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December 21, 2012

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Flannista

I regret that I purchased that large economy-size bottle of Dawn dish detergent.

Flannista

Also, that 20-roll, Value-Pack of toilet paper.

Flannista

Damn, and all that Maker's Mark still in the laundry closet . . .

Flannista

Guess I don't need to wrap Matissta's Christmas presents.

Flannista

Sista C, thanks for that can of beets 4 and a half years ago.

treesta

Might as well go for the $4.00 latte instead of the buck cup of coffee this morning.

Flannista

Can't think of a better reason not to have to shower or wash my hair this morning!

Flannista

So much for the fiscal cliff.

PEACEsista

Awww, beloveds, each sunset is the end of one world and each sunrise the beginning of a new one.

There are fire fighters and others volunteering to stand outside of some of our schools today to welcome the students and to help them feel safe in light of all the paranoia created by the "end of days" talk ... and the very real recent school shooting. Somehow the two things have melded in the collective conscience.

I welcome an end to a world of violence and celebrate the birth of a world of peace ... though it's going to be a long gestation, because talk of justifiable weapons bans has lines forming at the gun stores again. Still, my solstice prayer is for Peace on Earth ... and for an assault weapons ban.

Flannista

Well, if the world ends today, I'm grateful to have PEACEsista's 8:29 a.m. comment etched on my heart. Thank you, PEACE.

I'm heading over to the elementary school in about 30 minutes. I am wearing my sock monkey pajamas and plan to don a Santa hat and Santa slippers and read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to the First Graders. I also have an app that turns my iPhone into a handbell. So we'll do some singin' too.

Justista

I guess that turkey brining in the fridge will go to waste.

OLD says every day could be the end so live it up.

We watched Dolphin Tale last night -- I forgot it was all about amputations.

Justista

Flann: can you play and record the handbells at the same time?

Matissta

I wonder about those who really believed it was going to happen, what a letdown it must be.

Now, I have to pay my bills.

Flannista

Back from seeing the First Graders.

Justista -- nope, can't play and record handbells at the same time, but you've inspired me to post a Christmas carol or SOMEthing like that as long as no one's going to be around to hear it because the world is ending. I'll see what I can do.

Flannista

Well, I have to confess that decades of singing and playing handbells have finally begun to pay off. Here's just a snippet of me singing a Christmas carol WHILE playing handbells. Get kleenex because what you hear is going to bring a tear to your eye:

https://www.sassistas.com/sassistas_our_dish_on_the/2012/21/carol.m4a

Justista

Ok, picture this: Grand Canyon, kazoos, electronic handbells, uncontrolled accompaniment.

Flannista

Oh, I love that picture, Justista.

I say we record what we perform, sell the album on iTunes and make millions and millions of dollars. If Susan Boyle can do it, so can we!!!!

Justista

OK, Grand Canyon, handbells and Susan Boyle on a kazoo.

Flannista

. . . and Mrs. White in the kitchen with a knife.

treesta

...and Mr. Mustard in the conservatory?

(Masterful rendition of Joy to the World, btw.)

PEACEsista

I think we have to go viral on you tube before we get the record deal ... but that should be NO PROBLEM!

treesta

A pretty incredible moment today at school:

I've been working with a young man in 6th grade for the last year and a half. A young man with a very short fuse who would get teased on a daily basis for being gay, and who felt he didn't have any friends at school. Long story short, he learned to control his temper, to confront the people who teased him peacefully, and he's turned from a young man who fought often to one who solves problems peacefully, and stands up for others being teased. Today, he became a patrol, and I took him around to the principal and his previous teachers because he wanted to show them. As he went to each adult, this is what he said: "I used to be a fighter, but I've learned better. Now I want to stand up for hope and a better tomorrow." He had us all crying.

I got my best Christmas present today.

frida

Oh wow on so many fronts...teachers are blessed. It was fun to read all the sass we missed while we were gone. Love and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Flannista

I stand with him, treesta. Thanks for sharing your Christmas present with us.

Justista

Treesta: you have changed a little piece of the world. He will pass that on to others and the world will change. I mean it.

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