New Socks Resolutions

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. I’ve maintained an impressive sock collection since I was a teenager. Patterned socks, themed socks, toe socks (remember those?), I had them all. I selected socks to match (or not) my outfit or my mood. When it came time to give gifts I usually added a fun pair of […]

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Some Thoughts on Winter Solstice

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Winter solstice is a big deal in the far north. By this time of year, the days are very short and life can be very dark. We celebrate solstice because it marks the fulcrum; from now on the days which had been getting shorter and shorter will finally start […]

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Christmas Crafting with the Kids

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   This is something you can do today. If you open your pantry you probably have almost everything you’ll need, and the project doesn’t take long at all. We invited three families over and it took us less than an hour. Then they all scattered to play on the […]

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Regarding the Man in Red

For Family Home Evening last week I sat the children down and told them that we would soon have a visitor to our home. I asked them to guess who they think it may be while I give clues, and then I’d ask them at the end to tell me who they guessed. This man […]

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Homemade Christmas 2011

Last Christmas, when my mother-in-law saw the nativity set I made for my brother-in-law and his family, she called us several times to tell us how much she loved it and would I ever consider making another one? I told her flatly, “no” because getting that project done (and on time) nearly killed me. In […]

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Christmas 2011

It took every ounce of energy I had to keep my eyes open. Sometimes I failed, and was out for several minutes before someone woke me up — somehow it was my turn to open another gift. Speaking was out of the question, not only was that too costly, energy-wise, but it defied gravity by […]

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Christmas Recital

As a grownup, when we look back on our childhood memories, many of them are snapshots of emotion and colour, the visible details a little bit blurred, and they represent either a really major event, or a summary of many events. This year we’ve had a couple things that I have stopped to hope that […]

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2010 Snowflake

How did I forget to post it? I got an early start this year, I believe I started in October. It was a smaller snowflake than the previous years and my intention was to whip up a flurry for a white Christmas. I don’t think I made any beyond the original set in October. Sure […]

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