Bliss Bits 12/3/2014

This week, we’re feeling the Christmas crunch. On Friday, we’ll be leaving for a couple of weeks of travel and family and fun, but that means getting a head start on the holiday before we leave (not my norm!). It’s a good time to listen to my best friend and “take my moments” when they come…pausing to breathe and notice the details that make life good.

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I love Christmas cactus.

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Deep-fried turkeys are delectable!

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Sweet Anna gave Stanley big slices of turkey from the buffet.

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If you’ve got a holiday get-together coming up, make these crostini for it. YUM.

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Wintery hikes (but we need more snow).

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Cozy soup with spicy Italian sausage, kale, and white beans.

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The chirping smoke alarm was the hardest to reach, of course.

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Black coffee and a donut: how I know John loves me.

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My family.

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Thermals and slippers forever!

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This big fella said hello after Cholula and I went on a hike near home.

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Did you read my piece in Misadventures Magazine?

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Christmas cards were mailed in record time this year.

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My mom celebrated a birthday this week!

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A year ago, we were making our pine tree look Christmas-y with twinkle lights.

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Two years ago, John was excited about date night.

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Three years ago, we were napping on the beach in Point Reyes, California.

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Four years ago, the theme of the party was “Naughty or Nice?”

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Five years ago (eek), my teensy little apartment was decorated for Christmas.

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And today, I finally get to listen to this Bianchi family classic on vinyl, thanks to my little bro.

You know. Just the usual bliss.

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