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Old 12-25-16, 11:15 AM
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Merry Christmas

Woke up this morning and checked the driveway.No Mercedes or Infinity with a red bow wrapped around it.No shiny red bike in the living room.But I did receive a pair of winter mitten style riding gloves.Now I can't use the excuse my hands get too cold If I can only figure out a way to stop my nose from running.
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Old 12-25-16, 11:43 AM
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After winter solstice, Just Happy to be on the + side of more daylight Hours again, for another Year.
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Old 12-25-16, 11:51 AM
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That means spring is just around the corner. WAHOO!
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Old 12-25-16, 11:54 AM
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If I want bike stuff or a car I'll go buy it.

That God became man for me is enough of a gift. What I am giving back to Him in return is what I'm thinking about.


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Old 12-25-16, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
If I want bike stuff or a car I'll go buy it.

That God became man for me is enough of a gift. What I am giving back to Him in return is what I'm thinking about.


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Amen, every day I live, every breath I breathe is for His Glory!
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Old 12-25-16, 12:59 PM
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at least the Fire and Brimstone has cooled a Bit since the Old day's theology ..

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Old 12-25-16, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
After winter solstice, Just Happy to be on the + side of more daylight Hours again, for another Year.
Concur with that. I always rejoice on the winter solstice (and mourn the summer solstice).

Happy holidays all.

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Old 12-25-16, 08:38 PM
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Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-25-16, 09:23 PM
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Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-26-16, 04:35 AM
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The older I get, the more I come to appreciate Dr. Seuss's wisdom - it's not about the trappings, it's about the values for me. I had the least "Christmas" day ever yesterday - the one local sibling I was going to make dinner for stayed home sick with a wretched cold - which unfortunately I passed on the prior weekend. Stayed home and deep cleaned my kitchen. Binge-watched Six Feet Under, season 1, and took the dog out for a romp mid-day.

And thoroughly enjoyed it.

Planning a great NY weekend - hand will be healed, stiches out, gonna ride NYE and signed up for a NYD 5k fun run.
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Old 12-26-16, 07:27 AM
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I had a superb Christmas season this year, full of the music of Christmas (very important to me) and food and fellowship with family and friends. Who needs presents, particularly at this age, when most of us have too much stuff already? Of course, my grandson, who will turn 2 in March, appreciates the material side of things, like the MiniCooper stroller he commutes to preschool in ... .
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Old 12-26-16, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveQ24 View Post
The older I get, the more I come to appreciate Dr. Seuss's wisdom - it's not about the trappings, it's about the values for me. I had the least "Christmas" day ever yesterday - the one local sibling I was going to make dinner for stayed home sick with a wretched cold - which unfortunately I passed on the prior weekend. Stayed home and deep cleaned my kitchen. Binge-watched Six Feet Under, season 1, and took the dog out for a romp mid-day.

And thoroughly enjoyed it.

Planning a great NY weekend - hand will be healed, stiches out, gonna ride NYE and signed up for a NYD 5k fun run.
That's why I like the full Twelve Days of Christmas tradition. Less pressure to get everything done on a single day. Less post-holiday let down. More accommodating to folks who might be ill or unavailable due to working Christmas eve or day. Sometimes I'll bake cookies for Twelfth Night and hang them in bags on neighbors' doors.

The whole one-day Christmas thing seems so perfunctory, like a chore rather than something pleasurable to be enjoyed and shared.
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Old 12-26-16, 03:16 PM
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All glory to The Universal.
Me, i'm looking forward to a happy campy new year.
edit: just keeping it a cycling comment.
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Old 12-27-16, 11:24 AM
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I have no religion so Christmas means not a lot to me, but to all 50+ers, I hope you had a good Christmas and Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to you all.

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