Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010

It hasn't been a great month. 

18 comments:

  1. Bah humbug.

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  2. Sorry it hasn't been a great month. If it's any consolation, ours just went away this weekend. We always leave it up to the 6th. And somehow, this year, a good two weeks + past that. And we have no distractions as important as yours.

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  3. Last year I left the wreath up until March. I'm sure the letter carrier loved it.

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  4. Well, mine is currently standing on my front porch. I'm having a battle of wills with my husband. Except I don't think he knows about it.

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  5. Never got any Christmas decorations up this year. Got diagnosed with cancer in Dec., and that sort puts a damper on the whole holiday mood, even if it's just "you will probably be fine" cancer.
    Life does sucks sometimes. I hope you can grab some small moments of joy where you can find them.
    And if it means anything I have enjoyed reading your blog as a distraction from my troubles, so thank you for what you have given, and I hope it finds it's way back to you.

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  6. Just hang valentines on it and pretend it's the new big trend.

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  7. if it still up for labor day, you could hang tools on it!!

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  8. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. The fact that you are unapologetically real is very refreshing. I'm sorry to hear that things are lame right now... keep hanging in there! Maybe the tree will spontaneously combust and you won't have to do anything with it. :)

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  9. Well, ours is a fake, and the bottom two rows + stand and skirt is siting in the corner of the living room, with the last strand of lights still wound around it, the rest of the lights in a pile on the floor next to it. Oh, and the big red Rubbermaid tree bag with the rest of the branches, it's there, too. I have no excuse other than laziness, too many places to take too many kids at too many different times, and stack after stack of books from the library.

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  10. I hear ya Tipsy, I hear ya.

    Also, I do NOT recommend a lunch of Doritos, Famous Amos cookies, Excedrin, and a Pepsi as a way to deal with it all.

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  11. My dear Tipsy, *please* give yourself some love and understanding during this difficult time. If I understand correctly, your mother is going through some health challenges, and that is *NOT* an easy thing to deal with, especially if you are hearing things you do not want to hear, with scary words to boot). As a loyal reader, I would very much like to hear more about what is going on, and if you want to intersperse some of what you are cooking while you cope, that would be nice, too. All the Best, Ida

    P.S. My first try at your bread was an utter failure that the birds are ignoring; will be trying again this week! :)

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  12. seriously, let that "failure" go. you are doing so much great stuff.

    if this makes you feel any better, my in-laws notoriously left their lawn manger scene up at least a month or two after Christmas and one year they got an unsigned note in the mailbox that read, "Christmas is over. Thanks."

    that has been our annual refrain for years.

    thanks.

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  13. We just got ours down on Sunday 1/24. My husband threatened to drag it to the curb fully trimmed, leaving us ornament-less for the coming Christmas. I was too attached to most of the baubles on the tree to play chicken with him on this one.

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  14. once again, tipsy, you have struck some kind of inner chord with the very simplest of posts.
    who knew that the lingering christmas tree malaise was such a widespread post-season malady?
    all your correspondents clearly identify with this syndrome.
    layne-i hope you will keep us apprised of how the undeclared, and unacknowledged, power struggle goes.
    what a blog. it's more like a really intelligent reality show.

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  15. I am sorry but this is a pathetic site. Both the tree in january. I mean c'mon. And you are a good book reveiwer. Go back to it and het out of the kitchen. You are a lousy uninformed recipe fpoillower at best. NOT a cook.
    Sorry to be so harsh but hey you are the one advertising this a s a talent to sway others' opinions. You shouldn't. You are not a fair judge in thios instance.

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  16. Wow, did you see that last post to this entry? I had my comment set to email me when there were new comments, so it popped into my email today. I hope this is some friend playing a sarcastic joke, and not a real comment from a nasty person who can't even leave their name. It's easy to be "anonymously" mean isn't it?

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  17. Plus -Great typing, anonymous, I hope you aren't out there claiming to be a writer.

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