Merry Christmas to all, and to all good cookies

By Mir
December 24, 2015

It’s been a long time since I could say this, but: It’s been a pretty good year. I would like to lose 10 (20) pounds and I would like Duncan to stop getting ear infections and Licorice’s breath to smell less like she just ate a bunch of cat poop (yep, the feral cats in our neighborhood are still around…) and for Otto to have a little less stress in his life and for my kids to start understanding how amazing they really are and also maybe for them to strike the phrase “in a minute” from their vocabularies… but… things are good. These are minor quibbles.

To celebrate, I made a million cookies, and also I wrote you this as an attempt to explain. This year, this place where my family has finally landed, it feels like a quilt of tiny miracles after a looooooong stint of sifting through scraps and broken thread. One cookie has seen us through years of heartbreak and happiness, and this year is no different.

Merry Christmas, if you celebrate, and merry Chinese food, if you don’t. Thanks for being here. I hope you have everything you need this year, and cookies to see you through if for some reason you don’t, yet.


  1. My Kids Mom

    Merry Christmas, Mir! Thanks for being there for us. Your family’s trials and triumphs make us all feel human. We wouldn’t want it any other way. When the going gets tough, the tough bake cookies.

  2. Jeanie

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Licorice’s breath reminded me that I recently had a breakfast sandwich at a fast-food place that smelled exactly like dog poop. I had to hold my breath every time I took a bite.

  3. Daisy

    The quilt analogy is very apt. Merry Christmas to you and yours! May your 2016 quilt be less crazy.

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