Posted: 23rd December 2011 by Duality in What's Happening

Didn’t mean to go this long between posts, but it is what it is.  December is an odd month for me.  On the one hand you have the holidays and all the good and bad that they bring.  Fortunately this year we don’t have to deal with a massive amount of the bad owing to Grace cutting out about 95% of her family because they are just by God unhealthy to be around.  You have no idea how that fact alone makes me feel.  So very happy.  This Christmas will be spent with friends.  Its a lean Christmas, there wasn’t a lot of money for much but we’re very thankful for what we do have.  So the glass is half full on that part.  But the holidays also bring thoughts of just how far away I am from my own family and our inability to go see them again this year.  Its been about 5 years since we last saw them, so even as I feel good about the holidays on one hand, there is a part that makes me feel very homesick.

The other part of the holidays is the fact that they fall in December.  This month absolutely SUCKS for me.  The way the weather patterns work here in the US…usually… is in November and December the vast majority of your cold fronts come in via the Gulf of Alaska.  In January through March you get the arctic expresses that roar down the middle of the country.  Those miss us.  The Alberta clippers, as the fronts coming from the Gulf of Alaska are called, hammer us though at the beginning.  So our coldest winter month is always December thanks to those fronts and the fact that we only get sunlight from about 8 am until 4 pm.  So I’ve been dealing with a lot of arthritic flare ups caused by the fronts.  At least now I can take ibuprofen again and in January I can get back on a medicine that really helps me with all of that.

All that being said though, I’m in a pretty happy place right now.  I get to cook a gigantic meal for Sunday and entertain guests who are a part of the local BDSM community.  So nothing like some holiday cheer and discussions on which spanking methods we prefer.  I love cooking though.  Love it.  Especially big meals even though they tend to just wear my flat out.  But it will be worth it.  We’re having turkey (remember, I missed Thanksgiving so I’m having my damn turkey), dressing, potato salad (because I’m a good southern boy), mashed potatoes (because there are heathens here that prefer them), sweet peas, sweet corn, crescent rolls, CRANBERRIES (can you tell I’m excited about that?), yams with marshmallows, and dessert will be bread pudding with a possibility of rice pudding.  Also a chance I’ll do some pies, but I have no idea if I’ll have that in me or not.  I’m trying to space everything out so I don’t kill myself, but there’s only so much you can do ahead of time.  The dressing was tonight.  That’s a 6 hour undertaking.  My family is serious about its dressing.

Anyway, probably won’t be many updates between now and the 1st of the year.  I might do a resolutions post.  Grace will probably be collared the 1st of the year unless something freaky happens between now and then.  So that’s exciting.  But I do want to tell all of you to have a wonderful holiday regardless of what religion you are and hope you have a happy New Year.

  1. lil says:

    lol, does it make me less of a heathen if I say that mashed potatoes must have gravy? Enjoy your turkey and the holidays.
    Time flies–before you know it, it will be warm again and this dratted cold will be gone.

  2. Conina says:

    I love to cook too!

    Your feast sounds exhausting and fantastic, hope you’re enjoying!

  3. Duality says:

    Nothing wrong with gravy. But, for me, there’s nothing better then cornbread dressing, potato salad, and cranberry jelly all mixed together. Soooo good. Mashed potatoes just doesn’t seem right with it.

  4. Kitty says:


    Sorry I’m late to this post, but I love to cook, also and I was intrigued by your mention of cornbread dressing. I make a cornbread dressing, too. Hope your dinner was a great success:)!