Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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My Daily Domestic Clips 10/15/2010 (p.m.)

  • tags: obama currentevents

    • While proud of his record, Obama has already begun thinking about what went
      wrong — and what he needs to do to change course for the next two years. He has
      spent what one aide called “a lot of time talking about Obama 2.0” with his new
      interim chief of staff, Pete
      , and his deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina. During our hour together,
      Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But
      he did identify what he called “tactical lessons.” He let himself look too much
      like “the same old tax-and-spend liberal Democrat.” He realized too late that
      “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” when it comes to public works.
      Perhaps he should not have proposed tax breaks as part of his stimulus and
      instead “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” so it could be seen as a
      bipartisan compromise.

    • On the campaign trail lately, Obama has been confronted by disillusionment — the
      woman who was “exhausted” defending him, the mother whose son campaigned for him
      but was now looking for work. Even Shepard
      , the artist who made the iconic multihued “Hope” poster, says he’s
      losing hope.
    • It would be bad form for the president to anticipate an election result
      before it happens, but clearly Obama hopes that just as Clinton recovered from
      his party’s midterm shellacking in 1994 to win re-election two years later, so
      can he. There was something odd in hearing Obama invoke Clinton. Two years ago,
      Obama scorned the 42nd president, deriding the small-ball politics and
      triangulation maneuvers and comparing him unfavorably with Ronald
      . Running against Clinton’s wife, Obama was the anti-Clinton. Now he
      hopes, in a way, to be the second coming of Bill Clinton. Because, in the end,
      it’s better than being Jimmy

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.