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So Happy Christmas. I love you baby.

Catchfire
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Unionist
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It's beautiful! Thank you Catchfire, and peace.

N.R.KISSED
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I could have been someone!!!

 

I remember singing this song standing on top of a Bar in Putney where I used to work/live for a brief while.


jrose
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N.R.KISSED wrote:

I could have been someone!!!

Ive got a feelin this year's for me and you...


oldgoat
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I really enjoyed that Catchfire, thanks!

 

I also want to say that I have met N.R.KISSED a couple of times, and he is someone.

 

This is a tagline. It has nothing to do with the comments posted above. Just a tagline...really. Please disregard.


Maysie
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Thanks for that, Catchfire. 

Catchfire
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I kept them with me babe

I put them with my own

Can't make it all alone

I built my dreams around you.

 

Peace, everyone. And love.


Papal Bull
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oldgoat wrote:

I also want to say that I have met N.R.KISSED a couple of times, and he is someone.

 

Oh, I thought he was like me. A forum bot.


Michelle
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I've met you, Papal Bull.  So you're someone too!

Merry Christmas!  I had a nice Christmas Eve with the German side of my family (which celebrates on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day).  So my son opened most of his presents tonight, although he'll open his stocking tomorrow morning.  (He doesn't believe in Santa anymore, but it seemed to me that it would be a nice way to have a fun Christmas morning.)  And we had a big roladen meal with homemade potato dumplings from scratch, which my Oma taught my mother and I how to make this afternoon.

Then we're off to the other side of the family to do the same thing over again there tomorrow afternoon!  I'll also be getting two Christmas dinners because my mother is cooking a turkey for noon tomorrow (Germans have big meals at midday), and then my father's wife is cooking turkey for supper at their place for the evening. 

Everyone's off to bed now, and I'm about to go too, just thought I'd check in and say Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! :)


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Peace, Joy and Prosperity to one and all

 

Hey what's that clatter.......


Michelle
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Did you just spring from your bed to see what was the matter??  ;)

jrose
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Alright, it's 12:02, and our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, which means I should get to bed. I'm spending the night at my parent's place for the first time in a few months. It's very strange, but somehow comforting! Best wishes to everyone!

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Christmas services in Boom Boom town are finally over. I heard a noise just a short while ago, and woke up to find some gifts unddr the tree. And the beer gone. Hope Santa doesn't get nabbed for drunk driving. Innocent

Stargazer
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Merry Christams to eveyone.

 

I think that drunken Santa showed up here Boom Boom., I smell stale cigars and wood chips and the place is a mess. 


Michelle
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Well, really, Rudolph does the driving, so I wouldn't worry about that too much, Boom Boom. ;)

I'm the first one awake here.  My son doesn't know he has a stocking to open this morning (he opened all his gifts last night) so that's probably why he hasn't bounded down the stairs at some ungodly hour this morning.  Actually, I think my Oma is moving around upstairs now too, so I'm not the only one up now.

 


Catchfire
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No tree or stockings this year for me, although I did open one present my parents mailed me. It was a navy blue sweater vest. Some things never change.

 Still, me and the SO made eggs benedictine, coffee and orange juice and it was delicious. We will now spend the rest of the day cooking and drinking wine, possibly with a short walk somewhere in the middle.


Michelle
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Eggs benedictine?  Is that different from eggs benedict?  I love eggs benedict - actually, I like florentine. :)

Catchfire
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Oh, sorry. Benedict. I drifted into fake French for some reason. Anyway, with or without the 'tine' they were delicious. Florentine equally so.

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I'm awake again. And wondering what to cook for breakfast. I'll probably go for one scrambled egg, toast with bakeapple jam (got a big jar of the stuff as a gift last night!) and maybe a snausage or two, and lots of coffee. Have to bulk up this morning because I have a lot of snow shovelling ahead of me today.  We got hammered with the freakin' white stuff overnight.

*sigh*

 I positively hate winter. Yell

 

ps: this thread is one of the reasons I can never leave babble for very long - I love you gals and guys!Laughing


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All us guys and gals love you too, Boom Boom.  Laughing

We had heavy rain overnight but it's now sunny and warm -- almost +10 -- in Halifax.   There are just odd little patches of snow around but mostly bare ground.

We all had stockings this morning (our son is 14) and some good presents. My son gave me a silver square medallion (necklace) which he had engraved with "Sharon" on one side and "Mom" on the other.  It's quite funky and attractive.  (I mention it because it's nice when a 14-year-old boy has a little sentimentality and knows his mother's taste in jewellery. Wink ) 

 


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We just finished with our stockings and gifts. There are four of us in my immediate family (Mom, Dad, sister and I) so we each drew names. For the name we drew, we filled their stocking, and then for the other two family members we bought a gift for under the tree with a strict $20.00 limit. It was great on the wallet, and also reinforces the fact that the holidays don't have to be about buying, buying, buying, but more about gathering for a great meal and enjoying one another's company.

 

I'm sure that's a lot easier said than done for families with small children, but it's great to be at an age where gift exchanging like that is not quite as stressful as it could be.


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For this Christmas I got two pairs of gorgeous hand knit heavy socks from some of the seniors here - perfect for winter wear! And a nice batch of homemade fudge! And a jar of wonderful bakeapple jam, perfect and healthy on toast. 

 I'm cooking a chicken for tonight. I wanted to get a turkey, but neither store here remembered to order cranberry sauce. I can't eat turkey with cranberries - it just doesn't seem right. I'll add some carrots from my garden that I kept in the freezer.

 

This is a nice community on Quebec's Lower North Shore - about 90 people altogether, goes up to about 110 when folks come back to visit over Christmas. If we could eliminate winter altogether (not likely!) it'd be about perfect. My summer garden produces more than I could ever consume, so I give away most of it. I also do the painting at the church for no charge, and folks seem to appreciate it. Here, one good turn deserves another. Smile


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We are shortly sitting down to a feast of a family favourite, ruby ribs, made with chili and mango chutney...yummmm.  I think there is a special Riesling and a bad ass chocolate truffle cheesecake chilling. This year we hung Bags of Glad, where we all dropped in notes/poems/drawings expressing our gratitude of each other.  Reading out the messages in our Glad Bags was touching and often hilarious.  The partner is always able to pen some heart wilting poetry when he sets his mind to it.  We did do stockings as the two sweet girls love this tradition -- where else might one stuff some jelly belly's and fair trade chocolate? Wink

Warm wishes for all you fine babblers! 


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 Well it's been a quiet day. Just the two of us. We decided not to make the 6 hour trek to the Aunts house this year because of the weather. Though I do miss the typical lots of people around day I am also kind of liking this quiet thing as well.

 I JUST got the turkey in. Since I wasn't expecting to be doing dinner this year I got the turkey two days ago and stuck it in the fridge. Though it's small and should have been thawed, it wasn't.  So cold water baths it was. It doesn't matter though because we're the only ones eating so dinner can be late without anyone griping. :)  I'm also making some of our other favorite dishes and salad.  Everything is actually done now except the potatoes so I guess it's time to just sit back and relax for a few hours. 

  I got a lot of the usual stuff, a new hat, socks underwear and my yearly lounge pants.  My husband gave me a small antique spice cabinet. It's all handmade and handpainted and absolutely beautiful.  Between the two of us we got at least a drawerful of candy and chocolate. I don't know what happened this year. It's nuts. Hilariously though we both ended up with three new toothbrushes each. Looks like we're going to need them.  

 Want to wish everyone all the best and a good rest of the day.  


jrose
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My family is engrossed in a competitive game of Cranium, which just had me acting out David Suzuki. Certainly not what I expected to be doing this Christmas! Laughing

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Looked after the "gang of three" yesterday afternoon - daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law - with dinner here...a rib roast so they didn't have to face bird two days in a row. Presents opened on Christmas Eve in Dutch fashion, a tradition much favoured by a 7-year-old who gets a second go the next morning. Then off to a neighbour's offering of drinks, which, like Neighbourhood Watch, is really more a chance to find out what the Joneses are into these days.

Christmas dinner was spent with the 7-year-old's Oma in her long-term-care residence, which featured many Santa hats and much hugging of some of humanity's finest specimens. Got to drink two glasses of wine and somehow found room for a second serving of turkey dinner.  Arrived home and within minutes was visited by a neighbour who had time to join me in a drink and catchup on doings.  A machinist, he arrived in Canada with his wife from Poland, 25 years ago and plans to retire at 60 to a little acreage in the Annapolis.  There will be a big garden and much self-sufficiency. He realizes the industrial life is not conducive to long life. But has had to change workplaces lately as The Three get smaller.  We exchanged gifts of wine...and he plans to save the Monti Garbi I gave him until a convenient sunny day next Spring, when we will again catch up.

Another neighbour came knocking at 6 p.m. to plead for a rain date on our planned drinks.  I was more than obliging, and after naming a time for Boxing Day, collapsed for two hours. It was a different Christmas day for me, one which I just had to share with the good folks of babble.

May all our good will find expression in the new Enlightenment out there in '09.


Michelle
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Communist Christmas:

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LOL !!!! That's hilarious. 

We are all equally important someones.

I went over to my Aunt's house for lunch with my family and hers. We had an organic turkey :), purple carrots, and lit the pudding on fire afterwards :).  I got the best gifts ever from my older cousin- Bitch magazine's compilation in book form and a book about feminism, vegetarianism and cruelty to animals. My kitty Maria got a ton of junk food some of which she inhaled tgis morning and a toy she's been chasing somewhat as well. 

 


Catchfire
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New year, new link: And This year's for me an' you...


Sineed
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Happy Christmas my arse I pray God it's our last Laughing

(Best Christmas song ever!)


Lard Tunderin Jeezus
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The world is a sadder place without Kirsty MacColl.


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