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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Tue, 12-18-2012 - 8:11pm

Christmas dinner here is about the same as Thanksgiving: turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, (canned) cranberry sauce and usually a homemade apple pie. (I even have Nutriwhip I haven't used yet. Woo hoo!)

And there'll be nog to drink - soy or almond for Tim and me (just discovered it and was totally psyched), and the regular stuff for Hubby and Ben.

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Tue, 12-18-2012 - 7:35am

Well I have to make Baklava bars today then I need to make up the plates for the neighbours, bus drivers, and teachers.

That is pretty well the last thing I have to do except cook meals.  

What are you planning for Christmas dinner?

I think we'll do ham again.  And the mashed potatoes with cauliflower, that went over really well.  I may sqeeze in a cheesecake, not sure yet. :)

 
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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 9:02pm

Yikes, way too much going on at your place! Want to play hooky and fly to see me? ;) We have a midday preschool party on Tuesday, for which I have a huge veggie tray left from church. Otherwise, I'll mostly be at home, and that means I should probably be chatting here a bunch!

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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 8:14pm
A little chuckling here, Cindy - that was just the first of three types of cookies I planned to bake. No time today for more because of multiple snow workouts and grocery shopping. Maybe tomorrow or Wednesday afternoon we'll do candy cane (which, I think, are just another type of sugar cookie). The shortbread will be last since that's my fave - no one else will mind if I don't find time for them till after the holiday. ;)

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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 7:15am

So this week is going to be nuts!  Today is grocery shopping, shopping for tubes for the nebulizer, and a run to Walmart for stocking stuffers and more cookie supplies!  Tuesday I have to make m&m cookies for the church party, and JJ has his school play that afternoon.  Wednesday I have to make train sugar cookies for Julia's Polar Express party on Thursday,  Plus we have the church Christmas party that night.  Thursday is Julia's party at school that I am helping with.  Then Friday is Julia's concert at school at 9:30.  Somewhere in there I have to wrap the kid's gifts, and I will be babysitting Mon - Wed from 7:30 - 5. Undecided


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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 7:11am

I read the posts, but am in a hurry so didn't reply as I went.  But woohoo for finishing your cookies Becca!  I hope you enjoyed your lights Lindy!


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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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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 - 1:05am

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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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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