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Archive for December, 2015

Back to Work…

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

I’ve been doing some work, but more thinking, and a good deal of reading besides. Yesterday #2 daughter came down in the early afternoon. We got the boutonnieres for the wedding ordered and laid in provisions for the week, but also bought the discounted Christmas candy and sat on my bed munching on M&Ms and […]

One Word

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Usually by now the fun is winding down and the kids are getting back to their own homes and work is starting up. This year, with a wedding next week and Christmas Eve on a Thursday,we’re extending the celebrations. But I am thinking a little bit about the past year and the new year on […]

Christmas 2015

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

It’s been great! We had children at Christmas Eve, for the first time in a long time, and exchanged gifts, went to church (at a couple of different churches), and enjoyed the traditional holiday feast. Christmas Day was relaxed, with stockings and a special breakfast, followed by games and a vat of tortellini soup. Josepha […]

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25th, 2015

One Holy Night in Bethlehem

Monday, December 21st, 2015

One holy night in Bethlehem the air was filled with song. Angelic voices sang on high and shepherds piped along: Sing glory, glory, gloria! God’s love is given birth! Be not afraid, Sing gloria, and peace to all the earth! Their music echoed through the town into the stable stall, where Mary sang a lullaby […]

Joseph’s Song

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Today the pastor referenced “Joseph’s Song” by Michael Card. I finished the Broad Street Mittens for #1 son and wrapped them up. They are imperfect, both because of the flaws in the pattern and because I am an imprecise knitter, but they should keep his hands warm. The copper buttons keep the mitten flaps under […]


Saturday, December 19th, 2015

#1 son brought his fiancee and her kids to dinner last night. He had spent the day here working, and we had done some collaborating, and then my DIL-Elect and the children arrived. My husband made larp and I made cookies. The little girl helped stir. It was a lot of fun, but today I […]

Planner Layouts

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Being sick for a few days gave me leisure to play with my planner, and I have settled on a general layout. I’ve set up my planner several weeks into the new year, tempting fate probably. Actually, in the layout above I played fast and loose with the headers, trying to use “Don’t forget” and […]

Heiligste Nacht

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

I’ve been sick for several days. I missed the concert and have been either working while feeling sorry for myself or lying in bed reading and sleeping in turns. Here’s a nice song for today.


Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Angel is or was a glam band, and they recorded this song early in this century. I had never heard of them before I encountered this song on YouTube. Winter is here, and it’s cold this time of year. There’s snow everywhere in sight, falling on this winter night. By candle light, we share this […]

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