Good morning, dear lotters. Holidays are around the corner.

@marguicha (180842)
Chile
November 25, 2021 6:51am CST
I´m not yet about to start singing Joy to the world. I do it on December 1st. And YES, I live alone and I only sing in the shower. Meanwhile I learned that tomorrow is the international "ending-violence-against-women-day". It would be wonderful if that happened. But I also feel that that is as difficult as asking for wars to end In our country, December 8th is also a holiday. The holiday is called Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and starts a month before. It is mostly a Catholic holiday but my country used to be very catholic decades ago. And then it is Chrismas. I am not a believer, but I believe in many of the values that Christ was for. So, for me, it is a holiday of love. And I plan. And I make goodies to give away. They are presents of love.
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@wolfgirl569 (52354)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
Those are the best presents. The ones that are made
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
I want to make some chocolate chip cookies for my grandson and an eggplant dip for Lili. I am thinking about buying a small skillet like mine for Dixie and special cheeses for Humberto.
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@wolfgirl569 (52354)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
@marguicha The cookies sound the best
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
@wolfgirl569 Once I baked a lot of difficult Christmas cookies. Everyone preferred chocolate chip cookies. Now I don´t even look at other recipes. I make them with the recipe in my old book The Joy of Cooking.
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@Happy2BeMe (96016)
• Canada
25 Nov
Those are the best kind of presents to receive. I love homemade goodies. It would be nice if there would come an end to violence against women but sadly that will never happen. It truly is heartbreaking.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
During this pandemia, in my country, women have suffered more violence from "caged" animal spouses.
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@Happy2BeMe (96016)
• Canada
25 Nov
@marguicha It has been the same around here.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
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@LindaOHio (79434)
• United States
25 Nov
The holidays are bittersweet for many people that have lost loved ones. It's a time for healing. We should all try to be nicer to each other and practice that year 'round too.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
I agree. For the last 20 years or so I have gone to Claudia´s house. I´m the lady who picks up the wrapping papers from the floor. MY last Christmas was the last Christmas I had at my house. I call it "Tomás Christmas". We all knew that my grandson was dying and we all did our best to make him happy.
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@LindaOHio (79434)
• United States
25 Nov
@marguicha I'm so sorry that you lost your grandson.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
@LindaOHio That was over 20 years ago but we still have the scar
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@JudyEv (259879)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
Some women were protesting about violence against women. I'm not sure what country but the police started firing rubber bullets at them.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
26 Nov
I have heard that rubber bullets can kill too.
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@JudyEv (259879)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
@marguicha I'm sure they could if they hit the right spot.
@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
Thats a pretty picture
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
Thank you
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@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
@marguicha welcome
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@Rashnag (23229)
• Surat, India
25 Nov
Glad to know about it. Enjoy your holidays dear
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
Thank you.
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@Rashnag (23229)
• Surat, India
26 Nov
@marlina (135634)
• Canada
25 Nov
Nothing like "presents of love"
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@Faster16 (1093)
• Indonesia
25 Nov
Good night. It's 8 o'clock here.
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
Morning here. I´m making my first coffee.
@myklj999 (63653)
• Olney, Illinois
25 Nov
Joy To The World? Jeremiah was a bullfrog...
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
Christmas is the only day of the year when I try to forget the many messes that we, human beings, have been doing during ages. That includes crucifying Christ although I´m not a believer.
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@Nawsheen (28594)
• Mauritius
25 Nov
The festive season is here. This year has gone by really fast
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@marguicha (180842)
• Chile
25 Nov
I hope that next year I will be able to have a real holiday.
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