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Christmas. It is the best of times, the worst of times...

As many of you know, I am not a fan of Christmas. I would even say that I've come to hate it. As a child I don't recall it being anything that special. We moved around so much that I couldn't collect toys the way kids today do. I liked books and crayons. When we lived in a house and I was a bit older, I wanted more things. And I got more things. And much of it didn't really mean anything. As an adult the consumerism became more grating on me. Today it makes me down right sick. So much pressure to spend so much money on people you barely know and rarely see. And we're forced to be so busy that by January we're completely exhausted. It's ridiculous! And the flip side of the season; the charitable spirit. Do needy people NOT need food or clothes any other time of the year? Why is this time of year any different? That is the part that really irks me. People are both more greedy and yet more fraudulently giving that the rest of the year. Is it really too much to ask that people just be themselves all the time? Should we not try being giving and thoughtful all the time? And why do we listen to awful Christmas music by artists and in styles we would never listen to normally? But I digress...

My brother and I knew that this would be a low-key Christmas. Thank God! We agreed not to get anything for each other and get something nice for our parents. He put a lot of work into setting everything up. (We got computer/electronics for both of them which they aren't great with so he spent quite a bit of time getting everything up and running.) One moment that I thought was a quintessential family moment was when my brother and I were about to back out of our dad's driveway and he grabbed a handful of snow with his bare hands to wipe off my headlights. It's a silly little thing, but it really is a good representation of my dad. He's a bit rough around the edges but he cares about his kids. So that made me smile.

All in all we had a good time. I'm glad it's over. Another 11 months of normal life. Well, "normal"... Next up is Lent which I love. That is something that truly means something. It's not just one day. It's 40 days. It forces you to actually think about things; what is important to you, who are you, what do you need to change in your life... And it has lasting effects.

So I do hope that you all a lovely holiday. I hope you remembered that this is about the birth of our saviour and not about fighting the recession. I hope you remembered that the gift of life is more important than chocolates, digital cameras and bath salts. I hope you'll donate clothes and food to needy people in March and July. I hope you'll tell your loved ones that you love them every day.


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Latest reply: Dec 27, 2008

Two Years later...

Wow. Exactly two years later I randomly decide to log in again. Life is interesting. I miss everyone here. Don't know why I haven't checked in before... Hope it sticks this time. smiley - smiley

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Latest reply: Nov 20, 2008

A different life

So, I broke up with my b/f who I was living with, started my own business, moved to my dad's basement and other stuff... My life totally changed. So I thought I'd check in. See how you guys are doing... I miss you all!

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Latest reply: Nov 20, 2006

Long, long ago...

Wow, ok so it's relaly been a while now... I've been busy. Wasn't sure if I remembered my password... :P

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Latest reply: May 31, 2006

New Job

Ok, so I haven't been really spending much time here lately and it will be about the same over the next while. I've got a new job that will keep me much busier than I am here so I probably won't be chatting all that much.

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