Christmas tagged posts
“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...Read More
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 ...Read More
So, it had come to my attention lately that someone I didn’t know particularly well was not going to be able to provide much Christmas for the five children, all under ten, in their household, due to reasons of bad luck and bad health.
Four of the children are theirs, one is the daughter of a recently-killed friend, who, along with her father, is also living with them for lack of another option.
I recognize that there are others out there in worse or similar situations, but these came to my attention.
My own father died when I was quite small, and I am very acquainted with being a child who gets few presents for Christmas, and practical ones at that. New pajamas because they were needed, new socks because they were needed.
She had told me that the children were being very good about not ...Read More
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...Read More