Category Archives: Christmas

Rummaging in Boxes

I have always been a person who likes to rummage. I like rummaging through garage sales, flea markets, and the like.  I probably should be one of the hosts of Canadian Pickers–except that I think the whole thing is probably … Continue reading

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The Cat Upstages Christmas Dinner

So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend.  Obviously, I was there too.  I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff … Continue reading

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Waking up on the 25th

For those that celebrate, whether it be for religious or commercial reasons, or if it is just something you’ve always done, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  I am not great on checking the calendar, but for … Continue reading

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Watching the Panic

With my shopping done, and, in fact, most of the gifts already opened by my family and loved ones, my mission to find the last stocking stuffer was a pretty simple one. My mother loves Japanese Milky candies and the … Continue reading

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Christmas Three Days Early

Owing to a typical family situation, it isn’t possible for everyone to gather in one place on Christmas day. Families have branches and extensions and some broken branches.  The world is a hectic place and traffic has only gotten worse. … Continue reading

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Somewhat Spur of the Moment

Getting together with my best friends is something that could take a bit of planning. Schedules conflict and priorities are…..well, priorities.  Luckily enough, yesterday the planets aligned and we were able to meet with very little trouble and it was … Continue reading

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Misfits’ Christmas

The coworkers that I like and I found ourselves with a few extra moments to gab yesterday. This doesn’t happen much because our schedules are not synched together very well.  Also, since the start of the union drive and subsequent … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Although I have written a few positive posts about my commute, I have written a lot more grouchy posts. Maybe it is the nature of commuting.  Whenever anyone asks me about my commute at work, I answer that it isn’t … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree

I have a confession to make. I haven’t put up the Christmas tree in a decade.  Partly it was laziness, but partly it was not being in a Christmas mood.  I separated just before Christmas and I let everyone know … Continue reading

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Thanks for Nothing Amazon

I got an email today telling me that a package I ordered from Amazon is being refunded. I don’t blame Amazon for this.  Based on the tracking, this is a Canada Post matter. However, I do find it frustrating that … Continue reading

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