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Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal

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From our house to yours-- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!
It might not be the most auspicious of times, but it's the times we got, yeah? So from all of us here, Walt, Betsy, Andrea, Bear, Ned, Toby, Le Kitten, Bubba, Stinkerbelle, and the mice and birds in the yard, we wish you ten times more.

On this day, we who consider ourselves Christian should reflect on what we have, what we've done to make the world better, and what we could do more to make the world better.

I was feeling really grumpy yesterday, when I had just removed the three foot snow berm that the snowplow had put at the end of my driveway and he came back and did it again. Betsy showed me once again why for almost 26 years, I've been so glad she said yes. She had Andrea run get a bag of cookies from the coldstorage in the garage...she waved down the driver and gave him the cookies. The look on his face was delightful, and I almost started to cry. "Merry Christmas," was all I could choke out.

Ten minutes later, a pickup with a snowplow turned up and started to clear my neighbor's driveway. Betsy asked him what he'd charge to do ours too. It was peanuts and so I didn't have to hurt my back anymore (I did a backslide on the ice in front of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Aurora last week) by shoveling. And he did a great job, too.

Do you think this was all an accident? Maybe, but I doubt it.

So today, I get to see the faces on my loved ones as they open their gifts...that's the real point of gifts, it seems to me...

So here's my gift to all of you. I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Merry Kwanzaa, Festivus or otherwise...and ten times more blessings!


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Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Squidmas, or whatever to you too, Walt. :)

I hurt my back yesterday too; hoping it becomes un-ouchy before another hour or so, as I have to go to the in-laws and be part of the festivities, etc.

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