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Christmas Cookies with Lou 
Dec. 7, 2012 8:39 am 
Updated: Dec. 7, 2012 9:26 am
My daughter's nickname is Lou.  It's far too long of a story to tell how that came about but Lou is the nickname that stuck.  She is in her 3rd year of college and out in the world on her own.  I still live in our way-too-big-for-me house.  One person does not need 3-stories or 3800 s.f. or four bedrooms or three bathrooms.  If the real estate market wasn't as poopy as it is, I would move.  Quite frankly, all of the changes this year have put a real damper on my Christmas spirit.  I haven't shopped, put up a tree or decorated.  I know, you're thinking, "Cry me a river."  I totally agree!  So...

I got this crazy, overwhelming urge to make Christmas cookies.  I never make Christmas cookies.  But this year, I am.  I invited Lou to join me for this adventure fully expecting her to say, "Um... boring!"  But, to my surprise, Lou is coming to help and excited about it.  I'm looking forward to it... especially since we're expecting 8" of snow on Sunday.  Maybe we'll get snowed in until the holidays pass.

Dec. 7, 2012 9:26 am
I won't say, "Cry me a river!" You're lonely and maybe feeling a lack of purpose in life. You've done a great thing by inviting your daughter over to make cookies. Maybe ask her to help you set up a few decorations and then crank the Christmas tunes. Maybe she could bring a few friends with her, or maybe you have a few you'd like to invite over. Maybe you just want it to be a special time for the two of you. I pray that God gives you a peace and joy like you've never before known this Christmas season, and that you become a light, shining that joy and peace to everyone around you! God bless!
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