Tag Archives: holidays

letter to santa.

I wrote most of this yesterday before receiving upsetting news last night. I have yet to hear anything positive on the situation, only a list of not-great possibilities… so things seem awful and I’m scared and in a bit of … Continue reading

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mom’s christmas eve punch. #food #drink

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really drink (much). I might pour a little Baileys or Kahlua into my coffee in the evening once in a (long) while. (Yes, I drink coffee in the evening… and every other time of … Continue reading

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the present dilemma.

I’ve gotten myself into a situation… and now I’m stuck. Yes, I am a genius. The first Christmas after my grandma died, my family did a Yankee Swap where you had to get a gift that started with a letter … Continue reading

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the cards.

Although it is, in fact, 2016, I still mail holiday cards every year. I design them, I print them, I send them to people I haven’t seen or spoken to in years. And I send them to family (some of … Continue reading

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I seem to be in a place of abundant emptiness. Yes, I do see the contradiction. I have thoughts running around inside my head… some I’ve made notes of… some I cannot understand. And through all of this, I have … Continue reading

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a very special day.

I didn’t plan on posting anything for VDay, but since I ♥ you dearly, I had to get you something. I have carefully selected one of my favorite poems. I have posted it before… more than once, but it’s worthy. This … Continue reading

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built a house today.

Today’s entertainment including minor home construction. And by minor, I mean small… not insignificant. Because my kids loved this. I’m not a fan of gingerbread, but it was fun and not at all tempting for me. Because it was gingerbread … Continue reading

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second best present.

I didn’t have many [any] suggestions when my family asked me what I wanted for Christmas so I had no idea what to expect when I unwrapped gifts from them on Christmas morning. But I was pleasantly surprised. I got a … Continue reading

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