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On The Eighteenth Day of December

There might be such a thing a too much working from home, but honestly, when I heard the news today that the office won’t be ready tomorrow, either, I kind of delighted in it.

One problem: I’m not eating very well. There was lots of junk food to be had, and very little motivation to go out and do things, with the excuse that I’m still rocking a foot injury from October.


Amidst all the laziness I ate these “rocky mountain mixed nuts” which had been leftover from well before advent began, and was why they were mostly sunflower seeds. Blahsville, right? I switched it up a little for today and I’m writing this from my “office” at the downtown library.


On The Seventeenth Day of December

Yet another day of working from home, but I made it an outing day. After swim practice, it was breakfast at a diner. Then on to the Arlington library to work while waiting for the stores to open.

Did some Christmas shopping and then more work, this time at the Adriance library. More errands, including an awesome find at goodwill: jeans that fit and have the original tags for $8! They’re still getting washed.

Snack & wifi at panera, more work and dinner at the health food store before I got to go to my yoga class after 3 months of missing it because grad school is on Mondays.

I was so busy, I almost forgot these guys:


Just some workaday raw almonds, which stretched over into Tuesday’s breakfast.

On the Fifteenth Day of December

I went for one long long walk on Saturday. It was fueled by pistachios, as seen here:


On The Fourteenth Day of December

I was home all day Friday because I’m not one of the essential personnel needed for the office move, so it was very appropriate that today’s nut was actually the classic breakfast cereal, honey nut Cheerios. I ate them in my pj’s around 10:30am while doing some work from home.


A few hours later, the world shifted when the dj on wdst, who herself went to Sandy Hook elementary, broke the news and broke down on air.

I’m really grateful that I have someone in my life right now who I can hug. He came over for dinner last night and asked a question not yet addressed here. How I did I decide what nut would go with what day? It’s simple: it’s alphabetical, with a few re-arrangements and substitutions as the mood struck.

Hugs to any and all out there who are still keeping up with The Daily Tannenbaum.

On The Thirteenth Day of December

I wanted to make sure not to miss a day of posting, but I didn’t have it in me to think of the blog yesterday to report on the pecans I ate on Thursday.


However, life marches on. I have nothing profound to add to the discussion except that this silly bit of counting down to Christmas gives me a little joy, and we rebound from tragedy through small acts of joy.

So here are some delicious pecans, the nuts my mother has been waiting for, which I ate while packing up my office, which is moving this week.


Is food more fun when you have to work to eat it?


More time consuming, anyway.

On The Eleventh Day of December

Not much to say about mixed nuts but for the fact that somebody seems to have removed all the Brazil nuts and hazelnuts to bulk up some silly advent calendar project that no one else is all that interested in hearing about anymore.