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Thankful ... for the start of Christmas?

What am I thankful for this year? Well, let's see. There's my family, my friends, my health, the fact that I have a good job in this economy and — oh yeah — the official start of the Christmas season.

You may remember my rambling about how some people/places/businesses get Christmas going just a little too early. For me, and many others, the appropriate day to start Christmas is on Thanksgiving — or the day after.

So for the last couple of days I've been planning my leap into the holiday season. I've made a list of gifts to buy and gifts I would like (per my mother's request), I've browsed the Black Friday ads online and I've even thought about how early I will need to get up to make it to the stores before work.

And I know that on Thursday, between visits with family and some bites of Chinese food (we're going non-traditional this year), someone will have a newspaper out with all of the ads. And though we are supposed to be thinking about all that we are …

Confession Time

The time has come to confess who I really am: a Twilight fan.

I wouldn't by any means call myself a "Twi-hard" fan, but I am not-so-secretly in love with the books and the movie.

When Twilight hysteria started a few years ago, I didn't really get it. Vampires and werewolves? I was a little too old for that. My college roommates tried to convince that if I loved Harry Potter (which I did, and still do), then I would love Twilight.

I ignored the building popularity — didn't bother to care. But then my sister-in-law Jen read the series and basically commanded me to borrow the books from her. When I had some free time last month, I did.

It took me less than a week and a half to read ALL FOUR BOOKS. ::Hangs head in embarassment:: I guess I kind of liked them.

I finally got the chance to watch the first movie this weekend, and now I cannot wait to see New Moon. I don't know when I'll make to the theater, but trust me, I will see it soon.

I guess it's true what t…

Just a small town girl ...

I know it's cliché, but I've always considered myself that "Small town girl." I don't think I'm"living in a lonely world" or anything (are you singing with me yet?), but I'm pretty sure I will be in Williams County for the rest of my life.

I did take a little excursion to the big city of Bowling Green for three years, and I even lived on the outskirts of Toledo for my last year of college. But I don't think those times changed who I really am.

I've been thinking lately about why I like it here so much, and I've started a little list:

1 - Family. Chances are, if you were born/raised here, your family is here too. For me, having family close by makes life so much easier. In fact, some of my family members are who I consider my closest friends.

2 - "Everybody knows your name." (Now I've got you singing a new song, ha!) For some people, this fact is a reason they don't like small-town living. And I admit, sometimes it's…