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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” [AS] This topic had me scratching my head. My family enjoys celebrating holidays together, but we honestly don’t prepare for them together. … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls… or Not

This week one of our foxes asked, “How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” I’ve never been one to spend much time decorating our house. I suppose it’s because I probably spend less time in my home than … Continue reading

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Traditions to Keep?

It seems like Christmas decorations appear in stores earlier and earlier every year. They appeared in our local store before Labor Day this year. We usually wait until after Thanksgiving to get our tree. We go to a local tree … Continue reading

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Decking the Halls

One of our foxes asked, “How early do you decorate for the holidays?” Since I’ve always worked on a school schedule, and since I stay away from stores as much as possible, I start my Christmas preparations the day after … Continue reading

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Not What I Expected

Cooking is not as easy as it looks By Jeff Salter Our topic this week deals with meals (or dishes) which turned out badly. Well, I’m at a slight disadvantage because I hardly bake at all and my notion of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Shopping, and Decorations

                                                   A Piece of My Mind                                                            By Jeff Salter              Our topic this week gives me a lot of wiggle room.  I’ll start with a wrap-up of Thanksgiving Day and the days around it.  Thanksgiving             We had 16 … Continue reading

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