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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 07:53:17 pm »
Hey Steve I dont have your number.  Please pm me your number so we dont loose touch.   ;)

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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 03:09:20 pm »
Over the weekend I was thinking a lot about "the Holidays" in general. I realized that, speaking for myself, since Halloween has become such a Big Deal, I really now have the sense that "the Holiday Season," in the U.S. anyway, doesn't start at Thanksgiving. No, it now starts at Halloween.  :-\

I was also remembering how I used to be really annoyed by Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving. I still think it's a bit much for stores to have Christmas stuff displayed before Halloween  ::) but I've pretty much reconciled myself to starting to prepare for Christmas when Halloween is over. Last year I "gave in" and gave up standing on principle and refusing to start my Christmas preparations until after Thanksgiving. I was a bit chagrined to discover, when I did this last year, that my December was a whole lot less stressful when I stopped trying to cram too much into the few weeks--really weekends--between Thanksgiving Day and December 24. The answer for me is not to cut back on what I do each Christmas Season, but rather to start it earlier.

And so, since I spent this past Saturday cleaning my entire condo  :P  the job for next Saturday will be to take down my current model train layout and prepare for the Christmas layout. And after work today I am going to K-Mart to see if they have Christmas trees available yet (I'll be surprised if they don't) because I need a new Christmas tree for this year.
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 06:43:57 pm »
I started my Christmas shopping in January... I'm almost finished now so fingers crossed I can enjoy December! I had planned to do a lot of Christmas crafting this year but didn't get round to it because of my re-interview preperations and my house move. Next year that's my plan!
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 07:07:21 pm »
And after work today I am going to K-Mart to see if they have Christmas trees available yet (I'll be surprised if they don't) because I need a new Christmas tree for this year.

Yes, indeed, my local K-Mart has its Christmas trees out. Unfortunately they didn't have anything that I liked or that fit my needs in my small home.  :-\

And the prices were outrageous!  >:(
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 07:17:05 pm »
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2010, 01:59:44 am »
I started my Christmas shopping in January... I'm almost finished now so fingers crossed I can enjoy December! I had planned to do a lot of Christmas crafting this year but didn't get round to it because of my re-interview preperations and my house move. Next year that's my plan!
wow! Now that´s planning :) Must be nice to have it almost over with.
We´ve solved it differently. We are all gonna go out together and have a big dinner at a fancy restaurant near Christmas, and call it quits.  ::)

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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2010, 11:49:48 am »
Thanks to my trip to Edinburgh, my Christmas shopping is pretty much done, Kelda.  They're all getting Scottish woolen scarves!  ;D
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 12:50:10 pm »
Thanks to my trip to Edinburgh, my Christmas shopping is pretty much done, Kelda.  They're all getting Scottish woolen scarves!  ;D

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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2010, 09:13:47 pm »
Mine too! My family will get flacons of Scottish single malt whiskey, except for my son who's underaged and an athlete. He'll get a Scottish scarf in the Stevenson tartan. And my daughter who's pregnant. I already gave her her Shetland wool sweater.
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Re: It's Back! The BetterMost Holiday Forum!
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2010, 09:17:10 pm »
Mine too! My family will get flacons of Scottish single malt whiskey, except for my son who's underaged and an athlete. He'll get a Scottish scarf in the Stevenson tartan. And my daughter who's pregnant. I already gave her her Shetland wool sweater.

Isn't anybody getting a Shetland pony?  ???  ;D
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