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Archive for December, 2014

A Serious Question

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Here’s a serious question: is there any point in putting weight loss on my list of goals this year? I lost 20 pounds in 2013, and I’ve gained back 16 of them. In fact, like many Americans, I put weight loss on my goals list every year and either fail to lose the weight or […]

Looking Back

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

In preparation for EOY (end of year), I’ve been looking back at this blog and at our Traction meetings book. It seems to be standard practice to consider what worked from last year and what needs work, and then to look at what we most want for the coming year. My blog shows that I […]

Love Has Come

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

#2 daughter’s Christmas sweater turned out to be too small, so I frogged much of it and am starting over. I also plan to figure out how to use the embroidery machine. And we’re going to the movies.  That’s the plan for today. Yesterday we went out for lunch and I spent 5 hours working […]

Boxing Day

Friday, December 26th, 2014

I’m back at work. Easing into it, but working. The truth is, I’m not ready to get back to work. I have been wanting to not-work for some time now, and I still want to not-work. I need some new vision or perspective or goals or something to stop feeling like it’s the daily grind […]

Christmas 2014

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

All that I Want for Christmas

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

This is a new song by The Rescues. Snow falls slow in the moonlight Children merrily play All that I want for Christmas Is to give my love away Off in the distance they’re singing Choirs of carolers sway All that I want for Christmas Is to give my love away Every front yard is […]

There Is No Rose of Such Virtue

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

While many people seem to believe that Sting wrote this song, it was actually written sometime in the 15th century. It is sung here by Chanticleer, an amazing men’s a capella group. This is a beautiful tune, There Is No Rose of Such Virtue There is no rose of such virtue As is the rose […]

Before the Marvel of the Night

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Before the Marvel of this Night Before the marvel of this night, adoring, fold your wings and bow, Then tear the sky apart with light, and with your news the world endow. Proclaim the birth of Christ and peace, that fear and death and sorrow cease: Sing peace, sing peace, sing gift of peace, sing […]

The Snow Lay on the Ground

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Here’s another new-to-me traditional carol. I’m not surprised that I can find new songs each year, but it amazes me that I can find new traditional carols each year. This one combines “Come let us adore Him” and the traditional manger story with the snow that we usually find in later carols. The Snow Lay […]

Christmas Dreaming

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Here’s a new-to-me song about getting in the Christmas mood early because you’re in love or perhaps your girl has agreed to marry you. Something happy, in any case. “Christmas Dreaming” was written by Lester Lee, and was part of the midcentury revival of Christmas music that brought us so many great holiday standards. I’d […]

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