Monday, December 26, 2016

Taking a Break

Hi, all.

I'm hitting the road again for a week, and have been considering hanging up the FTTDS lists for a while now. I'll let you know for sure in the new year, but it's been 4 1/2 years of almost-daily lists. I might be done.

For now, Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Happiest of holidays. And here's to a new year better than we expect.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Christmas Eve Edition

1. Hanukkah*
2. biscotti with breakfast**
3. baking bread
4. the good people at the NFL who scheduled the Pats/Jets game so as not to interfere with celebratory things
5. spending Christmas Eve with the Foleys for the first year in ages

*thematic for this year, but timing will vary. Still doesn't suck, though
**not that I'm doing that. Those are for the cookie boxes! So no. Definitely not eating them. No crumbs here. Nope. Nope.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Out for Breakfast Edition

1. Mary-Elizabeth
2. coffee someone else (who knows what they're doing) made
3. crisp bacon
4. french toast with caramelized apples
5. juice

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Up and At 'Em Edition

1. a toasty warm house
2. Jed, who heats the disk we bought for Rudy a million years ago as a bed warmer, and tucks it in next to me, where it stays warm all night
3. a toasty warm bed
4. flannel sheets
5. five more minutes

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Getting There Edition

1. mailing Christmas cards
2. starting on the cookies*
3. seeing if I can find some new-to-me jeans
4. wrapping Jed's presents
5. holiday spirit**

*which, um, perhaps I should have started on yesterday
**today's holiday spirit: rum

Monday, December 19, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off-Campus Monday Edition

1. Mondays that aren't the first day of a work week
2. the fact that Jed's next two Mondays will also be days off
3. long holiday weekends
4. the slowest day for grocery shopping
5. getting started on those cookie boxes

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Sunday Edition

1. football
2. not having to play football in the rain
3. all of yesterday's snow and ice melting
4. maybe some popcorn
5. making some long-simmering Indian food for dinner