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Henning 4148
11-24-2006, 03:36 PM
Getting ready for take off.

Countdown running.

30 .. we have a shopping list
29 ..

paladin
11-24-2006, 03:53 PM
Bah! Humbug!

Henning 4148
11-24-2006, 03:57 PM
That sounds like denial. Even if you don't want to accept it, it is ...

one month to Christmas:)

uncas
11-24-2006, 04:36 PM
one month and 7 birthdays in my immediate family.. What fun..

JimD
11-24-2006, 04:38 PM
one month and 7 birthdays in my immediate family.. What fun..

Joy to the world! Lucky you! :D

uncas
11-24-2006, 04:41 PM
Luckily.. one is mine and I'm gonna buy something big... :) A birthday/Christmas present .. hahoo...I'm gonna be very selfish this year....unlike my usual, friendly, outgoing, give my shirt away person...that I usually am..

Memphis Mike
11-24-2006, 04:51 PM
humbug!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Pless
11-24-2006, 05:08 PM
Luckily.. one is mine and I'm gonna buy something big... :)

maybe a schooner eh?

JimD
11-24-2006, 05:09 PM
A schooner named Humbug would be nice.

uncas
11-24-2006, 05:10 PM
What ever it is, it ain't gonna fit under a tree.. Not enough depth....
JimD.. and the dink is gonna be called Bah!

All I can be sure about is buying a boat is gonna really p-o my relatives...As if this is nothing new.

Paul Pless
11-24-2006, 05:17 PM
nah, don't name it Humbug. There have been a few yachts christened with the name Christmas though.

huisjen
11-24-2006, 07:05 PM
One month? Ask me if I care.

Dan

Bill R
11-24-2006, 07:09 PM
grumble, grumble grumble

Bah-freakin-humbug

Just get it overwith so we can get on with life.

The season and it's original meaning is wonderful. I can just to without all the overcommercialized crap.

ahp
11-24-2006, 07:41 PM
THIS may be the year I shoot Rudolph! Last year I strangled one of those electric tweety birds that people put on their Chrismas trees. If I can only find where those dispicable people live that compose all that siruppy Christmas music. I am going to get them too.

Hwyl
11-24-2006, 07:47 PM
One month? Ask me if I care.

Dan

Do you care?

paladin
11-24-2006, 08:14 PM
well......got something for all the grandcritters, a little something for the kids.....even something for a few other people.......my problem is wrapping it, and putting it in the car and getting to the post office...that's what wears me out....

WX
11-25-2006, 01:57 AM
Xmas comes but once a year, but it goes on for three months.
L.W.III

huisjen
11-25-2006, 08:45 AM
Do you care?

No. No I don't.

Dan

geeman
11-25-2006, 09:11 AM
Wife and I havent even discussed Christmas.Wife ill again,Doc visit $20,prescription for 5 pills $95.She nor I are in a Christmas moooooood so far.

Mrleft8
11-25-2006, 09:14 AM
Christmas Moos wear jingle cow bells?

huisjen
11-25-2006, 09:22 AM
Here's what I care about for December.

Right now I have five cords in the yard and one in the basement. I'll burn one in December, two each in January and February, and one in March. I just need to get more in the basement.

The forecast says chance of snow later this coming week. If it's in the yard and I don't want it burried, it needs to be dealt with. I get my sawmill on Monday and it'll need to find a home. out of the weather, probably in a corner of the tractor shed, which still needs more wall, which the mill will have to provide.

I'm supposed to be building a house, but plans aren't finalized, and there's no lumber. As soon as there's lumber I can start working, and hopefully make some serious progress, perhaps even geting a roof on it, before the weather turns cold and nasty.

In all of this I'm paying attention to day length and the solstice and the weather. Christmas has little to do with my plans.

Dan

geeman
11-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Oooppps

Another One
11-27-2006, 11:27 AM
Gifts - done (for the most part) in deference to Thanksgiving delivery date

Christmas photo - next Sunday, when the dog and husband will both be fresh from the clippers.

Christmas cards - the biggest chore, which is why I've just skipped it every other year or so. But it really should be done this year. So,
(a) compile fresh list
(2) print labels
(iii) start signing
(D) invest in postage

Cantata - keep practicing, start taking lemon water to practice

Put up tree - mostly delegated to kids. Inconsistent results are counterbalanced by lack of personal aggrivation.

John B
11-27-2006, 03:26 PM
I'm with Chuck. nasty stress filled time of year. The only light at the end of the tunnel is getting on the boat and going away for 4 weeks. That part is good, bring it on.

paladin
11-27-2006, 05:00 PM
I'm not into long drives these days....got two weddings......
one the Sunday before Christmas and one the Sunday after New Years.....got the tux cleaned (both of them) and gonna wear black cowboy boots...heck withum if'n they can't take a joke....