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Sunday Sundries … Everything You Wanted but didn’t get for Christmas is on Sale Now at Sears … edition.

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It is a bitter (-14c) out. The streets are slowly getting plowed. But in my neighborhood, there are mountains of snow all over the place. I heard the ring of the prep truck as I came home, so they must be working on this end of town tonight.

It has been an uneventful weekend. It being cold and snow all over the place, we did not venture far from home at all. Hopefully this week I can go drop labs and go shopping for the books I wanted to get for Christmas.

And they sing … Everything you wanted but didn’t get for Christmas is on sale now at Sears … remember that jingle from a long time ago???

I was out early tonight, because trudging through snow is slow going. And I must say that the homeless in this neighborhood are getting quite rowdy.

Because it is cold they are in the malls, sitting outside restaurants, and sleeping in the Westmount Square tunnel and the Metro station kiosks. Which is usual because shelters only hold so many, and many of our homeless won’t go to shelters, they choose to stay outside, and eventually they will get evicted from the inside spaces by the cops.

But they are very mouthy and I’ve noticed over the past week that they get in your face and don’t let go, which is unnerving and you know, if I gave change to every homeless person I saw, I’d be poor myself. But they are relentless.

I met our coffee person on the way to the church and we opened up a little early and the group before us set out more chairs than usual, they were in a speaker format setting, so I didn’t have to put out many more chairs.

We were missing some folks – people are traveling for the New Year so it was a small sitting.Since it is the last Sunday of the month, we read from the Twelve and Twelve and Tradition Twelve.

“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.” Which translates into :

Who you see hear, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.

The discussion went all the way around the room and we ended really early, which meant we were out of the church soon after.

Tomorrow is New Years Eve. And I have to pull together some type of end of year review and I don’t really want to sift through more than 300 posts to draw some narrative for you, but that is in the pike now.

The WordPress monkeys sent me my end of year report which I posted just now, you can all take a look at it. It is quite interesting.

Stay tuned, much more to come.

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