The Hubnugget Team has fun at the tree farm!

Panic... Pull-hair-out... realization...i t's six and a half hours into December the 3rd... EEK... throw-up-hands-in-the-air... comprehension, only twenty days and seventeen and a half hours of shopping and prepping time left till the big day... 'Christmas'. Gotta get a tree, gotta get the gifts finished and wrapped, gotta get the... gotta... gotta... boy-oh-boy I'm tired just thinking of all the 'gotta's' that still need to be done.


Grabbing a cup of tea... settling down the panic.... I have no idea why I get myself in such a fizzle every year around this time... I have to keep telling myself "Time is not thy enemy" any more now than it is the rest of the year. There is no sense running around and showing everyone that I can't line up all the bats in the belfry... it all gets done one way or another every year. Maybe with a few sleepless nights but all the presents will be finished, will be beautifully boxed, wrapped and set under the tree with a few minutes to spare... TREE ! ! ! I NEED A TREE ! ! !


NO, it's not the smell of wood burning, it's just me thinking, thinking, thinking... I got-it. Where is that darned phone... at least when we were still using phones on a leash you didn't have to go hunting for them... ah, there it is... ring, ring, ring, 'Hubnugget pickers team conference call' ... You guys are all invited to my house for a Christmas party weekend... I got-it all planned out... lots of good food, hot Grog and best of all lots of fun... You're all coming, right? Great! Ripple-maker has offered to pick you all up in her hub-copter. See ya all soon.

Everyone, welcome make yourself at home!
Everyone, welcome make yourself at home!

The First Hubnugget Christmas Weekend Party Agenda!

The team members arrival at Zsuzsy Bee's funny farm!

~orientation, meet the zoo --- Lizards and gizzards, Chuckey the love bird, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and the newest members Billy and Nanny the goats,



~trip to the Christmas tree farm, picking and choosing the perfect tree, rides in horse drawn wagons, sitting on Santa's knees, candle making the old fashioned way, gingerbread, cotton candy, beef-on-a-bun, slight snow flurries (on order, just to set the mood).....

~chit chats, snacks, hot grog and drinks by the fireplace, set up and decorating of the Christmas tree, Christmas caroling, dinner.... and much, much more fun



The Christmas tree farm
The Christmas tree farm
The Funny Farm Mobile
The Funny Farm Mobile
ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall
ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall
Horse-drawn Wagon Ride at the Christmas tree farm
Horse-drawn Wagon Ride at the Christmas tree farm

The team at the tree farm!

"Okay guys, you need to dress in layers. This is where your skiing suits come in handy. If you didn't come prepared there is some extra gear in the cup-boards in the laundry room... help yourself"

A loooong half hour later the team finally shows up all decked out in thermal long-johns, the essential hats, mittens and scarves, etc. like a bunch of birds of paradise in the brightest of reds, gem like blues and emeralds, the 'camouflage' of today's fashionable winter gear. The team members, after all are really tough, they are armed with sharpened saws or small hatchets. (I was a little mean with my derogatory remark about the city slickers who show up every year to the tree farm with their shiny never used before mini chainsaws, but then they can be a little funny looking)

I herded everyone on board of the 'funny-farm mobile' it would take us only twenty-five or so minutes to get to the biggest and best-est Santa approved 'perfect spot.' Sloan's Christmas Tree Farm. Acres and acres of Christmas trees of every type and size imaginable.

The team was in a perfect state of mind. Someone even started singing Christmas songs and something about 'a wall full of bottles...' The melodious baritones of Jason and De Greek were just slightly over-trumped by the two team cats meow-ing in perfect harmony, and the chicken squawking... "what, chickens squawking" "Oops, sorry about that guys, Evvy and Polly snuck on the bus again... those two just love going for rides whenever they can sneak onto the 'funny-farm-mobile' don't sit on any eggs just in case. "

Twenty-two minutes later we arrived at our destination. To the left of the parking 'field' are the already cut trees for the 'in the hurry customers'. (We won't bother with those, as we're here to have fun) To the right, is the entrance to the winter wonderland (my on-order snow is just starting... 50 flakes-per-hour-per-acre). If you follow the trail signs, they will take the visitors to Santa's workshop, the old fashioned Candy-land, make your own dipped Candle-station and the Craft-village. To prevent starvation... it is only a short hike to the hand-cut fries, chili-dogs, beef-on-a-bun and for the sweet tooth candy-apples, cotton-candy, home made fudge (the maple-walnut fudge is to die for) and the decorate your own gingerbread person Pavilion.You can also visit some of the junior members of Santa's reindeer, you know the ones that are not yet ready to fly with him, and also the retire-ees of Santa's team too. And the best part... across the walk-way are the horse-drawn wagons which will convey every hopeful 'tree-hunter' and their families to the oh so perfect tree line.

The Safari is on, beware you perfect tree you will not escape...

"this is the one, no...no this one here, no the needles are too long, this is the...no this one is better, no this side is flat...too short...too skinny...too perfect..."

blessed are you, lucky fellow hunters, who has the whole family agreeing on THE perfect Christmas tree

This years beauty!
This years beauty!

It looked as if everyone had had a great time... picking and choosing. We strapped the perfect one to the top of the bus and hurried home so we could have dinner and then decorate this fabulous, definitely the nicest tree 'ever.

Pulling into the driveway SciPi, always the alert one, noticed that the front door stood wide open. Oh no! burglars???? "Everyone calm down, stay in the bus let me go investigate" I called. "Just in case, someone, please have your cell phone out and ready to call our finest in blue. Oh shoot, I do not have a phone book here in the bus... Oh well just dial '0' for operator and ask them what the number for 9-1-1 is (just kidding)"

Jason and De Greek, the gentlemen that they are, insisted on going into the house with me... I had grabbed the hammer that lived on the bus, (I needed it occasionally whenever the bus's alternator needed a friendly little wake-up tap) Jason had found the tire iron, De Greek was armed with the hatchet we used at the Christmas tree farm. Koffee Klatsch Gal found her two foot long flashlight in her Mary Poppins carpet bag. Then followed SciPi Patty, the karate champion, whose hands are registered weapons. Maddie and Simone followed, each with their cell phones open and ready in one hand, a can of pepper spray in the other. Ripplemaker in her ever calm way pulled out the nine iron from my golf bag (which I had forgotten to take in last week after our final game of the year). Not to be out done, their claws unsheathed and sharp, RedElf and Enelle tip-toed with their cat stealth, so quietly that no-one even knew they were there.

Sneaking up the drive, trying not to let the gravel crunch under our feet, we crept up to the deck stairs... the whole lot of us inched ahead slow by slow... when all of a sudden a little rustle interrupted our covert operation... I was able to grab Gaby, my anti-social Rouen duck just in time before she let out even the smallest of quacks (she makes her home under the lavender bush in the flower bed rather than in the chicken coop). Noticing every-body's startled look I realized I had forgotten to warn them about sweet little Gabby. I mouthed a quiet "Sorry" as I shrugged my shoulders... taking a big breath, carrying the duck under my left arm, the hammer in the right I entered the kitchen through the open door first... -nothing- ... -nobody-... we continued on through the hall into the living room... -empty- ... we all let out a half of a sigh of relief... stood still for a moment and then we could hear the sound of rustling papers coming from the den/office... we inched slowly to the pocket doors that were only open about a foot. The guys pulled the doors open in unison on the one-two-three count (a la Delta force) Koffee Klatsch Gal shone in her bright light and we carefully peeked in... -there stood Billy and Nanny calmly chewing their way through the papers on my desk- It took a moment for the strain of the last two and a half minutes to leave our faces... it seemed that it had taken a lifetime. We all started to laugh at the same time because we had just noticed the ridiculous... we were all still wearing our puffy coats a la Michelin-tire-man-style, I was carrying a happy little duck, the rest of the team had all followed single file ending with the two kitties and peaking over their shoulders were Evvy and Polly the chickens, wondering if there was going to be any specialty snacks handed out soon.



Nanny and Billy!
Nanny and Billy!

You might think that this is the end of the tale of the Pied Piper of Hubpages... well you guessed wrong. Luckily we were just in time to rescue the hubnugget hubs from being eaten by the goats... the pages looked a little ragged around the edges, a little slimy... -but still usable- ... a second more and they would all have been history. I bet you wouldn't have believed me if I would have come on-line and told you that there was not going to be a hubnugget hub this week because my goats ate the hubs--- would you have?

Now are you also wondering where the dogs were though out all of this... I was... well my brave sentries were upstairs guarding my bed from being stolen... while Chuckey the love bird softly chirped sweet nothings into their ears.

Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?

  • 14% Loser Guides:How To Buy Stuff Online
  • 16% Little Trick To Drying a Wet Electronic Device
  • 18% 3D TV, and no glasses required!
  • 30% The Circle Of Reciprocity
  • 9% Modern technology an old farts point of view.
  • 14% How to Wipe a Hard Drive (Step-by-Step Guide)
57 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?

  • 7% The Glass Flask of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Bozburun, Turkey
  • 3% The Top Twelve Best Inventions we use in our every day lives.
  • 4% NASA STS-133 Space Shuttle Mission Prepares for Liftoff
  • 1% Coping with Reality
  • 0% Insane thoughts-what is; is not what it isn't, but it is what never was!
  • 85% Does the American Dream Have to Die With Michael Jackson?
362 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Food and Cooking nominees is your favorite?

  • 37% Shortbread My Favorite Three Recipes
  • 17% 3 Great Recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas: Leftover Cranberry Sauce Loaf, Cranberry Whip, and Cranberry Granola Bars
  • 10% Clay Pot Cooking
  • 11% How to Spice up Your Pancake Recipe
  • 14% MY EXOTIC SOUP RECIPES
  • 11% HOW TO BRING TO THE TABLE TO REAL SPAGHETTI 'ITALIAN
63 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

This weeks winners and runners up!

Congratulations to all of you Hubnuggeteers, nominees and winners alike. All the hubs were super. So keep up the great writing.

This week's Technology favorites and nominees

  • 30% The Circle Of Reciprocity
  • 18% 3D TV, and no glasses required!
  • 16% Little Trick To Drying a Wet Electronic Device
  • 14% How to Wipe a Hard Drive (Step-by-Step Guide)
  • 14% Loser Guides:How To Buy Stuff Online
  • 9% Modern technology an old farts point of view.

57 people have voted in this poll.

This week's Education and Science favorites and nominees

  • 85% Does the American Dream Have to Die With Michael Jackson?
  • 7% The Glass Flask of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Bozburun, Turkey
  • 4% NASA STS-133 Space Shuttle Mission Prepares for Liftoff
  • 3% The Top Twelve Best Inventions we use in our every day lives.
  • 1% Coping with Reality
  • 0% Insane thoughts-what is; is not what it isn't, but it is what never was!

362 people have voted in this poll.

This week's Food and Cooking favorites and nominees

  • 37% Shortbread My Favorite Three Recipes
  • 17% 3 Great Recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas: Leftover Cranberry Sauce Loaf, Cranberry Whip, and Cranberry Granola Bars
  • 14% MY EXOTIC SOUP RECIPIES
  • 11% How to Spice up Your Pancake Recipe
  • 11% HOW TO BRING TO THE TABLE TO REAL SPAGHETTI 'ITALIAN
  • 10% Clay Pot Cooking

63 people have voted in this poll.

The how's, the who's , the why's, the what's to be eligible.

To be eligible for HubNugget consideration, you must have joined hubpages within the last 60 days, and have an author score of 75 or above. Your hub must have been published within the last 7 days, and have a hub score of 55 or above. That's it!

Now you may be asking how you can achieve all of that when you're still just a Hub-nuggeteer learning your way around here.

This is how:

  • Build a hub with well written, original content.
  • Next, add a few relevant photos videos.
  • Add a news feed if you like.
  • Move your capsules around to create an attractive layout, and preview your handy work.
  • Check for spelling and grammar booboos.
  • Now all that's left to do is hit that "publish" button, and watch your score rise.
  • Your friends at Hub-Central will do the rest!

If you want more detailed information, Shirley Anderson has written a hub on the whole process. You can find it here. or here HubPages Learning Center  http://hubpages.com/hub/HubNuggets-How-To 



The Douglas Fir, the Scots pine, silver pine, blue spruce etc. they each have their own charm. Naturally there is nothing wrong with an artificial tree, if that is what you prefer. I'm all gung-ho about living green all year long, and am a little ashamed to admit that the 'real' Christmas tree is one tradition I'm not willing to give up on yet. It has been all part of my families Christmas to go and choose the right specimen.

I would be very saddened if we, the whole gang, were not able to gather at the tree farm, were not having that total 'just family day'. I would miss seeing my granddaughters laughing eyes, sprinting from one area to the next, from one tree to the other, with cold red checks... all with the anticipation for that special holiday... and I would miss seeing my now adult children act like they used to with their laughing eyes, sprinting from one area to the next, from one tree to the other, with cold red checks... all with anticipation... most of all I would miss the memories that this 'family outing' brings back year after year....

I love this hunt, this tradition, so much that this year I actually have two trips to the tree-farm. A fun virtual one here with you all, the Hub team and Hub-ber-family, and one with my gang tomorrow...


Guess what folks

... its December the third, yup the count-down has started... hope you have a merry hunt for that 'Oh-so-perfect Christmas tree'

but most of all

May you all, (no matter what the name is of your special Holiday)  have a chance to spend that perfect day with your loved ones... in health, in good cheer and in Peace...

MERRY CHRISTMAS



This weeks winners and runners up!

Congratulations to all of you Hubnuggeteers, nominees and winners alike. All the hubs were super. So keep up the great writing.


This week's Technology favorites and nominees

  • 30% The Circle Of Reciprocity
  • 18% 3D TV, and no glasses required!
  • 16% Little Trick To Drying a Wet Electronic Device
  • 14% How to Wipe a Hard Drive (Step-by-Step Guide)
  • 14%
  • 9% Modern technology an old farts point of view.

57 people have voted in this poll.


This week's Education and Science favorites and nominees


  • 85% Does the American Dream Have to Die With Michael Jackson?
  • 7% The Glass Flask of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Bozburun, Turkey
  • 4% NASA STS-133 Space Shuttle Mission Prepares for Liftoff
  • 3% The Top Twelve Best Inventions we use in our every day lives.
  • 1% Coping with Reality
  • 0% Insane thoughts-what is; is not what it isn't, but it is what never was!

362 people have voted in this poll.


This week's Food and Cooking favorites and nominees

  • 37% Shortbread My Favorite Three Recipes
  • 17% 3 Great Recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas: Leftover Cranberry Sauce Loaf, Cranberry Whip, and Cranberry Granola Bars
  • 14% MY EXOTIC SOUP RECIPIES
  • 11% How to Spice up Your Pancake Recipe
  • 11% HOW TO BRING TO THE TABLE TO REAL SPAGHETTI 'ITALIAN
  • 10% Clay Pot Cooking

63 people have voted in this poll.

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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thank you for reading and commenting peterdros.

regards Zsuzsy


peterdros 5 years ago

very good hub. You are a good writer.Well done.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Support Med. thank you for reading and commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Glad you all had fun.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Habee thanks for the good wishes and back at ya.

I'll be away for the holidays, talk to you in the new year.

regards Zsuzsy


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia

What a fun hub! I wish the best Christmas ever for you and yours!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Patty you're absolutely right this really was a record breaking week for me. Not only did we have 482 combined voters but also 1700 readers... That makes this the most visited hubnugget hub of all the ones I've written so far.

How awesome is that?

hope you're well

kindest regard Zsuzsy


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

Congratulations to all the winners and wannabes this week - the Education and Science category was a particular runaway! This is a record I think.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

For. Ever. Landis, congrats on the win. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Have a super duper holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


For. Ever. Landis 5 years ago

Ms. Bee, I am embarrassed to show up here this late, but first of all, thank you for the nomination which came as a total surprise! I enjoyed reading hubs by the wonderful nominees here. And now the surprise has been taken over by delight! I am truly humbled and with gratitude, I wish to thank everybody who voted for the article and was so receptive to the issues addressed. Wishing Ms. Bee and all amazing hubbers a great holiday season !!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hello, hello, so glad you dropped in. Thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

Hope you have a good holiday season too.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

wow, Zsuzsy, you have a lot answer for hahaha Brilliantly written and thanks for the joy of reading it.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Jason.

That's how one promotes their hub really well. Perfect... Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Hope you have a super holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Always happy when you stop by Imelleda. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Yup someone knows how to promote their hub really well.

Have a super duper holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


JASON NICHOLS 5 years ago

Wow! The education and science category nominies have got the highest votes that is 269! Whereas the the technology category has only 51 votes and food and cooking category has only 56 votes! Wish you all best of luck nominies including me!


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Imelleda 5 years ago from East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Boy oh boy, someone in the Education and Science category sure knows how to get voters! Well done!

Congratulations to all the nominees!! fine hub, Zsuzsy Bee!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Steph, It's really great when you can take some time out of your busy schedule to read and vote. It is so encouraging to new hubbers.

The best Holidays to you and your bunch too

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Audrey, how are you? It's always hard to just pick a few of the hubs offered. Hope you enjoyed our choices.

Hope you're having a great holiday season

Kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Always happy when you stop by Pamela. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Have a super duper holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

What fun!! Loved the story and all the photographs! Now that I've left my comment, I'm back to vote on the hubs for the Hubnugget contest. Happy Holidays Zsuzsy!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

I voted and your hub was marvelous....loved the images!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I have voted and your hub is wonderful and so funny. I rated it up and awesome.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

GioiaMulas, thank you for reading and for voting. There are a lot of great hubs written by new hubbers that's for sure. It's always hard to just pick a few. Hope you enjoyed our choices.

Hope you're having a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hello Enelle, our adventures are a blast every week, aren't they? We found the best Christmas tree once again this year.

Have a super duper holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Petra, how are you? Always glad when you have a chance to drop in for a visit.

Thank you for reading and voting. This week as all the other weeks the team and I have a really hard time narrowing down the choices to just 6 in each category, because there is so much good stuff being written here on hubpages.

A very marry holiday season to you and yours.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

travel_man1971, thank you for reading and for voting. The hubnuggeteers and I appreciate it.

Hope you have a marvelous holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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GioiaMulas 5 years ago

I think when you write you are really special! Make it simple and palpable, almost visible already! Piave me:) Thanks


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I think this hits the all time best Christmas time list! I have one other that I will always remember and I must say this comes in a very close second :D

I thank you for inviting and including us on such a glorious hunt! A most excellent hub - and I had a blast reading it!

Read and voted and voted and voted :D


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Who can resist an invitation to celebrate Christmas with new hubbers nomenees and you as the best of the "elite team" I am voting for you first and than will read the other hubs and do the same. Marry Christmas, Zsuzsy!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Hi, Miss Bee! Merry Christmas! It's hilarious reading your hub. I've voted and made comments, too! ;)


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Avamum, don't forget to promote your hub to everyone you know, your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck. Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

As for the children's writing... the first of a series will be done and ready by early spring, we'll start the hunt for a just right publisher after the holidays.... keep your fingers crossed

Hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hi there Susan, how are you? Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

And a great big thank you too for the vote of confidence and really nice to hear. I am working on children's stories and books also and one of my daughters is working on the illustrations as we speak.

Hope you're well and that you have a super duper holiday season.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Avamum 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you for the nomination Zsuzsy Bee....and I agree with susansisk - your writing style would work well writing children's books!


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susansisk 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Fun story. You could make a children's book out of it.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

wordscribe43, always glad when you stop by. Thank you for reading, voting and for commenting.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

kimh039, thanks for reading, voting and for commenting.

hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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wordscribe43 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Z-Bee, I'm making my way through the hubs, slowly but surely. I love your hub here, my kids are decorating for XMas and I'm feeling all festive right now.


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kimh039 5 years ago

I liked the hippy bus the best! Very clever and imaginative hub Zsuzsy Bee.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Leni, thank you for reading, voting and for commenting.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Deborah, there sure are a lot of great hubs written by new hubbers that's for sure. It's always hard to just pick a few. Hope you enjoyed our choices.

Hope you're having a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Susan, you're quite welcome for the nomination. Don't forget to promote your hub. Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

Hope you're having a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK

An enjoyable read to end my day. I will go and vote now.


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Deborah Demander 5 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thanks for putting together another great collection of hubs. I appreciate your diligence.

Namaste.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a great hub I so enjoy the way that you write! Thanks so much for the nomination.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Earth Angel, always glad when you take the time to drop in. The goats being in my office is a true story. Those two have become quite a hand full. I incorporated one, only one of their many escapades into my hubnugget hub. I laugh about it now because I think it actually became a hilarious stunt (only after my heart stopped galloping at a million miles an hour though...) Coming home to an open door, alone in the evening after watching spooky movies at a friends house can be hair-raising. Gaby, the duck, really lives under the lavender bush and is quite happy being carried around in my arms... as I did that night (for protection of course) and the dogs were really snoozing upstairs in my bedroom, while Nanny and Billy ate their way though a brand new package of copy paper, paper clips, elastics and heaven only knows what other desk paraphernalia was around in my office...

Any normal person would have backed away and called for help... but not 'doh-doh' me... armed with the hammer from my toolbox in the car I came in to investigate, as I said with the duck in my arms and a couple of the barn cats weaving in and out of my my legs.

I had been debating about writing a hub about those two culprits but it kind of fit in nice with the hubnugget hub instead...

Hope you're having a great holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Dearest Zsuzsy Bee!!

What a great read on an early rainy Saturday morning! You had me right there with each of you every step of the way! Thank you so much!!

Blessings to you and yours and the animal kingdom as well! Earth Angel!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals we always have fun on our outings, don't we? Even if there only virtual... thanks for voting for the hubnuggets wannabes

have a great holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

JASON NICHOLS, don't forget to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Denise, so glad you dropped by. There sure are a lot of great hubs written by new hubbers that's for sure. It's always hard to just pick a few. Hope you enjoy our choices.

As for De Greek... well he probably would have preferred the tire iron to the hatchet for his weapon of choice... can't win them all I guess...hahaha

Hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Tammy L, don't forget to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

have a nice holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Mark Ewbie, you're quite welcome for the nomination. Remember to promote your hub. Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Kim Lynn, thank you for reading and for commenting.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya SciPi Patty, I'm always amazed how many memories our sense of smell can trigger. Glad the hub brought back some good memories for you.

Have a super duper holiday season

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

RocketCityWriter, don't forget to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

AuthorCor, remember to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Ripplemaker, thanks for joining our new adventure and for flying the whole gang over in your Hub-copter.

have a nice holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

LoganG, don't forget to promote your hub to all your family and friends. They do not have to be Hubpages members to vote.

Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

Hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya Sir Cagsil, I knew I could count on you to come by, read, vote and leave a nice comment.

Thank you

Hope you have a super duper holiday season too

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Zsuzsy, I lovesd out outing, it was such fun. I'm just glad I remembered to bring my flashlight. I love your storytelling style of writing. I voted you up and awesome.

Voted for the hubnuggets wannabes and hope that everyone else does.

Don't forget to vote.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Jeremey, you're quite welcome for the nomination. Don't forget to promote your hub. Congrats on being nominated and Good luck.

Keep on writing good hubs and we will read them.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Rosie2010, thank you for reading, commenting and for voting. Each week we (the hubnugget picker team) are given lists in three categories to choose great waqnnabes from. You never know one of your hubs might just be one of the next batch.

hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

RedElf, we did have a great outing didn't we (although virtual it was fun)

Have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

alekhouse, so glad you dropped by. Time for coffee or tea? There sure are a lot of great hubs written by new hubbers that's for sure. It's always hard to just pick a few. Hope you enjoy our choices.

Hope you have a great holiday season

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

DeGreek... since when is story telling lying?


JASON NICHOLS 5 years ago

I am very excited because my hub "MY EXOTIC SOUP RECIPES" has been nominated. Today i was going through my e-mails and i was like stunned to see that my hub has been nominated!

I have read all nominated cooking hubs and liked them a lot! And congrat's to all of you for being nominated and BEST OF LUCK!

WHISH YOU HUBBERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

What a great hub idea...full of fun and frolic! That De Greek...don't believe him that he came into lying late in life! He was BORN spinning a yarn, LOL

Thanks for the merriment.


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Congratulations to those nominated. Thank you for nominating one of my hubs for the Technology category. Good luck to those nominated.


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Mark Ewbie 5 years ago from Euroland

I came here pleased and surprised at being nominated. Then I see a really neat hub which is kind of humbling. My offering is indeed a little nugget compared to this.

What I'm trying to say is thanks for the nomination and great hub!


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Kim Lynn 5 years ago

Envy, envy, envy... I'm totally green! Great writing, great fun. Thanks!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

The last time I went to a tree farm was 200 years ago in the 2nd grade with my class and teacher. Brings back good memories and wonderful pine scents. We did not have great goats like yours, tho.


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RocketCityWriter 5 years ago from Alabama

Wow! Thanks to the team for my nomination! Merry Christmas :)


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AuthorCor 5 years ago

Thank you for the nomination this is a surprise and I must say thank you again for the consideration! Happy holidays!!!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Oh what fun it!!! On my way...to read and vote! :)


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LoganG 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks for the nomination, Zsuzsy Bee! I wasn't even aware of HubNuggets so what a pleasant surprise to find out this way!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas, too!

-LoganG


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey Zsuzsy, Nicely done HubNugget Hub. Thank you for bring the Nominees out. :) I've voted and shared it too. :) Hope you have a safe holidays. :)


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Jeremey 5 years ago from Arizona

Wonderful! Thanks for the nomination! Now I'll head back and read the rest and place my votes, (for the ones not up against mine!)! Gonna brew a pot of coffee first, I got some reading ahead of me! Thanks again!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Miss Bee, Wow! what a great read! I enjoyed reading all about your adventure finding the bestest Christmas tree. I'm new here in Hubpages and I want to be a Hubnugget.. even just to be nominated would be such a great honour. But alas, I'm not a techno geek, I'm not smart enough to right educational hubs and I'm not a good cook. So I guess I'll never be a Hubnugget (sigh). But I voted anyway.. such a difficult task considering all nominees are super great.

Have a nice day!

Rosie


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Another great hub, Miss Bee - love the graphics, too! I must say, I really enjoyed the outing with you and the rest of the team - goats and all - and the Christmas grog and goodies were most excellent. Rated up and shared!


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Great hub. Gotta go back and read all the contending hubs before I vote.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

I never cease to envy your writing skill. You can take the most mundane and make it interesting. Not only that, but you lie so well too. As one who came to lying rather late in life, I cannot help feeling jealous. So the guy holding the tire iron was Jason? Who's Jason? :-))))

Nicely done Zsuzsy. I am pressing all the buttons because it is such a good, fun Hub

and

MARRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :-)

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