Mischievous Muse

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Location: Austin, TX, United States

Scholar, Writer, Mother, Dreamer. Editor of Luminarium, an online library for English Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

My sister and her husband came yesterday and today we made all the Finnish Christmas foods from scratch, like lanttulaatikko (rutabaga casserole), porkkanalaatikko (carrot casserole), and perunalaatikko (potato casserole). The tree has been decorated and the ham will be picked up tomorrow morning. We've made the dough for the gingerbread cookies and we'll make them tomorrow, decorate them Tuesday. We spent the day listening to John Denver & The Muppets singing Christmas songs. All in all, very relaxing and blissful. I hope you all have wonderful holidays with your families and friends as well.

Big hugs,


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday Knut!

Baby polar bear Knut was born at the Berlin Zoo a year ago today, along with a brother who died within four days of birth. The mother bear was missing the nurturing instinct and abandoned the cub, who was reared by humans. Knut has become a celebrity in Germany, where Knut mania reigns. I can see why: