What was in your shoe this morning?   

Hi there. How are you? Having a very fine St. Nicholas Day*, I hope.

I must have been very good this year because St. Nicholas left the best present in my shoes today. Luckily, it’s the kind I can share: Sorcha’s All Dots And Lines. Logan and Veronica with superpowers. Trust me, whatever you’re doing right now can wait. Go read this fic immediately.

* As most of you know, I grew up in Germany and, as a result, I’m used to a mix of traditions during the holidays. St. Nicholas Day was always one of my favorite parts of this time of year. Last night, for old time’s sake, I put one of my shoes on my front step. I’m sure my neighbors think I’m nuts (they’re not quite wrong about that) but it felt rosy to be do something that brings to mind lots of fond childhood memories. I hope everyone has something you can do that during the holidays that can bring you the same joy.

4 Responses to “What was in your shoe this morning?”

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    eolivet says:

    Aww, I thought I was the only one who celebrated St. Nicholas Day!!! :) My family has German heritage, so we would always put out our shoes. :D My husband’s family celebrates it, too, and we always get a little package in the mail for the occasion every year. It’s so nice to keep those traditions. :)

    And your icon is awesome — reminds me of the good, ol’ O.C. days…I’m afraid I haven’t been watching much lately. :/

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    calturner says:

    Happy St Nicholas Day, Rae! *hugs*

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    raelee says:

    Nope, not the only one :)

    I plan to make sure my kids celebrate it as well. I think part of the reason I loved celebrating it in Germany so much was because we lived off-base and it was nice to have a holiday that I shared with my German neighbors. It was also a great way for my parents to threaten me. I lived in fear of getting coal in my shoe!

    RE The OC: It hasn’t been all that great lately but I am loving it just for the Seth/Summer interaction. Plus, I keep the hope alive that it’ll get great once again.

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    raelee says:


    *runs over and tackles you*

    Hiya sweetie.