I Promise I’m Alive

And I’m really really sorry that I haven’t posted. We’ve been moving and all, and weren’t able to get our internet hooked up until today. I have been feeling extremely bereft and disconnected. But now we have internet! Hallelujah! I have spent the last three days working like a dog to get us settled into [Read More...]

Fairytale of New York

We’re watching Die Hard right now, a Christmas tradition, and I’m supposed to be wrapping presents but I’m worried I won’t have time to write my post tomorrow so I’m writing it now. Oh, and speaking of Die Hard, guess who the Ogre struck up a friendship with during his long months of solitude in [Read More...]

Little Drummer Boy

At the risk of invoking the wrath of Simcha, I’m putting this song up here. This is the last day of my favorite but not most favorite Christmas song series, and this song makes me cry. No, it really does. This song is right up there with The Clown of God for me, in terms [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 Not me Me These have to be really fast, because I’m supposed to be sweeping the floors, doing the laundry and baking. Not sipping on my coffee and blogging.  #6 I finally convinced the Ogre to give Downton Abbey a go with me last night. Melanie and Jen have been praising this show to [Read More...]

O Holy Night

Dude! The Ogre and I got five blissful hours alone today to Christmas shop, swig espresso, hold hands and snog inappropriately when no one was looking. They might have been looking, though, but they were mostly teenagers who were doing the same thing. We were in a mall, after all. Yeah, we’re not the greatest [Read More...]

The Day of the Dumpster-Diver

Yesterday started out on a fantastic note. My little brother, home from his sophomore year in a blaze of glory (no, really, the kid got a 90 on his accounting final at A&M;, people, plus steady 100′s in his Mandarin class) most unfortunately came down with a terrible case of strep throat over the weekend. [Read More...]

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Okay. So, obviously, my taste in Christmas music is not totally refined. I do know that you’re probably going, “Really? “In the Bleak Midwinter” to this?” But I just love this song. It’s so adorable. It was sung by a 10-year-old little girl, and I think her voice and the words and the melody so [Read More...]

Irony, or Not

You would think, given that I’m an English major and all, that I would understand the definition of “irony”. But actually I’ve always found it very slippery. Or rather, I can spout the definition to you. The definition of irony, or one among many, is that the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what [Read More...]

Please Pray for Baby Sly

One of my fellow blogging moms, Christine, just posted today that yesterday she and her 1-year-old were hit by a tractor-trailor. She is okay, and Sly will live, but he had severe damage to his backside. Please pray for this family and for this poor little boy. Here’s a link to her blog. I’m sure [Read More...]

In The Bleak Midwinter

The other day my sister-in-law and I were discussing how much we love the song In the Bleak Midwinter. It is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and I actually had never heard it until Melanie linked to it last year.   I spent most of last Christmas season singing the only lines I could [Read More...]


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