Tag Archives: holidays

  1. Wherein She “Takes the Tone of Judgement”

    12/17/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    A most depressing Christmas time in my memory was our last return from Germany – in 1986. We picked up …
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  2. Ikea Hack Dragon’s Lair

    12/16/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    We decided to have some fun with a holiday tradition this year. When our children were small, we made gingerbread …
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  3. Fantasy and Reality

    12/13/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Once upon a time — ah, how many fantasies begin just that way?  Once upon a time, I visualized the …
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  4. Pajama Day Post Decoration Rumpus

    11/12/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I got out of bed this morning and declared today a “Pajama Day” because I just don’t have the damns …
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  5. Winter

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    12/23/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    The Minotaur filled the birdfeeder today. I’d like to say the living version of the featured photo showed up, but …
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  6. Walking, Thinking – as Independence Day Approaches

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    07/01/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    For the last week, fireworks noise has made sleeping difficult.  So I’ve been too brain-frayed to get myself out to …
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  7. Perfect Pound — Cooking Old School Yule


    12/20/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Remember that cake I said I had to bake?  I made half a day of it, between the preparation and …
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  8. Oven-Deep

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    12/19/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Those long dark nights are warmed here by the kitchen oven as much as the propane fireplace that heats the …
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  9. Traditions To Uphold

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    12/06/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Today, the day after Hunt’s Night, I spent the entire afternoon doing Yule cards.  Most of them were hand written …
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  10. Surreal Seattle Sunday

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    12/01/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Yesterday was eaten up.  The day I’d somewhat dreaded since Mid-November arrived.  We were going to Seattle.  I can count …
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  11. Where NOT To Shop — Ever

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    11/25/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    …not just on Thanksgiving, that is. Though Walmart and Kmart want you to know they are there for you losers …
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  12. Happy Freaking Holidays, OK?


    12/19/2013 by syrbal-labrys

    Yeah, I read the news and read the blogs and wonder if vodka for breakfast (especially with my back aching) …
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  13. This Time of Year Smells GOOD

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    12/15/2013 by syrbal-labrys

    I bake. I used to bake every day from December 1st through the 24th — back when I was trying …
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