Archive for the 'holiday' Category

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Though I don’t prescribe to any particular religion, I grew up celebrating Christmas with many customs not at all related to Christianity and church. And, over the years, I gathered many customs of my own–some intentional, others accidentally so. Like the one I’ll perform just before I go to bed tonight–when I turn out all […]

Another boring update.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Whew, I am tired–the end of another weekend came way too fast. And I didn’t even leave the house. Dorien is also exhausted; obviously being this cute takes lots and lots of effort. Made another attempt at clearing the yard. And, to think, I was glad because there were no pine trees here. Last time […]

Long weekend, comfort & joy.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Spent the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Is there anything more festive than a crepe paper turkey watching as his real live bretheren are slaughtered, roasted, and consumed? Not really. Turkey at my dad’s brother’s place is either deep fried, brined and smoked, or brined and grilled. My Uncle C. is a fantastic […]

Halloween, part 2

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The first guests arrive tomorrow and things are in full Halloween mode here at the house. The frequent bouts of rain have slowed the construction and lighting progress, but with Thursday and Friday off (and Thursday currently promising no rain), hopefully most of the remainder will get done in time. The new neighbors have been […]

Halloween, part 1

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

I’m not dead. Really. Some mornings when I wake up right now, I sort of wish I was, but that’s mostly because I wouldn’t have to get out of my nice, warm bed. The nice warm part being the exact opposite of the rest of the house, which is without heat and a bit chilly. […]

At vacation’s end.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Can’t complain, as I’ve had a lovely 11 days in a row without the need to attend to my email, work on a project, or concern myself with anything beyond household chores and general hobbies. Tomorrow, however, brings an end to the respite and return to the daily grind. It’s sure to be exciting, though […]

Happy Happy

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Well, it appears that the madness that is Christmas (etc.) has arrived, much more quickly than anticipated. Although it is sans snowfall, I’m sure it will all be well. Happy Holiday of Your Choosing to all, and to all a good night. Brief five, ’cause I’d hate to have another five like the last one. […]

Christmas, part 1

Monday, November 28th, 2005

The Halloween stuff has been relegated to the spare room and attic-space, and everything for Christmas is scattered around the house, half in and half out of boxes. The garland is on the mantel, though no stockings are yet hung by the chimney with care. Two tiny trees are out, but Thanksgiving travel foiled our […]

Disney, part 1

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

I didn’t want to make a real Disney post until I had finished working on the photos, and working on the photos has taken a backseat to getting some work stuff accomplished, but rest assured I am making progress on both fronts at the moment. As you can see, there is at least one good […]

Halloween, part 7

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Halloween has come… and gone. I probably won’t get to the full set of 200-odd pictures for a bit, but I pulled out a few of my favorite things from this year. I wish I had gotten more pictures of the pumpkins we carved. I got a new Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin carving kit, and […]