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Urgent trip to Santa Rosa tomorrow - daughter's health.

Looks like mine will go out on Friday if the world doesn't end ;)

Told you I was pulling anchor, but wasn't thinking I'd be chasing Santa's Sleigh!

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Mine will go out tomorrow. Probably.....maybe.....

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Mine tomorrow also, hopefully. All you late bloomers are making me feel better for sure! :)

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JerseyAngel, I got your sweet, sweet card! Thanks for brightening up this gloomy and rainy night!

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Whew, I finally got my cards sent out yesterday! They are postaling their way to ya'all now!

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Mine went out yesterday :D

And I received it yesterday, thank you patti

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Thank you, Gee Eff!! What a beautiful card :)

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Paul, I received your card today. Thanks for the card an thanks for all your support.

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Ah, thanks Patti and Dave, I am glad you liked them! I'm glad the post office us quicker than I am too!:)

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Hey guys,

Colleen has asked me to pass this along to you. She's not feeling well after her infusion. :( I told her we're all sending her love and prayers.

She said:.

" G, Maybe you could do me a favor if you didn't mind. I can't use my playbook because of light sensitivity, but maybe put on the christmas card thread that I love the cards I'm getting and thank you."

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Oh no :(. I was thinking about her today and was hoping she was ok. Please tell her to take care and feel better.

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Oh, dear! I would have written something in the card if I had known!

I mailed the cards today. These are not really Xmas cards. These are prints of paintings by an artist that went to grade school with my oldest. I had to write a check to Elton John to get them. I thought they would be interesting, hope you like them.

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Thanks for the update on Colleen (GFLover) IH. Maybe she will feel better in a few days.

Thanks for the "thing" or whatever it is you are sending Crayon! :)

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Thanks for the update on Colleen (GFLover) IH. Maybe she will feel better in a few days.

Thanks for the "thing" or whatever it is you are sending Crayon! :)

They are cards! I almost sent you a lump of coal! :)

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I will relay your messages, guys. :) I feel like a dummy I missed this entire thread somehow.... :mellow:

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

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Mine too. I was thinking of her last night during one of my sleepless times. Hope she feels better soon.

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from Colleen (I relayed all your warm wishes):

"Awe G, thank you. I crave every wish I get and it keeps me keeping on. Thanks so much"

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from Colleen (I relayed all your warm wishes):

"Awe G, thank you. I crave every wish I get and it keeps me keeping on. Thanks so much"

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Bless her heart :)

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for those on the Christmas Card exchange....with all craziness that has ensued since I returned to a vertical position - our family Christmas Cards have morphed into New Year's Greetings -- for my silly card exchange I purchased beautiful photos in the local country store near a the spot I chose to hike with one of my sons today -- hoping the good ol' USPS is fast and they reach you all quickly. My mail was under hold while I was gone -- looking forward its delivery tomorrow :)

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New Year's cards sound great Lisa!. Anything besides a lump of coal sounds good at this point! Crayon... :)

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GFinDC I received your card - it is beautiful! Did you make that?!?!?

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Thanks BC, yes, one my few attempts at printmaking. Glad u liked it! :)

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