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Goodbye, 2010

Goodbye, 2010; don't let the doorknob hit you in the ass. I am ready for a new beginning, a breath of fresh air, and deep cleaning of the spirit. It's not that 2010 was a total clusterfuck; it wasn't. There were many wonderful things about 2010: travel, reunions with friends, days at the beach, hockey games, and work success for both Joe and me. But in spite of all that good stuff, I was sad... Read more →

Gnashing Of Teeth

Well, I'm a little under the weather. I've had this weird ache in my head -- it feels like someone pinching the bridge of my nose. I suspect that I ground my teeth to a fare-thee-well last night. I know why, too. It was because I had a pretty vivid dream. Do you ever have "theme" dreams? I mean, dreams that might differ in the details but have the same general feeling or progression? I... Read more →

Boxing Day

Today SonnyeBoy and I ate pie for breakfast (well, breakfast for him; midmorning snack for me). Joe was already at work, so SonnyeBoy and I decided to go to the movies, selected True Grit, and headed to the mall. Mind you, we were hearing dire predictions of several inches of snow, but such threats mean nothing to us and off we went. We opted for a later show so that we could have a leisurely... Read more →

Best. Christmas. Ever.

What a wonderful Christmas Day! It even snowed prettily in the morning as we stumbled downstairs for coffee and crepes and Christmas gifts. The highlight? Oh my God, SonnyeBoy bought us a 32" flat screen HD TV! Even better, he hooked it up! We do have to upgrade our cable service to HD and get the required cables and crap, but we will get that done in the very near future. Even without the HD... Read more →

Birthday Cake for Christmas Eve

Today I did a lot of cookie baking (again) and a little decorating, so the house is smelling quite good and looking decently festive. I got to thinking about what to take to the family Christmas Eve celebration tomorrow night and thought it might be fun to take a birthday cake. And by birthday cake, I mean a Devil's Food cake with boiled white icing. (And by "boiled white icing," I mean icing made with... Read more →

Midnight Mass, Maybe

I have been thinking about going to Midnight Mass this year. I haven't been in years and years, ever since my parents moved out to the retirement community in 1978. We lived just down the hill from our church -- all we had to do was walk out the back door, cross the neighbor's yard, and traipse through the cemetery to get there. Every Christmas we'd all go to Midnight Mass, and then my folks... Read more →

Thirty Days of Truth 26 through 29

Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why? Never seriously, and for that I am grateful. Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now? I'm not sure what this means. My winning smile, perhaps? The fact that my Christmas shopping is done? That I'm on vacation until January? Yeah, let's go with that. Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or... Read more →


Here is a screenshot of my ISP's news page. It's kinda fuzzy, so you might not immediately notice the creative grammar in the list of stories underneath the headline about Tracy Morgan. Let me help you out. "Freezed"??? Child, please. Sister Cecilius would have your head for that one. If you're not sure of your tenses, look them up. In fact, I'll help. Repeat after me: freeze, froze, frozen. Freeze, froze, frozen. Freeze, froze, frozen.... Read more →

With A Cherry On Top

Today was a hot fudge sundae -- or Sunday, if you will. First of all, Joe had the day off! It's rare these days when we both have the same day off, so we decided to make the most of it. So we went grocery shopping. Hey, you get your fun where you find it, and this morning we found it at Harris Teeter. We bought almost everything we need for holiday feasting, including the... Read more →