Tag Archives: christmas

not a photographer. #2

And these… from me… self-professed Christmas-hater.       ©2017 what sandra thinks Advertisements

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my day so far.

If there was any doubt in my mind that I hate Christmas, it’s gone. No doubt left. I hate it. Today I thought I should try doing a little Christmas shopping with my lack of money. Stressful even before I … Continue reading

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not wonderful.

The most wonderful time of the year? I don’t think so. I like the song (when sung properly by a man), but I just cannot agree with the sentiment. It used to be wonderful when I was a kid. And … Continue reading

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the present dilemma.

I’ve gotten myself into a situation… and now I’m stuck. Yes, I am a genius. The first Christmas after my grandma died, my family did a Yankee Swap where you had to get a gift that started with a letter … Continue reading

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song of the day. #15

In keeping with my level of Christmas spirit (pretty much none), I’ve decided to post another holiday treat. This may be my favorite song I’ve heard all week. As the world continues to fall apart around me, I find myself … Continue reading

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song of the day. #14

This is my 14th song of the day post and already my third Coldplay song. I didn’t plan it this way… they just keep sneaking in. I cannot listen to Christmas music all day long. Not without pulling a Van … Continue reading

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i win christmas.

As I begin writing this, it is 8 pm on the 23rd of December. And I am done. I have been done since 4:30 this afternoon. I am just sitting on the sofa watching The Grinch, stunned I have time … Continue reading

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the cruelest christmas.

Christmas was magic when I was a child. Like the Christmas version of a Lifetime movie. Storybook-level magic. I wouldn’t have believed it was real-life if I hadn’t lived it. My parents were amazing and beyond generous. Christmas morning was … Continue reading

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