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Christmas Progress

The Christmas cards have all been sent, which is impressive given that we had lost our contact list. It was difficult to reconstruct the list, because so many of the people on it had moved in the last few years. … Continue reading

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Making Progress

So far in Christmas prep: The Advent Calendar is mostly set up. I have enough small gifts, Christmas-themed books from the library, and “tickets” to get through the entire Advent season. I had planned to make a schedule to evenly … Continue reading

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Things Done and Things Yet to Do

I’m thrilled to be able to say that I’ve already gotten some of my Christmas tasks done. Shutterfly offered me free holiday address labels a couple of weeks ago, so I ordered them and they arrived last week. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Futile

One by one, however slowly and painfully, the Christmas tasks get done. I have a niece who is still very young, and every year I buy her a personalized Christmas ornament. Etsy is my go-to source for these ornaments, and … Continue reading

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Making Progress

One by one the Christmas tasks get done. I picked up our Christmas cards today. What a relief it is to have this particular task done! I had the usual problems designing them. First I couldn’t find the right pictures. … Continue reading

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Favorite Ornaments

Our Christmas tree has been dropping a lot of needles, and the only thing drinking its water is Peeps, the cat. So I decided yesterday that it was time for the tree to go. The kids and I removed the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Christmas

We reached several important Christmas-prep milestones over the last few days. We bought a Christmas tree. A real tree! It’s the first real tree we’ve had since the horrible cinara aphid incident (I can still see, in my mind’s eye, … Continue reading

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Pacedos and Other Things

Dear Kids, We took down the Christmas tree on Saturday. As we removed the ornaments, Marshall kept commenting on how the tree was looking less and less beautiful. He didn’t seem unhappy about it. On the contrary, he enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Charley the Elf

Dear Kids, One day in early December Marshall asked, “Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf? It’s a book!” I had heard of the Elf on the Shelf. I had been introduced to the idea by Auntie Jeanne, … Continue reading

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