Tag Archives: Christmas

Family Album: The Merriest Ever!

Tradition dictates that every Christmas at our house is pretty much the same, yet there’s always a little tweak that makes it a Christmas to remember. Pretty much the same cast of characters, starting with these two rolling in: But … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

A savior has been born to us! Wishing you a most merry and blessed day.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…chaos!

Christmas is one week out and I am three weeks behind. Happens every year. Because things happen every year Week before week before last I got nothing done because we hosted an event for twenty people. It turned out to … Continue reading

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Searching for Christ*mas

So here we are in the shortest days of the year. I don’t just mean short in terms of daylight, which is swallowed more every day by greedy gulps of winter darkness. Oh, the days are beautiful, of course, but … Continue reading

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Sparkle and shine.

The cats would like to inform you that there are some strange, bearded men standing around the house. No, Taylor isn’t one of them – he’s back up in SF. These guys look different. White hair, distant stares. What are … Continue reading

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Unexpected gifts.

There’s a quirky article in The Wall Street Journal today regarding the upside of “sloppily wrapped” gifts. This caught my eye, as I am one of those slapdash gift-wrappers whose gifts look like they were wrapped by an assembly line … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

It’s just a little ironic that after nine “expectant” months of waiting, waiting, waiting, we enter the season of…waiting. Welcome to Advent. When our boys were small and life seemed so simple, they would burst out of Sunday School proudly … Continue reading

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Family Album: it was very, very, VERY merry.

Not a creature is stirring, because they’ve all gone home, but we had a houseful, and the best Christmas ever. Auntie Gail arrived first, and then Taylor. Ron joined Gail this year and we were all – especially Lily – … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season.

The season of sheer panic, that is. Yes, it is the Season of Giving and it is is giving me (and possibly you) nothing but headaches. I have Santa envy. I no longer want to play Santa. I want to … Continue reading

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Who stole my week?

I would like to inform everyone running for president in 2020 that my vote will go to the candidate who vows to legislate a mandatory five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, hey, if you throw in the abolition of … Continue reading

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