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Christmas Field Trips 2012 (Rough Draft)

Posted 05-21-2012 at 08:57 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Once again it is only May, but Christmas is as usual on the forefront of my mind. I have been thinking of things to do around Christmastime to help build up my Christmas spirit (as I need to do too much) I thought maybe start by doing a sort of checklist of things we could/would/maybe do this year:

Yankee Candle Village-As usual I have to start by putting down this one it is the "largest" Christmas store around, and it is semi-tradition to go there, great gifts and the sites are truly Christmassy.

Kringle Candles-This one is lower on the list as the prices for their Christmas store are really high end, but their Christmassy scented candles are great.

Graziano Gardens-I haven't been there since the mid to late 90's, honestly I forgot about them. They are a gardening store in the spring/summer, but come fall, Christmas takes center stage. I remember them having a lot of Santa's for sale, besides that I must relearn.

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To Be Yourself Is Beautiful...

Posted 05-10-2012 at 09:46 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

As some of you have noticed I have a new quote on my signature for the forums. It is kind of a funny sounding quote, but it has struck a nerve with me as I have thought about it. I have recently discovered it in a cool sounding song called "The Feathered Tiger" it is a lyric toward the end of the song about a feathered tiger and the people who try to cheer up the tiger are basically telling him to be himself.

I have recently decided to be 100% me all the time, as a way to fight this anxiety I deal with. I wrote earlier this year on how I want to defeat my anxiety, and I feel this is the best way to do just that. I have struggled being me from time to time, I always thought of myself as not to good looking, not good enough, a boring person who cannot make small talk, etc... I have friends at work who have shown me I am good enough, and with that I have more confidence than I have had in many years. If I don't mention my wife here it would be wrong of me, as she...
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Missing The Christmas Season

Posted 05-09-2012 at 06:48 PM by Lynn68 (Everything Christmas)

There are 240 days left until Christmas and I've been missing that holiday feeling so much lately. I've been drinking a tea called Sleigh Ride, and listening to Christmas music to keep that feeling at all times, even in May. I know summer hasn't even started yet but I can't wait for late fall to start my Christmas shopping. I miss my Christmas tree and all of the decorations I put up through out my house. Oh that feeling! It's like magic...it's pure happiness...it's spiritual...it's family and friend time...it's baking sugar cookies and the smell of turkey. I watched Family Guy tonight and it was one I had never seen, it was a two part Christmas episode and while watching it I realized I had a smile on my face. Not because of the show, but because it was so wonderful to be watching a Christmas cartoon already! Perhaps this year snow will fall on Christmas eve or maybe on Christmas day. My heart is so full of the spirit of Santa, lights, wreaths, Jingle bells and everything else so wonderfully...
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Take Good Care of My Baby

Posted 05-06-2012 at 09:16 PM by caninemom3
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There are many changes in life happy and sad. Despite all the changes through the years the one constant I always had was my belief and faith in God. Until now. It is hard for me to believe that it was just Good Friday when I wrote an entry to Jesus in my blog here on MMC. Here I am today with a completly changed perception of everything.

I have drifted from faith and believing right into agnosticism, that is I simply do not know. I am not knocking anyone else who is firm in their faith, I am not trying to promote atheism or even to proselytize being an agnostic. For me the only thing that half way works right now is to say I don't know if any of it is true. I don't know if there is God or Christ or anything.

From my perception I do know that for the most part (for who knows how long) when I have prayed I have felt nothing but emptiness echoing my words. No presence hearing me, no love coming back. I know people can think God is supposed to answer in a certain...
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

Posted 04-30-2012 at 08:46 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Okay, okay, here we are on the precipice of May, and just like every year I am starting to get the first real inkling of Christmas. It's hard to say, and understand since I am on a Christmas website daily that it's my first real thoughts of Christmas sneak up on me in May, but for some reason, years before I joined here it was always the month I started to turn my focus on the approaching holiday season. It may be just the first rough drafts of Christmas lists, or the first real thoughts on how I will decorate. I just know Christmas is coming, and my first bit of excitement is already here.
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