Are you finished Christmas shopping?

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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:38 am

This "getting older" lark is no joke ha ha!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby draclvr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:13 am

I think I own the T-Shirt that say "Be Gentle... I have CRS syndrome."
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby LadyKestrel » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:26 pm

I'm walking away from preparations today and am going to the movies to see Sing. I need some laughs and that should be just the ticket.
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Val » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:45 pm

Finally finished gift shopping today - just tomorrow weekly grocery stuff and then no more shops!! :) Must remember to take the roast out of the freezer though sometime tomorrow for a slow defrost in the fridge. :)
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:10 pm

Are you cooking for your family on Christmas Day, Val?
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby JKEerie » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:25 pm

I finally got all the gifts wrapped for the great nephews. I lost a few days of prep time due to Mom being in the hospital for 5 days due to her hemolytic anemia. Her blood count took a sudden drop and I had to rush her to the ER two days after we celebrated her 90th birthday. She was in the ICU for one day due to hypothermia and an ischemic heart attack. Four pints of blood later, she bounced back and was released. No clinical reason to keep her. We'll have visiting nurses and therapists for the next month or so, but so glad to have her home.

I'll be cooking for 13 on Christmas Eve and then 8 for Christmas day. My fridge looks like a meat locker with all the pork, roast beef and turkey inside! It will be especially festive though with Mom home and doing well! We are all so grateful!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby draclvr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:00 pm

That sounds like the best Christmas present ever!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:04 am

Oh JK, how wonderful you have Mom home for Christmas - like Drac said, the best present yet.

Well folks, Storm Barbara is due to hit us later today so just in case I lose power, I just want to wish all my fellow Manorites a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

It's just a shame that some Sanday people are still trying to find their way home in this awful weather, with some of them probably only getting to mainland Orkney and getting stuck there, and not being able to spend Christmas with their family - it sure makes me appreciate just what I have and how lucky I am. Laptops, tablet, Surface, phone and Kindle are all charging up, candles and tea lights everywhere, huge bowl of pureed soap made, coal fire all set and ready to light, so come on, Barbara, throw what you have at me, I dont care, I am ready for you!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby draclvr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:01 am

:rendeer: I've been watching your storm Barbara on my weather radar... If your power gets knocked out, a Merry Christmas to you too! :santa:
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby StarLite » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:04 am

I finished mine two months ago. I bought hubby a new tablet and cordless headset. Love this early online shopping :)
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Val » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:23 am

Rb we all contribute to the Christmas lunch. I am doing a rolled pork roast and a ham. We eat a cold lunch with salads, potato salad - pretty warm here of course. So swimming is the order of the day. Plus the grandchildren are getting a combined Christmas present of a trampoline which should be fun to watch!! And, no, they have no dog and we don't expect an arrival of badgers, foxes etc.!! Like the Lewis ad :) (Those who have not seen this ad yet, look up the John Lewis Christmas ad for this year - it is such fun.)

We have, however, had some rain today!!! As our dams are less than half full we are on severe stage 3 water restrictions. So any rain is so gratefully accepted. My lawn is more hay than grass as we are not allowed to fill potable water from hose pipes only with buckets. So the lawn has been left to fend for itself unfortunately and is looking so sad. I am collecting grey water from shower, etc. to water my pots so they still look ok. Which is why I have spent so much time today looking out the window at the fabulous soaking rain! A great pre-Christmas present. :)

Hang in there Rosa and hope it is not as bad as forecast. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. x
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:22 pm

This is a photo take this afternoon on our sister isle, Westray - just a tad breezy lol!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby draclvr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:04 pm

:eek Holy Jeepers!!!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby JKEerie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:12 pm

Wow...where's my surf board!!! :)
Glad you are hunkered down and ready for the storm, Rosy. Stay safe!
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Re: Are you finished Christmas shopping?

Postby LadyKestrel » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:28 pm

Wow! It's a Scottish tsunami!
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