JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby dianaj1012 » Dec 28th, '12, 8:13 pm

Alrighty there, ladies. Let's get to chattin'. That's what we do best here, right?! :)

Anyone got anything big going on? How does the weekend look? New Year's? Was your Christmas good? Did anyone travel?

Let's spill it!
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby Sherry C » Dec 28th, '12, 8:16 pm

We didn't travel for once and I loved it! We also avoided the blizzard in Indpls. by staying home this year (Thank God!) Christmas was good but it wiped me out - I've been in a slight funk for a couple of days but I'm slowly working my way out of it. Tonight should help... ;D
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby DeniseM » Dec 28th, '12, 8:18 pm

Sherry I sorta felt in a funk as well. A little after Christmas let down I think. I am also tired and working extra hours in my days to make up for the days I took off! ;)

We had a lovely Christmas though. Really truly. just lots of family here and lots of cooking and hanging out just relaxing. perfect.
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby LauraC » Dec 28th, '12, 8:19 pm

I have another family Christmas tomorrow and our Walking Club Christmas/New Years party on Monday - I'm going to be exhausted by the end of the 4 days off. Really the only day off I get is Tuesday. I work on Sunday
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby nittygrittyjody » Dec 28th, '12, 8:19 pm

Our big tree is still up! I am not sure when it's going to come down, because it is big and is going to be a bit of a project. But it's been a mellow Christmas at my house, so this shouldn't be too much to ask of me. :D

We've been so off our schedule- staying up late and sleeping in. I love that!
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby dianaj1012 » Dec 28th, '12, 8:20 pm

I had a pretty lazy work week and got snowed in a bit here, but nothing too weird on my end. The kiddo has been in love with his new Christmas presents, especially the Skylanders game. I got a new lens for my Canon that I am so excited to try out. But our Christmas was definitely not what I had pictured it would be...

We had a pretty bad incident here with an active shooter on the 24th and that activated my husband on Christmas Eve morning — changing our plans but also the lives of so many people in our community. We lost 2 amazing firefighters (one was also a police officer). That has consumed our holiday time. Hubs is thankfully safe and sound, but the aftermath of the incident has been affecting his day-to-day even through to New Year's with funerals and processionals.

Hug your loved ones tight! That morning was chaotic and a nightmare. I can only pray that no one has to go through that.
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby LauraC » Dec 28th, '12, 8:21 pm

both of my trees are still up - they will be until after the 6th. Truth be told, they have been known to be pulled away from the windows and disassembled for a couple weeks later . . .
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby nittygrittyjody » Dec 28th, '12, 8:24 pm

So sorry to hear that, Diana. I have been heartbroken for the families of such a senseless tragedy. And on Christmas eve. It just breaks my heart.
Definitely appreciating the little things that much more!
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Postby Sherry C » Dec 28th, '12, 8:24 pm

Diana - I saw that on the news, so tragic. Prayers for your community.

Laura - Ha! Pulling away from the windows, love it!
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Postby DeniseM » Dec 28th, '12, 8:24 pm

Diana that was in your area???!! Oh my gosh, we were just sick about that. My whole family is from CT, New York, Mass area so we have just felt gut shot. You poor thing. How terrible. I am glad your husband is okay. How horrible for the families.
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Postby LauraC » Dec 28th, '12, 8:26 pm

That was tragic - I saw they arrested a WOMAN today for that. That is really unusual. How sad for all of your community
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby dianaj1012 » Dec 28th, '12, 8:33 pm

Thank you ladies for the support!

It is bad for the community, and I had been blessed that even though this is my husband's job — and he trains hard for this all year long — I was so glad he'd never had to respond until now. That was an incredible heartache on top of what the community was already facing. The first responders really do bear the brunt of the horribleness of it.
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby kissy » Dec 28th, '12, 8:35 pm

How scary Diana! It's hard enough worrying about your loved ones when they go on a call.

I had a wonderful Christmas! The boys were with me for the whole day on Christmas so we got to wake up and open presents and then just relax the whole day. My heart was so happy when I hear them playing together (with the boxes non the less) and having fun together :) Mom and Dad came over later for dinner. It was a great day! And now Jeffrey is here with me until the 1st :)
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Re: JANUARY REVEAL: CHAT

Postby dianaj1012 » Dec 28th, '12, 8:50 pm

Christine — how fun to have everyone around! Enjoy your company for a few more days.
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