Category Christmas

Never a Christmas Morning

December 25, 2012 ChristmasMemories  No comments

“Never a Christmas morning,
never an old year ends,
but someone thinks of someone;
old days, old times, old friends.”

That is one of my favorite passages for Christmas because isn’t it true?

I have thought today of old days, old times, old friends.

My youth, when Christmas wasn’t what it was ever supposed to be and was mostly about disappointment and being reminded of what wasn’t there.

My dyke days, from which I have many happy memories, Christmases with Marie and Lynnie and Beth, when we would spend the day cooking and playing cards and drinking and smoking dope.

The Christmases with my kinky friends, with the family I’ve chosen.

I’m going to repeat it to myself, again, slowly, and savor the words and the images...

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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2012 ChristmasCookingVanilla Life  2 comments

So, it is the night before Christmas.

slave drew got home from his lake house, I made dinner for us tonight – pasta with salad and rolls – and also a Mediterranean Fish Casserole and Orzo Pilaf for tomorrow’s meal with friends.  I’ll make a pumpkin pie during the day tomorrow.

drew opened one of his gifts from me, a book on insects.  If you know slave drew, you know the thing he likes the most is information.  He’ll pour over it and in six weeks know more than is really appropriate about insects.

The puppies got to open one of their presents, some greenie bones.  They have a couple more gifts under the tree for tomorrow, but if I told what they were and the puppies happened to read my blog, then the surprise would be ruined.

We ate some of the candy I was given yesterday, until I made ...

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Not Cookies

December 14, 2012 ChristmasCookingRecipesVanilla Life  3 comments

I think we’re all a bit in shock because of the shooting today.

Perhaps the positive that can and will come from this horrible incident will be that we as a country will finally stop listening to the idiocy of the NRA and the Cold-Dead-Hands people and develop rational and enforced gun control legislation.

There’s nothing to say, really, other than what we all are feeling, that this is a tragedy of unimaginable horror.  I will keep the families of those affected in whatever way in my thoughts, and I hope you will do the same.

So, I came home today from getting my nails done, and made two batches of which I have baked none yet.  Tomorrow will be baking...

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