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Old 11-12-2013, 10:43 AM
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Me thinks a storm is coming!
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
We are still working on the demo of the back part of the house. It is so weird to go into that "room," which really isn't a room any more. Most of the ceiling/roof is off. Last night it was fun to walk into that part of the house and look up and see the moon and stars! All of you are on my mind as we continue our journey through the most wonderful time of the year!
cool, a skylight!
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Me thinks a storm is coming!

Whoa....this is a really neat picture that you took Star; kinda cool looking as a matter of fact... Looks like snow is coming~
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Whoa....this is a really neat picture that you took Star; kinda cool looking as a matter of fact... Looks like snow is coming~
thank you! It has started snowing
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Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
Good evening,

My first day back went quite well, I feel fine, I thought my back would be a lot sorer. I talked to on of my bosses about Black Friday, and how I suffer from anxiety and nearly had a panic attack last year due to the "crush" of people and the feeling of being trapped. She said she will be sure I will be safe and will be checking on me to be sure I am fine. I am so nervous about BF this year.

The other thing is, I applied for a new job tonight, I am not going to jinx myself by saying where just yet. It is for a position I have never done before but my background is spot on for what they are looking. So, if you can, please wish me luck, say a prayer, keep me in a thought, I would really appreciate it.

We are all signed and ready for the new Equinox tomorrow, we did all the paperwork tonight, they will be getting the plates tomorrow, and we will have our new car. My wife and I are beyond excited. It is also suppose to snow, so the all wheel drive may be tested pretty much right away. The snow is suppose to be here right before rush hour, so there may be a school delay.


It is after midnight, it is my turn for the special post, so here we go...
Praying for you!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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This is not my style, I like to post in the "privacy" of the blogs, but our most special friend would be most proud of me doing it this way. I am anxious, but it is my time to do a little extra for MMC.


December 26, 2012 12:01 AM

It was over for most of the world, the greatest day of the year had come and gone. the wrapping paper still strewn on some floors across the country, and I am sure there were some lonely Christmas trees already on the sidewalk. I have a friend that is that way, you build up the hype and the fun just to throw it out the door as soon as Bing, Nat, and all the other crooners voices have not even finished echoing from the radio. It is not the end, but the beginning.

We may be sad at that time, but we know there are only 364 days to countdown to make the next year even better.

As we began that journey on the way Christmas 2013, the friendship here grows, we share our lives on The Countdown thread, we pray for each other, we care for each other, we love each other as family. We cry for our friends at the loss of a pet, we give a shoulder to one who needs it. We private message each other when we have a concern. We have become a family in the most 21st Century way.

This journey has had its share of laughs, heartbreak, loss, and strength.

The absolute darkest part of this past year happened back in April, we lost probably our most beloved member, Louanne, Caninemom3. As for me and probably a lot of others here, she was the first to introduce herself to a new member. We became very close in a short amount of time, I was able to confide in her because she was always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, or one of her special (((hugs))). I, like most of us, was absolutely devastated by her passing, I cried gallons of tears for someone I never met in person, but my heart could not help but feel torn. I was very close to leaving MMC at that point, the pain of coming here was too much to bear. Then the strength of this community reached down and grabbed me by the shoulders and held me firm, two of you especially, I am sure you know who you are and how you made me see how much more important it was to be here than leave. Thank You so much.

We moved forward, we grew closer as a community, our family full of love soon was able laugh again, grow closer and celebrate little things together.
Who will forget Christmas In July and #blamesugar, I still laugh thinking of that. Valerie, Chad's blue shirt, and some of the wine induced laughter brought on by QVC.

The 'Bers, where else can a bunch of us go nuts over the last three letters of a month. Celebrating the birth of one our members daughter, the pure happiness we felt for Coach as we read his heartfelt posts about becoming a father. The journey was getting higher, getting closer, Halloween, sharing our decorations, the candy we enjoy, Music Choice Xmas music. It is getting closer, you can smell it, you can taste it, Christmas is becoming visible.

Here it is, November 12, the journey has brought us to the peak. Look down everyone, you can see the tree at the bottom this mountain. We have made it to the top, it is all down hill as the season starts tomorrow. Let's get ready for this rush, it always goes way too fast, let's enjoy this to the fullest extent.

Do the little things, enjoy the thoughts of Christmas. Celebrate Louanne this year, as she taught us all so much about her love of Christmas. Put a polar bear in your nativity, as we all knew she had a whole menagerie celebrating the birth of Jesus in her nativity scene.

We love you Louanne, we will celebrate this Christmas as we always do, but it will be done with you deeply in our hearts. You led us on this journey, you were the strength, the heart, your legacy is the love that is here. Thank you my friend. Merry Christmas.

The season is less than 24 hours away, let's get ready to party MMC this is our time of year.

The journey is nearly complete.
Beautiful, xmas - thank you!
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Originally Posted by mgramsey View Post
Good chilly morning all. Again I need to apologize for being away. As most of you know, my mom was put on Hospice a couple of weeks ago. She has been able to stay home but we will soon have to move her to the Hospice house. She has fooled me before but it doesn't appear she has much time left. My Dad, brother and I are struggling with taking her away from her home but she needs more care than we can give.

On a positive note, the special posts have been great and I have really enjoyed everyone's snow pictures. We are expecting a dusting of snow this evening and a low temp of 17 tonight. Wish it would snow more but I will take what I can get.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts, comments, and prayers. Have a blessed day.
My prayers for your mom and you and your family continue! {{{HUGS}}}
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Good afternoon, Christmas family!

Another busy day here - I so want a nap! Since that isn't going to happen any time soon I am drinking coffee. Another pot will be made shortly - pumpkin spice. Yum!!! I finished the bulk of what I wanted to get done yesterday by 11:30 so I made it to bed at a reasonable time. Woke up to the sun shining brightly in my windows. There was still a dusting of snow on the ground - beautiful the way it sparkled! I should be around later tonight for the Countdown to the Season - fun!!!

Have a most MERRY day!!!
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Hi guys, I haven't been able to visit as much as I'd like lately. Having a little one in school takes up more time than I thought it would...

We had some snowflakes this morning and I thought of you all!
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another batch of gingerbread mixed up.
Chicken in the oven
Now I can just sit for awhile
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