December LTP part 1

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December LTP part 1
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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 12:28am
Let's give LTP a try--if the thread gets long, we'll just go into part 2 and then 3 and so on :) And the winner of LTP for this month is also LTP for 2012! So lets get to chatting!


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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 6:48pm
Sugar cookies ready! I don't know if they're going to last till Christmas with icing on them, but we can always make more. It wasn't hard, just need chilling and icing time factored in. I set aside other cookie cutters for different holidays and should make them more often. :)

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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 6:51pm
I'm having a late afternoon snack because I forgot to do it at the proper time and thought I might get totally exhausted/grumpy/shaky if I waited for supper. Will turn on the oven in a little while to heat up leftovers from Wednesday and Thursday. No need to cook anything new today, hooray! ;)

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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 6:53pm
Ben's refusing nap, but I think I had him quiet for long enough to count as a good break from the excitement of the day. :) I suppose a cookie each and then licking a bit of icing wasn't smart before the designated "quiet time" period...

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Sat, 12-15-2012 - 7:17pm
Ben had a rough early morning with an upset stomach, but no messes to clean up so that was good news. Gave him cuddles for a while and we got back to sleep eventually. Late morning here and not much energy, but I did a couple chores and I read a bunch. :)

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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 9:35am

CIndy-I'm so glad that someone filled in for you in the nursery but ugh to having the issues there.  And boo to the babysitting break being cut short so soon :( I hope that you're still able to get everything done that you were planning

Leona-yikes to the shipping costs! I get annoyed with paying to ship stuff to florida but that's nowhere near as bad as what you had to pay!

Darcy-woohoo for winter break! I bet dh (and you and the kiddos) are so excited about the time off : D

Becca-wow at your productivity.  I'm soooo far behind on Christmas prep but just reading your post got me energized to get moving on things : p


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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 9:35am

CIndy-I'm so glad that someone filled in for you in the nursery but ugh to having the issues there.  And boo to the babysitting break being cut short so soon :( I hope that you're still able to get everything done that you were planning

Leona-yikes to the shipping costs! I get annoyed with paying to ship stuff to florida but that's nowhere near as bad as what you had to pay!

Darcy-woohoo for winter break! I bet dh (and you and the kiddos) are so excited about the time off : D

Becca-wow at your productivity.  I'm soooo far behind on Christmas prep but just reading your post got me energized to get moving on things : p


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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 9:39am
I finally shook the tummy yucky feeling i got wednesday night (dh was kind enough to share his bug with me but luckily mine was much milder) Today I am planning on catching up on some cleaning and holiday prep and we're going to try to decorate the tree. I am also going to be hanging out with my friend and we're going to watch the glee Christmas episode, take the kids to look at the decorated trees, and then go look at Christmas lights. Guess I should get off here and get busy!


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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 1:05am

Hope you had a great day, Lindy. Still a week left, we'll get 'er done! :)

I had a lazy morning including catch-up napping but made it to church on time. No sermon, just memories of the church member who passed last week and some spiritual lessons that had been on folks' minds/hearts. Then we made a little dent in the leftover food from the memorial service and I came home with a bit of dessert and a really big tray of veggies that I'll take to the preschool party on Tuesday morning.

Then feeling blah and resting, getting the kitchen cleaned and feeling blah again, ordering takeout for supper and watching Survivor... Finally feeling better after the boys were in bed (coincidence? hee hee) and wrapping gifts for Hubby's brother's family. Those will be mailed out tomorrow, probably with extra cost to get them there on time, tsk tsk. ;)

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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 1:09am
I'm hoping AF won't be kicking my butt tomorrow. I think we can get away with zipping off to Wal-Mart in the morning for non-perishables, then make it to playgroup. There will be Christmas cookie decorating after snack and Ben will love that. :) No after-lunch plans yet, maybe cleaning and more cookie-baking.

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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 1:14am
I should grab a quick snack, maybe cereal since we had a late supper. Need to grab a box for sending presents north to BIL. I wonder if I still have enough brown wrapping paper, otherwise I'll need to buy some before I can send off the package... We don't send many parcels nowadays so I'm not stocked up on supplies. I do have stamps purchased for next year, even gingerbread men for next Christmas!

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