Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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1. My new favorite things to photograph are the birds in my kids' high school parking lot. I felt you should know.

2. The holiday baking is coming along nicely: pretzel/Rollo/pecan cookies, pretzel/Rollo/M&M cookies, almond crescents, pecan tassies, peanut butter blossoms, chocolate chip meringues, date-nut balls, coconut flour gingerbread drop cookies -- all done. Today: fudge and some more coconut flour goodies. Still debating the wisdom of peppermint bark and rolled sugar cookies.

3. I've decided I do not care for LED Christmas/fairy lights. I felt you should know.

4. I've been watching a bunch of those old claymation Christmas shows from when we were kids -- you know, back in the Jurassic -- and holy cats, those are some messed-up nightmare inducers, eh? Who in the world thought those were a good idea? Why did we love them? Were our parents slipping us weed milkshakes? IS MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD A LIE?!

5. I can tell I'm going to have trouble coming up with 12 things. Let's press on.

6. I'm reading Louise Penny's A Fatal Grace, the second Chief Inspector Gamache book, which is a heartwarming tale of Christmas murder. I like it very much.

7. I have been huffing the Fresh Balsam candle from Bath & Body Works and I think it might be causing brain damage.

8. This week we'll attend the high school band holiday concert for the first time with C as a spectator rather than a performer and I'm going to try really hard not to cry, you guys. Concert season usually doesn't affect me the same way marching season does so it'll probably be okay. *sniffle*

9. I have complicated feelings about the new Hobbit movie coming out this month. The Hobbit is one of my favorite books of all time -- I can remember my dad reading it to me as a bedtime story when I was very young -- but I have a longstanding and rather intense crush on Martin Freeman, the actor who plays Bilbo. So that might be weird. I'm still going to see it, I just might have to call my therapist immediately afterward.

10. It's been legitimately cold here, like in the 20s (F, not C) when I wake up in the morning. I can't decide how I feel about that.

11. My old Cuisinart food processor gave up the ghost this week so P got me a new one, and he says I should just throw the old one away, but his parents got it for us when we were married and they're both dead now and I don't want to throw it away, you guys. Much like with the badly injured/dying squirrel we found in our back yard last week to which P was forced to deliver a swift, humane death, I think I might have to implore him to "take care of it, but I don't want to see it or know about it or be told what happened."

12. I'm still really sad about that squirrel. I felt you should know.


  1. You are so silly. Dump the dead Cuisinart. Surely you have photos or better memories. Best to have him put it out the day of garbage pickup.

    Stay warm. How is C doing on home studies?

  2. #4) OMG the Claymation Christmas specials. My son and I are the only ones who remember the one with the California Raisins.
    The other morning we were singing "Here We Come A Waffling"