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2011, Good Riddance!

Posted 12-28-2011 at 09:31 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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As the year is winding down to it's final 3 days, I have been thinking about what kind of year it has been. It was a year that started off pretty lousy with me getting sick around my birthday, I was out of work sick for four days, and during that time I was on this site on the Christmas Countdown when I learned U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords and others had been involved in a horrible act of violence by a sick young man. I was horrified at what I was seeing. Then a few days later, we were hit with a blizzard that dumped over 30 inches of snow on us, missing yet another day of work and seeing snow piled 4 feet deep in my front yard. Then it was pretty quiet for a little while, in February, I was promoted ending my time as Mr. Mom, and had to adjust to life getting up bright and early. It has been a good and bad thing with the promotion, as I have had to deal with more than I ever had to before, and learn to "put out fires" quickly. Spring came, we had a great Easter, but started...
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Christmas Thoughts

Posted 12-25-2011 at 08:28 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

We sit here less than 2 hours remaining in Christmas 2011, the journey we began on December 26, 2010 at 12:01am is coming to a close. As with previous years, this one is tops on my list, it felt strange not to leave the house with everyone coming over here, turkey and prime rib for dinner. We are exhausted, as we have spent the last 2 days prepping for this, my wife much more than I, as I have had to sit most of the time due to surgery. We have more festivities ahead of us this week, we will be hosting (again) a New Year's Eve party, New Year's Day we head to my grandparents for my family Christmas, and a week or so later we will be hosting yet again my wife's and mine combined birthday party. This is the time of year I live for, I love the sense of "peace" I feel seeing my kids faces, and smile as they discover their new treasures, a time when I can walk up to my wife and just give her a hug and whisper Merry Christmas to her. This year has been the best Christmas ever, and...
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