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Thursday, December 21, 2006

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MISS ME??

Hahaha okay don't answer that!!

Huge sigh of relief, I'm finished all those extra days at work and I can get some much needed rest!

Remember how our city's side streets were so jampacked with loose snow everyone was getting stuck? Well the other day they finally decided to get the streets cleared. However....... after being driven over by traffic for so long, once they get the graders out to plow down to almost the bare pavement, what they're shoving up against the sidewalks is hard, icy and packed down so much it comes off in big chunks that nobody with just shovels can hardly move without getting a heart attack. People manage to clear away small spots to park a car in though. Our neighbours next door hired a bobcat to come do theirs, and put it all up in 2 piles on their lawn. At least now nobody's getting stuck on the street.

Last week:


Now:


Anywhere you see cleared spots against the sidewalks, someone had to do all that clearing. Hard work!!


So......... ready for Christmas yet?? It's only 4 days away, and I have to tell you it snuck right up on me this year for the very first time. Since the end of October it felt like I LIVED at my office, so I had no time or energy to think about Christmas coming. However last week on a day off I got everything done so I'm okay. Now I just have to clean my house as I've been too tired to do much of that for awhile.

On Tuesday night, myself and another girl from work delivered food hampers that our staff donated to, to 2 different families that need them. Both families have lots of kids and just can't afford Christmas dinner and breakfast, so that's what we gave them. I have to tell you it is the most amazing feeling to do this, and to see the looks of wonder and relief on their faces. When one wee little girl wanted to give us a hug, it did me in right there.

But for the grace of God go I....... I could be in their shoes. This puts things into perspective for me.

I took some shots of my Christmas tree in the dark the other night, I love sitting in there with the lights off and just the tree lit up. It actually lights up the room some and it's so pretty.



Usually by this time I've had a few Christmas get-togethers with a few friends, the ones who I exchange gifts with every year. But that hasn't happened yet, so hopefully next week. I hope I never ever have to work that much before Christmas again!

Not much to report, so I'll call this post toast. Once again, I'm linking one of my favourite Christmas tunes here, "Wizards of Winter" by the Trans Siberian Orchestra, enjoy!

Wizards of Winter

If I don't catch you again beforehand, have a great Christmas all, and stay warm and safe! Take good care of each other.......

PEACE!
Love Jude

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