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Greetings family, friends, and virtual co-villagers! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and are enjoying the New Year. We’ve been busily focused on family time, working on projects, and both mentally and physically preparing for our yearly trek … Continue reading
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Greetings and Happy New Year, dear family, friends, and fellow virtual villagers! I resurfaced from our two-plus-weeks of holiday stay-cation almost a week ago, but I’ve been playing simultaneous games of catch-up and leap-frog since then, so this is the … Continue reading
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Wow what a week!! It feels like so much happened that we had two weeks in one! In no particular order — here’s the view from here: 1. As I mentioned last week, Autumn is going out with a flurry, transforming … Continue reading
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Chanukah came super early this year, so it was actually part of our Thanksgiving celebrations, and we got our Yule tree up the day after Thanksgiving — so really we’ve been celebrating for over a month now. But cookie-making for … Continue reading
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The New Year has begun, and our 2012 Yule celebrations have come to a gentle end. Natalie and I made it to midnight in more of a warm-ember-and-peppermint-ice-cream mode than a fireworks-and-champagne mode — but both utterly pleased, nonetheless. We … Continue reading
Friday night we officially began our Yule celebrations. In case you missed it — we celebrate our own personal soup of holiday traditions in the McTague/Christensen family. Although it sometimes comes after Yule begins, this year Chanukah was early, so … Continue reading
I’m so glad I’ve made it. There’s a part of me that begins to carry on a concerned conversation in September every year discussing whether or not I will be able to survive the coming darkness. For those of you … Continue reading
We had the good fortune during the first half of Yule to have our Nana come for a visit. I mentioned it already last week, but wanted to take the extra moment now to wax grateful for the way(s) in … Continue reading
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Well, it has been quite a yummy Yule thus far. Today we celebrated the Christmas portion of our holiday. Last night, the girls left cookies and milk for Santa, raisins for Holly the Christmas Faery, apple bits for Sleipnir, and … Continue reading
Happy Solstice, and Felicitous Yule Tidings to All. We lit our little beeswax welcoming candle for the sun, lighting the way through these darkest nights. Now our days are getting longer again. And the sun is on its way back … Continue reading
Well — we’ve officially hit the holiday season, and hit the ground running this year. Perhaps it’s been the unseasonably wintery winter that arrived with Thanksgiving. Perhaps it is the earlier observance of Hanukah this year. Or maybe just that … Continue reading