Occasionally I'm callous and strange.

Willow ,'The Killer In Me'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2021: Let’s Hope Next Year’s Variant is Better

Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.


dcp - Dec 14, 2021 9:34:08 am PST #7 of 80
numb little bug

I have started to receive cards. They cheer me up. Thanks.

sj, hah! I like fancy paper goods, especially in 3-D. I like that site a lot.

If you haven't already, try some simple origami with her. She is about the same age I was when I was first introduced to it.


sj - Dec 14, 2021 9:45:54 am PST #8 of 80
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Oooh, that's an idea! I think they sell origami page a day calendars. Maybe I'll look into getting something like that for her this year. Thessaly has shown her a couple basic origami things, and ltc loves making things with her hands.

Our cards are being mailed out today.


Vortex - Dec 14, 2021 9:52:40 am PST #9 of 80
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

NO PRESSURE, SJ!!! ;)


dcp - Dec 14, 2021 10:03:12 am PST #10 of 80
numb little bug

I can't remember whether I have told this story here before.

I was, I think, a fairly stereotypically avaricious little kid. If I saw a toy, I wanted it. I would beg my Dad for this toy and that toy, and the answer was always "No." But I learned that when I asked for some 3x5 cards, or a few sheets of typing paper, the answer was always "Yes." So I learned to make toys with them. Simple stuff, that didn't need special origami paper.

I never did graduate to the really complicated stuff. I leave that to the experts, but I enjoy the results. Like this guy, who was a Kickstarter perq: [link]


Laura - Dec 14, 2021 10:12:59 am PST #11 of 80
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

We had similar parents, dcp. Being the 3rd daughter new clothes weren't an option, but my mother would let me buy patterns and fabric anytime so I learned to sew quite well. Also, loved the snowflake origami, thank you!


sj - Dec 14, 2021 11:36:02 am PST #12 of 80
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

ltc has been impossible with asking for things lately. And I’ve been sticking to no because it’s almost Christmas and she will be spoiled rotten.


JenP - Dec 14, 2021 11:37:48 am PST #13 of 80

Yes, thank you, dcp (butterfly), and smonster, and ND and Pix. They are totally a day brightener! I love having cards on the mantle representing this place. Makes me smile.

Mine are half done and going out tomorrow... pretty sure I missed the postal carrier today.

Recap of 2021 not quite ready yet. Also, technically, I'm on a call.


Beverly - Dec 14, 2021 7:12:44 pm PST #14 of 80
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Here. And grateful to be so, and for you guys. Not doing a retro--leaving it in the dust. It's best that way.


sumi - Dec 14, 2021 8:14:14 pm PST #15 of 80
Art Crawl!!!

dcp, I love my dragon fly! I had a brilliant mailday on Saturday: I received your card & a lovely surprise from hec.

My year: Cancer is definitely the surprise that nobody wants but I did realize that I have a community I can turn to for help & support - both my blinvisible internet friends & friends & family who are less remote.

I’m so glad that we have a sane president & I am trying not to listen too much to the “horse race” politics stuff this early on.


EpicTangent - Dec 15, 2021 9:54:13 am PST #16 of 80
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Went through a big pile of mail last night (as I'm starting to feel better, I'm trying to catch up on stuff I've been neglecting), and got lovely cards from Pix & ND, and dcp (I love the butterfly, dcp, so pretty!)

Doubt I will have a wrap-up this year. As stated above by the Lovely Bev, I'm just glad to still be here, and super-glad you guys are still here. (((You guys)))