Woo Hoo! I got a day off because of the blizzard!

@jillhill (37379)
United States
December 9, 2009 7:58am CST
Just what the doctor ordered! I have so much to do yet before Christmas that is is like an early Christmas present! So far I have gotten an order for 15 Santa dressed candy bars done and next I'll finish wrapping gifts....then I will be moving on to doing my Christmas baking! Have you gotten an early CHristmas present yet? Are you ready for CHristmas? What is your weather like?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 09
Hi there Jill have missed you Well I am glad you have a Day of lol I will be travelling to the Children on the 23rd and staying with them for the week, so the Daughter is cooking lol as she has 6 Days of work over Christmas The Weather has changed to be nicer to what we had but apparently there could be Snow next week
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Hiya Gabs. Haven't seen ya around much lately. Great to see ya again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 09
Hi there Grandpa Bob I am around lol but it is good to see you to
@AmbiePam (51239)
• United States
10 Dec 09
That's really cool. Great news that you have some time off because of the snow. Of course I don't envy you. It's 15 degrees here with a wind chill below zero. Which is not as cold as where you are. Thus, I'll take the slightly "warmer" weather here. All I know is that when I got in my car today, I got a pop out of my backseat that was colder than it would have been if I had left it in my fridge. I'm just thankful it didn't explode.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
For sure.....I have had them blow up before!
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@cream97 (29163)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Hi, jillhill. I am not quite ready for Christmas. I have not even started wrapping presents up either. Maybe, I will start very soon. The weather here is very cold and sunny. It was in the 40s as the temperature today.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I would love to see 40 today.....it was two below here this morning!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I got about 7 inches here in my area Jill. The winds are bad and the temps are just as bad. Nasty frigid windchills. But I love it to a point. My wife gets no day off unless Minneapolis shuts down their streets. I am so ready for the Holidays. Only a couple more gifts to buy and ready to tear into some gifts. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
Sounds like you got it together! We ended up with a foot of snow and it's just freezing here today! Burrrrrrrrr
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Hey jill! That's great that you have so much done for Christmas! I haven't done anything yet and am not sure what I am doing this year! It hasn't been a good one so I don't know how much decorating I will be doing. My boyfriend will be off for a few weeks since he works in a college cafeteria and is forced to take off almost 4 weeks with no pay! So I would like to do some painting and stuff in the apartment that we still haven't finished! Then I will decided what to do about Christmas!
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
That's pretty ambitious! To get all that painting done! Woo Hoo!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 09
I am so happy that you have received the order and that you got a spare day to do things for Christmas. I received a lot of help from children this last weekend. Tree up and decorations finished inside and outside of my home. Many presents have been wrapped to. I will bake my puddings this coming weekend. Oh my sons painted all the white paint inside of the house and painted the walls of the sitting room. So we have a fresh look. Yes, I received one present from my daughter because she cannot keep secrets from me and it was an outfit and I feel so good in it. I told her to wrap it up and put it under the tree. I really AM SILLY OVER Christmas! Have not yet made a list but wil get around to it by tomorrow.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I am not even close to having my shopping done. I still have 2 pair of mittens to complete by next week. They really are simple to make and take no time at all. My problem is finding the motivation to do this! I also have to start my baking today. Our family Christmas Party is on Sunday. I normally make a bunch of stuff. This year I am keeping it simple. Homemade donuts, cookies, and maybe fudge. We had quite a bit of snow today and on top of that it was very windy. I didn't make it to the main road without sliding. I decided it was best to stay home. My clients agreed with me. They were thankful that I wasn't on the road. Do you have a photo of those candy bars? I would love to make some for my grandchildren. Big Huggers to you.
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@borg246 (541)
• Malta
9 Dec 09
WoW! That's great dude, good for you. The whether over here is pretty cold, but not cold enough for any blizzards or snow. In fact, the last time it snowed was in 1999 and only for a few minutes. No, I haven't recieved an early christmas present yet, and I kind of like it that way, because when christmas day arrives, you will have all your excitement built up on all thos presents! As for christmas, yes I'm ready and I'm also anxious too, can't wait for it to arrive and the holidays to start!
@kathcake (70)
9 Dec 09
Blizzard??? where do you live lol.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Enjoy the day off and get to work LOL Hope you get much done sounds like you have a large agenda going there. I just have my son to buy for for Christmas so Im not in a big hurry Yet. I'll do the baking this weekend and get it out of the way. Weather here in Ohio is getting colder and WINDY !!! Storm headed towards us, it wont be to bad its the lake effect snow we get later that will be the problem.
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Dec 09
when I got to work it was 32 degrees, up from 28 when I left the house, but it is crystal clear, so I hope I get a nice walk at lunch time (in my nice warm coat, hat and gloves). The kids got 2 days off school, but I didn't get off of work. Oh well. And nope, not nearly ready for Christmas!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
9 Dec 09
i havenot got any christmas presents yet but while doing the christmas shopping for others,my hubby has advised to buy things for myself as there is lot of pre christmas sale going around.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Enjoy your day off work. It's fun to stay home, not get dressed, do exactly whatever you like and still accomplish so much. Guess I could say my early Christmas present was to be able to spend time with our youngest daughter and her family. They were here a week at Thanksgiving. I'm ready for Christmas. Also have two kids with birthdays within a week this month and our son-in-law also. Cash and gift cards work very well. Weather here today is terribly windy. Power outages all over the place along with trees down. But, I don't have to shovel wind..lol
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
9 Dec 09
It is so windy here today that I would not be surprised if some power gets knocked out. There were a few branches in the road when I was taking my son to school this morning. Weather.com says that here in St. Louis we will get wind gusts of up to 50 MPH.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Power outages out all over the St. Louis area. Trees down also. I could hear it whipping around at 4:30 this morning so I just got up. Am not a fan of high winds. Stay safe.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I woke up to the windows rattling from the wind. I am keeping my butt in the house till I have to pick my son up from school.
• United States
10 Dec 09
We got the perfect type of snow, fleeting. It snowed hard but it didn't really stick and by the next day , it was gone. Perfect.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
We ended up with a foot of snow which is still in my backyard! LOL....at least its not in the driveway!
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• United States
11 Dec 09
We once had afoot of snow. It took a week for everything to re open.School was out for at least 4 days ,if I am remembering correctly.
@suzzy3 (8352)
13 Dec 09
It sounds like you day off came just in time what luck.I am busy doing the christmas baking and putting it in the freezer ,have to wrap up presents,send cards and just a few more gifts to buy.Nearly there.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
14 Dec 09
Sounds like you have a handle on things!
• United States
10 Dec 09
Lucky you I wish I could get a day off from work when ever there is a blizzard but unfortinally we dont get days off since the store never closes which is really stupid since they loose money im guessing just paying all of there workers and off course paying for the lights I dont know why they bother keeping the store open.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
for sure....it's got to cost more to be open then to pay for the heating bills etc....
@nautilus33 (1831)
10 Dec 09
Hi! Yes, I am ready for Christmas. I have bought almost all the presents, have made a list of the meals and have decorate my home.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
Sounds like you have it all together! Good for you!
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
That reminds me, I'll have to prepare my Christmas gifts' list now. The weather is still humid here, like summer. This must be because of global warming. I'm still thinking of what gifts to buy for colleagues, family members and friends. Wish me luck and merry Christmas in advance to you.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Dec 09
Merry CHristmas to you too!
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I am not ready. It sounds like you are going to have a very busy day. Hopefully you will get caught up. Enjoy your day and try to stay inside.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I won't be straying too far....they advise no travel so I'll stick with that!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Good for u, Jill. Getting an unexpected day off is great & the very best kind.I'm not surprised u have so many santa's to do , they were really cute. no, i'm not ready for christmas & probably want be new year's. I just don't get the christmas spirit like i use to. The waetehr here is cold & windy.