Geminids tonight!, Christmas dinner ideas, true shortbread

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 13, 2018

St Lucia Day

'Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's, 
Lucy's, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks; 
The sun is spent, and now his flasks 
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

Thursday, December 13, 2018
347th day of the year


Jamie Foxx (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
Grandma Moses (artist) died on this day in 1961.


 
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Geminids Tonight! Bob Reports.

Geminids 2019: How to See the Geminid Meteor Shower December 13
The most active meteor shower of the year peaks the night of Friday, December 13. These are the Geminids, the sky’s “Old Faithful.” Their trustworthy, one‑a‑minute frequency has created reliable December sparklers for the past century.
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Landscaping in Winter

Winter Landscaping
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the winter as in the spring.
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Long-lasting Cyclamens

Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia.
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
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$32.99
 
Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has been updated for 2019. We’ve covered all the classic mains—Christmas Glazed Ham, Prime Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding, and Roasted Turkey.  Plus, don’t forget about the delicious sides from Yorkshire Pudding to Roasted Sprouts. 
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Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!
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$27.99
 
Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread Recipe

A shortbread is a hard cookie that keeps well—and has a mouthwatering taste.

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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
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$11.97