Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Saturday, November 24, 2007

reminder of what I have

2007 has been a disappointing year for me, for various reasons beyond my control. A year of rejections, failures, unexpected expenses and medical dramas. I’m calling it, in my mind, a year of learning experiences …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, fantasies, Houston, Letty, psychobabble, vanity, venting on 11/24/2007 09:35 pm

Monday, November 19, 2007


We went to an HEB in the middle of nowhere the other day. (HEB is a big ol’ grocery chain in Texas.) Out in front of the store, they had crates of bagged gourds and mini pumpkins for $1.50 …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, parenting, Thanksgiving, vanity, WOW on 11/19/2007 12:37 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No One Knows What It’s Like to Be the Fat Pants

Okay, so only some of y’all will recognize this feeling that I’m about to describe. But I’ll go ahead and describe it. You know how, when you cross the …

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Posted in Christmas, lookism, parenting, psychobabble, venting on 08/28/2007 05:16 pm

Wednesday, January 3, 2007


So now I’m in the post-holiday, early new year phase where I feel all pumped-up to start new projects. Why does this happen every year? Because Christmas fuels creativity, I think.

I have one writing project that’s almost done, …

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Posted in Christmas, pop culture, writing on 01/03/2007 05:39 pm

Friday, December 1, 2006

Christmas Gift Expectations and Inadequacy

I have this friend. Let’s call her Trudy. (Trudy, you’re going to know I’m talking about you when you read this. But no one else will know unless you tell them. Don’t be sad. I …

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Posted in Christmas, stories on 12/01/2006 03:07 pm

Monday, November 20, 2006


Maybe this is only a societally conditioned woman thing, but: You know how you’ll go through little phases throughout the year? Like, there’s the gathering phase, where you feel like buying a bunch of stuff, and then the nesting …

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Posted in Christmas, psychobabble on 11/20/2006 04:40 pm

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Domestic Awesomeness

Everyone knows the good things about owning your own home: you don’t “throw away” money on rent, you can make improvements to your living space and it’s actually worth it, and you “build equity,” whatever that is.

But …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic on 08/03/2006 07:17 pm

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas List

I always love it when fictional characters tell what they got for Christmas, and I always hate it when a book encompasses a Christmas but doesn’t divulge the gifting details. In that spirit, here are some of the …

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Posted in Christmas on 12/27/2005 06:01 pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


So my dad reads my blog this morning and then gets hold of me and says, “Why didn’t you ask me to loan you some money?” And I say, “I was actually just about to when I finally got …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic on 12/21/2005 03:14 pm

Monday, December 5, 2005

Cycles, Over and Over

Yesterday I sang in the shower, which I hardly ever do anymore. I sang the old religious Christmas songs we learned so long ago, and it felt good, but then made me sad. I miss singing …

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Posted in Christmas, pop culture, writing on 12/05/2005 08:34 pm