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Xmas Card Runner Up, And Wishes

19 Nov 2012

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Now that I have my real card photo all wrapped up, I can share this runner-up happily.
I like this shot. For minimal effort, the results were fine. I couldn’t get a good close up.

Also, I sort of made a mistake in telling them I wanted to try for a Christmas Card.
So of course, my outfit-obsessed daughter pulls out her biggest, fanciest red velvet gown.
(Do you remember it from last year? I’m happy it still fits. I do love it, just maybe not for a casual walk in the park). She insisted with tears, so I acquiesced.

I’m very excited to place the order on our real holiday card soon!


Tonight I was talking to the kids at dinner about Santa.
Oscar still remembers The Visit, but is starting to have some questions on the whole big picture.
I steered the conversation to safety: “So what do you think he’ll bring you?”

Oscar: I’m getting Coal this year!
Me: Pshaw. (of all the kids… yeah right.)
Oscar: No, really!
Me: Kids don’t actually get coal. If they’ve been bad, and are in danger of geting coal, they always clean up their act for the month of December. If you turn it around then Santa forgives.
Oscar: {happy with that}
Oscar: Oh, and I want a remote control Helicopter.

Lucy: I want a Dress!
Me: Really? What about some fun toys? Santa has good ones.
Lucy: No, I want a pretty dress.
Me: Okay. What does it look like? Is it fancy?
Lucy: Um, yes. It’s really, really, Really fancy. And it’s purple.
Me: What? You have a purple dress. Kiera just gave you a purple dress.
Lucy: Oh yeah… I want a Pink One from Santa!
Me: (whew. close one.) What else do you you think you might want for Christmas?
Lucy: Treats!
Me: Treats, like to eat?
Lucy: Yes! Treats! Treats! Treats!
Me: what kind of treats? Cake? Cookies? ..Candy?
Lucy: Donuts.

Stuff I want for Christmas

01 Dec 2010

I always say I’m going to start early, make a list, stay organized.
Maybe this will be a good place for all the lovely things I find.
Even if I don’t get any of this stuff, it will be nice to look at. :)

I saw this poster and it was love at first sight.

This is the best shampoo – Susan gave me a bottle once – and it’s been my favorite in my mind ever since. And of course I always want a little sugar in my bowl.

I know there is a salt craze going on out there. I want in.

I love this photo beyond words.

It is a sad day when you are out of this hand cream.

This is my favorite letter of the alphabet, by my favorite typographer in the world.

Great olive oil is a terrific indulgence.

I’m back into sidecars with a vengeance.

When I was little I loved collecting little animals. I want to get back to my roots. I love this fox and his little woodland friends!

This is the best wall calendar going right now.

This envelope is so clever! I would keep my best treasures in it. Or maybe send it to a friend.

Did you know that I need these? It’s true.