December 2008

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December 30, 2008

What a wonderful lull of a week it is, this last week of December. The to-do list is in the recycling bin, and in between loads of laundry and putting away gifts, there’s time to just hang out and play. A few things making me happy right now: The Christmas tree is still lit. ‘Cause it’s […]

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happy christmas!

December 25, 2008
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the elves have been busy

December 23, 2008

Glittering up cones and pods. Stitching up baby hats for Mama to Mama. Bashing candy canes to sprinkle on top of cookies for kid-friends. (Could there be a better job for a seven-year-old boy?) Making sets of cocktail napkins for grown-up friends. These were fun. All the fabric-choosing delight of quilting, but much less effort. […]

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contender for best christmas cookie ever

December 18, 2008

Now, I could just post a recipe and some photos. But short posts aren’t really my thing, have you noticed? So I must include a story as well. I found the recipe for these soft glazed gingerbread tiles in a local magazine three or four years ago. I didn’t have the necessary printed rolling pin, […]

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season of light

December 16, 2008

That’s a photo of our Advent wreath, taken during our annual raising-of-the-Christmas-tree fondue dinner. Years ago, Chris and I started the tradition of eating fondue on the evening when we put up our Christmas tree. After all the work of decorating the tree, it seemed so easy to slit open a pack of Swiss Knight […]

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December 11, 2008

The comments have been interesting lately. Take a look. Did you see the comments from DR, my oh-so-positive friend who inspired my attempts at a complaint-free Advent? He linked to some fascinating research published last week, which shows how one person’s happiness affects his or her family and friends. According to the article, “A happy friend […]

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the advent box

December 5, 2008

In the crazy commercial times that can be Christmas, I love the symbolism of Advent. We’re Catholic, and in our tradition, Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. It’s a time of taking the light of the Advent candles into our hearts, and sharing that light with others. A couple of years ago, in […]

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