Tag: holidays

Where did the holiday go?

I had good intentions for this five-day weekend, I truly did. Like so many of my good intentions, they didn’t get completely fulfilled. I was going to: catch up on the massive grading backlog. Well, I at least sorted out the papers and graded a little bit. A very little bit. get a bunch of …

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It’s a new year but it’s the same old me

Notice there’s been no recap-of-2008 post here at Art of the Firebird, nor has there been a looking-forward-to-2009 post. I’m not writing about New Year’s Resolutions, goals, or any massive self-improvement changes coming up. I may have taken down the calendar that I’ve looked at behind my chair for the past twelve months and replaced …

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Holiday spirit

It’s much easier to feel at least a little holiday spirit once you do a little decorating.? A brightly lit tree hung with ornaments, many of which are handmade, many of them by my grandmother, definitely lifts the mood; add in a handful of snowmen, Santas, and reindeer, plus some good old-fashioned Christmas music (not …

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