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Donna Posted: Sun, Dec 23 2012 11:38 PM
Hi All! I haven't been on line very much this past week. Last Monday was DH 60th birthday. His day got special early on when #1 son showed up at the door at 8:00 am. He had flown in from Arkansas to surprise his dad on his big day. Later that day, the 3 sons told their dad that they were taking us out for dinner and the fun began. A few weeks earlier his #2 son and I planned a surprise party for him knowing he would not have agreed to have one. We invited a bunch of his hot rod buddies (a story in itself) and a few other friends to a local pizza place. Altogether there were around 24 people, wives included, expected. DH was truly surprised (and told me later he was touched) that so many fellow hot rodders came to honor him. He's well known in these parts. One buddy's car that DH had built has been featured in a national magazine. But I digress... The next day a sister and BIL drove from upstate and on another ruse the boys told him we were going out to dinner again and we met up at a cousin's house. (She's a long armer.) Another meal and cake and some games. We didn't get home well after 11:00 pm. Yawn. The rest of the week has flown by. Today is my aunt's 90th BD. She's been going through boxes and boxes of old photographs and 'doesn't have time to fool with that scrap booking thing' so I got her a big album in which to place them. Yesterday I took my youngest sister a miniature tree with lights and mini ornaments. She's undergoing cancer treatment and will be in the hospital until after the 1st of the year. We'll be taking Christmas to her this year. And God willing she'll still be with us next Christmas. Now, my dear, new quilty friends, Christmas Eve is upon us and we will soon celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. And with that , I wish each and every one of you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas and look forward to being online with you again soon. {{{{{Hugs,}}}}} Donna in Oregon
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MNnancy replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 2:06 AM

Enjoy your time with family, Donna.  Merry Christmas!


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gini replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 3:00 AM

my goodness, you've been busy,   have a merry christmas

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Leslie replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 4:21 AM

Donna, A very Merry Christmas to you

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Merry Christmas!  It has been quite a week. I've been up since 3:30 a.m. Wrapping gifts. I made Christmas pillowcases this year and stuffed them with gifts ( homemade and store bought).  I'm pooped!  Nap time, then breakfast for hubby's family. We leave this afternoon to have Christmas with my family. I can hardly wait to see my darling granddaughters!  

 

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Barbara replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 7:53 AM

Donna have a great time with the family and have a Merry Christmas. Barbara

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Dawn replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 8:30 AM

You have had quite the week!  Enjoy time w/your family!

Merry Christmas!!!

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Patti replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 9:02 AM

Donna, sounds like a busy happy time.  Merry Christmas.

Only Christmas shopping left is to get DH some stocking stuffings.   And maybe me some too, as I am the only one that actually puts something in a stocking.  We are going easy on gifts this year, what with the well pump going out, and a few other unexpected expenses.   I didn't get him socks as planned cause I found some great books at a used book store.  Me? I asked for body lotion.  But now want a wood splitter instead, and with an unexpected patronage return check from my orcharding days many years ago, we can afford to get that.

 

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Ginny replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 9:16 AM

Donna,  I agree, the log splitter sounds like the perfect gift, especially If you are heating with wood.  My son bought one for himself too as he heats with wood.  But now he is out of seasoned firewood due to the little neighbor boy next door whe kept taking his wood for bonfires this past summer and fall.  All of this without asking, of course.  Some neighbors just don't know how to respect someone elses property.  Their moto is " what is mine is mine, except for the chocolate liquor that I don't like, and what's yours is mine too"   LOL   He has 20 cords of unseasoned firewood, but can't use that this year.   Ginny

 

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chocake2 replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 9:28 AM

What a great tale of family togetherness. Have a very Merry Christmas. Prayers going up for your sis.

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Wendy replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 9:38 AM

Donna:
Yesterday I took my youngest sister a miniature tree with lights and mini ornaments. She's undergoing cancer treatment and will be in the hospital until after the 1st of the year. We'll be taking Christmas to her this year.

Donna, Give her a big hug and tell her to stay strong. She is very fortunate to have you. I'm sure your gift of a the miniature tree was greatly appreciated.

Donna:
She's been going through boxes and boxes of old photographs

Take advantage of this with your Aunt. There is a story of history with those photographs.  We tend to forget in this day and age to listen to the history our elders can pass on.

My Grandmother who past away five years ago at the age of 99, imparted to me things that she had never told anyone before.  I wrote them down and put them in the family Bible.  My mom and my Aunt were grateful for this in so many ways. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours Donna.

 

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Sukochi replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 10:16 AM

Ginny, I believe I would have a talk with those neighbors!!

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Nana replied on Mon, Dec 24 2012 11:30 AM

Donna

It sounds like you have been very busy but it also sounds like a lot of fun with friends and family.  Have a very Merry Christmas.

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