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Archive for December, 2007

Monday December 31, 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

The song for today is, of course, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” You can hear Johnny Mathis singing it at that link, but I prefer Ella Fitzgerald, myself. It has been recorded by lots and lots of people, and it is very nice to play on the piano and sing. I think we […]

Sunday December 30, 2007

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

 I looked back at my xanga for previous years, and saw that I had been posting a list of all my Finished Objects for the year on this day. Since my post this morning was awfully boring, I devided to go ahead and do a second post, following that earlier custom.  Here’s all the stuff […]

Sunday December 30, 2007

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I am expecting to hear a sermon this morning with some reference to the New Year. A lot of preachers mention it, after all. But the New Year isn’t part of the liturgical year at all. In fact, the liturgical year begins with Advent, which we just finished. We are currently having Christmas, but the […]

Saturday December 29, 2007

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

I have some dog pictures for you. First, here are the three dogs. They are all good friends now. They are teaching each other their favorite games. We are all having a long weekend — we are all off till Wednesday, in fact. I’m preparing balanced meals and exercising, and have done some slight forays […]

Friday December 28, 2007

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Lest you think there has been no creativity chez fibermom lately, I have some pictures for you. First, the highly decorated Possum Pie that we took to my parents’ place on Christmas Day. You make a crust of 1 cup flour, 1/2 c ground or finely chopped pecans, and 1 stick of butter. Bake it […]

Thursday December 27, 2007

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

At this time of year, you often see articles about the children of divorce. It is a hard time of year for them. We have no children of divorce here, but we do have to cope with #1 daughter’s divorce. We took the position when she married that we were not losing a daughter but […]

Wednesday December 26, 2007

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Happy Boxing Day! It is the Feast of Stephen today, so I think we have no choice but to have “Good King Wenceslas” by John Mason Neale for the song of the day. Here you will find not only the lyrics, but also numerous reviews and/or scholarly writings about the song, information on Wenceslas, and so forth. […]

Tuesday December 25, 2007

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

  I have gotten about six inches into the second sleeve, and am up early not just for Santa duties, but also in a probably vain hope of finishing the sweater so that #2 son can wear it to his grandparents’ house today. In addition to knitting yesterday, we mostly played games. A forthcoming PS2 game […]

Monday December 24, 2007

Monday, December 24th, 2007

This is as much as I got done on the first sleeve last night. It doesn’t look so good for finishing the sweater today, does it? However, I spent the morning in church and most of the afternoon making eggnog truffles and still more cookies, so I have not entirely given up hope. #2 daughter […]

Sunday December 23, 2007

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

 At the store yesterday, I spent much of the time commiserating with people who had ordered things which were not in fact going to arrive in time for Christmas. You do not, in these cases, want to be lacking in sympathy when you have to tell the people that the item they want is sold […]

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