Tag Archives: holidays

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

As I sat down to write this blog post, I immediately noticed three things: I need to water my poinsettias There is a giant cobweb in the fireplace The cat has yacked up a giant hairball on the Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Recipe for Merriment

I have a question for you – when is the last time you laughed so hard your face still hurt the next morning? If it’s been a while, maybe you should have your girlfriends over to play Bunco.  That’s what … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

I have a confession to make – I have BPCTD Or, as it’s more commonly know, Bi-Polar Christmas Tree Disorder To better show you how my affliction presents itself, I submit the following exhibits: Exhibit A – The “Pretty” Tree … Continue reading

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A House Divided

Ours is a house divided.  This long-standing rivalry stems from deep-seated family traditions that are woven into the fabric of our very identity.  For nearly twenty years, Tripp and I have stood on opposite sides of the fence regarding this … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth I found this quote in my daily planner and it really spoke to me.  For the past few days I’ve been pondering the connection between happiness and thankfulness.  For me, … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Countdown

It’s two days til Thanksgiving…do you know where your turkey is? I did my big Thanksgiving shopping last Friday so mine is the refrigerator in the basement thawing out.  Today I am making another shopping list of everything I forgot … Continue reading

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Time to Make My Grocery List

So I was looking at my calendar today…did you know that Thanksgiving is just two weeks away today? Please tell me that I’m not the only one in shock about this.  Because if Thanksgiving is just two weeks away then … Continue reading

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Morning Light, Thanksgiving, and Other Things

I have a new appreciation for Friday mornings.  It’s such a beautiful, albeit cold, morning and I am so thankful to be home in my warm house. I know it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was … Continue reading

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Fun and Festive Fourth of July Holiday

We got home from the lake in plenty of time to watch the Riverpark’s fireworks display.  Tripp’s mom came along with us to enjoy the festivities, so we packed up our folding chair and blankets and walked down to Veteran’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions – New and Old

Every year, my daughter and I make Christmas sugar cookies.  It’s one of our favorite traditions. This year, during one of our numerous trips to Target, my daughter found a gingerbread house kit on the holiday aisle.  We’ve always wanted … Continue reading

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