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"Never give up! Never surrender!" [Dec. 13th, 2007|07:08 am]
Marissa Lingen
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Last night I did not throw out the unrisen lussekatter dough. It had not risen for three hours, and I didn't feel like washing out the bowl yet, so I threw the damp towel back over it and went to bed.

Friends, we have a Santa Lucia morning surprise. The dough has riz.

So last night's lessons about balance and knowing when to redirect and when to be gentle, they are important, and I will be trying not to forget them this holiday. They're good lessons.

But "don't be too quick to give up and throw it away" is a pretty darn good lesson, too, and one I needed this year. One I needed pretty badly, in fact. So I'm going to do a few more of the revisions to What We Did to Save the Kingdom, and then I'm going downstairs to knead my lussekatter dough. timprov and I didn't have them for breakfast this morning, but markgritter and the sun are not up yet. There's still time for all this to work out.

Happy Santa Lucia Day.
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2007-12-13 01:22 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
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[User Picture]From: jenett
2007-12-13 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yay for the powers of the mighty little yeasties! What a lovely morning surprise.

(Good lesson, too.)
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[User Picture]From: dichroic
2007-12-13 01:36 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the universe hits you over the head with featherweight sparklies and gold stars.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-13 01:46 pm (UTC)
Mine are sometimes heavyweight sparklies. Yes.
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[User Picture]From: sam_t
2007-12-13 01:38 pm (UTC)
How wonderful.

Have a happy day.
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[User Picture]From: buymeaclue
2007-12-13 01:39 pm (UTC)
And to you!
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2007-12-13 01:42 pm (UTC)
The kind of metaphors with blueberries in can't possibly be bad for you.
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[User Picture]From: dancinghorse
2007-12-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
This whole thing just makes me smile.

And blueberries, too? That's bliss.
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2007-12-13 02:41 pm (UTC)
For years and years my nieces did Santa Lucia for the local Swede club for my grandmother, but alas they are now all too old. Memories!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-13 04:33 pm (UTC)
Miss Ista the Valiant is not sure dried blueberries are food.
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[User Picture]From: kizmet_42
2007-12-13 03:58 pm (UTC)
St. Lucy truly blessed you!

We celebrate with cinnamon rolls, which are in the oven as I type.

Have a joyous feast day!
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[User Picture]From: intrepida
2007-12-13 04:19 pm (UTC)
If the dead dough has risen, does this make it Yeast-er?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
*GROOOOOAN*
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to do a little feasts of light post soon. If I can carve the time out of thin air.
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From: mackatlaw
2007-12-13 05:07 pm (UTC)

Christmas Cards!

I got your Christmas card -- thank you so much! That was very sweet of you.

And I am still waiting for that book of yours, the one that you were looking for feedback on. Is it not to that stage yet? Christmas would be a good time to read it...
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-14 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Christmas Cards!

It is indeed not to that stage yet. Several people have said Christmas would be a good time. I am doing the best I can.
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[User Picture]From: leahbobet
2007-12-13 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well good. :)
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2007-12-13 06:12 pm (UTC)
I came here via elisem and I'd sure like to friend you. Would you friend me back?

Yeah for the yeasties that never died. And for lussekatter.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-12-14 02:38 pm (UTC)
Please e-mail me at my gmail address, which is marissalingen. (Although I will be gone all weekend, so don't worry -- I'm not asking you to e-mail so I can yell at you where no one can see or anything awful like that, and I'm not ignoring you!)
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2007-12-13 06:53 pm (UTC)
As a Lucia myself (though spelled Lucy), this is my favorite holiday we never celebrated when I was growing up. I so like the way this story turned out.
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