How long is the Christmas Season?????

Today we are one week away from Thanksgiving!  My family will be celebrating on Saturday as is our custom with lots of family and friends, made even better by the addition of 2 new husbands, 1 step son and 1 little baby girl!  It’s been quite the year for our family!

There was a time that the Christmas season started AFTER Thanksgiving now the commercials start in October, the Hallmark Channels started running nothing but Christmas movies the weekend BEFORE Halloween, and stores have been advertising “black Friday” deals all month!

Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t Christmas shop all through-out the year, but let’s be real…time is passing too fast as it is, let’s take one holiday at a time and focus on enjoying each as it comes and stop rushing through the years…enjoy each season as it comes.  Let’s enjoy Thanksgiving for now!  Me?  I’m looking forward to celebrating THANKSGIVING!

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Vicki Reed

 

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Getting back to NORMAL…

The election is OVER!  We can once again watch television without the barrage of political advertisements! Now the news…that’s another story.  The news, online and Facebook is full of people who are protesting the results…can we all just grow up a bit?  Please?  Other than encouraging all to VOTE, I have abstained from sharing my political views and preferances and will continue to do so as I believe in the right to privacy in my choices.

There are posts on Facebook of longtime friends seperating over others CHOICE for President, news is reporting ongoing PROTESTS over Trump winning the Presidency…really?  The Country has spoken, accept it graciously, show respect and move on!

Regardless of which candidate was your CHOICE, only unity will bring change. Crying, screaming, protesting and destroying things will not make anyone see your point of view, it will only make them see you as weak and widen the divide.  If you really want change in this country, sit down and TALK with your opponents, express your views peacefully with one another. Most Americans on both sides have more in common than you think.

We have 4 years of this Presidency, the people have elected Donald Trump as the 45th President…time to dry up the tears, put on your adult pants and go be a productive American.

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Vicki Reed

Get out and VOTE!

It is finally ELECTION DAY!  I’m sure that, like me, you are not only grateful for the RIGHT TO VOTE, but that the television commercials, yard signs, news reports about who will win…are going to be over today!  It seems this has been the longest election ever!  I’m tired of the bashing, the Facebook posts and the sponsored Facebook election posts…I have Election Exhaustion!

I don’t care who you voted for, only that you exercised your right to VOTE.  Today is going to be a very long day…at the end, we will have a new President…and the next round of media will commence through the inaguation before the next President can get down to work.  I suspect this will be the most scrutinized President in history…I, for one, will live with the decision of the people…and pray for our Country.

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Vicki Reed