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It is beginning to look like Christmas here. I woke up to a dusting of snow and some cold temperatures. I need to make a quick shopping trip to finish up a few odds and ends and then I am done for Christmas shopping for the year. I have been up for a long time already today, have accomplished a few things, have a load of clothes in the washer, finished a book, and fed myself. I am enjoying the sunshine coming in the window. I think I will take a quick shower soon and go outside and enjoy the sun. It has been a while since I saw it for more than a few minutes.

This working thing certainly cuts into the enjoyment of the sun, but I will take it and be thankful for it all; the job, the sun, the lack of sun, this wonderful life we all have. This next week is going to be hard, we all want the holidays to get here and the days will crawl by and fly by at the same time.

This whole year has done that, crawled and flew by and you look back and say “where has all of that time gone? What have I accomplished? Am I leaving this world a better place? Who have I helped this year? What more can I do?”

Do you ask yourself those questions?  I do, all the time. I was raised a Girl Scout and one of the few things I remember is when you go camping or such you should leave the place better (read cleaning) than the way you found it. There are plenty of things that need to be cleaned up. I am sure you can think of a few right now.

There are plenty of people traveling in the next few weeks. Try to be nice to them, try to cut others some slack, try to smile even when you feel like punching them in the nose. So if you haven’t helped as many people as you would like this is a perfect way, DON’T PUNCH THEM IN THE NOSE! Problem solved. 🙂

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Holidays are such bitter sweet times.  We enjoy getting together with our families but there are always people who are missing.  This year I was able to be with Army Girl and her boy K, Hubby, Gpa, B, J and A.  Luckily Navy Girl and Air Force Girl were able to spend the holiday together.  They were still missed.

Holidays are about getting together but they are also about people who can’t be here.  Besides those who can’t make it home there are all of those who have died.  They are all very much missed too.  Easter was – IS-one of those holidays that didn’t doesn’t have a lot commercialism attached to it, but you still had have a great excuse to get together.  (We miss you Mom)

There are lots of families who can’t get together for the holidays.  They do like we do and make the best of what they have.  Sometimes holidays are celebrated days, weeks even months out of turn.  In the end it doesn’t matter what you are celebrating, as long as you can do it with at least some of the people you love, or at least like.

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