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This is *me* Annie (DER, LOL, while crossing my eyes) December 2019.

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"She's a summer girl and I am going to let her gaze melt my winter heart."
-Nitya Prakash

"Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, For which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go?"
-John Banister Tabb

"Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare up reaching trees. It was a mad and beautiful thing that scoured raw the souls of animals and man, driving them before it until they loved to run. And what it did to Northern forests can hardly be described, considering that it iced the branches of the sycamores on Chrystie Street and swept them back and forth until they rang like ranks of bells."
-Mark Helprin

"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness."
-Mary Oliver

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
-Lewis Carroll

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"Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered...sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks..."
-Ray Bradbury

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    OUTSTANDING JOB!!! WOW!! That's so GOOD!!!

    My top is a size medium (the coat you saw and TY for telling me about your tremendous accomplishment!) but my pants a size 16.

    3 days ago
    Have a great week! emoticon
    I love the Bluebirds. They are so pretty. It's been cool and windy here, that's why that bird was all puffed up. Made for a good picture though.
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2020 8:54:35 PM
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    Happy belated Christmas and hope you have a great 2020!
    18 days ago
    Happy Holidays my Dear!!
    22 days ago
    Hi Annie,
    Thanks for thinking of me this Christmas season. I've been so busy trying to loose weight while getting ready for hip replacement surgery that all my concentration has gone to that. The doctor gave me 8 weeks to loose 20 pounds and since I can hardly move without horrible pain right now I was worried how I was going to do that. I was just finishing my 10 weeks of PT after my back surgery so I asked my therapist if he had any suggestions and he recommended me sign up for water therapy in their pool, I've been doing that for an hour a day every day for the last 8 weeks, just had my follow-up doctor appointment on Thursday last week and the doctor congratulated me for meeting the 20 pound goal in such a short time and with Thanksgiving in the middle too. The surgery won't be until after the first of the year, no date set yet, and I was told I still need to loose another few pounds before the surgery date but after the last 8 weeks success I'm not too worried, and neither is the doctor.
    I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. I haven't forgotten any of you, just been busy and had my mind other places.
    25 days ago
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