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Drive By Blogging

Posted 01-29-2010 at 08:14 AM by Sapsorrow (Maman Noel)

No, I haven't forgotten about Christmas and my New Year's resolution, but we broke "quarantine" once for a thirty second errand so now the whole family (but the baby) is sick. No fun at all. I'm left with very little time to write. On the other hand, this cold is being pretty gentle with me and my eldest is almost recovered, so here's to Spring and good health!

When I've had the chance, I've looked at recipes and read up on Old World Christmas traditions, as well as the traditions of my recent ancestors. (On the off chance that someone from the Taste of Home forums where I'm doing my holiday recipe research also reads here: hello! Yes, it's the same Sapsorrow!) The sheer number of "traditional" Christmas cookie recipes to wade through is pretty intimidating, but I now have a short list which includes gingerbread, shortbread, peppernuts, sugar cookies, biscotti, springerle, and speculatus (sp?). I'd also like to make our old standby acorn cookies,...
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Page 4 From The Diary of Mr. Mom

Posted 01-26-2010 at 08:11 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I have truly learned that being Mr. Mom is not as easy as I thought it would be. I have been doing this now for 1.5 years, and I thought it was going to get easier as they got older. Boy was I wrong! It has gotten more trying mainly because I didn't take into mind that the infant turns into a toddler who gets into everything. I had forgotten how "busy" they are from age 1 1/2 until ? LC turns 2 in March and his big brother JP turns 5 in April so I get a little breather next fall when JP goes to kindergarten. JP has developed a fear of everything in the last week I think it has something to do with seperation anxiety he does not want his mother to leave and wants to sleep with the light on. My other peeve is laundry no matter what I do I cannot stay on top of it I fall behind and have to try to do 6 loads in one day, and don't even bring up the folding. I give all the housewives and single mothers out there all the respect in the world. Since this is a Christmas site I have...
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What does it mean to prepare all through the year?

Posted 01-23-2010 at 12:07 PM by Sapsorrow (Maman Noel)

You know what? Even if your Yuletide season lasts from December 6th to January 6th, there's still not that much to plan! This end of the year I'm stumped for what to do besides getting some gifts, perennial Christmas supplies, and collecting recipes. Lord knows, I'm not going to plan schedules and menus without knowing when the parades, festival of the trees and so on are even happening!

I have cards, address labels, and gift tags, a strand of string lights, cloth bags for wrapping, our temporary stockings, totes for wrapping, a book of carols, a bundle of stocking stuffers for the girls, and two of their gifts (both books). That's more prepared than we've ever been, but I don't feel very prepared at all! In my mind I'm thinking: tree stand, strings of lights, garlands, ornaments, more gifts, etc. I'm a little bit fretful about having no creche or advent calendar.

This really isn't how I wanted to approach Christmas in 2010. Actually, this is just about...
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Santa Claus, Broken Toys, and Pajamas

Posted 01-22-2010 at 11:23 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I officially know that my 1 y/o toddler is becoming a Christmas nut, the last few days when he has gone to bed or gone down for a nap he has to have 2 things with him his binky and his brothers Santa Claus action figure (from Rudolph)
Put him in his crib and he looks for Santa and clutches him as he falls asleep. Here we are
not a month past Christmas and 3 of the toys my older son got have been broken 2 repaired with super glue and one to the big toy store in the sky.
He is still learning to pick things up and not leave things where his brother can get to it.
Have you ever noticed how many people wear their pajamas in public? I am noticing it more and more lately both men and women. I guess I just do not get it, I can't even go out to the driveway to get my Sunday paper in my PJs.
Have a happy and safe weekend.
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Snow squalls and sunlight!

Posted 01-20-2010 at 11:55 AM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

Strange day up in 413 today, kids were nuts today
little one down for nap other off to preschool,
much needed quiet time before I go off to work for the evening. Went and rented Night at the Museum 2, they didn't take the lock off of the case so I have to go back and have them remove it
I dropped off my boy at preschool and went to buy the newspaper, and a squall goes by with the
most picturesque snowfall I've seen in a long time.
Looked like ones you see in the movies with the BIG flakes everywhere very Christmasy, now it is blue skies and very sunny. Looking forward to Penguins vs Capitals tomorrow night Crosby vs Ovie. I'll be writing soon, finding this blog thing pretty relaxing after 2 postings
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