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Evolving My Merry Christmas ** PLEASE READ THIS**

Posted 02-26-2013 at 11:09 AM by Jeff Westover (A Merry Blog)

We will soon be making some major announcements here on My Merry Christmas.

Things are changing.

I've been through this enough times to know that with change comes pain. A lot of people do not like change.

From my perspective I don't like change because for years I've worked hard just to get MMC to where it is.

Change some times mean undoing things you have done. Nobody likes to see creations get dismantled in the name of progress.

But change is also healthy because it evolves the overall effort. It opens doors. It makes things better long term.

It is just the sting of the short term that is such a shock.

As we weigh all these things I've contemplated how best to introduce the changes that are coming.

This is the first of many efforts to communicate what's down the road.

We are facing some stark realities in our efforts here.

First of all, costs of...
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Kids and Writing

Posted 02-25-2013 at 11:24 AM by Seawaters

On the Countdown Forum and in some PMs, some of us have been discussing writing, or the fear thereof. If we adults have a fear of writing, can you imagine what little tykes feel? Since I was a third grade teacher, I thought I would share what I wrote in the process of obtaining my master’s degree. Maybe those of you who have a writing phobia may be helped in some small way. The way I discuss writing here is EXACTLY what I do—I use a writer’s notebook and I use magazines and other writings to glean ideas and word choices. Thanks for reading!
I remember sitting in school on several occasions when the teacher would announce an assignment of “a theme,” much in the same way as the teacher in A Christmas Story. I was a lot like Ralphie, the main character. Even though I loved writing, I hated the dreaded theme assignment in which the teacher chose what we were to write about. Unlike Ralphie, though, I did not consider using the theme to inform
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400+ Days Of Christmas Songs

Posted 02-17-2013 at 09:40 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Just after Christmas 2011, I was trying to figure out something to do to keep my focus on Christmas, and not the Post-Christmas Blues. I had in my mind a plan to try to listen to a Christmas song a day whether it be on MCR, Youtube, or pull out a CD. Then I thought it would be more fun to share my plan with my family on MMC and write a little blurb about it daily. So on January 1, 2012 Christmas Song a Day, All Year Long Thread was born.

New Year's Day is one of the most depressing day of the year to me, just because that is the milestone when a lot of people feel that the Christmas Season is over, and being such a Christmas nut I find that a very hard thing to get over. On that January morning I selected my first song "Christmas Auld Lang Syne" by Bobby Darin, I brought that song out on New Year's Day just to tie up a nice little bow on Christmas and New Year's together. I received encouraging words from the very beginning from all of you, and I started by going...
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Are You Talkin' To Me ?

Posted 02-08-2013 at 08:55 PM by caninemom3
Updated 03-02-2013 at 08:24 PM by caninemom3

It has been a long and difficult day. I am tired. I awoke at 5 a.m. as is my custom every day to give my furkids breakfast and Wishbone his medicine. I have a few tasks to do each morning as part of my routine then usually at 6 or 6:30 a.m. I begin my job. With a little luck there are days when everything goes just right, the dictations are plentiful with lines and the dictators are easy to understand. On those days I tend to finish early, say in about 5 or 6 hours. I wish every day could be like that.

I was feeling really good having had one of those good days I just mentioned when my husband informed me he had heard one of the club owners where his band used to play had passed away. This impacted me in an extreme way that I did not expect. I seem to be going through a period of great anxiety right now about death. Midlife crisis perhaps ? I don't know. I have had these crises off and on for many years. Of course, they seem to be occurring more frequently now that I am...
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Self Esteem

Posted 02-01-2013 at 10:02 PM by caninemom3
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In the last 58 years I have learned many things: Money is not everything (though I have never had money), time goes faster with each year, loved ones are precious and can be gone in an instant as well as health, giving is more important than receiving. The one thing I have not even begun to fathom is how to love myself.

When I was a young girl I was bullied by other kids who made fun of me for my looks as well as my lack of ability to be able to dress in the most up to date fashions. I was extremely backward and shy and timid. When I looked in the mirror in those days what I saw was not a person of worth for a mirror can only reflect the external to an extent.

As I have gotten older the situation was not helped when I began working at one of the local hospitals in the medical records department as a transcriptionist. My supervisor was a pretty lady with blonde hair and incredibly long fingernails (how DID she type with those nails ?) who was also a minister's...
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