Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Yule/You’ll/Yul

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Yule/You’ll/Yul

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 23/17

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has asked us to write something about the words, ‘yule, you’ll, or yul’. Thanks, Linda!

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You’ll maybe not believe this, but ‘yule’ is a word we pretty much never use around here. We say Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, not Merry Yule, or Happy Yule. I’ve heard of a Yule Log, but I’m not real sure what that is, actually. (I’m gonna cheat a bit and look up what it is). … Okay, I’m back. It seems a yule log is an actual log you burn in a fireplace. From my very quick look, it can be a special kind of wood that is used, and is burned to celebrate the season, and may have originated in Germany.

I also saw picture of cakes made to look like a log from a tree. (Chocolate frosting!) That sounds good.

Anyway, talking about logs of trees, we used to make one for a table decoration. We’d take an empty oatmeal box (round) and cover it with plaster of Paris. Then, we’d make markings on it with maybe a fork to look like the bark of a tree. Next, after drying, we’d paint it, and arrange artificial flowers and leaves on the log, and maybe a tiny elf or frog figurine. They were cute, and fun to make.

So…I’m sure you’ll be happy to know this is the end of my yule/you’ll thoughts. (never could get yul in there, oh well…)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS

7 responses »

  1. I’m a Yule person. Most of what we decorate with and how we celebrate in a secular society is related to Yule. I like to EAT Yule logs πŸ˜‰ Buche de Noel, nom nom! πŸ˜›

  2. There’s a lot of tradition to the Yule Log that is pagan/secular, a lot Christian, and a lot just yummy (at least these days, as Joey noted about the Buche de Noel). I hope you find pleasure exploring further, and… if you just want a cute craft idea you can make mini-“yule logs” by using those “Swiss rolls” you find in the snack aisle, some spearmint leaf candies, either vanilla frosting (or really well-whipped cream) and those red cinnamon candies… decorate and enjoy.

    But don’t save them for the next year the way a true Yule log would have been. πŸ˜€

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