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Forum: Traditions & Memories 03-11-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Sapsorrow
Ooo, nice question! I think that if I were...

Ooo, nice question!

I think that if I were in charge, I'd start with building a town hall that could be used for events throughout the year. Something with nice architecture, a little old world. ...
Forum: Christmas Together 03-11-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By Sapsorrow
Oh, absolutely! I also LOVE eating leftovers...

Oh, absolutely!

I also LOVE eating leftovers rather than eating out, even better when we take the leftovers to a park. Then it's like eating out only free!

But my favorite little thing is...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Sapsorrow
We've decided on our Easter menu! Before anyone...

We've decided on our Easter menu! Before anyone laughs, we're a very casual family, somewhere between grungy academic and happy blue collar. Our Easter outfits are jeans and nice shirts, our...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-09-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By Sapsorrow
The Five Love Languages

In time for Valentines Day, I leafed through a copy of the old relationship chestnut "the Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. I suppose that I was mulling over comments about the materialism of...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Sapsorrow
Oops, I don't think we have anything green for...

Oops, I don't think we have anything green for the baby to wear. Well, no one around here would pinch her!
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sapsorrow
1. Rule the World (Stardust ending credits) -...

1. Rule the World (Stardust ending credits) - Take That
2. Nobody's Problems - Angela Lansbury, Bedknobs & Broomsticks
3. I Think We're Alone Now
4. This Gun For Hire
5. If Ever I Would...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Sapsorrow
I'd never thought to use a recipe. Just whip...

I'd never thought to use a recipe. Just whip heavy cream in a mixer or whisk vigorously by hand. We sweeten it only a little bit. If you need help stabilizing it, you can add cream of tartar or...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-08-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Sapsorrow
mommytotwp, I think we're very traditional. Most...

mommytotwp, I think we're very traditional. Most of what we've shared have been books, chocolates, and flowers. I'm the sentimental one, I usually write him a "state of the union" letter as a...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Sapsorrow
Here are some of my favorites for Valentines or...

Here are some of my favorites for Valentines or any romantic day at home:

Crepes with only lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries for breakfast.

Mushroom-onion quiche with gruyere, a...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By Sapsorrow
Groundhog Day burns me up. All those groundhog...

Groundhog Day burns me up. All those groundhog cards! It's so commercialized these days. And it's so harsh if you don't have a groundhog of your own. I felt like I was the only kid in school...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-08-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Sapsorrow
Oo! Just stopping by to add to my "how we...

Oo! Just stopping by to add to my "how we celebrate St. Patrick's Day" story: our local Irish pub is going to have the local step dancing school doing a recital during their St. Patty's Day...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By Sapsorrow
The winkie was meant to indicate that I was being...

The winkie was meant to indicate that I was being tongue-in-cheek, no offense intended.

As for the origins of Valentine's Day, I admit that I don't exactly believe the saint story (or I believe it...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-07-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Sapsorrow
JanaBanana, Those are gorgeous! Do you do...

JanaBanana, Those are gorgeous! Do you do portraits professionally? Also, I've been using ArtsCow.com for my prints, do you have any particular spot where you get yours?

Wen, I hadn't thought...
Forum: Valentine's Day 02-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Sapsorrow
Valentine's Day Appreciation Thread

Sorry, guys, I don't want to derail the least favorite holiday thread with my heartfelt defense of Valentine's Day! I love the maligned holiday: it was the day my husband asked me out, and later on...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-06-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By Sapsorrow
Ouch, I'm beginning to feel the need to defend...

Ouch, I'm beginning to feel the need to defend Valentine's Day! What could be wrong with a holiday in honor of romantic love itself? Everyone saying "I don't need a holiday to show my love" sounds...
Forum: Christmas Together 02-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Sapsorrow
We craft throughout the year because we enjoy...

We craft throughout the year because we enjoy them. Typically we'll find a good craft for an afternoon, make a bunch of them up, and add them to the assortment that will go into the stockings, or...
Forum: Christmas Food 02-05-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Sapsorrow
I suppose I'm still trying to sweep the sugar...

I suppose I'm still trying to sweep the sugar issue under the rug for myself because I'd come read responses and not have a reply myself.

I think that I will simply accept Splenda for what it is,...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Sapsorrow
What's your favorite "second shelf" holiday?

After Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc, what's your favorite holiday?

A spin off of the "least favorite holiday" thread.

Mine is probably...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,108
Posted By Sapsorrow
Off the cuff, I'd say that I've never met a...

Off the cuff, I'd say that I've never met a holiday that I didn't like. We even invent our own firstfruits holidays whenever a food that we love comes into season, like the old fashioned strawberry...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Sapsorrow
Great idea! I'll celebrate all three right with...

Great idea! I'll celebrate all three right with you:

Feast of St. David is March 1st
Feast of St. George is April 23rd
Feast of St. Andrew is November 30th

So how shall we celebrate?
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 02-05-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Sapsorrow
Is a median really that good a place for any big...

Is a median really that good a place for any big display? Would a nativity on a billboard be safer in this case?
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Sapsorrow
We celebrate it, as I'm half Irish. We don't do...

We celebrate it, as I'm half Irish. We don't do anything that exciting: just wear green and go to the local Irish pub for a nice dinner. I might have a bit of Guinness, since I'm fond of it. This...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-05-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Sapsorrow
I'm still not sure what we're going to eat for...

I'm still not sure what we're going to eat for Easter dinner, but we did start our Easter baskets today! A half peck "bushel"basket for everyone in the house, the kind sold at Michaels with a wire...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Sapsorrow
I'm absolutely giddy for Easter, but I'm worried...

I'm absolutely giddy for Easter, but I'm worried how we're going to handle it with our new sugar concerns. I was thinking lots of real hard boiled eggs then paper mache eggs filled with these bunny...
Forum: Christmas Food 02-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Sapsorrow
How do I do Christmas w/o sugar?

So it turns out I'm hypoglycemic and large doses of sugar send me into a devastating tail spin. All things considered, this explains how many holidays and celebrations in the past have gone awry. ...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-03-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Sapsorrow
Wen, the traditional cuisine depends highly on...

Wen, the traditional cuisine depends highly on the region, so which authentic Chinese dinner we'd have depends on which restaurant catering to the local Chinese population we go to. I cook it some...
Forum: Holidays Year Round 02-03-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Sapsorrow
Wow, Wen! Around here they hang lanterns and the...

Wow, Wen! Around here they hang lanterns and the Asian markets sell bushels of cakes, but that's about it. There are no temples or night markets. Our baker, on the other hand, is from Taiwan and...
Forum: Christmas Together 02-02-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By Sapsorrow
I have a very long list, I think, beginning with...

I have a very long list, I think, beginning with John Lennon and George Harrison, but immediately skipping around to people like Jacob Grimm.

Sticking to celebrities, I'd say Walt Disney followed...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 02-02-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Sapsorrow
That's odd. Was the university president Jewish...

That's odd. Was the university president Jewish as well? Otherwise I have a hard time seeing how the radio host's comments about there being no Christmas tree could be seen as anti-Semitic.
Forum: Christmas Together 02-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By Sapsorrow
What the retailers can't sell themselves appears...

What the retailers can't sell themselves appears to go to shops like Marshalls/TJMaxx/HomeGoods. I see last year's ornaments brought back out in the shopping period leading up to the next Christmas,...
Forum: Christmas Every Day. 01-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,578
Posted By Sapsorrow
Hmm, my husband doesn't know it yet, but he's...

Hmm, my husband doesn't know it yet, but he's going to be making cookies tonight! (I earned them.)

I've been looking through everything that comes up on Google Books when you search for...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 01-30-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By Sapsorrow
Thank you so much for posting this! My eldest...

Thank you so much for posting this! My eldest little girl LOVES trains (we went to Disney world and the only thing she wanted to do was ride all of Walt's trains, with breaks to pet animals). Her...
Forum: Home & Family 01-27-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 55,069
Posted By Sapsorrow
I'm stealing five minutes to myself after a day...

I'm stealing five minutes to myself after a day of nursing a cranky toddler through a cold and walking a collicky, teething baby. That means checking my forums for some Christmas spirit and eating...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-27-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sapsorrow
LOL, my family adores the inappropriate Christmas...

LOL, my family adores the inappropriate Christmas movies! Off the top of my head:

Addam's Family
Long Kiss Goodnight
Lethal Weapon
A Christmas Story
Sleepy Hollow

We also listen to the Bob...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-25-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sapsorrow
I don't remember a time that I believed or that...

I don't remember a time that I believed or that it was important to me. At some point I do remember asking my mother, there was no real response. I also never believed in the toothfairy. Maybe my...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Sapsorrow
Christmas is either coming or already here! ...

Christmas is either coming or already here!

There's no obvious Christmas stuff out here, but it smells like Christmas, which is even better. We just keep making our favorite Christmas treats...
Forum: Retro 01-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sapsorrow
Bat Wonder Kiss just because I love the animated...

Bat Wonder Kiss just because I love the animated Batman! But my all time favorite Christmas superhero makeover was the cover of the now out of print Hellboy Christmas special: a Dickensy line...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Sapsorrow
I like receiving Christmas things at Christmas,...

I like receiving Christmas things at Christmas, and for sheer enjoyment, I'd have to say that set of short stories I mentioned in another thread, but meaningful? No idea, my family likes to give...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Sapsorrow
My childhood Christmas tradition was one I did...

My childhood Christmas tradition was one I did spontaneously, but it still gives me joy: every year I'd reread Oliver Twist and an anthology of Christmas stories I'd been given in my stocking. I...
Forum: Christmas Decorations 01-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,479
Posted By Sapsorrow
We have some Christmas lights around year round,...

We have some Christmas lights around year round, and one year we got a gorgeous glass star lamp with is now a year round fixture. I'm hoping to get a Christmas nighlight or two, since we need them,...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 01-17-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By Sapsorrow
I recently heard a story that I have to assume is...

I recently heard a story that I have to assume is an urban legend, but it might top this: a coworker of a relative bagged his first ever deer Christmas Eve. He had to let it drain or age or...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-16-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,357
Posted By Sapsorrow
Sadly, the only broken bulb this year was a light...

Sadly, the only broken bulb this year was a light bulb in a ceiling fixture. We had no ornaments out to break. Actually, we plain don't have ornaments. That's even sadder than having broken some. ...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-15-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 215,720
Posted By Sapsorrow
Friday night is pizza night here. Homemade with...

Friday night is pizza night here. Homemade with veggies tonight.
Forum: Christmas Together 01-15-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,469
Posted By Sapsorrow
I'm completely missing the lights in the windows,...

I'm completely missing the lights in the windows, the smells of holiday cooking (we don't make many sweets when it isn't a holiday) and pine, and Christmas music. We didn't have any lights or...
Forum: Music 01-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Sapsorrow
As a former high school and church choir alto,...

As a former high school and church choir alto, may I suggest you look into recordings from your local choirs? They often make CDs of their Christmas music for fund raisers, it's usually very...
Forum: Saving Money 01-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,502
Posted By Sapsorrow
What a great deal on lights! I've only been able...

What a great deal on lights! I've only been able to take advantage of online sales this year and just wish I could get in on a sale like that.
Forum: Hall of Fame 01-12-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16,225
Views: 584,019
Posted By Sapsorrow
Johnor, that's heartbreaking. I hope that the...

Johnor, that's heartbreaking. I hope that the rest of the year is an improvement from this low point.
Forum: Christmas Together 01-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 215,720
Posted By Sapsorrow
That's clever! Our dinner tonight is old...

That's clever!

Our dinner tonight is old fashioned split pea chowder. We saved the bone from an earlier roast for the broth, and the house smells divine. (Or it could be the banana bread my...
Forum: Christmas Together 01-12-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Sapsorrow
I think, since this is really only coming up this...

I think, since this is really only coming up this coming year, that Santa will be giving nearly all the gifts. I like not getting "credit" for the gifts, and when I hear other families having...
Forum: Hall of Fame 01-10-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16,225
Views: 584,019
Posted By Sapsorrow
That sounds heavenly! I adore lemon cakes.

That sounds heavenly! I adore lemon cakes.
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