Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas


The shopping is done, presents wrapped, cookies baked and just the cleaning and meal prep remains.  This year December was so nice for me. I spent a little more time making the less fortunate a part of the holiday planning. Everywhere I went: the college, the library, the grocery store, people were collecting toys, food, coats, school supplies and of course money (Salvation Army Red Kettles) for those in need.  I loaded my car with non-perishables, hats, mittens, socks, new toys. Everywhere I went I was prepared to give. It felt so good.

We'll be celebrating with family at our home on Christmas Day. Hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have a wonderful time connecting and relaxing with friends and loved ones. 

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Merry Christmas - and may 2015 bring many joys and delights (and, of course, books!).

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    1. Vicki and Tina -- have the Merriest Christmas ever.

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  2. Merry Christmas! I am jealous of how prepared you are for the holiday. We had school all the way up until today, so I am going to be racing around today getting things ready.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Diane!

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  4. Merry Christmas to you from all of us!

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    1. Hi Brian wishing the kitties and mom a dad a special Christmas.

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    1. Cynthia and Stephanie , have a wonderful Christmas.

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  6. Merry Christmas! Enjoy celebrating with your family!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  8. Hoping you have a beautiful and happy Christmas!!!!

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    1. Caren, hope you Hanukkah was special, Merry Christmas as well.

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  9. Merry Christmas! It DOES feel good to give, doesn't it?

    I am done with all the craziness here as well. It's a lovely 70 degrees today and so beautiful out. I am ready for the holidays.

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  10. Have a merry Christmas, Diane! Enjoy time with your beautiful family.

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  11. I completely agree; there is no joy like the joy of giving. I'm sure you were (and are) an angel to many who needed you. Merry Christmas, Diane, and many blessings for 2015!

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    1. A www, thanks and hoping your Christmas is filled with heavenly miracles.

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  12. Merry Christmas to you also, Diane. I applaud your unselfishness this month while many were more intent on hunting down the next big sale. You helped others and that makes you special.

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a wonderful, relaxing day.

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  14. Hi Ti, enjoy your Cristmas with those you love most.

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  15. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Kathy and Victoria, I hope your Christmas was special as well.

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Diane!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  17. What a wonderful idea Diane! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your time with those you love most.

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  18. Giving is the best! Merry Christmas, Diane.

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    1. So true Mary. It makes you step back and count your blessings.

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  19. You have the true spirit of Christmas. Happy Christmas

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    1. Thank you Mystica, Hope you had a chance to spend time with people closest to you.

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  20. I love how you prepared to give this holiday season!! I hope I remember this when next year rolls around :)
    I hope you've had a very merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Stacy. I hope you loved your family time as well with that sweet little boy of yours.

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  21. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello Ryan,

      Hope you've been doing well and had a great holiday. Happy New Year.

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  22. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Diane. Happy New Year!

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    1. Denise, Christmas was great. I hope yours was special as well.

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  23. What a wonderful way to spread the happiness of the holidays!

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    1. Lisa, Christmas felt much more meaningful this year.

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  24. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Diane!

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  25. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Diane! We're relaxing in Oregon, watching football, eating far too many sweets, and catching up on our sleep! I might even read some of my book, that is once I finally get caught up on my blog-hopping.

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    1. Sounds great Les. I dumped the last of the sweets as we kept over-indulging as well.

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