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· How To Stretch A Puddle

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· Hungry Sean, The Leprechaun

· A New Year's Resolution - Smile!

· Love Those Wrinkles!

· A Musician's Prayer

· A Flower For My Mom

· How Scary Is That!

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My Christmas List
9/26/2011 12:07:50 PM
Christmas is three months away, and in order to fully prepare, I intend to tap into the real Christmas spirit now. True happiness is found in giving. Here's my Christmas list.
My Christmas List!

We went out to see the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” the other night. The theme hit home on a few notes, including the 3a.m. mental lists that women, in particular, find themselves composing – trying to keep up with life’s demands. Most of those demands result from us trying to be the perfect wife, mother, daughter, friend, while still holding on to the ‘Me’ that too often is left out, and crying. The antidote? Gather a basket of ‘Yaayyy!’ by giving; and share that wonderful feeling with as many as possible. With only three months left to go in this year’s marathon, here’s my Christmas list; and I hope that this one works for both women and men:
- Think deeply about all of the people that I care about, and start shopping or creating something small or large that would mean something to them: Take your cue from the children.
- In preparation for the season of love and kindness, resolve to do a kindness for someone every day; and add an act of kindness towards myself once in awhile.
- Put one item in a give-away bag every day (gentle purging!). They could be welcomed by someone as the perfect gift.
- Start a ‘Turkey Fund” jar – to give to the food bank, just before Christmas, for their ‘turkey’ expenses.
- Take walks to the shops in our Town every day, and see what treasures I can find.
- Make sure I smile and say hello to folks while I’m on the above walks.
- Start a list of ‘good stuff’: Every day, write down one good thing that happened to me, or that I saw happen to someone else, and share it.
- Start each day with a hug for my other half, who still appreciates most of my ideas; or maybe pretends he does - which qualifies him for an extra big hug!
- Be good to my body: Eat a potassium-filled treat every day – yummm! I actually started this yesterday with a delicious apple from a local orchard.
- Be on the lookout for Christmas concerts or Choral performances – They always lift my spirit in the right direction.
- Be civil, and even friendly, to telemarketers, who are doing a very undesirable job in order to pay their bills. When the season gets closer, I will extend Christmas greetings to those people as well – a free offer for our telemarketing brothers and sisters.

And if you don’t care for lists, then just keep it simple: BE KIND.


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More Blogs by Edie M. Batstone
• A Knock Knock Symphony! - Friday, April 17, 2015
• "I Don't Know How To Love Him." - Friday, April 03, 2015
• Sure and begorrah - That's the Spirit! - Thursday, March 12, 2015
• A Magnificent Obsession - Monday, January 26, 2015
• Merry Christmas! - Monday, December 15, 2014
• Welcome Christmas! - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
• Drop That Rock! - Friday, November 14, 2014
• 'Lest We Remember' - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
• Little Building - Saturday, November 01, 2014
• Counting To Ten! - Thursday, October 09, 2014
• This Old House - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
• Off With Her Hat! - Thursday, June 19, 2014
• Be Not Afraid - You Are A Masterpiece! - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Mothers' Day Silliness - Thursday, May 08, 2014
• Spring Is Here? - Monday, March 24, 2014
• Knitting Thoughts - Saturday, January 25, 2014
• Finding Holy Ground - Friday, January 10, 2014
• Baby Pictures - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
• Next Stop: 'Zoomerland'! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
• The Treasure Seekers! - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
• Thank You For The Dreams Dad! - Sunday, June 16, 2013
• A Great Big Warm 'Boot To The Head'! - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• Walk With Me - Fly For Me! - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• If I Were Twenty Years Younger! - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Where The Wind Blows! - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• A Valentine Sonnet - Thursday, February 14, 2013
• My Roof's Got A Hole In It - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• Wait Training 101 - Saturday, January 05, 2013
• Merry Christmas To All And To All A GOOD LIGHT - Friday, December 21, 2012
• In The Arms Of Christmas - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• Hope For A Precious Child - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
• Happiness Can Be Tricky! - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
• Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
• Housework Or Heartwork! - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• Wheee! I'm Riding! - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Reading In The Garden - Monday, July 16, 2012
• The Strongest Man In The World! - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Time Travel! - Friday, May 25, 2012
• Dr. Seuss's Teapot! - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Love That Bluegrass! - Sunday, April 15, 2012
• An Easter Walk - Friday, April 06, 2012
• Mom's Dahlias - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
• Still Climbing! - Monday, February 13, 2012
• Someone Open A Window! - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
• Chill, Papa Joe! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Let The Games Begin! - Thursday, January 12, 2012
• All Is Calm - Or Not! - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Plant Seeds Of Hope This Christmas! - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Something Fishy In The Air! - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Tinker Bell's Mom! - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Roofers' Rap - Thursday, October 13, 2011
• Hope - Bring It On! - Thursday, October 06, 2011
•  My Christmas List - Monday, September 26, 2011  
• Hold That Thought! - Saturday, September 03, 2011
• Been To Newfoundland - Got Way More Than The T-Shirt! - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• I Found A Pearl! - Monday, July 25, 2011
• Me And Pepe! - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
• Hand To Mouth - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Dear God, I'm Afraid! - Thursday, May 12, 2011
• Write It Down! - Thursday, May 05, 2011
• Twirl With Me! - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• What's The Word? - Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Talking To My Plants! - Monday, April 18, 2011
• Kidding Around - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Disconnected! - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Who Do You Think You Are - In Twenty Minutes?! - Friday, April 08, 2011
• Crap Happy! - Saturday, April 02, 2011
• Top O' The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening - Thursday, March 17, 2011
• Eva Cassidy's Beauty Lives On! - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• I'm Melting! - Saturday, March 05, 2011


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