ink in my veins

“The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.”
 C. Astrid Weber

I’m taking an official vacation from blogging so here is a post from two years ago Christmas…

Another packet of work is due on Monday and then I’m officially halfway through this semester. And Christmas is here in six days! I don’t feel as stressed as I usually do since this year Christmas is pretty low-key. We are cooking dinner for family so we don’t have to do any traveling and our menu is really simple.

The tree is decorated and I brought my favorite Christmas candle (Frasier Fir) yesterday, so the house really smells like Christmas. This is not an inexpensive candle but the smell of sandalwood, fir needles and cedarwood is so beautiful and since this candle is only available during the holidays I’ve bought one the last few years. If you don’t have a real tree this is the closest scent that I have found to making the house smell like you do.

What smells, sounds and tastes of Christmas or the holiday season would you miss if you didn’t have them? Take 15 minutes and brainstorm the holidays…take your list and work those memories into a poem or a short story. Now get back to work!

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2 Replies to “ink in my veins”

  1. I totally relate to "ink in my veins" title. And, wanted to stop by to say…Hello Brian,
    Just stopping by to say that I have enjoyed your site this year. To thank you for your support in having me in your blogroll. Also, “Happy Holidays” and my wish for you in the coming year is that it will be overflowing with new and wonderful accomplishments.

    Best Regards,

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