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    I like to take the not so good things that happened to me during the year, write them down and then light a candle and burn the strips of paper one by one on NYE. Sort of my way of letting go of the baggage of the previous year as I start the new one. Corny? Probably, but to me it's also catharic.

    And count me in as one of those that used to celebrate every NYE (and any other occasion thoughout the year) by staying up all night, planning the party, being the life of the party.
    I can't do the setting the clock for midnight because once I wake up. ,then I'm up and can't go back to sleep. I figure we can wish each other the same thing in the morning as we could at midnight. I'll probably be up anyway. I usually am on NYE. It's hubby that goes to bed.
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    MRD, I don't think my neighbors or the fire dept would appreciate if I lit the bad things, but tonight, I'm not going to dwell on them. I'm going to look forward to next year and hope that my karma straightens up!

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    Well sometimes you need a candle and sometimes a bonfire. But I find that just that simple act of relagating those things to the past helps me. And I wish you the best darm karma ever in 2009!!!! I hope it's a terrific year for you.

    1999-2001 were years that were so hard on me. I didn't think I'd ever get through them or get over them. And today I think, OH MAN, that was 8-10 years ago and look how much has happened since then and none of it nearly that bad. I almost can't believe it's been that long and look, I'm still standing! And sometimes just being able to say "I'm still standing" is a MAJOR accomplishment.

    I wish that on all of you that have had a bad 2008. May you be able in 2009 to say. "You know, I'm still standing!" (then go play that Elton John song by the same name)
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by famita;3260734;
    MRD, I don't think my neighbors or the fire dept would appreciate if I lit the bad things, but tonight, I'm not going to dwell on them. I'm going to look forward to next year and hope that my karma straightens up!
    I like the thing they did in New York City (Times Square, I think?) earlier this week with the giant shredder. Though I like the image of MRD's fire even more! Here in Fireland, USA (even after the rains, we're always reminded that it's always fire season), though, the lighting up of the bad things would be frowned upon as well. We don't have a shredder (yet -- I've been using Goodwill's shred service), but maybe we'll write down the bad stuff of the year (luckily, not too much) and rip them by hand. I'd like to dwell on the good -- so maybe write those down and light a pretty candle and/or drink a toast? Hmm. Maybe the start of a new tradition! Thanks for the inspiration, famita and MRD -- and best wishes for wonderful karma in 2009!
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    My son had planned to pick up some extra bucks delivering pizza tonight at a place he used to work. I wasn't thrilled with the idea because we're getting almost a foot of snow today, he's driving a borrowed car, and there will be drunks on the road. But some college friends called him to go with them to Canada where they can gamble in the New Year (my son loves to play poker). I guess I prefer that as a lesser of two evils. Meanwhile I'm still psyched about my new iPod Shuffle. I did 30 min. on an exercise bike at the Y yesterday and another 30 on the treadmill this morning in addition to my usual weights and swimming routine... and I'm looking forward to shovelling snow with the iPod to keep me company. Laugh all you want - I love that tiny little thing!!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Gut, sounds like your little iPod shuffle should go in the Simple Things that make me Happy thread, huh?
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;3260769;
    Gut, sounds like your little iPod shuffle should go in the Simple Things that make me Happy thread, huh?
    Great minds think alike - I just posted it there.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quick question for those of you who read Glamour. I'm thinking of getting DD a gift subscription for her 15th birthday. As I remember Glamour it was always geared more towards makeup and clothes, as opposed to Cosmo which in recent years has become more um...sexualized? So Glamour readers, would it's content be good for a 15yo?
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    I always considered Glamour to be aimed at 20 somethings. I don't think it's as sexually oriented as Cosmo, but it might be a bit mature for a 15 year old. I would get a copy and check it out myself before buying a subscription.

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    Gut, I adore my ipod and love to use it when doing chores and such. My daughter got a new one last year and gave me her old one, but I don't care. It holds 800 songs, I haven't nearly reached that limit, but I still don't know how I lived without one. I'm so glad you are enjoying yours.

    I was supposed to work tonight too and was concerned about the 5 min. drive home at 3 a.m., but the party was cancelled as well as the nice paycheck I would have recieved from it. Oh well. Win some lose some I guess.
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