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Seventh Day of Christmas

After all my careful planning, I did end up doing errands on New Year’s Eve day. I need more grocery items and some headache medicine. But I was out of the door by 7:30 this morning and back home in time for an early lunch. The bus on the way back was about three-quarters full. […]

Sixth Day of Christmas

Today was a pretty laid back day. I had a leisurely breakfast while watching a Christmas movie on VOD. And then for the rest of the afternoon read, switching between More than a Wise Woman, which I started yesterday, and The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carre. I always read a le Carre novel around this […]

Fifth Day of Christmas

I intended to spend part of my Fifth Day of Christmas at the Vancouver Public Library, looking up and then checking out a handful of Christmas themed books. Then, I planned to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’ve seen various TV and movie adaptations, but this ex-English major must confess, I never have […]

Fourth Day of Christmas

When I woke up this morning, it was seriously raining. Since I had some errands that needed doing by year-end, I decided I would do those first. Then I’d pop into Gingerbread Lane (last day today) at the Hyatt Vancouver for my Fourth Day of Christmas experience. Even though I really didn’t want to go […]

Third Day of Christmas

Last night I had decided to visit the BCCHF (BC Children’s Hospital Foundation) Festival of Trees. I haven’t been for several years now, but it made sense in light of last year’s Christmas tree disaster – I went to put up my Charlie Brown artificial tree and the bottom part, along with the stand, disintegrated. […]

Second Day of Christmas

I highly suspect that much of what I recall about the Nativity has been a lot of Hollywood and other sources of popular culture woven into the narrative. I honestly can’t remember the last time I read the Biblical version. So, I spent the afternoon of my second day of Christmas reading Matthew’s and Luke’s […]

First Day of Christmas

For the past five years or so, I have been in the habit of ODing on Christmas movies. No matter how sappy, corny, dramatic, or funny they are, each one has a similar theme – Christmas is all about family and friends. But what if you’re 1,500 miles away from a sister you’re not as […]