Christmas On Schedule

@just4him (128870)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 22, 2016 3:52pm CST
All the presents are wrapped and under the tree. I have figured out a couple more decorations and they are in place. I still have a few more to decide where to go with them. I invited my youngest to church on Saturday, he said 'No'. I didn't expect he would go, partly because he's also working that day and needs his sleep. I called my oldest and he is going along with his girlfriend and children. So that worked out well. During the time when I cannot be on the computer I went shopping once again for the final time before Christmas. This time to get the rest of the menu for Christmas dinner. No more presents. They're all taken care of. I also got my poinsettia. I still have the baking to do, and I'll do that tomorrow. I'll be making my mother's applesauce raisin loaf. I've had that every year for Christmas while Mom was alive. I'm not breaking that tradition now, or I should say I'm starting it up again as it's been a few years since I had any. I will also make fudge tomorrow. I bought Christmas cookies. I have a press, but I have no luck with it. So I cheated with the cookies. I also bought a boxed cake that I will make up either tomorrow or Saturday. I also picked up a salad from the deli counter for Christmas dinner. So the menu is complete. So now I don't just need to read about what all you are baking. I'm joining in the baking fun. My apartment will smell delicious tomorrow and Saturday and look great on Sunday. I'm planning on sitting down to dinner at 2 on Sunday. While wrapping the rest of the presents I also took the last two episodes of Mars off the DVR and found March of the Wooden Soldiers to record on TCM. I think that's the only one I'm recording. That's what I've been doing. How about you? How are your plans for Christmas coming along? Are you ready or still have last minute shopping to do? Thanks for reading. Now onto the notifications and what you're doing today.
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@marlina (79706)
• Canada
22 Dec 16
I am ready.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
That's good to hear.
@jstory07 (71378)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Dec 16
My grandson is coming so we are having a ham and I bought a chocolate creamed pie. So we went and got him a small present for him to unwrap here. I will bake and decorate some sugar cookies. Those are his favorite cookies/
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
I also have a gingerbread cookie mix so I'll probably make some gingerbread men too.
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@jstory07 (71378)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Dec 16
@just4him Gingerbread cookies sound really good.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
@jstory07 I made them last year and they were so good. I'll make them tomorrow.
@amadeo (76063)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Just another day for us.It will be a quiet one.Just Mike and I
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
I've always found those quiet holidays to be depressing. I hope yours won't be.
@KristenH (25161)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Dec 16
You've been busy.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
Yes I have and I'm almost done. Just the baking left.
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@KristenH (25161)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 Dec 16
@just4him God bless your heart. I'll be baking a chocolate pudding pie this weekend. My cousin used to make it, when my family visited her for the holidays in the past.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
@KristenH That sounds good.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Dec 16
I have a little baking to do tomorrow, I want to make sugar cookies and have to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast on christmas, making them the day before means no one has to bake for breakfast, which is the idea
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
I thought about that, but with all the baking I'm doing tomorrow, I'll skip the cinnamon rolls.
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• Centralia, Missouri
24 Dec 16
@just4him I cheated and grabbed a couple cans of cinnamon rolls, the premade and just need baked kind
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
@Jessicalynnt I would do that for any day but Christmas.
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@Marty1 (36904)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Dec 16
@just4him I have to wrap presents and mail cards some reason I just didn't do it fast enough this year. Glad you are so prepared! I am going to send the cards Friday! Merry Christmas!
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
You really are last minute. My baking got off track today. I need ingredients and the weather - it's snowing, and the traffic - real bad, stopped me from going to get them. I'll get them tomorrow after church.
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@Marty1 (36904)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Dec 16
@just4him It is 39 degrees here. But my sister went out today and said it was crazy with all the people out. No white Christmas for us will be in the 40's Saturday and Sunday. I can imagine traffic on this day those getting their last minute presents! That I do have covered and wrapped early this morning!
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
@Marty1 It as in mid 30's, but the wind chill made it feel colder and no doubt brought the snow instead of rain.
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@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
22 Dec 16
We are all ready now and like you sit down to dinner at 2PM. Have a wonderful Christmas
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
Thank you. You too. Doesn't it feel good to be ready?
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@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
23 Dec 16
@just4him It sure does and now I'm sitting back catching up on notifications with a cup of coffee
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• Trinidad And Tobago
23 Dec 16
Wow, you are so well organized and into the spirit of the season. I didn't get my present so I have to make do with what I got. I am so not happy with that this year. All else is on schedule, but more on the quiet side.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
I'm sorry you didn't get a present this year.
@valmnz (12860)
• New Zealand
23 Dec 16
It sounds like you're going to have a really great Christmas
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
I really hope so. I've been working hard to make it a good one for everyone.
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@garymarsh6 (14602)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 16
Good morning to you. It sounds like you are very organised. Sadly I am not. I am going out present shopping this morning. I have been up since five AM and I am ready to hit the shops early before the rush I hope as it is the least thing I like to do. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
You really waited until last minute. I hope you find something still on the shelves. Thank you. It looks like it will be.
@BelleStarr (39880)
• United States
23 Dec 16
I did my grocery shopping so that is done and I have to bag up a few more presents but I did a lot of cleaning today so we are pretty much under control.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
That's great!
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
23 Dec 16
In case I don't see you, I want to wish you a very, very happy and merry Christmas! XOX
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful Hanukkah.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26798)
• United States
23 Dec 16
Your home looks lovely .
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 16
Thank you. I got more decorations up so it's really looking festive in the living room.
@AliCanary (1854)
23 Dec 16
All the baked goods have my mouth watering! I used to enjoy attending our church's candlelight service on Christmas Eve with my family.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
It's the highlight of the Christmas season.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
23 Dec 16
What part does the applesauce play in the raisin loaf? I love the smell of baking bread.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
It's called applesauce raisin loaf. So quite a bit.
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
We just set up a new Fan, some gift from a couple of days ago. It's been a quiet christmas here at our end.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
I hope you have a Merry Christmas on Christmas Day.
@TRBRocks420 (84610)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Dec 16
Glad to hear Christmas is on schedule.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
So am I. I'm glad I got a head start on it instead of waiting to the last moment.
@DWDavis (15061)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Dec 16
I still have a few more gifts to wrap. Those will be taken care of tomorrow. Saturday we go to my sister's house for the family Christmas Eve dinner, and then we'll go to midnight service at church. I did go out today, but not for presents, for batteries. We needed more AA.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec 16
I always make certain I'm stocked up well for batteries. Sounds like a good Christmas Eve.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
28 Dec 16
@just4him It was nice to read how you planned everything for Christmas.Now for a Happy New Year.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Dec 16
Christmas was perfect. I've never had a better one.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
4 Jan 17
@just4him That is wonderful.Happy to know you had a perfect Christmas.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 17
@silvermist Thank you. It was good.
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@sharon6345 (142818)
• United States
23 Nov
Oh I want to see that tree this year. O that was beautiful
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
I have it up, but not decorated yet. Will need to do that today. I just haven't had time.