Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winterval Chart
 with Winter Chart

The Story of Winterval >>

This year's Schedule of Winterval is as follows:

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
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19
20
EREV WINTERVAL
21
WINTER SOLSTICE
22
 
23
 
24
XMAS EVE
25
XMAS DAY
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
NY EVE
1
NY DAY
2
WINTERVAL EPIPHANY
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 

Okay first, 1) the day after Thanksgiving starts Winterval Advent and HATS ON, which means that I photoshop Santa hats on my various profile pics, which now just means on Facebook. During livejournal days, it was a lot more pics. Also during Winterval Advent, I get to buy myself eight things. I just thought of that this year, isn't it brilliant? I will show you what I got later.

So then, b) starting with last night:

  • Erev Winterval - LIGHTS ON, potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream

I start lighting candles, tealights in jelly jars, on Erev Winterval. Every evening I add a candle until Winterval Epiphany.

I can never decide if I should put up my Xmas tree for Winter Solstice. I have my family's three foot Xmas tree, the one we started putting up in 1974, stuffed in back of one of my shoe shelves like a kidnap victim that you never got any money for and now you don't know what to do with.

[ETA: I did it, I put up the tree and I put the eight presents underneath. Or four of the presents, one of the presents is in the sink and one hasn't shipped yet and one I haven't bought yet and I'm trying to decide if the one that doesn't fit under the tree counts and if it doesn't count if that means I can get a 30# kettlebell as my eighth present.]

  • Xmas Eve - Chinese takeout
  • Xmas Day - leftover Chinese takeout

I keep meaning to do something like make waffles for Xmas Day, but this tends not to happen. Like I decided against making an activity advent calendar because twenty four boxes filled with little things to do is fucking bullshit. Is how I think about the holidays. A small present is required from the sweetie man. Last year he got me a monkey bookmark that shrieked when it was squeezed. I am not required to get him a present, because from each according to their means and to each according to their needs.

Between Xmas Day and NY Eve is boxing week i.e., winter cleaning and throwing stuff out, five days for five rooms: bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, front room, and den. I'm supposedly going to be able to get this done because I will be taking league break this year, instead of skating through it like the nutjob I was last year.

  • NY Eve - I have just decided that NY Eve will be catch as catch can, last year the upholdskis had a twelve hour LOTR marathon and this year I am invited to a fancy party with smoked meats...
  • NY Day - hoppin' john with collard greens and cornbread, LIGHTS OFF
Winterval Epiphany is HATS OFF whenever the first Monday of the new year is, which is the day after New Year's Day this year when this schedule will be resumed:

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
PLAY
League
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
 
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
PLAY
Leag/Ref
PLAY
Fury
PASTIME
 
PLAY
Hot Yoga
PLAY
Scrimmage
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 
SLEEP
 

Huge sigh of relief not having Sunday morning practices. Seems like my whole life story is losing and finding Sunday like it's not always there right at the beginning of the week.

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