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inconnu
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Cool  Posted: 10:32 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Merry Christmas Eve, SI!

I know getting through Christmas can be tough, so I wanted there to be a place where people can stop in for a little holiday love if they need to.

In keeping with the SI guidelines, this is an infidelity-free zone, so venting will have to take place in other forums.

But when you need a break, and some calorie-free, virtual drinks and goodies, this is THE place to hangout. Oh, and don't be scared off if there's some talk about dancing on the bar. That's strictly optional.

I'll be in and out, but hopefully some of our other bar thread regulars will stop in and help out. Everyone is welcome. If you're new to F&G and don't get an instant response, please be patient. I promise, we are not ignoring you. We're probably just out gathering more glitter.

I'm sure I'll switch to Christmas music later on, but for now I'll leave you with this song, and raise my glass, er..coffee mug, to us all -

Here's to Us - Halestorm (warning: explicit language)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC0DNLDXJW8


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I will not be dancing on the table but I am hoping to hang out here.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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Default  Posted: 10:50 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I have to leave for work soon (well, Christmas Eve spin class, then work) so here is my Christmas present to all


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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pregnantandsad
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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Hi everyone! I have never posted here before. Wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!

I am working for a few hours, then baking a pie and heading to our family's annual Christmas Eve get together. Excited for my daughters very first Christmas!


M 7 years, together for 12
2 kids- DD4 and a newborn
D-Day 7/2013 he didn't want R and moved in with OW
Filing for D

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:54 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Sazzy, love that Calvin + Hobbes. Reminds me of my old Siamese cats in front of the fire.

Fine day here, will be getting my flabby ass out for a ride before lunch and cocktails at the Bengal Lounge with a pal.

Will check in here tonight, to raise a toast and witness the dancing.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome, p&s! So glad you joined us.

I brought some snacks to share.



You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome pregnantandsad


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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Default  Posted: 12:45 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Strawberry elves! So cute!!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 12:55 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

time for some beverages?


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 1:03 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I brought some cookies!!!!


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

and a little Christmas music to help set the mood


Silent Night - Kelly Clarkson w/ Trisha Yearwood & Reba McIntire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BRVkgaIcaE

The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__kQ1PCP6B0

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4lY8Y3eoo


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Cookies - do I NEED to bring MORE cookies?!!!

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

since they're calorie-free, hell yes. More Cookies!!


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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traicionada
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Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Yay! Dancing at the bar...Traici got new shoes too!


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Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 1:29 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Okay, here are some more. Let me know when we are getting low.


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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Taking it easy now. Santa came this morning. We have church in about 3 hours then Christmas Eve dinner with the kiddoes and then I bring them to their mother. After that it's opening SI Glitter cards by the light of the tree. I will definitely be here tonight to ring in the cheer and laugh and cry over my cards with you all.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm checking in for the day... Stealing many cookies.

If anyone needs drinks... Just let me know!

I'll be back with goodies soon.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone.

My kids are with their father. I will be volunteering at a cowboy Christmas Eve service for my church...but it is snowing hard out...

Then home to open all my SI Christmas cards with my cats and checking in with you....just like you gahurts!!

On with the festivities.


Don’t get to the end of your life and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well. 

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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm still at work...bah!

But I'm enjoying the calorie-free cookies and drinks here in this hangout.

Can I share some Cali weather with you all? Gorgeous here along the coast. 70 degrees and sunny.

I brought flip flops for everyone...


Me: BS
2 kids: DD15 and DS18
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


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thebighurt
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Eggnog, Bundaberg rum and Southern Comfort here. Drink up cuz it really is totally calorie-free! Best kind of eggnog.

We're enjoying Christmas Eve, but Merry Christmas Day to our Aussie friends.

I'll be back later, opening cards, too...... maybe a little wine then?


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Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'll be in and out tonight. 10 more SI cards showed up in my box yesterday. Going to open them tonight...don't know why they are so late in arriving...but glad they were...perfect timing.


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Default  Posted: 3:09 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm having tea and making minestrone before biking down to the Bengal Lounge for a cocktail.

Which one should I have???

http://bit.ly/19KReMj


I brought Christmas Eve veggies, just to be different.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 3:19 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Happy Holidays!!!



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Default  Posted: 3:57 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Just popped back in for a cookie or two (or three?) while I finish some things. See you later. Enjoy!


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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Wow! Thanks or all the snacks and cookies! Especially the cookies.

A Happy Christmas to all!


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DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
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Skan
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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Well bugger. I had a load of wine to upload, but I drunk it. Don''t worry (hic), I''ll go find some more in a little while.

[This message edited by Skan at 5:09 PM, December 24th, 2013 (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 5:16 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

It's Christmas morning here down under and a beautiful 35 degrees Celsius!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas xxxx


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Merry Christmas, Tawnee!


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I think I'm going to need to visit the virtual gym thread after all these snacks.


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm getting a real stomachache just looking at them all... (the snacks that is)

I think I need seltzer.

[This message edited by jrc1963 at 5:47 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)]


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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cayc
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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

In my holiday merrymaking of late, I''ve been introduced to two eggnog-like cocktails, rompope and rumchata. Just thought I''d share


"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I just had to unbutton my jeans

If I eat anymore they might fire me, I am at work and being naked is frowned upon...imagine that.

Merry Christmas and pass that eggnog!! Looks awesome!


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm making myself a large cup of tea

and then I have to get down to the business of wrapping presents. Luckily, I don't have nearly as many to wrap as I did when the boys were little. It's a lot easier now.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


Posts: 12150 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: TX
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

That tea looks good... can I have some too?


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 6:45 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Of course you may!


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Okaaaayyyy, Tawnee, now THAT's a tag line!


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DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

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Kodi
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Had my rum and diet coke so want to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone here on SI!!!

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

time for some more Christmas music. this is what I'm listening to tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckGTNoKAt6Q


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

FWSO made this...

With this in it...

mixed in...

What do you call Hot Chocolate with Rum in it?? Besides delicious?


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Yummies!!!


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Checkin' in real quick, I got volunteered to host dinner tonight for my family. Since I am hosting, I only had to make dessert.

(I don't have a plate that fancy but mine looks almost as good.)


"Either get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." (and I prefer to live)
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cayc
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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Well now I''m just drunk and full lol! All these yummy pictures


"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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ISPIFFD
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Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

What do you call Hot Chocolate with Rum in it??

Grown Up Hot Chocolate?

I just realized this is the very first time in my life I'll be all alone on Christmas Eve Huh.

But I'm okay Had a really nice day making soap, and tomorrow I'll be having Christmas dinner with friends, so that'll be nice.

DS is coming to town from Jan 2-5 and will stay with me, so I'm really looking forward to that!

I could definitely use some more cookies. Does anyone remember a cookie recipe called Toffee Bars? They weren't really toffee at all. They're basically a layer of brown sugar dough with a chocolate bar melted on top. Best. Cookies. Ever. Even though they aren't really festive-looking. Anyway, since we're having virtual, no-calorie cookies, I'll have a whole platter of those!

[This message edited by ISPIFFD at 8:26 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)]


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Him: WH (62)
7/14/11 - Divorced

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

my hot cocoa has bailey's in it, and real whipped cream on top.

I still have presents that need wrapping. I suspect they're not going to look as pretty as the ones I've already wrapped.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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GotPlayed
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I left home yesterday.

My kids will have the presents, my WW will play house, be Santa with the kids (with the last gifts we bought together) and pretend nothing happened.

Me? I'm at an extended stay hotel. Went to the supermarket and I'm cooking up Microwaved Pad Thai noodles. That will be Christmas dinner.

Also, I got a bunch of Snacks. Right now I threw together Mangoes, Watermelon, orange, jicama, celery and carrots. Having them with lime and chili, to remind me of my childhood, when things were so much simpler (fruit+chili is big where I grew up). My kind of comfort food. Good for you, too.

Shunning alcohol today. Don't want to cry, don't want to get depressed. Next year I promise to get blasted drunk though.


Master of my Fate, Captain of my Soul.
BS 42, WW 41. 18y married
DD: 11/5/13
DS10 Autism, DD8
OM: Reformed wife-beater ex-con
D filed 1/14/14 by WW (never warn them, they'll get ahead)
Married a powder keg

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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I'm having a bottle of wine and eating rubbish! and watching a favorite classic movie. Peace on earth for triple!


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D Day April 2013
Divorced November 2013

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gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Ok I'm back! Just had dinner with the kiddoes - chili, taquitoes, cheese sticks, chips and queso. The house is quiet now. Sitting by the fire with a Run and Diet Dr, Pepper.

Time to break into the Glitter cards. Good to see you Got Played. Have some virtual booze. It'll get you feeling good.

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope tonight is a magical night be it peaceful quiet or crazy getting ready to play Santa in a couple hours for the kiddoes.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 8:55 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Yay for glitter!!


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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cayc
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Default  Posted: 8:58 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Ah Gotplayed, are you in Mexico with me? By the looks of that snack you are!


"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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BrokenRoad
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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Jpapa - we need to hang out in the kitchen some day.


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{Me} FWW - 43
2 kids 7 & 12
Reconciled :)
Beauty and folly are old companions.--Benjamin Franklin

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BrokenRoad
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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Gotplayed and cayc,
I had this dish for the first time this year. I was surprised at first, having never heard of it, but it turned out to be something I liked.
Does it have an official name? The taco stand I got it from just called it fruit salad.


{Him}FBH - 43 (WifeHad5)
{Me} FWW - 43
2 kids 7 & 12
Reconciled :)
Beauty and folly are old companions.--Benjamin Franklin

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cayc
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Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I just ask for whatever "con chile". The spice is this: http://www.tajin.com/es-mx/clasico-polvo


"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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BrokenRoad
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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

This is the translation:

Classic Powder

A delicious blend of 100% natural chilli first with lemon and salt, the perfect balance between taste and itching.

Thanks, tho, Cayc - it helps!


{Him}FBH - 43 (WifeHad5)
{Me} FWW - 43
2 kids 7 & 12
Reconciled :)
Beauty and folly are old companions.--Benjamin Franklin

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GotPlayed
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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

cayc,

Not in, from.

But it's also a California thing if you know where to look, or hang out with Americans of Hispanic descent.

That, or Northern California health nuts, who have discovered it (some more recently than others) and if they're smart they're all over it.

I am still waiting for the opportunity of finding good "esquites" (pronounced "Es - kee - tays", a corn snack in broth, with lime, chili and spices - if any of you are ever in a traditional Mexican downtown, look for it amongst the street and corn vendors - incredibly delicious, seriously).


gahurts, thanks for the drink. Virtually I'll definitely partake. Rum & Coke is perfect for me, and definitely a squeeze of lime.

The only alcohol I can't have (seriously, I think I'm allergic) is whiskey.

Vodka, Tequila, Rum are my three favorites, roughly in that order.

Cheers!


Master of my Fate, Captain of my Soul.
BS 42, WW 41. 18y married
DD: 11/5/13
DS10 Autism, DD8
OM: Reformed wife-beater ex-con
D filed 1/14/14 by WW (never warn them, they'll get ahead)
Married a powder keg

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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Such great snacks and drinks.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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GotPlayed
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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

BrokenRoad,

I've heard it called
- Simply, "Fruta con chile"
- "Conos de Fruta" (because street vendors sometimes make a cone out of waxed paper in order to stick the fruit in it).
- Fruta con tajín - As cayc mentioned, it's the brand of spice. It's not the only brand there is, but that's the most common. Tajín is available in the vegetable section of any California supermarket (and I'm fairly sure also Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) or "Mi Pueblo" Mexican store (the biggest, fanciest Mexican-themed supermarket chain here in CA). Further east than the Soutwest, you can check the Hispanic section of the grocery store or go to a specialized store, it will definitely be there.

You can also get it at Amazon, with free shipping if you have Prime.

Otherwise it's very simple to make. It's really just "Piquin chili" dust, which you can find at your spice store and it's very similar, though not the same, as Cayenne (you could try Cayenne too, just watch the heat), mixed with a good amount of salt and lots of lime, which in Tajín the product's case it's dehydrated and it's right in the mix.

If you are making your own you just pour copious amounts of lime on the fruit, then sprinkle the chili/salt mix. As what you read on the Tajín's translation, make sure you strike a proper balance on a small portion first - it's easy to overdo or under-do. You can partially solve overdoing by pouring more lime to wash it off a bit. :-)

[This message edited by GotPlayed at 9:41 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:41 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

First time posting in F@G -

I have my Christmas Kuchen made, presents wrapped and under the tree. My daughter and I sang with the choir at our former church and the family will be going to the 11:00 service at our current church.

I think I'll have some of Spiced Apple Cider (with rum added!) to drink. And COOKIES!!!!!

Hope everyone has a Happy Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome ItHappened!!

Glad you could come down and join us.


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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

DD asleep, DS retired to his room for the evening, presents all under the tree, stockings filled, and Bailey's poured. Sigh.


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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I made the mistake of pouring the Bailey's before I finished wrapping.


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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Heh, y'all making me feel like I should have bought some alcohol, "just in case".

It's ok. Surgical procedure recently means I can't drink anyway because of the stupid pills (thinking of that just now, which means I must be feeling better). :-)


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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome ItHappened.

69 cards!!! There is glitter everywhere.

This was great! Opening cards from SI, Posting on the bar thread in SI.What a great way to spend Chrstmas Eve.


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Default  Posted: 10:17 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Home from work; having my first eggnog with American Honey (Wild Turkey liquor)

Watch NL Christmas Vacation (what else?? "Could it be any hooter in here?"


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Default  Posted: 10:18 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I don't know how you waited this long to open them, ga, but if I could pull off that kind of self-restraint, it seems like a neat tradition.

Gotplayed - I'm glad you're feeling better. Recovery from surgery is job 1 for you, so it's a good thing you're minding the no alcohol rule.


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OH, I meant to ask Jpapa - is that baked Alaska? Whatever it is, it looks heavenly. Did you save me a piece?


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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

NIK - Both last year and ths year is was so cray trying to get things done before hand that I just kept them on the counter. After the kids are gone and I got the whole house to myself I can really enjoy it without a million questions and other distractions.


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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Just popping in to say Merry Christmas to all ! I'm having hot chocolate with Buttershots, yummy. Chilling with my youngest DD, watching Kung Fu Panda 2. Supposed to get more snow overnight. Just had 31 inches over the weekend - I can wait a while for more but Mother Nature says otherwise. My snowbanks are as tall as me now. DS will be here tomorrow afternoon and we're having a nice turkey dinner.

Anyone dancing on the bar yet?


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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

So I'm taping the cards to my island wall like I did last year. Tred's card has so much glitter on it that the tape won't stick. It just slid off.


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Default  Posted: 10:31 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

The cards sound like a great tradition. I'd love to be in it next year. Let me know what to do.

nowiknow23, thanks! It didn't kill me, so it's making me stronger.

[This message edited by GotPlayed at 10:32 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:41 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Back from volunteering at church. What an honor to hold two tiny children on my lap and also watch them dance and sing so mom and dad, grandma and grandpa can enjoy the services. Mom was so grateful....

Now, presents for my girls are wrapped. I won't see the girls until late tomorrow.

I am enjoying some red wine and opening my SI Christmas cards. I wish you could see the smile on my face!


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Default  Posted: 10:50 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

GotPlayed, hang out in F&G and sometime around November, there will be a Christmas Card Exchange thread. It will give a link to the rules and procedures to participate. You sign up via PM, and then you send 40 I mean 50 I mean 60... Well, as many cards as people who sign up.

It's mostly anonymous. You share your address with SI Staff, and send your pile of cards to the home office of SI, and all the cards get sorted, labeled, and sent off to the right places. No one else has the screenname/address key.

It's a great thing they do and it really helps with the holiday spirit.


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Default  Posted: 11:01 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Can someone please come by and grab the rest of the Baked Alaska, there are two slices left and I don't want them to go to waste.


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Default  Posted: 11:04 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Well it's officially Christmas morning on the east coast. Merry Christmas Everyone!


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Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Whatever you do DO NOT open SI Christmas cards while sitting on your bed. Even when thinking ahead and having said cards on cookie sheet with a garbage can near by......

I and my bed are covered in glitter.....


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Default  Posted: 11:12 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Merry, glittery, Christmas, y'all! This elf is heading to bed.


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I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 11:14 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

A few SI friends have found that out the hard way this year Chrysalis

ETA; Good night inconnu. Merry Christmas

[This message edited by gahurts at 11:15 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:22 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

I did that 2 years ago, Chrys. I went to work glittered-out for a week.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

LOL

12 degrees out.. Shaking fitted sheet out on the deck before washing it. Ipad keyboard covered in glitter. Chrys and PJ's covered in glitter.

Chrys so happy. This was a good idea since i am alone tonight and tomorrow. Thanks friend, for all the joy!


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Default  Posted: 11:55 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Thanks TrustedHer!

It's awesome. I'll definitely do that next year.

12 degrees.. Eeeek! Sorry! I love California.


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Default  Posted: 11:56 PM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Well it's time to call it a night. Enjoy it everyone.


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Default  Posted: 12:22 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Why are East Coasters so soft? It's only a little after 10 and you guys are quittin' already.


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Default  Posted: 12:24 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Can someone please tell DD to fall asleep so I can wrap her presents?

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Default  Posted: 12:43 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

DD GO TO SLEEP or JpapaClause will stop by and you do not want to see him at this hour.

[This message edited by Jpapageorge at 12:45 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:47 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

JpapaClause

Love it!

Thank you for the chuckle. I needed it. It's almost 2am and she is finally asleep.


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Default  Posted: 12:47 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

DD#2 finally fell asleep!!
Just finished putting out the presents and filling the stockings.
Now I'm awake!
It's 1:45 am!
It's all good since I'm not sure if next year I will be playing Santa.
When is the jig up?
My girls are 9. Not sure they 100% believe this year.
I've been Santa always.
It's a little bittersweet.

ETA: Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

[This message edited by Lola2kids at 12:54 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:51 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Took the dog to the beach on my way to my sister's. 70 degrees. NorCal rules baby! Drove the lonesome Coast Highway back home after dark with lots of stars glinting.

Now I'm tucked into my fleecy sheets in my tiny house.

Having a scotch - a wee nip o' the Oban I bought to celebrate my new job.

Merry Christmas from the balmy left coast! Don't forget your sunscreen.


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heartbroken_kk, you're not far from me. And it definitely rules, though WW has made a temporary PTSD trigger out of the beach for me. I'll recover soon though. I refuse to let her character flaws dictate my behavior.

Congratulations on the new job!

And I'll have a tiny house soon too. 2014 is going to be awesome.


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Default  Posted: 1:11 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Jo, JpapaClause is like Santa except JpapaClause only has a goatee, isn't jolly, takes the milk and cookies AND the toys and isn't very quiet when he comes in.


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Default  Posted: 1:18 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

I'm finally able to sit down for a breather tonight. I've been going non-stop.

I could use an egg nog and some of those cookies about now.

Jpapa, can you pass me some Christmas Crack?


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Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
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Default  Posted: 1:34 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas peeps!!!

I brought DS12 into my room this morning and said, "You're 12. It is time to become part of the magic of Christmas." The look on his face was priceless!!!

So Christmas is ready for morning... which it already is!

I had to eat the Santa cookies. And enjoy the moment. It got done! small miracle that.

On a glitter note: my mom used ribbon with glitter. Everyone was covered in glitter by the time the gifts were distributed. I felt like SI was there.

Merry Christmas all!!!

FF, Christmas veggies??


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Default  Posted: 2:10 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

It's 8am here in the UK on Christmas morning.
Happy Christmas to you all

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Default  Posted: 4:56 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day.


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Default  Posted: 5:13 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

For everyone here:

Merry Christmas!
Happy Christmas!
Joyeux Noël!
¡Feliz Navidad
Frohe Weihnachten!
Buon Natale!


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Default  Posted: 5:43 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


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Default  Posted: 5:50 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas!!

Hope you day is full of love and light!


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Default  Posted: 6:05 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas!!

Stay safe and warm!!


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Merry Christmas!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas!

All that eggnog, rumchata and rompope last night and no hangover! How is that possible


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Default  Posted: 8:00 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas!
Been enjoying reading this thread while I drink my coffee and count down the minutes till I can leave and get Teslet!!!

All the presents are out. Stocking is stuffed. Special little surprises tucked away in various places to be discovered.

Christmas picnic of chicken wings, chocolate milk, and apple pie ready to roll.

But first, our new tradition of a popcorn brunch at the movie theatre.

I'll be stopping in for a drink tonight.
Why have I never heard of butter rum? It sounds fabulous...somebody get something ready with that in it!


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Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Presents have been opened and stockings emptied. Bring on the coffee and sloth!


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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Why are East Coasters so soft?

lol, I'm in the Central time zone, and I crashed before some of the East Coasters. Not only that, but I went to bed before my kids.


Merry Christmas, y'all!


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I wanna see you be brave

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Default  Posted: 8:43 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!


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Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everyone. I leave shortly to go pick up my IrishLad. Then off to Grandpa's for a bit. Then over to Grandma's for the big Christmas. I really can't wait to be with my little man again. It's so much fun just being with family and friends for the season.


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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas to everyone from my house to yours!

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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everybody. I got Homer Simpson slippers!


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DD15 (who is special needs) just posted a FB status -
i'm having the best Christmas ever! i got leggings, breyer horses and riders... (list abbreviated) and i know a secret that i recently found out from my mom. i am shocked by it.
The secret? Is that Santa is not a real person who lives at the North Pole, but rather a spirit that lives in everyone who wants to bring joy to others.

Um, yes. She's 15. And yes, she just figured out about Santa. Mind you - people have been telling her for YEARS, some (cough - DS - cough) rather bluntly. She categorically refuted them all. Felt sorry for them and their lack of belief. Bless her heart full of conviction.

And then last night? She turned to me out of the blue and said, "It was you all along, wasn't it?" We talked for a long time, and in the end, she's excited to be "in" on The Secret. She wants to be a secret Santa for less fortunate kids next year. She's positively giddy about it.

Santa is dead. Long live Santa!


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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

"I'm eleven. That's old in kid years. That's like a hundred."

My niece.


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Default  Posted: 11:03 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Happy Christmas Everyone!!!

Doing Laundry and watching movies here.

No presents to open (all that was done last month during Hanukkah)

Just chillin' and having a pleasant day!

Wishing all my SI family a joyous celebration.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Default  Posted: 11:07 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

"I'm eleven. That's old in kid years. That's like a hundred."


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

NIK, that is such a fabulous way for your daughter to think. I love that she's giddy about it.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, December 25th (Wednesday)

and speaking of fb statuses, ds18 decided he needed to immortalize my words from this morning -

ds18 - Can I open my stocking stocking stuffers before ds21 gets up?
me - We could always pound on his door and yell "Get the fuck up! Merry Christmas!"

I'm such a nice mom..


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Love it, inconnu!


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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Default  Posted: 12:25 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everyone! I got in some exercise with the ride home last night. I love riding on xmas eve, seeing all the lights and dodging the frantic last-minute shoppers.

Spent a lovely couple of hours nestled into a massive old leather armchair by the window in the lounge of the old hotel, sipping vodka cocktails and having a nice chat with a friend.

Brunch in a couple of hours. It's a buffet. God help me.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm watching John Wayne westernsj--how festive!

I have to go into work for a while--to get something out of the incubator; doesn't that just say 'holiday'?

Then I'm cooking myself a duck. I found out my sister and one of my brothers are also cooking duck. The other brother is wishing he had duck--we are such a weird family

Made it through all of the family calls this morning, except DS who is on a plane to NM to visit DDIL's family.

I hope everyone is warm and safe and happy.


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas!!

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Default  Posted: 1:25 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas SI peeps!!

I rounded this morning and realized "hey, I may be WORKING on Christmas but at least I'm healthy and happy."

So blessed be the physically and/or emotionally sick and May The Lord bless and heal them all.

Dr. PJ4


Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

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Default  Posted: 1:33 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas everyone. I'm at GFs house with her mom, sister and STBIL with DD22. It's been a great Christmas morning.

Why have I never heard of butter rum? It sounds fabulous...somebody get something ready with that in it!

Put it in a crock pot and heat it up. Hot buttered rum is delicious.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Thank you Dr. PJ and all medicos who are on standby to care for us on the holidays.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Duck ready for the oven

Think I have a future in bondage?

St. Germain cocktail poured

Peace on earth


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Default  Posted: 5:12 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Decorations are all put away. Tree is out on the porch. No, I'm not a Grinch. I'm just... done. And I have to be back at work tomorrow, so that's that for the holiday.

Dinner = left over steak and birthday cake. Mmm...


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-Hayley Williams


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Default  Posted: 5:49 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Is it just me or is that a really big duck???

We went out for our traditional Chinese Dinner tonight at our favorite restaurant.

I almost had duck... but ended up with Shrimp in Garlic Sauce.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

But first, our new tradition of a popcorn brunch at the movie theatr

I love that you are starting new traditions, Tesla. I need to start a few for myself. Nice that so many are having a good day.


Finding what life could have been....... Why didn't I see it?

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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Apparently I''m not done eating, I just made some yummy guacamole with mango & pomegranate & onion & jalapeños. Mmmm. I could live off this stuff!


"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed." -Martina Navratilova
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

I just found this thread. Clearly I have some catching up to do. I'll begin:


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 7:50 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Oh, I see I misunderstood. Y'all are being merry & festive here. Okay. Peace out.


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Thank you all for helping me this year. So nice to hear about everyone and blessings and love to all in need and much love to those working to take care of everyone.


Now, faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see. Heb 11:1
I done been through the pain and the sorrow the struggle is nothing but love. Maino
Me: Divorced BS 49
DS22, DD19, DS17

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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Hey, we did the popcorn brunch at the movie theater AND went out for Chinese!! Then came home and the DD's and I opened presents followed by a rousing game of Sorry...I lost.

It was so much fun!!! And lots of left over Chinese food.

One of the best parts was I gave my daughter a toaster for a present. She is always complaining about my toaster.

The look on her face was priceless....and then she giggled as she said, "My friends are going to crack up when they hear I got toaster for Christmas!!"


Don’t get to the end of your life and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well. 

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Default  Posted: 11:44 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

Welcome to the party NG. I hope you had a very happy Christmas.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Default  Posted: 11:58 PM, December 25th (Wednesday)

I'm in the Central time zone...

According to my Dad, everything east of Reno was "Back East."

I found Zuzu's petals today in the strangest place.

Merry Christmas.


"Either get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." (and I prefer to live)
"Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed."
Spectemur agendo.
Me: FBBF

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Default  Posted: 9:59 AM, December 26th (Thursday)

I'm late to the party, so Happy Holidays everyone since the big day is over.

Hope everyone had a good time and are now recouping from the festivities. Loosening belts another notch.

Nik, I had to check out those almond and strawberry snacks you brought in on page 1 in more detail. I may give those a try.


Growing forward

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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, December 26th (Thursday)

Brunch was amazing. FIrst meat I've had in awhile, couldn't resist the bloody prime rib station.

Fabulous everything, finished with yummy choklit ice cream and berries.

Then I came home and had a bottle of cabernet for dessert. With Cheezits for a late snack.

Slept very well and had crazy dreams.

Sunshine today so a bike ride will be mandatory. Hope everyone is stuffed and happy.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 11:50 PM, December 27th (Friday)

I had a hot date last night.

#JamesFrancoMarathon #footfetishcat


I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

the single most comfortable moment of the holidays ...


Don’t listen to your head, it’s easily confused. Don’t listen to your heart, its fickle. Listen to your soul, God doesn't steer you wrong.

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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

Hufi...

I used to love sleeping with my son just like that.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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looking forward
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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

Just found this thread....

Hangin' out by myself and my kitties....
H is in the city for a couple of events....

Here's my favourite hangout buddy:

...gonna find the cheese popcorn and watch a movie tonight....maybe these other two guys will snuggle with me on the couch...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!


Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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Default  Posted: 10:14 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

Dropping in to say hello, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance. Sending everyone good cheer! I'd include photos of cookies but we ate them all already....well, except for my secret stash but you didn't hear that....


You can't fill a cup with no bottom.

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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

Cookies? Hey you need to share them now.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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