" of foods?

JoJo, huge congratulations on your anniversary. I posed pictures of me in my dress on Facebook. I had a train and bustle also back in 1991. I can't ever seem to post photos here and when I do, they are always too big.

Sandra, I'm so proud of you. We will win this battle eventually. Won't we?

Rhonda, I'm glad you're having fun.

Hey to Sloan, Nancy, and Mary Ann!

12-07-2010, 12:26 PM
Hey chickies! I'm "playing with" points plus until January. Trying to maintain until after the holidays.

Vickie, you have to purchase a ww "calculator" to figure points or buy the food companion and eating out books which have tons of info. I don't have a calculator, yet, but I do have the books. I like the program, so far. I really love having fruit with no points!! Try not to get too down about maintaining. I'll bet there are a lot of people who would love to maintain! Hang in there!

Jojo, happy anniversary! Your comment about the built in bustle made me smile. How did you and Mark celebrate? Hope it was awesome :)

Hey to the rest of you chickies! I'll try to post later.

beach bum
12-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had another late day,couldn't get up as it was bitter cold out there. I got my Christmas Card wrote on Sunday and mailed them yesterday. I bumped in to a friend of mine and went with her out to lunch.

In the afternoon I bought my train & bus tickets for my trip down to NY. I'm ready for the big move to my new bedroom ,but all the junk I had to get rid of was overwhelming. How it I accumulate all this junk,is beyond me.

Got some of my clothes in the down stair closet,the rest will have to fit in the chest of drawers. Moving guy called and every is ok for Wed after 11 AM.Hope that Leo's ghost won't haunt the place now that I moved everything around hehe!!!! Or its that only when you renovate.

Had a great time with Alice at BBC restaurant and now I'm going out with my other friend to have pizza at PaPa Gino's. With all this restaurant eating I'm going to be a house by the end of the year. Wanted to maintain over the Christmas New Year Season.

RHONDA. Thanks, I feeling back to my old chipper self again.Really looking forward to see my family again before I have my knee surgery.

JOJO-Happy Belated Anniversary wishes are going out your way.Thanks JOJO- I was just melodically on Sunday all is fine now.

SANDRA-Good luck with the new WW program, I'm sure you will do fine with it.

Have to get ready to me my friend for pizza have a great day

12-07-2010, 06:28 PM
Vickie, Sloan beat me to it. I did get the calculator. In fact, I got 2 of them. I keep one in the kitchen and one in my purse. So far it's been easy for me. (WW Honeymoon). Hang in there. You're right. We will eventually get to goal. We're just enjoying the journey and sightseeing. (or should I say, "Sight eating?)

JoJo, I meant a wedding photo from back when. Do you have one you could share?

Maryann, enjoy your pizza!

Rhonda, have fun with your gf.

We're leaving for the junior high band concert tonight. Grandparenting is wonderful!!

I lost 3.4 this week and am on Day 182 SF. Are ya'll shocked? I am.

12-07-2010, 07:13 PM
:woohoo: Sandra! 3.4 lbs is awesome! I'm inspired.

Just got home from school, and it is freezing out there! Vickie, are you frozen, yet. I saw where Chicago was in the teens. :shocksn:

Maryann, your day sounds fun!

Sandra, enjoy the concert. Are you and Curtis gonna pop with pride?

Just overflowed the coffee pot. Gotta go!

12-07-2010, 08:12 PM

Keep warm, Chickies!!

12-07-2010, 09:04 PM
Congratulations Sandra...that's a good loss.

Next week I am starting seeing the trainer 3X a week for an hour each session. :faint:

GF is gone, we had a lot of fun. Now back to reality.

12-07-2010, 10:00 PM
Rhonda, I'm glad you had time with your gf. I am still amazed with your workouts.

12-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Bath for Brodie today and then Mommy and Daddy put up the Christmas tree. Then the fun begins.

beach bum
12-08-2010, 05:12 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Went to church this morning and than to brunch with my friends after that the handy man came to move my furniture. Everything went smooth,now all I have to do is wait for my bed to to be brought downstairs. He only charge me $75 for the moved furniture,where a moving company would have cost more. I asked if I could recommend him to my friends and he say yes,So I'm giving my friends his phone number,as he does everything from soup to nuts.Luck we found a good handyman for us widows.Wish I could show you how my living room looks but i don't know how to operate my camera.

Tomorrow I'm going to my friends to play canasta,and hopefully win the jackpot of $1 again.

SANDRA-Congrats :carrot:on your 3.4 you're doing wonderful on the new WW plan.I'm eating too much,as you see on the top of my post I went out for brunch this morning,yesterday pizza and the day before a Hamburger deluxe.Surprising with all that extra food I down to 167.5,and it two more day until W-I.

SLOANE-I'm so blessed with all the nice friends I made during the 13 years I live on the cape. I wouldn't survived without them.

VICKIE-You might be surprised that Brody does nothing to disturbed the:tree: Christmas Tree. My kitty cat never ruined the tree.

Have a nice evening ,see you guys tomorrow morning.

12-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Maryann..glad that you got that furniture moved..Did he do it by himself ?

Do you have big plans to spend that jackpot if you win ;)
Sounds fun. Growing up, we used to play penny poker at my house with
dozens of teenage friends .. The pastor dropped in once and played with us.
That was the talk of the neighborhood when I was growing up because of the
conservative Southern Baptist church we had. If anyone mowed their grass
on Sunday it was also a big deal..

12-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Eve'nin Chickies! Hope you all are doing well. I am FREEZING! It is so cold out! I'm going to painting class, and I dread going back out to my car. It's almost time to leave, but I wanted to stop in and say hello!

12-08-2010, 08:42 PM
I have spirit!! Caught myself singing "Let it Snow" while shopping yesterday. Got me a Christmas sweater. Went with 2nd grade DGG and her class to see "Rudolph" at Casa Manana (theater in the round) today. Curtis and I put up Christmas tree. Now I need to do some wrapping. Whew!

Vickie, you and Jim always do so much decorating. I'll bet your place is gorgeous.

Maryann, wish I weighed 167.5. I'm still in the 180's. Glad you got your furniture moved. We have a handyman, too. He's coming tomorrow to clean flowerbeds. I haven't worked in the yard much since I got those spinal injections. I sort of miss it but not a whole lot. I'm getting lazier every day.

Nancy, your poker days sound like fun. I think the preacher we have now would be in for a game or two.

Sloan, stay warm. It's cool here but not too cold.

I'm subbing tomorrow and may have our 6th grade DGG in class. Life is good.

12-09-2010, 02:56 AM
Morning all. I haven't fallen out with you. What with the snow and ice, things are a bit hectic this end.

We had a take out to celebrate Sloane and a DVD. We didn't feel up to much this year. For our 25th Mark gave me a surprise trip in a hot air balloon. Surprise doesn't go near describing it! It was a perishing cold day, very cloudy but the clouds cleared just as we were going over the chicken factory and we saw the chickens going in one end and the boxes of pies coming out the other. We were blown off course and had such a bumpy landing that the balloonist dislocated his shoulder and we ended up calling an ambulance. As luck would have it, we were only a mile from my cousins house so when we got the balloonist in the ambulance and called his business partner to meet it at the hospital we walked to my cousins. She said she would never forget the sight... Mark and me tramping up the drive battered but still standing was reminiscent of the retreat from Moscow!
Have a good one everyone.
Oh, I almost forgot. My mantra this Christmas will be 'A minute on the lips, 12 months on the hips'

beach bum
12-09-2010, 10:31 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had a few nightmare when waking up during the night and seeing strange furniture and objects in the room. One more night up stairs and than I have to get used to the noises downstairs like the[refrig going on and off along with the coo coo clock ticking all night].Guess I will get used to that.

NANCY-He had another guy with him,and they were finished in no time.

SANDRA=I'm happy that I have such a nice handyman now that I'm alone. He does every thing from soup to nuts, I asked if it was alright to recommend him to my friends.I will will today at the canasta game. Hoping to stay or maintain around the 167-168 during the holidays. But my main goal is to get lower before the holidays arrive.

JOJO-You do have a exciting life with Mark. My DH would never think of anything like that. Sounds like the Wizard of Oz,air balloon TG you were really hurt.

Have a great day,going to play canasta this afternoon

12-09-2010, 06:08 PM

I've been very busy making necklaces and earrings. I think I might have told you that I took a jewelry making course. That has led to me seriously establishing my own business--bank account, business cards, developing a website, all of it. On Saturday, I'm participating in my first crafts show. I've been creating my inventory.

Have any of you heard of ETSY.COM. Look at it. I'm going to get an account there myself and try to sell things. I'll let you know when that happens.

And, one of the tap dancers today asked me if was going to join the troupe as a member. I said "if I'm invited the answer will be 'yes'." She said that I would be officially invited to join them. That will mean even more dancing, and I am really excited about that. I'll see if I can get our spring show put up on You Tube when the time comes.

In the meantime, I'm exercising like crazy and want to eat everything in sight!!! :hungry:

(Jojo, I heard about the attack on Charles's and Camilla's car. Sorry to hear about that. These are crazy times.)

12-10-2010, 01:58 AM
Tejas You've never said a truer word. Very strange times. The last time someone 'got at' one of them was way back in 1973 when Anne was driving up the Mall with Mark Phillips and her body guard, and a nutter tried to pull her out of her car!

I don't for a minute condone what happened to Charles and Camilla but can understand it. We have student riots over here. Our coalition government, which basically, got into power by promising to abolish student fees has actually increased them alarmingly.
Only youngsters who can afford it, will be able to go to university and even then, will be coming out with a bucketful of debt which will prevent them from applying for mortgages in later life. It must have been very galling to be protesting for your future and see Charles and Camilla driving around in the lap of luxury never having to lift a finger and Charles' son is even having his wedding paid for by us!
On top of this, rent a mob always infiltrates a demo and of course, they wouldn't have missed this chance in a million.
The government now say they will provide 'financial help' for the poorer people who want to go into higher education but no one believes them.

Snow and ice have gone from here, but promised to return next week. Ummm.. global warming anyone?

12-10-2010, 09:28 AM
Hi chickies. Been MIA and missing everyone. I won't even try to catch up.

I joined WW again, on the 1st. I was totally confused on the new program, but I stayed after the meeting this week, and I think I have a better grip on it. I'm doing the Simply filling. I hate counting points. I had a slight gain this WI, but hope the scale moves in the right direction next thursday.

Sandra, get loss, wtg.

It's been really cold here in Florida. I need to suck it up and get out there and walk. We are going back to Kentucky for Christmas. I have most of my shopping done and will only have a few things let to do when I get there. Can't wait to see the my daughters and grandkids.

I'll try to get here more often. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

beach bum
12-10-2010, 10:12 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Woke up to a 16 degree temps,so I will have to bundle up with my parka when going out doors this morning.

Well tonight I will be in my downstairs bedroom,getting excited,as it like a new experience being in the guest/computer room.

Nothing new other wise. Have to get dressed and wait for the bed movers.
Have a nice day.Will post again when I have more time.

12-10-2010, 10:34 AM
I forgot your house layout..Is the downstairs where you are going to be
where your kitchen & living space is??
I was thinking that you might save on heating if you don't
have to heat your second floor as much..

12-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Lost one more pound..

I even had a BBQ sandwich yesterday at Cookout but I
compensated for the calories last night.

DH is discouraged with his diet and giving up..
We stocked the kitchen with his grocery store
foods for nutrisystem , but now he wants
to pick up fast food rather than eat it.

Home cooking encourages over eating..sigh..

12-10-2010, 08:14 PM
JoJo, a laid back anniversary sounds great to me. That hot air balloon adventure must have terrified all of you. How kewl, though, that you ended up close to your cousins'.

Maryann, enjoy your new bedroom. I am proud of you for losing or maintaining. You are focused for sure.

Nancy, :woohoo: on losing another pound. I hope Robin finds what works for him.

Pam, I think several folks around here had gains last week. It's good that you stayed for program again. I subbed at a local high school the last 2 days and spent literally hours rereading my materials.

Rhonda, what is the name of your new business? Keep us posted about your website. I'd like to visit it.

I'm about to get off here and have an evening snack. After that, we'll be watching an Indiana Jones movie. Tomorrow I'll be at our church's rehearsal most of the day. We're performing Sunday AM. Life is good.

12-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Hey chicks! I've lost a couple of pounds this week. The only problem is that they are the same ones that I have been losing and re-gaining for a year. Oh well, I'm down to 135.6 AGAIN! I'm sure after the three Christmas parties I have to attend next week, those lost pounds will find me again. I have been on the new program, and I really like it. I am going to pick up a points calculator tomorrow. Not only does it calculate points, it also keeps track of weekly points and wpa's, too.

Maryann, maybe one of the clock radios that make "white noise" would help drown out the little noises downstairs. DH and I have slept with one for 26 years and wouldn't be without one.

Sandra, sounds like you have been doing a lot of subbing.

Rhonda, I'm excited to hear about your new business. Let us know where we can see your stuff.

Jojo, I'm glad your snow and ice are gone. We have had some really cold weather, and ice/snow is forecast for Sunday night. We are all hoping for a day out of school. Your balloon adventure sounds crazy! I think the way you celebrated this year sounds better.

Nancy, congrats on losing the pound. Sorry to hear about Robin. Maybe he will be more committed after Christmas.

Pam, welcome back!

Vickie, how's Brodie doin' with the tree.

I have a prayer request for y'all. DH is having serious thyroid problems. He has had a scan, so we know he does not have any tumors, but today he ended up in the doc's office as an emergency. The doc said it was a good thing that he came in when he did. His thyroid is hyperactive, so his BP and pulse were up, he was shaking, sweaty, and kinda agitated. In very severe cases this problem can lead to death if it is not treated. His doc gave him three prescriptions and told him he would see him early next week. He is resting now, but it has been a tough couple of days. Please pray that he will have a good weekend and that his doc will be aggressive with his treatment so this does not happen again. I'll let you know how he is doing. TTFN

12-10-2010, 11:52 PM
Sloan, I will keep you and DH in my prayers.

12-11-2010, 12:13 AM
Sloan..I will be praying ..

I have a prayer request too but it is not as urgent as Sloans..
We are just starting to get estimates to do the updates our house needs to get it on the market in the spring. It is going to be a lot of work all winter
& then with the economy we don't know how fast it will sell. One of the contractors that came to give an estimate said he was interested in buying the house as is and is bringing his wife to see the house tomorrow. We are going to clean all day and show it at 3 pm. It is weird to show it before we have done
the painting & all the things we want to do. That would be an amazing blessing
to sell without all the work. There would be no Realtor fees so it could be a win win for us & the buyer.
Pray that his wife loves it !!!

12-11-2010, 09:42 AM
DH was up in the wee hours and said he thought he was doing a little better. One of the symptoms he has been dealing with is not being able to sleep and profuse night sweats. He said he had been sleeping and did not seem to be sweating as much. We will see what the day brings.

Nancy, prayers have already gone up for y'all. What a blessing!!! I will be sending up those "popcorn" prayers all day. FYI: my friend calls those quick little prayers we say when something "pops" into our head "popcorn" prayers. Keep us posted!

As long as Vance keeps doing well, I am planning on cleaning a little today then my friend may be coming over later this afternoon for me to help her with a painting. I'll check in on y'all later.

12-11-2010, 12:22 PM
Nancy, I'll be sending popcorn prayers, too. That would be a blessing to sell without having to do all that work. Think of your health savings, too, both physical and emotional. What a blessing!

Sloan, that's wonderful news about Vance. I hope he continues to improve. Keep us posted--and have fun with your friend today.

I'm leaving in a few minutes for church play rehearsal. Performance is tomorrow. Yihoo!!! and :woohoo:!

12-11-2010, 05:54 PM
Nancy, Sloan, best of luck to you both in your situations.

I'll be back later tonight and write more.

12-11-2010, 06:37 PM
Whew! Last rehearsal over + Performance tomorrow = Life is Good!!

We had a lunch break today between rehearsals. Pizza was delivered for all. I had a ham/cheese/cranberry sauce wrap and cauliflower soup. I have impressed myself.

Have a great Saturday evening, Chickies. I'll be back later.

12-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Vance still seems to be doing better. He has even ventured out into his garage to "piddle around". God is good! I did not get to meet with my friend as she had to change plans unexpectedly. I did get to have lunch with my sister. We ran into each other at the craft store, so decided to have lunch. I, too, am staying op, Sandra. I am finding the new program more manageable.

Nancy, I'm dying to know how your meeting went!

Right now I'm sitting in front of a virtual fire on comcast and listening to Christmas music. After I get off here, I'm going to get back at it. Hope you all are having a wonderful evening. I'll check in later.

12-11-2010, 09:59 PM
Sloan..I am glad Vance feels better today..

We cleaned all day and the house looks better than usual..Wish I could keep it this tidy. I left and let Robin show it because I thought one person would be better . I get nervous and talk too much :)
They loved it and were talking about how the attic could easily be done into another bedroom & bath. They have not asked about the price & we are waiting for them to bring it up. They may be deciding on what offer to make.
I don't want to get my hopes up because they may be thinking a much lower
price than we are . Its hard to price because it is older but the location is
very close in to the city and yet it has 3 acres , privacy, and no homeowner
restrictions .

Tonight we went to my Grandson's piano recital.. He played Over the River & Through The Woods. He is growing up so fast.

12-12-2010, 04:23 AM
How’s the move going Maryann? I know exactly what you mean about strange noises when you change bedrooms. I once spent the night on a sofa in a friend’s sitting room. She had a large clock on the wall which chimed not just the hours but quarters and half hours too. I lost the will to live around 3am.

You are in our thoughts Nancy. We are busy doing up our house. I know what you mean about unforeseen work. Houses are slow moving here too. Let’s stick together eh? We can get through this! I bet you were the proudest granny at that recital.

Sandra. Keeping everything crossed. I didn’t realize you were up to the final rehearsal. Where has the time gone?

Tejas. I’m looking forward to seeing you and your dance troupe on America’s Got Talent.

Our daughter loved Christmas carols. Her favourite was The First Noel. So far this Christmas we have managed to steer clear of all Christmas music. In the future, time will wear the hard edges off the memories and mellow them into warm, nostalgic ones, but not this year.

An irreverent Christmas joke. You have been warned.

The reason why there is always a fairy on top of the Christmas tree.

It was Christmas Eve and Santa was having a really bad day. The weather was foul, the reindeer were all down with a tummy bug, the elves were on a go slow for more money and on top of that, Mrs. Claus was nag, nag, nag. ’Fix that gate, mend that window' etc. etc.
Just when Santa thought things could get no worse up pops the Christmas fairy with the biggest Christmas tree you have ever seen. ‘Hi Santa’ she said. ‘Here’s your Christmas tree. Where shall I stick it?’ So that's why there is always a fairy on top of the Chrismas tree... Ho Ho Ho!

beach bum
12-12-2010, 06:02 PM
Hi Ladies:)

The night before I didn't get enough sleep and this morning I couldn't get up.Had to microwave my tea and had cold cereal before I made a mad race to church.

Than things get back to normal when I went with my friends to brunch and than to the Christmas Tree Shop to buy some small items to take along on my journey to New York.

I lost 3lbs at yesterday W-I I don't feel hungry now that I'm eating slowly.I don't seem to to crave any snacks in-between meals like I used to do. I can go from meal to meal without anything except water and juices. The only time I like to snack is watching tv and but is now is a fruit or yogurt where it used to be pretzel, popcorn or potato chips.

RHONDA-Gee you're going to be busy lady with all that jewelry making. I never took a course but I have strung a string or two,Its fun and I also make earring for myself also.

NANCY-my new bedroom is in the back of the house near the dinning area. I already but the upstairs thermostat down to 62 and the downstairs is 65.Don't like it too hot when I'm sleeping. Congrats:carrot: on your 1lb loss,you're doing good before a holiday too.

SANDRA-Thanks,I'm finding that I now can concentrate on my eating without overeating now that I took the Dr Oz just 10 Challenge.Between that and the slow eating is working for me. I feel like a school kid moving into a new dormitory.

SLOAN-It wasn't the noise that bothered me it was the light from the clock so now I took the small clock from the upper room and all is well.Oh Sloane I will pray for your DH to the Sacred Heart this evening .Hope all go well at the doctors appointment.

JOJO-The clock problem is solved and now it feels good being in a smaller room Don't feel so lonely like I did in the upstairs bedroom. I brought Leo & My wedding picture downstairs and put is near my bed. That helps a lot.

Have to go my beef goulash is ready.

Have a nice evening

12-12-2010, 11:15 PM
Ho Ho Ho, Jo Jo. That's a good one.:hohoho:

Maryann, enjoy your new room. And congrats on losing this week. Eating slowly? Hmmmmmmmmmm. Sound like a good idea.

Sloan, I'm glad Vance is doing better.

We just got home from our church's Christmas party. We had a great time. Lots of food thee. I took grapes to use as a filler. A little boy and I ate them all up.

Nancy, wouldn't it be neat if those folks buy? Keep us posted.

I'm waving at those of you out there who didn't make it here today. (I barely made it myself.) The play is now history. Is life good or what!

12-18-2010, 02:58 AM
Hello everyone. I haven’t fallen out with you. It’s just that the weather here is foul. Not as bad as elsewhere but the shops are running low because trucks can’t get through and some people are also running short of heating oil. We can get out and about with yaktrax on our shoes but driving is a bit dicey. ANYWAY! Mark and I are ready for Christmas. We’re not overdoing it this year so will be nice and cosy. Red was our daughter’s favourite colour and we have been very touched by what several neighbours have done. Their Christmas trees are a mass of red, even with red lights. We knew from what folk had said over the build up to Christmas that they were not going to forget here and wanted us to know that although she wasn’t here this year, she was still in their thoughts. Isn’t that a nice gesture? Not too OTT and sugary.
Later on this morning we are delivering neighbourhood watch Christmas cards. Quite a few elderly people live in our road and many don’t get a lot of cards so we make sure everyone in the road gets a neighbourhood watch one and that way, the lonely ones don’t feel patronised.

Right then… where’s me dog team and sledge? I need to go to the shed.

12-18-2010, 06:20 PM
JoJo, I'm glad to hear that you and Mark are all right and are staying warm. You have wonderful neighbors. How thoughtful of them to decorate with reds. And I see you've met your Christmas goal!!!! :woohoo: Way to go, Chickie!!!!