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37 is the new 25

Posted 01-08-2012 at 02:59 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Another year older, may or maybe not another year wiser. I made it past that dreaded age of 36 that I had been dreading since I was 16. (In case you don't know or remember my mom died when I was 16, she was 36) I have been on this Earth longer than my mother was, I grew up way too fast, basically becoming an adult by the age of 16, maybe even earlier, as I was cooking and cleaning for my sick mom and family. While most kids in their mid teens think about girls or sports I was thinking of making corn flake chicken, or something else for dinner for my family. As I have posted in the "2012 Resolutions?" thread I am determined to defeat my shyness and anxiety this year, I am being more friendly at work, and genuinely smiling at people, I have more confidence now than in the past, thanks to some flirty customers, and new friends. I feel appreciated by the people that work for me, and they look at me for comic relief when they are stressed out. I know I wrote about the flirting from...
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January, no hiding from it, no escape from it.

Posted 01-06-2012 at 01:04 PM by lauriebear

January, yup I look all around it is January, no hiding from it, no escape from it. It was bound to come as each day of December pasted it brought us closer. So maybe I should embrace it. Now for us Northerners, it means buckling down for the rest of the winter, let winter progress to spring. But, spring is right around the corner, in fact next month the Crocus will bloom, it will push up through the frost and bloom, I have purple ones.
You know, I love this time of year too. I know, I know. The Christmas season has come to a close, and I am still trying to adjust with my decorations slowly coming down and being packed away. The house does look a little forlorn. But, I do love this time of the year because I love the build up to the season, I love the planning, the thought of a new Christmas waiting for me. I love the quite this time of year offers. It seems like the whole world is “settling in for a long winter’s nap”!!! I love hiking it is a favorite pastime for...
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Embracing My Youth

Posted 01-01-2012 at 08:21 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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I sit here tonight about to post the toughest blog post I have ever had to write. I have thought long and hard about this and I believe it is time to explain where I have come from on life's road.

I was a happy, exploring kid growing up in the familiar setting of mom, dad, sister, the perfect nuclear family. I grew up the 9 out of my first 10 years in the town where I live now, life was great, mom home during the week, dad home on the weekend while mom was an RN at the hospital in the next town over. My world crashed when my parents announced to us they were getting a divorce while we were driving my mother to work. I still remember being in the middle of the town of Palmer, MA driving by the old store Building 419, I remember bawling my eyes out, not knowing what was really going on as I was 9 years old and about to become a statistic of child with a single parent. The divorce became messy, and we always had an array of different people watching us, after the divorce was...
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Today we are taking down the Christmas tree…

Posted 12-30-2011 at 11:41 AM by lauriebear

A few years ago while subbing for a teacher at Sunday School I had a group of young ones who were discussing the sad day of putting away the Christmas Tree, so I came up with this to help, I shared it on the 2011 Countdown & thought I should post it to my blog.


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Today we are taking down the Christmas tree… Sad you say?!?! Well, never mind that let me show you what to wrap and where to put this and that…
First we take the love we shared, careful now, place it here, in this box we will wrap it up, but not all you see I’ve left just enough to last the year well plant it later say April or May we will watch it grow, this stuff is powerful and spreads out so nice that before you know it well have those cool nights where will pull in the love from our Fall harvest and gift wrap it out for our next Christmas Service.
Ahhh, the memories, and yes those will be next but watch them...
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2011 closing and welcoming 2012...

Posted 12-29-2011 at 02:35 PM by lauriebear
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As the Christmas Season is winding down I start to reflect on the past year and what it all meant to me. What goals did I achieve what goals I didn’t and why I didn’t? Goals I am still working at, and what I plan to do to achieve them. People who lent me a helping hand those I lent it too. Yes this year for my family and I was a good one. We all still have one another. We have a roof over our heads and a little stash for a rainy day. We resolved some problems; yes some still need tending, like that pesky leak by the dishwasher, ugh! The slugs in my garden, how the plague me, I think they like my dirt and leaves better than anyone else in my neighborhood!!! Last January was steady, February was awesome (for me it always is that is my Birthday month), March saw Spring arrive and that is always nice, though it was a cool one, April spouted the buds of new flowers. May came and with it Memorial Day weekend, it was lovely, we started to warm up. Spring quickly turned to Summer...
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