Category Archives: holidays

Christmas Challenge for 2019

My husband was telling me about a news bit he had seen where a mom was relating that their family would have no Christmas this year.  The twist is that she had quite a bit of attitude about that, as … Continue reading

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Preparations

December begins tomorrow and the holiday began over a week ago.  I did partake of some minor Black Friday shopping.  I’m not the die-hard, plan of action in hand kind of person when it comes to Black Friday.  There have … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

The old Peanuts song is running through my head.  Truly.  I had to play that piece back when taking piano lessons as a kid. Anyway.  Yesterday afternoon I was just hanging out in the living room with my eldest when … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

Yesterday my eldest had her last (and only!) final exam and I brought her home.  Thankfully she’s only and hour and a half away, else I’d overrule DH and DD1 and make her find a ride.  Mean old mom, I … Continue reading

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Back to Routine

I enjoy the holidays, but being a creature of routine, am infinitely happy when the house is quiet and orderly again.  DD1 was excited to get back to college, which is just another punctuation mark as to how she feels … Continue reading

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The Versatile Cookie Cutter

Recently I took my annual mother/eldest daughter trip downtown.  This summer tradition began years ago and is something we look forward to.  Our downtown area isn’t large (neither is our town), but it has some interesting shops.  One of our … Continue reading

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For the Room Parents

Recent events led me to think back over the years that my kids were in elementary school and the reasons that I stopped signing up to help with school parties.  As I thought about it, it struck me that it … Continue reading

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