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I'm not sure how to "gird my loins". I've heard the term before. It's suggestive of perhaps girdling myself? You are asking me to toughen myself, to appear sleeker and more... rigid? It's an interesting term.The improtant thing, however: Happy New Year! Wishing you all good and a better life in 2008. Hugs.
A phrase whose meaning is mysterious but which seemed appropriate at the beginning of what will certainly be another election circus year. You're sleek enuf :-)Thanks for the good wishes, Sera, and same to you with Hugs back.