Tag Archives: Holidays

Yule at Larmingard

A joyous Yule to you and yours from Larmingard! Yes, we’ve given our teeny, mid-century house an enormous, ancient name, and why not? We’re having a marvelous holiday season in our happy abode–just enough Christmas to make me happy without … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

For the first time in a very long time, I took vacation from Christmas through New Year’s. We don’t tend to travel for the holidays, or have big family events, so most years, I only take a couple of days … Continue reading

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Haunted Books

A couple of weeks before Halloween, I was kvetching that in the past year, I managed to do exactly NONE of the spooky craft projects I planned to do, and the next holiday was bearing down at top speed. “It’ll … Continue reading

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What I Was Doing

…instead of RIPping. To the shock of all–none more than myself–I failed almost entirely to participate in RIP VII. I read the books–I even read Dracula, finally! (Short take: much more readable than expected. Whyever did I put it off … Continue reading

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No More Kings

…but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have princesses–I mean, even Lady Liberty wears a diadem! So I thought I’d show you the birthday tiara I made for my dear friend Rachel’s birthday this year. I don’t think you’re ever … Continue reading

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Someone’s in the Kitchen…

We had quite the culinary adventure today, my darling and I. Our green-thumb neighbor gave us a large bunch of wonderfully fragrant rosemary (and invited us to feel free to cut more whenever we liked–nice neighbor!), so we decided to … Continue reading

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Curses!

Did you need to curse a blue streak today, only to open your mouth and find no words coming out? Or if they did, they were unsatisfyingly mild, like “darn” and “heck”? Yeah, sorry about that–Ken and I used up … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

“Everyone talks about Mother’s Day, but nobody does anything about it.” Wait, that’s not right. Lots of people do lots of stuff for Mother’s Day: they send cards and flowers, they take their mothers, sisters and wives out for brunch … Continue reading

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White-ish Christmas!

It’s been such a happy Christmas season, starting with the NY trip and giving ourselves freedom from gift-giving pressure, to our Chicken Carolers (of whom, darn it, I didn’t think to take a picture) and our Zombie Yulesters, to four … Continue reading

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Haunted Sunday

The creepiness factor ratcheted way up this weekend: as we were busily preparing the house for our anxiously-awaited Halloween visitors (Hi guys! T minus nine days and eeeeeeee!) these troublemakers dropped by: They don’t look like they’re moving on any … Continue reading

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