Author Archives: angela1313

About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an artist who is finally making time to work on my art.

The Last Month of the Year

Christmas is coming, The Goose is getting Fat. Please put a Penny In the Old Man’s Hat. If you haven’t got a Penny A Hapenny will do. If you haven’t got a Hapenny God bless you! Advertisements

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Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 7th

On December 7th we move into the solar term of 大雪Dàxuě (Chinese), Taisetsu (Japanese) 대설 Daeseol Korean and Đại tuyết (Vietnamese). It is literally translated as major snow and is the 21st solar term. It snows heavily for the first time in the year, in northern … Continue reading

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Unseasonal Weather and Seasonal Activitiies

The first of the month round of payments to drop off took place this morning, including the most annoying property tax bill on the truck. Given that the town provides me little except bad water and police who knock on … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

In many countries, such as Sweden, people start to set up their Advent and Christmas decorations on the first day of Advent. In many churches this is done in a formal ceremony, the Hanging of the Greens.  The part of … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished (mostly)

I set out  early today to the storage unit to fetch the Christmas decorations. They were near the front, but still a full storage unit is more akin to a gigantic Rubic’s cube than anything else. Moving things around to … Continue reading

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Music for the Season

Along with the rituals of the Advent calendars and wreaths, music plays an important part in the season. Even in that most secular of places, the shopping mall, the store managers know how well music puts people in the season. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts: Christmas Shopping

We were busy at the rescue thrift today, trying to put up Christmas things that were in the storage from the move. We also sold some; a snowman cookie jar to a lady who had a collection of eighty, a … Continue reading

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