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Decorating It All Up

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When do you put your decorations up?

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The day after Thanksgiving. That’s one of our family traditions. With emphasis on the family, mom. It’s not about the decorations: it’s about the love shared throughout this season. Let others show us “what Thanksgiving is all about” by lining up at Walmart at 3am to stampede their separate ways fighting the crowds for those discounts they’d like Christmas to be about. We’re here spending the day with each other launching a season of spending time together.

We start putting it all back up in the closet and the garage the day after Christmas. Today we’ll be taking down the living room tree. (Tell me, if the raw commercialism of Black Friday’s stampedes for those early holiday discounts is what Thanksgiving is all about, then those malls crowded this past week with shoppers doing their gift exchanges to get what they really wanted, is that what Christmas is all about?)





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31 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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Lit Up

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Colored lights on tree/house or white?

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I prefer small white lights, both inside and out.

I do also like colors, but generally in monochromatic designs, such as small blue lights on an indoor tree with blue and silver ornaments.

The tree we had when I was growing up had large multi-colored light bulbs. No bad memories or anything. That just doesn’t happen to be what I prefer.

Anyway, I’m not convinced it matters anymore. These days the companies that make Christmas lights send them back to be fixed if they stand any chance of surviving an entire single holiday season without failing. And a burned out string of white lights doesn’t really look all that different from a burned out string of colored lights.

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24 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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Santa’s Job Descrip

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Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?

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Easy one: Santa’s elves wrap all the presents except for the ones he gives to Mrs. Claus when she’s on the “nice” list the second time he checks it.

But setting the presents under the tree isn’t “just” what he does. He works hard on that list that puts in the orders for those presents. And he drives the sleigh that carries those presents. And he shoulders the bagful of those presents down countless chimneys. What’s just “just” about all that?

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17 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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Hot Noglate

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Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

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Both, please.

After I’ve been outside cross country skiing through some northern Vermont snow on a moonlit night when the temperature before wind chill, make it rich hot chocolate, with marshmallows.

But even a refrigerator full of gallons of egg nog never lasts too long with me around. Unless Kathy is there to spike it with twenty times the rum that even the wildest office party would venture to spike it with. Hers, I had to disappear into the bathroom for, figuring the toilet would appreciate it better than I.

Have both hot chocolate and egg nog around, and don’t be surprised to catch me mixing them.

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10 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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Me Meme Snacks

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Snacks I enjoy:

meme from susan, who tagged me

  Munch munch munch:

 
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3 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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only wish ice for you

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i wish i could disappear into a random singularity

echoing a meme from susan

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26 November 2008 at 1:01 am

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Exciting News!

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Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with us?

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I weigh 20 pounds less than when I originally drafted this post.

It might not be evident – or it may be less significant than it is evident – but I draft these meme posts and various other aftermath posts in advance, sometimes months ahead, then “schedule” them for future posting. Making it possible for me to project what will be news for late November, although as of the end of August – which is what it is here as I write – it is as speculative as who will be the president-elect by the time this actually posts.

But now, to make my “exciting news” a simple fact . . .

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19 November 2008 at 1:01 am

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