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The Christmas Party

Just got back from the Christmas Party which even without the presence of alcohol was a lot of fun. Food was great. The entertainment I arranged for went very well and I think everyone had a good time.

I had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction this morning. Slipped on the front steps in the snow going to my car and ripped the pants I had on along with getting the blue shirt muddy. So I went with plan B.

Dig the purple shirt and contrasting Pez Dispenser Christmas tie!




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Dec. 6th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
i'm diggin the tie.
Dec. 6th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Everyone wants to buy it from me. Let them go find one of their own. I got it at a JC Penney in rushville just before they closed down.

Dec. 7th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
Man I gotta get me a tie like that.


Dec. 7th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'll look around for another one.

Dec. 7th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
Haha, great tie!
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. For a cheap tie it wears pretty well.

Dec. 7th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Slipped on the front steps in the snow going to my car and ripped the pants I had on along with getting the blue shirt muddy.

No wonder you hate snow! Looking sharp regardless. ;)
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
I like really deep snow that I can play in. I don't like snow camping though. If it snowed enough to get us out of work, I'd like it better. It's enjoyable to look at when you have time to relax and appreciate it. When you have to fight through it to get to work, it's not so enjoyable. I'm trying really hard to find things about each of the seasons to enjoy because basically, anywhere you live has at least one season that's intollerable. Also, I think my phisiology responds better to heat than cold. I like very hot and humid days but not the opposite so much. The dry cold air will make me sick faster than anything else. I need my humidity to breathe.

Hey did you get the pic of Deb I posted for you the other day?

Dec. 8th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm actually adapt better to the cold but I prefer mild climates!

Yes, I accessed the photo. I'm just waiting for an opportunity to work on it. :)
Dec. 7th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
You look Pezzerific (as usual). Snazzy!
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks kiddo. I like to dress up for company functions like this. We used to be a shirt and tie office and have casual Fridays but in recent years they combined the two and we just wear slacks and collared shirts now with no ties. I had this huge collection of fun ties and now I don't get the chance to wear them that often. My favorites are my Elvis and James Dean ties but I like my Humphrey Bogart and Gunsmoke ties as well. I'd love to find a Jane Mansfield, John Wayne and John Lennon tie to go with my collection.

Dec. 7th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Very nice! The tie rocks! Ties are an awesome addition to any outfit.

I've a very good friend, local, who looks just like you. Doppelgangers of the world unite! :) Seriously, y'all could be twins.
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
You should put up his photo and we could compare side by side. I've had otehr people tell me the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised to find out we are related somehow. My Dad's family has been in America over 300 years and has spread out dramatically especially down south and throughout the midwest. I've seen photos down through the generations and some of the same physical types keep popping up.

Dec. 7th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Yep! I'm diggin' the Pez tie! I wish I were a guy just so I could wear cool ties!
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Women can wear ties too. It's a very versatile accessory. I had a female friend at school who used to borrow my ties all the time. Plus they are handy to have around if you need to tie someone up.

Dec. 7th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Wandered in here via decembertyger's journal. Nice looking tie.

Noticed on your profile that you are a distance healer and Shamanist. I'm an herbalist and fairly open-minded spirtually, and since you made the offer...my husband has an aunt, her name is Kathy Elliott, she lives in Atoka, Oklahoma. She is going through a difficult pregnancy, and her most recent trip to the ob/gyn resulted in them being unable to find a heartbeat. This is her second attempt at a pregnancy, her first ended in miscarriage at about as far along as she is right now (two months). She has a sonogram scheduled for the 19th to see if the baby is still alive. They are telling her it's too early to worry, they have been having problems finding the heartbeat all through her pregnancy, but sonograms have shown the baby is fine. We are all very worried, any healing energy you could send her way would be much, much appreciated. Let me know if there is any other info I could give you to help you.
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm fine with doing this as long as she is aware I/we are doing it. Some people are against this type of healing and it just makes them worry more if they know people are attempting it. I've always felt it was best that people either ask for themselves or tell a relative they are open to it. You never know about the path that people are on and what they are supposed to be going through. Feel free to wander on over to


which is my Shamanism community. I'll post this in there. There are some gifted healers in there as well. I can do a distance session tonight to concentrate on the health of the mother and the baby as well as sending energy to help calm the mother.


Dec. 8th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
I will be talking to her in the next couple of days, and will be sure to ask her how she feels about it, although I'm fairly certian she will be fine with it. I will also wander (no pun intended) over to the Stonebear community as soon as I have a minute.
Dec. 7th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Glad to know you by the way. I need to incoporate more herbal knowledge into my healing practice. I've got a good sized farm with lots of wild edibles. I just don't know enough about their healing properties.

Dec. 8th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
I would highly recommend "Everywoman's Guide to Natural Home Remedies" by Sally Freeman and "Herbs for Health and Healing: A Drug-Free Guide to Prevention and Cure" by Kathi Keville as good resources on what herbs to use for what maladies, however neither have very good diagrams for plant identification. "The Rodale Herb Book" has better pictures for identification purposes, but may be out of print...since it was published in '74. It's got a little of everything, though, plant descriptions, recipes, and growing guides.

The very best of the best I've found, though, is "The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices: An illustrated guide to growing and using aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, and medicinal plants" by Sarah Garland, published in 1979 by Viking press. Excellent diagrams including some very helpful advice for the best layouts for herb gardening regardless of the space you have to devote to it.

Sorry, I tend to run on about my passion a bit. Bottom line, start with a guide with as detailed a diagram scheme as you can get. The difference between some varieties of plants visually is very slight, but healing property-wise can be huge. I prefer to grow my own herbs whenever possible, but some things have to be gathered wild or bought if they are just not native to your area. Find a reputable natural herbal store in you area (if there is one), find an hebalist you can be comfortable talking too, and don't be afraid to ask for help. Most of the true herbalists I've met consider it a calling to help people, and that includes helping those who want to learn more about the craft.

It's a pleasure to meet you. I hope to talk more.
Dec. 22nd, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
How did the sonogram turn out? I sent energy for her and the baby. If the baby is OK or not let me know and I'll try to do more.

Dec. 23rd, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
Oh, Wander, I feel so remiss in not replying sooner (I'm going to blame it on the busy holidays and hope you forgive me)....

They found the baby's heartbeat at her last appointment, so by time for the sonogram, we knew the baby was still alive (much to our relief).

Her husband was able to go with her for the sonogram, which he doesn't get to do often because his job involves travel. Apparently, the little one put on quite a show for his/her (we still don't know gender yet) daddy at the sonogram, (s)he was waving arms and legs and generally looking healthy and active.

Thank you so much for what you've done. We're hopeful that everything continues to go well, and I will try to keep you updated with any further news. (although you may have to poke me from time to time and remind me)

*hugs* Again, thanks SO MUCH
Dec. 23rd, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Not a problem. Let me know if anything else arises and I'll do what I can. Glad it was good news.

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