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December 30, 2013



Oh Karla so sorry to hear about all the illness going around. It hit our Happy Homemaker 2 weeks ago, but no one else since. (fingers crossed). You're right about it not mattering where you are, but who you are with that matters.

enjoy your wonderful family and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!



Sorry to hear that, Karla. As you probably know from my post before this or FB, ours was upside down too. Sick at Christmas is the worst -- espeically when it's everyone. Hope for full recoveries for all soon!


Wishing you all to be well soon - and to stay that way. Life does seem to force flexibility on us, doesn't it?!

I hope your holidays and new year will be filled with love and peace.♥


Sorry you all have been sick. It is especially difficult this time of year when there are so many great things to do and see, especially for the kids. Glad to hear that you all are on the mend. I used to get sick every Christmas from going out to do shopping and people go out sick cause they have to get their shopping done. Hopefully you all will be fit as the new year comes around!


You have a lot of people to coordinate but you always manage it and I always enjoy hearing about the escapades! I'm so sorry to hear you were so sick but with all that going around there was no way to avoid it, I think. Your story about eating at the bar reminded me of the worst Christmas Eve I ever spent, working at a bar. It must be the worst day of the year to be in a bar! Hugs!


Congratulations to you for setting the expectations aside and embracing the ones you love! As the song goes... we don't always get what we want but, if we try sometimes, we might just find, that we get what we need!

Karla Nathan

That song is our family anthem, Kathy! When the kids are bratty, we sing it at the top of our lungs, off tune and silly till they give up their attitude. Its a good phrase to adopt.

Karla Nathan

Bars at Christmas are the worst. Ill never forget the largely pregnant woman at the next table, smoking and drinking and loudly complaining about not getting to see her kids. So sad. But ryan coming out to sit with us on his break, and smiling when he saw us, was worth it.


Wow! Hope you all have a healthy New Year! Sick at Christmas! It's a kid's worst nightmare, said my son as a little boy when he caught a holiday bug.

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