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text 2019-12-10 21:40
24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 - Kwanzaa: Task 4

There's a colleague with whom I'm working very closely, and whenever we're having a coffee after lunch or after / in between meetings, he'll buy the pastries and I'll buy the coffee.  So today I got to take care of the Kwanzaa / Cup of Unity task:

 

 

(Task: Cup of Unity is another Kwanzaa symbol.  Either buy a friend a coffee / tea / etc. or start a small tab ($10 or less) at a local coffee shop and buy a coffee / tea for strangers behind you in line.)

 

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text 2019-12-10 21:12
24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 - Epiphany: Book
Star over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems - Simon Vance,Agatha Christie

 

Well, most of the short stories are decidedly on the preachy side (never mind whether written for children or adults) -- and of course it didn't help in the least to have Simon Vance as a reader, highlighting that fact even further -- but the poetry is lovely, even if occasionally a bit derivative (of Shakespeare, no less).

 

And it's got a star prominently on the cover, so I'm claiming this as my book for Epiphany.

 

(Task: Read a book featuring three main characters, about traveling on a journey to a faraway place, a book that’s part of a trilogy, with a star on the cover, with the word “twelve” or “night” in the title, or concerning kings or spices.)

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text 2019-12-09 22:44
24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 - Epiphany: Task 3

Presenting:  My very special, super-fluffy holiday comfort socks (with pompoms)!

 

 

 

(Task: George and Martha Washington were married on Twelfth Night in 1759. She wore purple silk slippers (https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/martha-washington/george-marthas-courtship/ ).  In honor of the first FLOTUS, wear purple socks or slippers and share a picture of them with us.)

 

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text 2019-12-09 21:53
24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 - Winter Solstice: Task 2 (Yaldā Night)
The Christmas Egg - Mary Kelly,David Thorpe

 

I stayed up until 3:00 AM last night reading the first half (approximately) of this book -- which contrary to recent appearances still isn't my "usual" bedtime.  So I'm claiming the book for this task.  (And if I were less knocked out I might even have made it an all night read -- the book is certainly good enough for that -- but that sort of thing just isn't an option at the moment.)

 

(Task: Yaldā Night task (Persia / Iran): Stay up all night reading a good book (or at least stay up past your usual bedtime).

 

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text 2019-12-08 21:56
24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 - Winter Solstice: Task 1 (Yule)

 

(Yule task (Germany / Scandinavia): Burn a Yule log – or if you don’t have a fireplace, light a candle to chase away the winter and welcome in the longer days.  If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, light a candle to mourn the slow but inexorable retreat of the sun.)

 

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