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Saturday, December 25, 2004

merry Christmas, everyone!

i'm thinking of church mice, for some reason, sitting in the back of the church in a warm corner, watching the candles and listening to the carols. perhaps because i'd like to be the church mouse - quiet, warm, drinking in the service.

spent much of the day with family and friends, and plan to do the same again tomorrow. scrambling now, as always, to get the last few things wrapped, tucked in stockings or under the tree, figuring out what to bring where, what to do for breakfast, and looking forward to curling up under the covers. this year, i get to do all that with my husband. :) our third Christmas as a couple, and our first as husband and wife - and it feels lovely.

may your holiday be warm, peaceful, joyous, and spent in the company of those you love.

may your holidays be joyous and peaceful!

:: scribbled at 1:07 AM ... ... o

Monday, December 20, 2004

a little Christmas fun for today:

a literary quiz of Christmas stories, courtesy of The Guardian. (you may need to register for the site, but it's free, and The Guardian is a good read.)

it's snowing here, just a dusting so far, but who knows what it will be by the end of the day. i think that makes for a good night (provided the roads aren't too slippy) to go driving around looking at Christmas lights, because they look so much prettier with snow on the ground. i'll also be observing holiday lights from here with her and her tonight (and thinking of her, who may or may not be able to make it).

eta: no cocktail hour tonight, as plans were not quite as set as i'd thought, she isn't feeling well, and she is packing, and if we wait until after the first of the year, perhaps we can corral her to join us. ;) plus, it's really just too motherfuckin' cold out, so i won't miss running from T stop to warm building. i mean, come on. 10°. yes, it's winter in New England, but honestly.

:: scribbled at 10:45 AM ... ... o