Found this online...If you're running short on time and money consider these priceless gifts to give for Christmas! THE GIFT OF LISTENING No interrupting and no daydreaming.No planning your responses. Just listen. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds.Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER Share articles, funny stories and cartoonsto tell someone - "I love to laugh with you". THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE A brief handwritten note may be rememberedfor a lifetime and may even change a life. THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT A simple sincere "You look good in red" or "You did a super job"or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day. THE GIFT OF A FAVOR Every day go out of your way to do something kind for someone. THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE There are times when we want nothing more than to be left alone.Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others. THE GIFT OF CHEERFUL DISPOSITION The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone,even if it is just saying hello or thank you. THE GIFT OF PRAYER Let your friends and loved ones know you pray for them, and then do it!
Keeping it simple on the decorating this year, my first Christmas in the new house. Figured its not worth the stress of trying to really go out and decorate the place with all the many things I brought from Buffalo...so this will do for this year.I think the small 4ft tree looks fine :-)...gonna have a cup of tea and just enjoy it tonight.
My Niece sent me a lovely basket filled with Evergreens from Oregon I put it with my 3 snowmen that another niece sent me a few yrs agoits so nice to decorate with things sent from those who love me and who I love
Tomorrow I'll put all the boxes and bins of things, back out in garage.
Cardinal at my next door neighbors feeder...just love the Smile the Cardinal's looking at :-)
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This will be my 1st Christmas in my new house. Sure is difficult going through my stash of Christmas decorations, knowing that the last time they were out of the boxes was for my Christmas 2007 with Paul in our North Buffalo home.But I will forge ahead...adapting to my *new normal* - which from now on doesn't include "Snow"...only White Christmas's around these parts are "man made" ;-)Did some decorating outside my house and added some fun using my stash of wonderful graphics. Please NOTE: I just took a photo of the front of my house and "added" the graphics using my photo/graphic editing program Microsofts Digial Image on top - None of the graphics are there in my yard in "Real Life" - they exist only on my computer ;-)Graphics credits: artwork by Tricia Santry from her Welcome Winter creatable at pcCrafter.com
My Thanksgiving weekend was just wonderful. My younger daughter came from Indianapolis and my younger sister and her husband drove from Jacksonville. They brought the most delicious Feast. I provided a Ham and Ambrosia salad...and my work was done ;-). We celebrated all we each had to be Thankful for in my home. I am very Blessed.
Just a BuffaloGal out tonight..surfing the web for its best and most interesting or fun sites to spend some time at.
I am now a Permanent "Snowbird" living in Florida. I'm close by to my oldest daughter and her family. I miss my Life in Buffalo, and my sweet Paul. But finding my "new normal" life is an adventure, with twists and turns, ups and downs. I am grateful to GOD for each of his Blessings he has filled my life with. Some folks online may know me only as LibMary...but I'm really just a "Buffalo Gal" - Out Tonight!!