Midday Coffee Break

What’s up?

Here is where I am at in the countdown until Christmas:

Shopping….Check.
Christmas cards filled out….Check.
Christmas cards sent….Check.
Gifts wrapped….Check.
Gifts sent….Check.
Pack for the Trip….Almost.
Throw away perishable food items….Check.
Stock MotherTalkers story queue….Check.

We leave today for El Salvador to visit my mother-in-law and will be returning on Monday, January 4. I will be back into the groove, hopefully, by Tuesday, January 5. In the meantime, our MotherTalkers extraordinaire Gloria and Erika will be updating the site every day. If you must reach your MT moderators, please e-mail them at gloria at mothertalkers dot com or erika at mothertalkers dot com.

“See” you in the new year! Please have a safe, restful and fun holiday. XO, Elisa

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610 thoughts on “Midday Coffee Break

  1. An early toast…

    Isaac’s happily been napping and just started screaming and SIL and BIL just arrived with their hyper dog.  I’m likely going to have to toast all you wonderful ladies early and then come back to read everything later.  I’m sorry to miss the event live :-(

    But, I just want to say thanks to all of you for being here – the support, friendship, and caring here have been wonderful for me.  I am so happy to be part of this fantastic community!

    Hugs to all.  A toast to a New Year with much joy and happiness.  Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year!

  2. An early toast…

    Isaac’s happily been napping and just started screaming and SIL and BIL just arrived with their hyper dog.  I’m likely going to have to toast all you wonderful ladies early and then come back to read everything later.  I’m sorry to miss the event live :-(

    But, I just want to say thanks to all of you for being here – the support, friendship, and caring here have been wonderful for me.  I am so happy to be part of this fantastic community!

    Hugs to all.  A toast to a New Year with much joy and happiness.  Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year!

  3. just added my toast

    to FB — Happy holidays to all — there are days I don’t know what I would do without this community, even though I have a lot of friends IRL.  

    Best wishes in 2010 for all!

  4. just added my toast

    to FB — Happy holidays to all — there are days I don’t know what I would do without this community, even though I have a lot of friends IRL.  

    Best wishes in 2010 for all!

  5. toasted

    Here’s to MT!  (drank my kool-aid just before departing from work for my lovely 11-day break)  

    Thanks for the friendly progressive community and for accepting an occasionally struggling stepmom.  

    Have a wonderful holiday, all . . .

  6. toasted

    Here’s to MT!  (drank my kool-aid just before departing from work for my lovely 11-day break)  

    Thanks for the friendly progressive community and for accepting an occasionally struggling stepmom.  

    Have a wonderful holiday, all . . .

  7. My toast

    Hello MTers! Happy hollidays to you all, and a happy, warm and above all healthy 2010 to all of you. You are a wonderful group of friends!

  8. My toast

    Hello MTers! Happy hollidays to you all, and a happy, warm and above all healthy 2010 to all of you. You are a wonderful group of friends!

  9. Holiday Thanks

    going out to all my wonderful MT sistahs. I never would have believed that virtual friends could be so meaningful to me, but you are! Here’s to another year of friendship, laughs, insight, group therapy(!), and learning about this big ol’ world together.

    xoxoxoxo
    mamacita

  10. Holiday Thanks

    going out to all my wonderful MT sistahs. I never would have believed that virtual friends could be so meaningful to me, but you are! Here’s to another year of friendship, laughs, insight, group therapy(!), and learning about this big ol’ world together.

    xoxoxoxo
    mamacita

  11. Happy Happy!

    Here’s hoping that we all have restful, relaxing, low-drama holidays and that our children go to bed early, sleep through the night and wake up after the sun.

    I know that’s most of what I’m hoping for.  Well, that and Simon Baker in my stocking.

    Cheers!

  12. Happy Happy!

    Here’s hoping that we all have restful, relaxing, low-drama holidays and that our children go to bed early, sleep through the night and wake up after the sun.

    I know that’s most of what I’m hoping for.  Well, that and Simon Baker in my stocking.

    Cheers!

    • Happy holidays!

      I’ve been off-line the past couple days and just reading up.  Hope you find some peace and holiday spirit – and some people to delegate to :-)  Sending hugs and reminders of the many friends you have!

      • thanks!

        i am thankful to count you as a friend, even though we’ve never met :)  dang now i’m getting teary!

        oh and DH is doing all of the cleaning so it’s all good :)

        • Yay

          I love when DH does the cleaning.  I really hope to find time to just immerse myself in wrapping presents.  For some reason that whole process, which I almost always do alone, calms me and puts me in the spirit of giving and caring about others.  Glad to hear that you’re finding some calm :-)

    • Happy holidays!

      I’ve been off-line the past couple days and just reading up.  Hope you find some peace and holiday spirit – and some people to delegate to :-)  Sending hugs and reminders of the many friends you have!

      • thanks!

        i am thankful to count you as a friend, even though we’ve never met :)  dang now i’m getting teary!

        oh and DH is doing all of the cleaning so it’s all good :)

        • Yay

          I love when DH does the cleaning.  I really hope to find time to just immerse myself in wrapping presents.  For some reason that whole process, which I almost always do alone, calms me and puts me in the spirit of giving and caring about others.  Glad to hear that you’re finding some calm :-)

  13. Cheers, dear friends!

    You have become so special to me. Love and peace to you all this  holiday season.
    Technophobe didn’t even try to Skype, but I just put on some coffee and will spike it with something…

  14. Cheers, dear friends!

    You have become so special to me. Love and peace to you all this  holiday season.
    Technophobe didn’t even try to Skype, but I just put on some coffee and will spike it with something…

  15. Thanks M/Ters!

    I really love and appreciate your collective wisdom and everyone’s unique perspectives. I also love having a happy hour! I wish I could have gotten the Skype thing together. I am trying to load a picture but photobucket is not cooperating right now.

    Rachel, I am drinking a South Australia chardonnay in your honor :) It’s called Pure Evil, in my honor : )

  16. Thanks M/Ters!

    I really love and appreciate your collective wisdom and everyone’s unique perspectives. I also love having a happy hour! I wish I could have gotten the Skype thing together. I am trying to load a picture but photobucket is not cooperating right now.

    Rachel, I am drinking a South Australia chardonnay in your honor :) It’s called Pure Evil, in my honor : )

  17. Cheers!

    I, uh, just took an antiobiotic in your honor.  Also had some nice raspberry ice tea at the unit party.

    I love you folks so much!  Happy Holidays!!!

  18. Cheers!

    I, uh, just took an antiobiotic in your honor.  Also had some nice raspberry ice tea at the unit party.

    I love you folks so much!  Happy Holidays!!!

  19. Cheers!

    Late to the party…ah well..since I am a serial lurker that’s no shock!

    May you all have a truly wonderful holiday season and very very Happy 2010!

  20. Cheers!

    Late to the party…ah well..since I am a serial lurker that’s no shock!

    May you all have a truly wonderful holiday season and very very Happy 2010!

  21. The Queen!

    Happy December and thank you to all of you for being here.    In the midst of all the insanity it’s good to know there are people as crazy as me.  

    Be well,

    k

  22. The Queen!

    Happy December and thank you to all of you for being here.    In the midst of all the insanity it’s good to know there are people as crazy as me.  

    Be well,

    k

  23. Cheers, all.

    And thanks for letting me in, as it were. Already had a chance for a brief talk with Rachel, and will probably be around for the next 35 minutes or so before I have to take the Wonder Dog out, if anyone else wants to do the real time chat or Skype option.

    • Hey EB!

      Thank you for adding your voice to the chorus – it’s great that there are so many differing perspectives over here and yours is certainly much appreciated. So welcome again!
      And Happy New Year to you and SisterQ!

  24. Cheers, all.

    And thanks for letting me in, as it were. Already had a chance for a brief talk with Rachel, and will probably be around for the next 35 minutes or so before I have to take the Wonder Dog out, if anyone else wants to do the real time chat or Skype option.

    • Hey EB!

      Thank you for adding your voice to the chorus – it’s great that there are so many differing perspectives over here and yours is certainly much appreciated. So welcome again!
      And Happy New Year to you and SisterQ!

  25. ok, my longer toast

    Now that Lily’s asleep. Happy Holidays, dear friends. Thank you for a wonderful year of friendship and laughs and may the forthcoming year bring even more of all the good stuff for all of us! Huzzah!

  26. ok, my longer toast

    Now that Lily’s asleep. Happy Holidays, dear friends. Thank you for a wonderful year of friendship and laughs and may the forthcoming year bring even more of all the good stuff for all of us! Huzzah!

  27. Cheers!

    I don’t have any way to take a picture of me with my Nalgene water bottle, though.

    It was snowing all day until about 5 minutes ago, and I was hoping they’d send us home from work early, but no such luck this far. I’m off tomorrow, though (although I’m on call for Saturday).

  28. Cheers!

    I don’t have any way to take a picture of me with my Nalgene water bottle, though.

    It was snowing all day until about 5 minutes ago, and I was hoping they’d send us home from work early, but no such luck this far. I’m off tomorrow, though (although I’m on call for Saturday).

  29. I’ll be off now!

    It’s bed time for me! I’ll be away for a bit over a week, as we’ll go to my inlaws tomorrow to spend Christmas Eve and pick up the girls. We will spend the holidays in Austria with my family. See you next year ladies!!

  30. I’ll be off now!

    It’s bed time for me! I’ll be away for a bit over a week, as we’ll go to my inlaws tomorrow to spend Christmas Eve and pick up the girls. We will spend the holidays in Austria with my family. See you next year ladies!!

  31. Cheers!

    I’m raising a nice dark cup of french roast to you all! (Er, am I the only one who got the 1 pm and 4 pm mixed up? I’m a goof). Ladies, thank you for your support, insight, and laughs. I wish everybody peace and good health in the new year.

    Merry Christmas!

    RachelD

  32. Cheers!

    I’m raising a nice dark cup of french roast to you all! (Er, am I the only one who got the 1 pm and 4 pm mixed up? I’m a goof). Ladies, thank you for your support, insight, and laughs. I wish everybody peace and good health in the new year.

    Merry Christmas!

    RachelD

  33. Cheers, all!

    Here I am, late as usual.  Just got back from driving DD2 to her second swim practice of the day.  Raising a glass of white wine to toast a lovely group.

  34. Cheers, all!

    Here I am, late as usual.  Just got back from driving DD2 to her second swim practice of the day.  Raising a glass of white wine to toast a lovely group.

  35. Ack!

    I missed it!

    Thanks for making this a very nice place on the internet to hang out. I truly do think this is the smartest and nicest bunch of folks you could find.

    Happy holidays to everyone!

  36. Ack!

    I missed it!

    Thanks for making this a very nice place on the internet to hang out. I truly do think this is the smartest and nicest bunch of folks you could find.

    Happy holidays to everyone!

  37. Cheers!

    I missed the toast as we were out bowling (I got my ass kicked by the 5 year old), but happy holidays to all!  I’m very thankful for this place!

  38. Cheers!

    I missed the toast as we were out bowling (I got my ass kicked by the 5 year old), but happy holidays to all!  I’m very thankful for this place!

  39. Happy holidays!

    I think this is beyond fashionably late…but you guys were up at 5 am my time. Just wasn’t going to happen. I was awake, mind you….just too cranky to talk. :)

    Thanks to everyone for your warmth, intellect, new perspectives, and support. I hope the next year brings wonderful things to everyone.

    And we’ll be there in July!!!

  40. Happy holidays!

    I think this is beyond fashionably late…but you guys were up at 5 am my time. Just wasn’t going to happen. I was awake, mind you….just too cranky to talk. :)

    Thanks to everyone for your warmth, intellect, new perspectives, and support. I hope the next year brings wonderful things to everyone.

    And we’ll be there in July!!!

  41. Always late…

    I was late in shopping for my xmas gifts, late in learning about the latest news, late to this “office” party – Damn job gets in the way of all things important!

    I want to wish all my fellow MotherTalkers a great holiday season and a wonderous New Year! 2010 has to get better, right?

    Thank you all for being my “home base”, my sounding board, and the greatest, smartest, funniest, broads I am honored to call friends.

  42. Always late…

    I was late in shopping for my xmas gifts, late in learning about the latest news, late to this “office” party – Damn job gets in the way of all things important!

    I want to wish all my fellow MotherTalkers a great holiday season and a wonderous New Year! 2010 has to get better, right?

    Thank you all for being my “home base”, my sounding board, and the greatest, smartest, funniest, broads I am honored to call friends.

    • Couldn’t agree more!

      Thank you for hosting the party! And thanks for your work here at MT! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

      And now I’m really off. Most stuff is packed – just need to load up the car and get going – Adios all!

    • Couldn’t agree more!

      Thank you for hosting the party! And thanks for your work here at MT! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

      And now I’m really off. Most stuff is packed – just need to load up the car and get going – Adios all!

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