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Friday, December 23, 2011

Has it really come to this????........

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and family, but it is difficult in today's world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on his advice I wish to say the following:.............

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, generic, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/him or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Best Regards ( without prejudice )

Name withheld ( Privacy Act ).

Christmas Prep!

Dutch Butter cake..check, various homemade chocolates...check, Watergate salad...check, Cherry loaf...check, Sugar cookies...check, Pumpkin pies...check....feels good to have this all ready for Christmas Day desserts (snacks)!! Just last minute salad to make yet :) Now to kick back and sip a fresh cup of coffee. We are spending Christmas with my Brother, his three girls, Son-in-law and 14 month-old grand-daughter. They are making the turkey Dinner with me just adding salads and desserts (except for the cheesecake, which one of the girls is making). It is a quiet Christmas this year since most of the family, including our oldest son, are spending it with their in-laws. Since Mom passed away 10 months ago, it just feels incomplete not having her to shop and plan with...so I suppose this is a good year for most of my sibs to spend with the in-laws.

Whatever your plans are for this Christmas, may it be a time of Peace and Joy, with God's Blessings for 2012!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December has Arrived!

We have arrived officially to Christmas month....can you believe that?? The fall has passed by SO quickly and we are on the countdown to Christmas Day! Now, I still have to go gift shopping and even set up our tree, but those things start this weekend :)