Two Weeks Until Christmas

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Laguna Woods, California
December 11, 2015 10:24am CST
Christmas is just two weeks from today. Are all of you ready? I am going to be mailing off a few gifts today and one more on Monday. Everything is organized and I finally feel prepared. There is going to be a full moon on Christmas Eve for the first time since 1977. This means it will be easier for Santa Claus to find his way as he travels around the world! Maybe Rudolph can take the night off! The members of our church in Laguna Beach light candles outside on Christmas Eve and we sing Christmas Carols under the stars, when the weather is nice (which it often is). It will be beautiful to have a full moon this year. What are you looking forward to ... or are you still in that hectic stage of getting everything ready?
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@jstory07 (58289)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Dec 15
I am glad about the full moon. My greatgrandsons have been good.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Oh, then Santa will have no trouble finding your great-grandson's house!
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
13 Dec 15
I look forward to all those activities that pertains to Christmas . Most specially , i look forward to going to the Christmas mass to give special thanks to our savior .
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
That is how I feel about our Christmas Eve services. They are very special.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Dec 15
We go to the children's Mass which is at 4 p.m.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
@BelleStarr - That's great! 4:00 is the perfect time for a children's service.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Dec 15
I was stressed about baking cookies for the church cookie walk this weekend but now that is done so the rest is a piece of cake.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Baking cookies for a big event would have stressed me out, too. I'm supposed to bring cupcakes to an event for a non-profit that I support. I confess that I'm going to buy them!
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane I survived and actually bought some delicious cookies. For this one I couldn't buy them though it was tempting.
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Dec 15
@BelleStarr - Glad you survived the cookie walk!
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec 15
I've posted all my cards which is always a relief. I put letters in with a lot so that took a bit of time too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
I type up a very short note that is only about a dozen sentences long, just to let out-of-town friends know about major events ... births, graduations, etc. I make copies of it, and then I put it in with our photo Christmas card. I add my email address, so people can contact me if they want to know more. That makes things a lot easier when I post my cards.
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane This is a very good idea. Our cards are cheaper to send if there is no letter inside so some I write what I can in the card itself and in others I include a letter. I hadn't thought of adding my email address though. That's a good idea.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
@JudyEv - The past few years, I have even received email Christmas cards from people. They are always a pleasant surprise.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Dec 15
We are still buying gifts and planning dinner with my kids and grandkids for the 19th.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
My husband and I just bought a couple of additional gifts today. I hope you have fun with your kids and grandkids on the 19th.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane Thank you! I can't wait. We are driving there, it's only an hour away. And we are taking all the food so tomorrow will be a very busy day for us.
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• Laguna Woods, California
19 Dec 15
@simone10 - Now, as I answer this, it is only one week until Christmas. Things are moving quickly.
@just4him (91524)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 15
I'm looking forward to Christmas at my sister's. It should be a lot of fun.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Have a wonderful time at your sister's house!
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@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 15
It will be a magical evening. I hope you have a very nice time.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Thank you! There is something magical about it.
@Blondie2222 (18146)
• United States
12 Dec 15
I am ready i got all my shopping done just have to do the wrapping which plan to start tomorrow. It shall be interesting having that full moon on christmas eve. I just hope we get some snow for christmas as we haven't had any yet this year
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Since we live in Southern California, I don't think there will be snow here on Christmas! Wherever you live, I hope you get the snow you are looking for.
@Gabugs (1789)
• United States
11 Dec 15
@deborahdiane Thanks for the full moon tip. On 24th we'll be having a dinner get-together at our younger son's house. Just our family of ten and a couple of close friends. You bet we'll all watch the full moon then, thanks to you. Happy Holidays!
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Enjoy the Christmas Eve moon with your family. It sounds like a wonderful gathering.
@Tampa_girl7 (21614)
• United States
11 Dec 15
Looking forward to being with my family.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Have a wonderful time with your family! Merry Christmas.
@Elizaby (3403)
• Pensacola, Florida
11 Dec 15
I still have a few things to do. Need to check Amazon for a couple of things.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Amazon certainly makes it easier to Christmas shop, doesn't it?
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Dec 15
I am looking forward to peace and quiet. I think my grandson will be going to his dad's. He is off that week and he so young and active it is hard to have him here for the entire week of Christmas break. Love him but.....he is a situation.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
I totally understand. One of my grandson's is like that. You love them ... but they are difficult! Enjoy your peace and quiet!
@LadyDuck (121467)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 15
I am trying to remember if 1977 has been a nice year, but I remember nothing great.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
Hopefully, this Christmas will be a good year!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Dec 15
I am excited about Christmas but also sad because we couldn't provide for our children this year. Thank God our church is being "Santa" for us this year.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
I'm so glad that your church was there for you. I know the past few years have been difficult for many families!