Monthly Archives: December 2008

Everyone wants a carburetor for Christmas

In between washing the Christmas dinner dishes and wolfing down dessert we settle in for our annual Christmas tradition: The White Elephant gift exchange.   We all wrap something we don’t want (can’t do spouses) and put them in the center of the floor. We pick numbers. One is the best. You get to go [...]

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Twelve people, one small kitchen, no dishwasher

I’ve been blessed with a small kitchen that doesn’t have a dishwasher.   It’s a blessing because it’s less to clean (ha, like I do) and a dishwasher would just take up valuable cupboard space.   Since there are just two of us it works.   Except on holidays when we get a crowd of [...]

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Crossing over to the artificial side

I have an artificial Christmas tree. There, I’ve said it.   I know fake is not popular with everyone, but I have crossed over.   I know live trees have tons of advantages and I love having water drip on my hardwood floor, but a few years ago I gave in to convenience.  Here’s why. [...]

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Gingerbread brings out the kid in all of us

I usually can’t walk past Stroudsmoor Inn Towne without peaking in the windows. The desserts on display always make my mouth water. Usually I can convince myself to keep going. This week I just stopped and stared. The bakers created a beautiful gingerbread village. Nothing will get you in the mood for Christmas like candy, [...]

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