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Tis the Season

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 9:45am. 666 Views, 0 Comments.

Tis the Season

by Celia Hayes

I'm afraid that I have let a lot of traditional Christmas practices go, over the years. Like Christmas cards; just one of those things I got out of the habit of doing. And Christmas Eve Midnight Mass ... that's gone bye-bye as well, just like staying up until midnight to watch the New Year arrive. Decorating the Christmas tree itself is kind of hit or miss as well – what with the way that the cats have of treating it like one big feline amusement park, which is rough on the ornaments.

But there are some new rituals – and that is watching certain new classic Christmas-themed movies every year; this year we started with Christmas Vacation – yes, the Griswald family attempting to have a picture-perfect Christmas day,

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MERRY CHRISTMAS and Christmas Cookies Too

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 8:37pm. 3,446 Views, 0 Comments.

Once More, Decking the Halls with Feeling

by Celia Hayes

Cookies Packe and Sealed in Tins by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWith one thing and another, my daughter and I haven't really felt all Christmassy the last couple of years. Well, we went though the motions, but without much enthusiasm; the wholly sudden and unexpected death of my father the day after Christmas 2010 put a pall over the holiday generally, and being close to broke as a joke usually didn't help. One year we had all the Christmas presents boxed and ready to go - but couldn't afford to mail them until the following year. But this year, we're doing OK – and felt like we should uphold the honor of our street in Spring Creek Forest by putting out the strings of icicle lights on the house and a bit of the expected seasonal jazz. No, we didn't do the

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Texas Neighorly Christmas Goodies

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 9:44am. 1,164 Views, 0 Comments.

Christmas Goodies Neighborhood Style

by Celia Hayes

 

Henry the Cat, Unamused by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comI know, I am trying as hard as I can to get into the Christmas mood – an uphill fight, since I have been sidelined most days by the Cold From Hell. This is the cold that I developed after Thanksgiving, which sends me coughing persistently as if I am about to hack up a large piece of lung. It saps about three-quarters of my energy, and an equal portion of my interest in life, the universe and everything ... including Christmas. The good thing is that I got just about all of my Christmas shopping done, thanks to the internet and a nicely-timed and generous payment for some work accomplished ... so, on to gifts intended for two good friends. At the estate auction in Fredericksburg this summer,

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Texas Gifts

Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 12:09pm. 2,794 Views, 0 Comments.

The Gifts of Texas Are Upon You

by Celia Hayes

Sister Creek Vineyards Award Shelf by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIt is that time of year again, isn't it? It's that happy season when custom commands that gifts large and small, yet always carefully and tastefully chosen, are bestowed upon spouses, children, families, kinfolk, co-workers, neighbors and sometimes even relative strangers. It doesn't matter much that it's Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa; custom commands that suitable gifts be exchanged at this time of the year – and in fact, the relative health of our national economy often depends upon lively retail sales during the last fiscal quarter of the year. Coincidentally, I most always have good sales of the printed editions of my books during this time, although that may just happen because I bestir myself to

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Starting Fresh New Year Quotes

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 11:04am. 1,949 Views, 0 Comments.

Starting Fresh New Year Quotes

by Randy Watson

Here are some of my favorite quotes to start the new year. If you have any favorites, please use the comment form below:

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year.  It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.  Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions.  Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.  ~G.K.Chesterton

We spend January 1 walking

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 11:25am. 1,231 Views, 0 Comments.

Happy Thanksgiving

Written by Randy Watson

Thanksgiving is when we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all that we have.  It\'s a time for sharing and spreading happiness. We should remember those that cannot be home with their families this Holiday Season.

To all of our service men and women, a big THANK YOU for your service to our country! May everyone\'s travels be safe. Wishing all of you and yours a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving! and beginning of the Holiday Season.


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Happy Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 7:54am. 941 Views, 0 Comments.

 Veterans Day

Written by Randy Watson

Good morning everyone and Happy Veteran\'s Day to our honored Veterans. We at Mission Realty are wishing all who\'ve bravely served our country a Happy Veterans\' Day. Please give thanks to all the men and women who are serving today. Your dedication to our great country is appreciated!

May God continue to bless you and your families. God bless the USA.

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Presidents Day Greeting!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:30pm. 1,322 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Monday, 21 February 2011 17:11

Presidents Day Greeting!

Written by Randy Watson

Many Americans are enjoying having today off of work as we celebrate President\'s Day. Today is the day that we honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and all past Presidents of the United States. We look back to remember the courage and character of the great men who have preserved our nation and our freedom. Today is also a good day to think our Armed Forces Veterans.

Most US Government offices are closed today, including the US Post Office. However, it is up to Texas and your local governments to decide for themselves whether to honor the day with an day off or not.

 

This message brought to you by:
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