Category Archives: Holidays

My favorite quotes for Mother’s Day.

I have lots of thoughts and feelings about mothers.  I have one, I am one.  My first and strongest belief is that some of the best mothers on this planet have never given birth to a child.  I know some of … Continue reading

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All things merry and bright.

I love Christmas lights.  They are twinkly, cheery, happy, and beautiful.  Just seeing their soft glow makes everything instantly a little better. For example, when I was in college one year, I put a small strand of cheap, white Christmas … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Yesterday, our next door neighbors asked if we were okay with their outdoor Christmas decorations.  They had one of those giant, blown up snowmen, complete with the lights and motor attached to keep it constantly inflated.  The thing is huge, … Continue reading

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Small joys.

The older I get, the more convinced I become that it is the little things that make all the difference.  I truly believe it’s the small joys and tiny moments that create an unforgettable experience. Here’s hoping that your holiday … Continue reading

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The guardian of the hearth.

He stands sentry, watching over the stockings.  Our personal, private security team. (Except when he’s distracted by the twinkling lights and chases them across the floor.  That’s a hint for you Santa, so you can get down the chimney.)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (2013)

I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes. Christmas is all around me.  And so the feeling grows. (Name the movie.)

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Adventing the month away.

I don’t remember much about last year’s Christmas season.  That’s what happens when you spend your days suffering from a kidney stone the size of your thumb while you’re in and out of the hospital:  either you’re in too much … Continue reading

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