Monthly Archives: December 2015

The 7 joys of Christmas (you may not agree with number 5)

The eighth joy is sitting by a fire wearing colorful and festive socks.

The eighth joy is wearing colorful and festive socks.

 

1. You discover new things.

I recently read an article stating your favorite Christmas pie says something about you. Pecan pie means you radiate joy, apple pie means you're a patriot and pumpkin pie means you're incredibly good-looking (hey, I don't make these things up.)

I recently read an article stating your favorite Christmas pie says something about you. Pecan pie means you radiate joy, apple pie means you’re a patriot and pumpkin pie means you’re incredibly good-looking (hey, I don’t make these things up.)

You go to a Christmas party and discover your friend makes the most wonderful, delicious pumpkin pie. Why would she not tell you this talent she has? You have no idea. She uses real pumpkin, not canned, she says. She offers you a slice to take home to your husband, and of course, you say yes, thank you, he’ll love it. But then, at home, as you put it in the refrigerator—you remember that he really doesn’t like pumpkin pie as much as you do. He likes mincemeat pie. You tell him about the pie in the refrigerator and add, “Of course you prefer mincemeat, right?” He says, “Oh, you can have it. I know how much you like pumpkin pie.” You do just as he suggests. Later he says, “Bronwyn! Did you eat my pie?” You defend yourself. “Remember? You said I could have it.” And he says, “I didn’t think you’d really eat it.” Pumpkin pie made with real pumpkin, not canned, can taste delicious but it can cause problems. So a warning to any of you offered a slice to take home to your husband.

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