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Holiday Love

December 27, 2012

And it’s all over! José and I split our Christmas Eve between my grandparent’s and his parent’s house. I ended up deciding on the Maple Butternet Squash and Apple Soup that I found on FoodGawker for our soup-pot luck. It was a huge hit, which made me ridiculously proud. My family (besides my immediate family) has never tasted my cooking before, and it seemed like everybody was pleasantly surprised at my ability to not blunder in the kitchen. I also made…

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Holiday Cards from Paper Culture

December 6, 2012

This year is the first year that we’re sending out holiday cards (because fourth year together is the magic year…?). This is a tradition that is strong in my family, and one that mystified and annoyed the shit out of José, whose family had a lot of better things to do than put their faces on cards. But whatever because I did it anyway. I ordered these right before leaving for San Antonio, so in a pinch I threw some of our…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012! This year has been a little crazy, and a lot of awesome. I’m so grateful for the support and laughs with my family, and the acceptance and fun with my in-laws. But the bulk of my thankfulness is due to the boy, whose support makes every day bearable, and for our cat Jean, whose crazy faces are my constant companion. And also for good TV. And also for good dessert. And also for my contribution to the Thanksgiving…

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Family Religion

Surviving the holidays, non-affiliated

December 28, 2010
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So now, on the other side of it all, I can officially say- I’ve survived the holiday season for the first time as an unaffiliated person. And it really wasn’t that hard. I think that a lot of people have a vision of atheists as being anti-Christmas, or anti-religious-holidays in general. I can’t speak for the majority of atheists, but as for myself I have no problem with the holidays. If they are something that can bring families together or…

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