A very merry Christmas to all at CSSCreator who celebrate it and to those that don't.
May everyone eat much and be merry and forget all about darned computers for a few days.
Hugo wrote: ... May everyone
... May everyone eat much and be merry and forget all about darned computers for a few days.
I dream of my computer when I'm sleeping.
Thanks Hugo and all those who
Thanks Hugo and all those who have helped out at CSSCreator.
Hope you all have time to catch up with family and friends.
Thanks once again to the folk
Thanks once again to the folk at CSSCreator for your help and good humour - Season's Greetings to you all and best wishes for a bright and shiny New Year full of promise and fullfilment.
Bah! Humbug! Scrooge was a piker.
I really hate all the hustle and bustle; having to park in the south forty and walk across a half section of parking lot in the middle of the weekday to buy a couple of must have office supply items or groceries because of xmas shoppers. Why can't they do their shopping at ten 'til midnight on Christmas eve like real men do?
I suppose there's an upside, though. The family does get together for food, football on TV, visiting, and gift exchanges. There will be about two dozen of us today and on up into the night. Unfortunately, my daughter and her kids are in California this year.
My contributions to the food this year are home made honey cakes and and an old school New York deli style onion rye. The latter was a last minute addition to the bake schedule; my sister mentioned late Wednesday that she was bringing a liver paté, so I figure a nice rye is the best thing on which to spread it. Naturally, I was out of onion flakes, thus my first paragraph.
So everybody enjoy time with family and friends. If, for some reason, that's not in the cards this time, sit back and realize that some fool uncle-in-law would have swooped in and grabbed that last slice of honey cake just as you reached for it. See, you're better off without the aggravation.
I'm on trimmings duty as
I'm on trimmings duty as always so have to be preparing the stuffings and bread sauce amongst other things today as well as running around getting last minute items from shops, but the great thing about a recession is the shops are all empty, no one willing to spend money this year
No one here has money either,
No one here has money either, but we don't let a little thing like insolvency hold us back. It surely doesn't affect gov't spending; what better model to emulate? Who needs gold when we have plastic?
Being a Dirty Old Atheist,
Being a Dirty Old Atheist, you might suppose I am a grinch about it. However I know that the holidays around the time of the winter solstice go back long before the current area. And I think the return of the sun is a fine excuse to hold a party. Yes, it's a horrible bother when my favorite bookstore is virtual inaccessible due to the seasonal mobs, and I'm not much for parties myself, but I approve of other people partying so long as they don't keep me up after midnight.
Actually, I am not exactly an Atheist as I understand the term, but I am also not an agnostic as I understand the term. Yet I believe in no god or religion.
That sort of leaves me in a kind of belief zone of my own that none of the normal labels apply to. But rather than bother with these niceties when people ask I just call myself a Dirty Old Atheist.
But have fun whatever reason you are celebrating for!
On the other hand I'm a
On the other hand I'm a rather staunch Christian but I also do not celebrate these holidays.
I hope everyone has a good holiday regardless. Cheers.
Ed wrote: I'm not much for
I'm not much for parties myself, but I approve of other people partying so long as they don't keep me up after midnight.
I'm beginning to agree with you Ed. Good to see you here, hope the health has been better this year and that you are finding plenty to keep you busy in retirement - if not, aim for next year
Eerrrm...about Dirty Old Atheist...no problem with your reasons but I think I'd aim for a better acronym than DOA!
Gary...hope the honey cakes
Gary...hope the honey cakes were a hit and that you survived the two dozen all at once
I'm beginning to believe the truth with you Ed. Fantastic to see you here, have confidence in the well being has been better this period and that you are finding a lot to keep you busy in retirement living - if not, aim for next year
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Merry Christmas to those who celebrate (albeit late), Happy Holidays to those who don't and Happy New Years to all!
Happy New Year!
Nice to see a site that
Nice to see a site that wishes its members well. Thanks Hugo!