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Non-Traditional

Non-Traditional

I’ve totally thrown photography out the window here. It’s Christmas eve! Bring on the fun and the pretty lights. I have no idea what a sugarplum is, but bring that on, too. Figgy pudding I’m not so sure about, but if you want it, why not? When I was a kid we had holiday traditions. [...]

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

After last Saturday’s post I implemented many of your suggestions and am now caught up in the holiday spirit. That day I promised “Christmas cheer on the blog, rain or shine, through Christmas day.” It’s been easy to feel cozy and cheery these past few days with the rain pouring outside and Christmas music playing [...]

Getting Restless

Getting Restless

I like the look of the lights against this adobe home and the symmetry of the cross centered in the window. Peaceful. The rain didn’t let up yesterday. I had a lot of time to spend at my desk. I’ve discovered I can’t stay with one task, one project, for a whole eight hours. I [...]

Just One Block

Just One Block

Late Saturday afternoon I put on a rain poncho, grabbed an umbrella and dragged Boz outside because he wouldn’t go on his own. I wouldn’t have done this if Boz had seemed happy where he was, but he’d been complaining of boredom all day. And he, uh, needed to go. The rain was steady but [...]

Zen Monday: #125

Zen Monday: #125

It’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid [...]

Wet Christmas

Wet Christmas

The good news is we’ve had enough rain this year that it starts to feel like our long drought is coming to an end. The bad news is, don’t get cocky. The good news is, there’s free water coming out of the sky, along with the opportunity to use it wisely. The bad new is, [...]

Haul Out the Holly

Haul Out the Holly

I’m having trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year. There could be any number of reasons: I don’t have kids.I don’t like egg nog.It hasn’t snowed in Pasadena yet. I gained weight before Thanksgiving.I don’t enjoy shopping.I can’t fly.I haven’t started on my holiday cards, even though every year I promise myself I will [...]

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Have you heard any of the press about “the war on Christmas?” I heard about it on Patt Morrison yesterday on KPCC. Apparently some people are up in arms (it’s a war after all) because they prefer to hear “Merry Christmas” instead of “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays.” They want to see red and green–none [...]

Retreat

Retreat

I stopped at Vroman’s today. Wednesday afternoon. Middle of the work day. Parking lot packed. This requires patience. You wait in a line of cars (you have no choice, you’re stuck now) while someone backs out of a space. The line moves on and finally it’s your turn, your space, the furthest one in the [...]

Co-Operating on Food

Co-Operating on Food

Last year our clementine tree was so prolific I gave clementines as Christmas gifts. I shared clementines with neighbors up and down the block. I enlisted friends to help pick them and sent them home with bags full of fruit. This year, nada. Like eleven clementines or something. I guess that’s just the way it [...]

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