Merry Christmas

Have a Merry Christmas!

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Gifts for…

Still looking for that perfect gift for that special person. Here’s a couple of ideas for ya’.

Mouse bookmark. For the reader who likes to read in bed, this little guy could cause a stir if he gets lost in the covers.

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Egg cozies. Because. Clearly I’ve been missing a very important step in egg preparation.

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Wine cozies. Now we’re talking.

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Pencil burrito.  Not so practical for the student who constantly thinks about food.

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Well. Seriously, who doesn’t need a kitty to spit out some toothpaste?

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Silly socks. Always a hit.

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Loafers. Tee, hee.

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Fingerless handerpants. They can only really be complete if accompanied by trouser mittens.

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Cup pups. Never have to drink alone.

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A rock in a leather pouch. I don’t know why anyone might need this but it sells at Neiman Marcus for $85.

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Dual purpose cup. A cup with a snack holder. Well, it’s about time!

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TP dispenser. A picture is worth a thousand wipes.

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Money tree seeds. Really only works if you have oil soil. But hey, one can dream!

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A day in the life of a Scout Elf

This time of year Scout Elves help Santa manage his nice and naughty lists.

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They can be helpful.

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They can have fun.

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They might make friends.

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Or they might not…

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Sometimes they need help.

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Hmm… not the kind of help he was hoping for.

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They do regular things.

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They eventually go back to the North Pole.

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And report to Santa.

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And when the New Year comes around they work on resolutions.

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Got December Blues?

Been feeling a little blue?

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December can be an overwhelming month. It marks the end of the year, it is a time many people are wrapping up much more than presents. They are wrapping up business contracts, trying to complete a tax year, and meet business as well as personal deadlines. It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety and doubt.

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The coordination of cards, gifts, dinners, parties, decorating, finances, cooking, cleaning, travel arrangements, real and self-imposed priorities, mailing dates, shopping, traditions, hopes, and past memories can wreak havoc on your psyche.

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It’s a delicate interpretive dance.

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No wonder it brings out the Grinch!

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If you’re singin’ the blues… Wail. Out loud. Take a moment and feel. Tap your toe and meet the exhilaration of energy building with your inner voice. Block out the external noise — the screeching and pounding of hype, frenzy, and exhaustion.

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There’s a lot to take in this time of year.

Today, I look within and my heart whispers. Simplicity.

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Listmakers unite

Whether an avid list maker or list hater, this is about the time of year that brings out the list maker in most of us.

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I just conquered a flurry of colorful post-its spread across my desk and cleaned through notes on my phone. How to know when it’s time to do this:

  1. Couldn’t find a damn thing.
  2. See #1.

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Also, as a writer of fiction, I love this meme. **giggles**  list-fiction

Ever fall into that to-do loop? Mind clutter. Writing lists relieves that noise until desk clutter takes over.

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The crumpling and deleting of completed things is my favorite part. Life simplifies.  list-to-do

Lists don’t replace thinking though.   list-gas

And it’s nice to be on certain ones. list-santa

 Some peeps just don’t go there.    list-to-dont

Groceries, gifts, parties, planning, calls, meetings, life’s necessities, and on and on and on…

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