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Old November 26 2010, 07:27 PM   #241
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Is anyone the unfortunate recipient of one of those yearly Our-Perfect-Family's-Achievements-This-Year barf letters? My parents used to be plagued by them in the '70s and '80s from old neighbours and my dad's colleagues. The last one I received was a few years ago, and what made it worse was that I only knew this woman through an online group and had no idea who the hell all those people mentioned in her form letter actually were. It swiftly ended up where it belonged...in the fireplace.


How timely. I just blogged a bitch about Christmas cards and this sort of superficial communication.

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I'm at the "humming Christmas songs" stage.
I'm at the "oh, God, how long before I really do have to give this some serious consideration" stage.
I caught myself doing this yesterday with "Let it Snow". I blame the weather, not Christmas. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old November 26 2010, 09:58 PM   #242
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How timely. I just blogged a bitch about Christmas cards and this sort of superficial communication.
Heh, great minds think alike. Wow, that's a lot of revenue the charities are going to lose from selling less cards. I'm from a close extended family and I don't dare not send any of my elderly aunties a card with a photo of the kids every Christmas. I also have quite a few friends living all over the world with whom I regularly exchange cards. As it happens we buy only charity cards, and get through quite a few packs every year.
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Old November 26 2010, 10:11 PM   #243
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I am sad that i am much too busy to completely dive into the christmas decorating and baking phase. But on sunday it is the first advent over here so there shall be something goin on by then.
I hear you, I'm just counting down the days until school term ends - then I can get into Christmas properly!
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Old November 26 2010, 11:48 PM   #244
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How timely. I just blogged a bitch about Christmas cards and this sort of superficial communication.
Heh, great minds think alike. Wow, that's a lot of revenue the charities are going to lose from selling less cards.
If they think it's bad now, imagine it a few years time. Postage costs are no longer relatively trivial the way they used to be some years ago either; stamps really add up. I reckon I save about £40 by not sending cards, and that's not even counting my labour costs. £40 buys a lot of mince pies and sherry!

Once the tradition erodes, the rate of decline will accelerate as quite a few people already operate a "I'll send them to those who send me them only" policy.
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Old November 27 2010, 10:26 AM   #245
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Old November 27 2010, 11:48 PM   #246
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And already the toys are selling out. Can I find the mobigo toy story 3 game online? No, I cannot I should have ordered it last week but I had other stuff to sort out.

It's down to e-bay and Wal-Mart now.
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Old November 28 2010, 01:35 PM   #247
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Old November 28 2010, 03:49 PM   #248
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Today me, kiddo and a friend visited several christmas markets Very lovely.. my feet are deep frozen right now though.. but it is worth it.
Only got some varieties of fudge for the family and some marsipan-cigars for my boyfriend.
Now there is a gingerbread cake and a rum-maple-hazelnut cake baking in the oven for tonights advent-coffee at my brothers. Lovely times
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Old November 28 2010, 03:52 PM   #249
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Writing my last essay of the term! Once it's handed in tomorrow, holiday mentality will be upon me. I can sneer at supervisors in the halls, jeering them with the knowledge that, while term does not officially end until Thursday, I will not be doing any work as of Monday morning. And they will sadly acknowledge this.
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Old November 28 2010, 07:06 PM   #250
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^ Well done, DN. My last day of work is December 8th but that's also the day my first assignment is due, unfortunately. I've managed to catch up with my reading and am now on track, but have yet to start that paper. Old habits die hard.

Our Christmas decorations will probably come down from the loft sometime this week. Heh, our Halloween stuff needs to go into the loft at the same time. It's a pain to get into our loft; in fact, I never do it, but leave it to my husband to balance precariously on the stepladder and hoist his way up through the ceiling hatch. Not only could I never hoist my bulk up there, but I have visions of not fitting through the hole! I'm sure I would, but it's the thought that counts.
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Old November 28 2010, 09:00 PM   #251
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My tree is up, but I'm too sick to do anything else today. I barely got the ornament box out of the garage before I had to quit. It sucks being sick on a holiday weekend!
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Old November 28 2010, 10:34 PM   #252
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Oh....I was going to to do that today, as well. So far, I'm still in my pjs at 3:30 in the afternoon. Maybe I'll have hubby pull the fake tree in from garage and I can do it later.

We got my mom her tree yesterday--a 7 foot real tree--and put it up for her in her house. I pulled out about 8 or 9 of her boxes of Christmas decorations, so she could get started this week on doing up her tree and her house.
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Old November 29 2010, 11:50 AM   #253
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Anyone else getting the 1970 Star Trek Cooking Manual this Christmas?

Didn't think so.
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Old November 29 2010, 06:00 PM   #254
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^Um... cut food into colorful cubes?
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Old November 29 2010, 10:57 PM   #255
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I meant to put up my tree yesterday but didn't get round to it and I'm feeling lazy this evening too. Maybe tomorrow.
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