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22 December 2018
Saturday 9: Happy Holidays
1. As you can see, Sam loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. Yet some children are reluctant to climb into Jolly Old St. Nick's lap. Did you enjoy the tradition or were you shy? Or did you by pass it altogether -- either because you wrote him a letter or because your family didn't celebrate Christmas?
I was terrified, but my
mother needed that Santa picture so I endured it each year. I also
wrote a letter. If you ever get a chance to see David Sedaris'
Santaland Diaries, it's worth seeing and very funny. This is part
of one of my reviews of the show, about a visit to Santa: We get a
tour of Santa’s Village, including "vomit corner" and learn about high tech
parents who force their kids to sit on Santa’s lap to be photographed, even
if they’re screaming in fright. (Anyone who has ever stood in line to see
Santa, whether as a parent or as a child will find someone with whom they
can identify here.)
Oh, I'm very boring. I've been so housebound for so
long all I can be is nice!
because of immobility, I did all shopping and shipping on line. It was
so effortless and so pleasant, I may do it that way all the time from now
Not really. I did just order a headphone splitter
adapter for my phone, though. Maybe that counts, though since I
"bought" it with my saved account money, it was really "free."
Two: Miracle on 34th
St (the original, without colorlization) and White Christmas. I
have seen both this year, White Christmas twice.
Not that I can recall.
I always worked in small offices that had low key parties, if we had parties
Two. First was spending $254 for the very first (and probably only) prime rib I have ever cooked, but I decided to splurge and make it. I was terribly nervous I would botch it and read every recipe and hint on the Food Network pages, but ultimately it was probably the very best roast I had ever made and worth every penny, but not to repeat.
But on Christmas eve, Jeri and Phil were here and I decided to dust off the fondue pot and make fondue for dinner.
I had forgotten how delicious cheese fondue is...and compared
to the price for skimpy servings in fondue restaurants, it's a great
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