Yesterday (22nd) saw a "promotion" in local Supermarket, advertising sale of Easter Eggs! Question is, are they late for this year, jumping the gun for next year?|
Reply #1181. Dec 23 12, 11:33 AM
No interesting story as such, looking forward to a lovely family Christmas, and Dad's 82nd birthday tomorrow.|
Also, when things get noisy, busy and hectic, I remind myself that I'm lucky, so many spend Christmas alone.
Happy Christmas Everyone and count your blessings
Reply #1182. Dec 23 12, 1:03 PM
C30, they are jumping the gun. The store I work at got our Valentine's day candy last week and will be putting it on display the day after Christmas. |
Reply #1183. Dec 23 12, 1:15 PM
I have to have injections every 6 weeks and the medication has to be ordered in specially.|
I was due the injection on Friday (21st) but booked it for Thursday at 3pm as I would be travelling on Friday.
I ordered the meds in plenty of time (or so I thought), but by 1pm Thursday they still had not arrived and I was starting to panic.
The surgery nurse even gave me instructions for how to transport the meds safely, so that a medically qualified friend could give me the injection when I arrived at my destination on Friday.
I believe in the power of prayer and many of my friends were praying that the meds would arrive in time. They finally arrived at 1.30pm on Thursday, so I was able to have my injection as scheduled.
For me it was another lesson in learning to trust God.
Reply #1184. Dec 23 12, 2:24 PM
Tonight is my last night of work before Christmas! WOO! :)|
Reply #1185. Dec 23 12, 6:57 PM
I had to mow my yard yesterday - on the first day of winter. I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I was able to pick up all the leaves from my maple trees without having to rake them, so I guess that's good. However, the weather can't make up it's mind what it wants to do. It teases us with cold fronts and light freezes, then goes right back to the 70s and 80s in a few days.|
Reply #1186. Dec 23 12, 10:47 PM
Congrats Kyle. I have to work tomorrow, but it's always nice to be there when most people aren't -- I get so much work done.|
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Reply #1187. Dec 23 12, 11:28 PM
I have to work today so I am sitting here wearing a black santa hat with "Bah Humbug" printed on it.|
Reply #1188. Dec 24 12, 5:05 AM
I miss seeing my grandchildren for x-mas.|
Reply #1189. Dec 24 12, 6:06 AM
I hope that everyone here has a merry Christmas and a happy 2013!|
Reply #1190. Dec 24 12, 8:03 AM
Postman left a slip to pick up a parcel today in the main Post office. Went to pick it up, CLOSED. Their idea of a joke?|
Reply #1191. Dec 24 12, 8:45 AM
With the hustle and bustle of decorating for the holidays, buying and wrapping gifts, get-togethers and baking (OK--I don't actually do the baking but I needed one more thing to list here) I find it hard to get in the Christmas spirit. So for the past several years I have searched for a book of stories that I could read at the end of the day and that might help me get the spirit. One such book is "The Book of God" by Walter Wangerin, Jr. which is presented as the Bible as a novel. Good book but doesn't really get the job done for me. And then I discovered that the best way for me to get in the spirit of Christmas is to read these words: |
"And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock at night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.'"
"Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace, good will toward all people." Luke 2: 8-11, 14.
Reply #1192. Dec 24 12, 9:10 AM
"Postman left a slip to pick up a parcel today in the main Post office. Went to pick it up, CLOSED. Their idea of a joke?"
I must have relatives at your post office!
Reply #1193. Dec 24 12, 9:15 AM
Two stories, the first decided on the spur of the moment by seeing Beergirllaura's posting directly above. This is the second straight Daily Challenge "Share a Story" posting where Laura's is directly before mine. Either a major coincidence or a...Christmas Miracle!|
Second story: I'm a SF 49ers fan in U.S. football. They lost last night to the Seahawks, bigtime. This came after one week ago they beat the NE Patriots in New England, a major statement which vaulted them to #1 in the Power Rankings of most media. So in 7 days I've gone from the heights to the depths. More importantly I guess, the team has done the same. Good luck to them to get back in synch for next week's final game against AZ. As for me, it's time to remember this is just a game I'm enjoying vicariously.
Reply #1194. Dec 24 12, 12:45 PM
It's Christmas Eve, what more can I say, all I can wish for is Christmas Day. I know it's not much, but I want to grab it, it lives in a hutch and they call it a rabbit.|
Reply #1195. Dec 24 12, 1:55 PM
recently,i had jokingly mentioned to a freind in the towing and recovery business,that he and his company would be a great topic for a show on the discovery channel (canada)..we laughed it off and i never gave it much thought afterwards.being a long haul trucker i did not get to watch much tv.home from the road recently i happened to turn on discovery, and low and behold what was showing?jamie davis and his crew on discovery's hyway thu hell!just ironic how levity can turn to reality!!!|
Reply #1196. Dec 24 12, 3:32 PM
I walk at a mall twice a week, and remember seeing Christmas trees going up in mid-September! Can't it at least wait until after Halloween?|
Reply #1197. Dec 24 12, 4:40 PM
When one of my neighbors decided to sell his home he asked me immediately if I was interested in buying it. I told him I'd like to think about it overnight. Later that day I noticed he'd put a sale sign up in his yard. The next morning the sale sign was gone. Seems he'd called his brother up the night before and told him he was going to sell the house and the brother said, "Fine, I'll buy it". Has to be one of the quickest real estate transactions in history.|
Reply #1198. Dec 24 12, 4:53 PM
An 80-year-old great grandfather walked up to me on the street, and in the best English he could muster, excitedly wished me “Marree Karilsmuss!” I answered back in mangled Mandarin, “Sheng dan kuai le.” We stood there, smiling at each other…unable to communicate further, yet basking in that warm feeling that we’ve reached across the great East-West divide, and, however briefly, connected with one another.|
Reply #1199. Dec 24 12, 7:09 PM
My 10-year old niece, Lyca came up to me and shared a joke.|
She asked, "Uncle, what do you use to fix a tomato plant?"
I replied, "What?"
She answered, "Tomato paste." And we both laughed. :)
Reply #1200. Dec 24 12, 11:02 PM
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