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10 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

 

Amazingly, we had all gifts bought by December and all were wrapped by the end of the first week. We are now relaxing at the in-laws and getting ready to celebrate Mrs. Gargs' birthday today. My only fail was in not getting the Super Secret Christmas project done but that was due to my shoulder/back which has been suffering spasms for the last several weeks. It's actually feeling pretty good now though. 

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11 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

I think so. 

Aiming at a Very Little Christmas. 

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14 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

 

Nope, nope, and nope. Just got back from vacation yesterday so haven't had time to do much.

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15 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

Yup.

  • Everything is wrapped and under the tree.
  • Turkey is nearly completely thawed in the cold room and ready for the oven tomorrow morning.
  • Vacuum cleaner and dusting is done.

 

We're just missing setting up the table, and finishing the side dishes before the guests arrives (i.e. my sister, niece, nephews, etc.). Then the tornado of flying paper wrappings will begin.

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16 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

 

... more or less.

Tree is up (cats are snoozing under it, intermittently), greenery and lights are up on doors and fences - and bells, of /course/ - presents are wrapped, food has been acquired, Mr. Thorne made linzer torte for dessert tomorrow, I made truffles, I have bread rolls in progress - well, bread, anyway. The other half will go into rolls tomorrow - and all the rest of the snax and goodies are in the works (many, many eggs have been boiled for deviled eggs and egg salad). There's a five pound.. ish .. standing rib in the 'fridge, ready to be seasoned and panned, sufficient veg to steam/roast, lots of potatoes for roasted 'toes and I fully expect our food-trackers to freak out by end of day tomorrow. And, somewhere, I have a bottle of mead stashed, and there's even a little bit of egg nog to pour rum into.

Also, oatmeal supplies have been assured; plenty of cream and oats. The Thorne Homestead is ready for this.. and it is, in fact, snowing. Enthusiastically. So... for the first time in my conscious memory, I may actually get to have snow on Yule! That's never happened to me before. ^^;

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8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

.... forums holiday party with @redambrosia? That's a ton of turkey! 

 

7 hours ago, Tripleh5133 said:

 

I can make the drive::P:

 

*wait, checking pass reports*

Hubby dares you all to show up :lol: He loves people enjoying his cooking.

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11 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

 

Hubby dares you all to show up :lol: He loves people enjoying his cooking.

 

Maybe next year? I'll bring wine to share, if you enjoy full bodied reds :winkthumbs:

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On 12/23/2017 at 1:31 AM, Cyradis said:

Saturday, December 23rd: 

 

Do you like roller coasters? If so: which types, and which is your favorite? If no: why not? 

Oh yeah. I like the wooden rickety ones but truly love the newfangled steel ones like Superman: Ride of Death.

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18 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

Not yet. I still have some giftwrapping to do.

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16 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

 

Nearly, but with working today and tomorrow its put a damper on the holiday.

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20 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

 

yup tree trimmed, gifts wrapped, wifey is putting elder spawn to bed.  Mini-spawn packed it in right after dinner.  Worn out from sledding. :) 

 

gifts and stocking stuff is staged and ready to go. 

Family recipe cinnamon rolls are rising overnight.  Per my grandmother it's breakfast before gifts. 

 

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20 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Sunday, December 24th: 

 

Are you prepared for Monday's holiday, if you celebrate in some fashion?  

House cleaned? Nope.

Food shopped? Yup.

Food prepped? Nope.

Gifts shopped? Yup.

Gifts wrapped? Nope.

Decorations up? Nope, and likely won't be.

 

So... nope.

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9 hours ago, TGP said:

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Aiming at a Very Little Christmas. 

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...my Very Little Christmas with my very little Christmas tree. (Chess pieces from my brother... ... 02311 and a Gnoll standing in for Sir Forscale)

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On 12/23/2017 at 1:31 AM, Cyradis said:

Saturday, December 23rd: 

 

Do you like roller coasters? If so: which types, and which is your favorite? If no: why not? 

 

I don’t. They tend to make me queasy. :unsure:

On 12/23/2017 at 1:31 AM, Cyradis said:

Saturday, December 23rd: 

 

Do you like roller coasters? If so: which types, and which is your favorite? If no: why not? 

 

I don’t. They tend to make me queasy. :unsure:

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

 

...my Very Little Christmas with my very little Christmas tree. (Chess pieces from my brother... ... 02311 and a Gnoll standing in for Sir Forscale)

 

How sweet!  We have a Little tree, too. 

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