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    davedsel57 posted:
    One week from today is Christmas day. We are pretty much ready, just need to buy some stocking-stuffers. How is everyone doing with the hustle and bustle of this season?

    We have been fully decorated for over a week. Below is a picture of one corner of our living room with its new vent-free gas fireplace.

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    Blessings, Dave
    cjh1203 responded:
    Your house looks so festive and cozy, Dave!

    This is very unusual, but this year I had everything bought and wrapped about by the end of November. I buy for about 25 people, so having that done so early has eliminated a lot of stress.

    I've done very little decorating, but am doing some more and starting my baking tonight.

    davedsel57 replied to cjh1203's response:
    Wow, great job with the shopping, Carol!! We never had that many on our list. Now its just the immediate family that exchanges (wife and both sons).

    I have fond memories of my mother making many different types of cookies at holiday time. She would start in October and give them as gifts. They were wonderful. I have her cookie cutters and baking pans (both of these are older than I am) and used to do a lot of holiday baking as well. My spinal problems have made that difficult, plus with the Type 2 Diabetes I really should not eat sweets. Now we buy Christmas cookies in the dollar stores. Not too bad, but not my mother's of course.
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    Blessings, Dave
    Judith L London, PhD responded:
    Hi Dave,

    Happy to see all the excitement about Christmas. Maybe you'll get a stocking stuffer of someone visiting for you - or you could give a stocking stuffer emphasizing your visits.

    Have a great holiday,

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