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The Holiday Season

By suggestion...

The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's...

Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!

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more vibes for izzie and some new ones for hal r

izzie--- hope your healing goes well. i agree that you've been sent a cosmic kick in the tush- relax-- work less!-- enjoy your time! i'll be sending vibes your way--

as for you, hal r: thank you for quoting blake. lord knows the world needs more o' that.

caroline

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internet shopping instead of local

Izzie ! That is a real lame excuse.

Sorry just couldn't pass that one up. May you heal quickly and well and be able to get back out there and support that local economy.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Wiliam Blake

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thanks all!

My ankle is doing okay and the docs think all will be fine after surgery. I'd really wanted to do the local-only shopping for presents, as we live in a small town here with a small local economy. My husband flat out refuses to shop, though, and since I can't drive, it's turning into another internet shopping holiday for me. dammit.

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Planes, Trains and Izzie

Sucks about your ankle Izzie. I hope everything works out, heals fast and you have a great time not being at work. Oh and if you haven't been back in MD for a while, our traffic has now been made to be just like portions of California, so you will feel right at home. I say we install some (more) toll roads so we can be like New York and California, at the same time.

"I tell you Max, I don't know why I ever leave this place. I've got all the company I need right here." - The Grinch

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Much Needed Gratefulmom- thank you

Thanks for listening to me rant on...
I do love Christmas -the kid part and family -well, most family :-) - & the food!

I will take your adivce and the next shopping trip I will make a point to pick up the Acoustic Christmas. Really dig the Mandolin!

PEACE

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iknowurider...

You need some Grateful greeting beams, try listening to
DAVID GRISMAN ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS it may help you have a
Jerry Christmas & a Happy New Weir :) Grateful shopping beams coming your way too!!
Peace :)

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* Feeling a little Grinchy *

Hey izzie-
More positve ankle vibes heading your way... Take It Easy & catch up on some good reading, or whatever soothes you.

Adding my two cents on the Christmas season: I know alot of chicks really dig shopping, but it ain't my cup of tea. I forget that I deteste shopping until I get roped into it and then it all comes flooding back. Last weekend a friend asked me to go with her, and since she knows shopping is not my thing, she said we'd only go to one store. Well, two hours later we're still there. The Chritmas songs are never ending and all there is to look at are clothes and shoes. Not to mention the perfume displays were giving me a terrible headache. Why was I sweating, I wasn't even speding any money?? WHEW I know people who love to spend a whole day in that enviroment.
Anyhoo, on the way home we looked at some beautiful Christmas lights and I felt alot better. What's the big deal, I asked myself then. Why did I act like an ass? Who knows.

* Merry Christmas, and good luck shopping *

Peace

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Healing vibes...

Izzie I hope you heal up real soon, enjoy the rest while you can :) Peace

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it's all for a reason izzie

maybe you have been GOING AND GOING so much, you needed to slow down and take some time for yourself and be with your family. the grate spirit works in strange ways. good luck with the ankle and heal soon.!!

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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what an adventure

izzie. Hope your ankle is better soon!!!

Christmas this year will suck, as looks like I cannot afford a ticket to see the kids, so will be here in Spain, trying to pretend is no holiday. Sob!

BUT New Year's Eve will be really great. Gilles will arrive on the 29th from Toulouse, and with my boss José and his girlfriend and two other friends, we will be taking a 3 hour roadtrip to a National Park on the Portugese border. Will get to see a bigger stretch of Andalucia by car, stay in a hotel in the park, hike and explore and enjoy nature, and party w/my friends. Will be a little mini-U.N between us all (one guy coming is Portugese, 3 Spanish people, Crazy French guy, and me. And will also be alot of fun!
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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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The Holiday Season