Archive for December 2012

For the New Year

For the New Year
This is not an original idea.  I have stolen it.  Now I am spreading it. I pitched it to my youngest son today, and even though we were on the phone I could see his eyes rolling back into his head. Later this afternoon, I am going to pick up a par-baked pizza for our... Read more »

The Afterglow, PT. 1

The Afterglow, PT. 1
The house has returned to semi-organized. The wrapping paper is back in its Tupperware bin, and the card table wrapping station has collapsed. We are still aglow. I declare this holiday a success. Gifts were opened and appreciated.  I was forgiven for duplicitous selections and incorrect sizing. I had pre-suffered for not listening closely to... Read more »

Every Ornament Tells a Story

Steve calls my cabal of friends the Lesbian Coven of Witches.  One year I made these for my friends.  Not artistic, but heartfelt.
Christmas is a journey for me.  The Joliat family was big, and some years were lean.  Still, there was never a year when Mom didn’t have a few tricks up her sleeve to make magic.  One year she sewed a wardrobe of clothes for our Tiny Tears dolls and presented them in a trunk.  Another... Read more »
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Dwelling in Glimmering Inertia

Dwelling in Glimmering Inertia
My house is a sparkling haven. It is having a corrosive effect on my holiday efficiency.  This is fine for me, but will make for a crummy Christmas day.  I cannot bring myself to venture out on my rickety knee.  I do not wish to shop.  I want to sit, sip wine, listen to Christmas... Read more »

Grandparent's Manifesto

Grandparent's Manifesto
There is a broad community that blogs here- some physical contact exists, but we are predominantly a virtual bunch.  I am demographically OLDER than most here. Still, I like the outlet. It continues a tradition of familial remembrance. My husband created the original transparant family when he broadcast the birth of my first born son... Read more »