Thank you! I had a great time…

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday. I was offline for a couple of days to enjoy some mountain air with my lovely bride and was overwhelmed by the greetings and well wishes when we got back today. We were in Georgetown, CO and had a very good time, staying at our favorite place…

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New (for us) Holiday traditions

Sheri and I started a new (for us) tradition today. We went to Volcano Asian Cuisine our favorite Asian restaurant for dinner. I had known about the “Jewish” tradition of Chinese dining (and a movie or two) for years, but it was new to Sheri. We had a lovely “traditional” gathering at my aunt’s house…

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Non-traditional holiday greetings

To my Christian friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Jewish friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Wiccan friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Muslim friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Atheist friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Scientologist friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Buddhist friends and family: Merry…

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There are certain things I just don’t get

Elf on the Shelf is one of them. I see lots of cute Elves on Shelves, and lots of Elves not on Shelves doing all manner of naughty things to Barbie and a friend. And I just don’t know what to make of it. I’d rather ignore it, but it’s everywhere right now. I know,…

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Merry Christmas! (there, I said it)

I had friend say “Merry Christmas, er, I mean Happy Holidays” last night. I put that to an end right there. I told her “I’m not a Christian, but don’t ever not wish someone a Merry Christmas. If they can’t handle sincere good wishes, it’s their problem and not yours. Too bad if you offend…

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Holiday Spirits

I’m not a humbug, but I don’t effuse Ho Ho Ho’s either. I worked on the annual batch of Christmas / Holiday cards tonight. Rather than regarding it as a chore, I dove right in, “Seasonal Music” playing in the background and happy holiday thoughts bouncing around my head. About half way through, I poured…

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Buddha as kitchen help

Lots of cooking today. Two roasted chickens, a bunch of bacon, microwaved kale chips (even better than baked) and¬†roasted cabbage steaks. After all that, we had a bunch of nice cooking smells mingling about the place. Eventually, though, they turn into not so nice house smells. So we enlisted the power of the Buddha to…

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Stretching it out

There’s nothing like being woken up at 3:00am by a calf muscle that’s just starting to cramp. It really lets you know that you’re alive and your muscles are WORKING! Fortunately, I was able to stretch the cramp into submission and the leg calmed right on down. I was able to get back to sleep…

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Cookies are ready

I am ready for Tuesday’s cookie exchange at work. Quintuple chocolate again this year. That’s two types of cocoa, three types of chocolate chips and a lot of butter, sugar, eggs, etc.

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