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« on: December 24, 2004, 11:38:24 AM »

Best wishes for a safe, happy Christmas to all our beekeeping friends, from the home of Santa Claus!  By the way, you can track Santa's progress today from the NORAD web site.

http://www.noradsanta.org/english/
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2004, 02:33:10 PM »

Merry Christmas Sting:

I'm writing from work, I'm there during Christmas Day too - but better me than one of the guys with young kids. I'm doing 8 days in a row, ending Thursday and luckily off on New Years for the first time in 4 years.

Have a safe and fun Christmas, enjoy your family and friends and to everyone else, I'll have a special holiday message (not the "bite me if you don't like Christmas" message either - lol) coming later tonight!

Ladybee and I are going to her Dad's house for dinner tonight and Christmas Day (after work) we'll be enjoying a quiet evening at home, probably not doing too much besides watching TV and enjoying the time together.

Talk again soon Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2004, 05:13:07 PM »

Reindeers in Finnish Lapland

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2004, 05:15:44 PM »

And Santa, time to go  sleep..

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2004, 01:08:06 AM »

Leave it to Finnman to come up with the excellent pics! Happy Christmas Finnman, and thanks for all you say and do here! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2004, 03:06:01 AM »

wont be christmas for another hour here in alaska but best wishes to one and all.  may the joy of the season bless your homes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2004, 05:41:17 AM »

It is christmas here. It is 4:40 A.M. and the first thing I though of was the forum not presents, lol. I wish you all have a merry christmas and a happy new year. bye
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2004, 09:24:26 AM »



 Cheesy Kare & Al
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2004, 11:42:50 AM »

This is te first year we didnt get any snow for christmas, o well, bye
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2004, 01:10:58 PM »

Hi All:

It's nearly 1pm est here at work, Ladybee is home baking beans covered in smoked bacon and Mom is chatting with the family of her room mate at the nursing home (where she will be for another 10 days) - I'll get to see both in a few hours and then I'll feel better in spirits.

Working shift work isn't easy on the families of the workers either and I was thinking of all the millions of people who HAVE to be at work when most people get to be home with their families or fast asleep in their own bed.

To all those who work these terrible shift hours JUST to keep the rest of the world running as seemlessly as it does - I salute you this Christmas Day. To their families who have to constantly shift their lives around to accommidate the shift-workers, thank you for all your support and understanding.

It's an odd life if you have never worked it - getting home at 7am and looking for Spagetti and meatball rather than eggs and bacon. And the older I get, the tougher it is to adjust to the never ending change of schedules and the occasional overtime which really messes up your internal clock.

I think we work one of the odder rotating shifts here: most just go around the clock from days to evenings to midnights and back to days, and I actually did that for several years. But our whacky schedule here is as follows:

Five 3pm-11pm shifts with one day off, then
Three 7am to 3pm shifts with one day off, then
Two 11pm-7ams, followed by two 3pm-11pm (called the splits) then two days off, then
Eight 7am-3pm days in a row with two days off, then
Five 11pm-7am shifts in a row with 4 days off, then it starts over.


It is a 35 day cycle that you end on a Thursday morning and start over on a Tuesday evening. I've worked this for 15+ years and my family STILL has no clue when I'm working - lol.

So there are endless numbers of people who make the world run while the 9 to 5 folks are living a more stable life and definitely sleeping a whole lot better. I think of the people at the health care facility where my mom is stay - they too are hard working people who effect the lives of so many others, doing work that rarely is appriciated and often abused: there is nothing about nursing that is glamorous, it is hard hard work. These folks do the feeding and changing of those unable to care for themselves and I can't imagine how psysically and mentally challenging that must be day after day after day.

So to all those away from home today, making a living to feed their families as best as they can, you are not forgotten on Christmas day. And whenever you finally get to sit down at the table with your family to celebrate this and all holidays where you are away from home, be proud that you are a hero to many people and invaluable to so many others.
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2004, 10:06:44 PM »

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

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