Category Archives: holidays

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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Revising the Plans

I’m bummed.  This year I won’t be able to go shopping on December 26.  We’ll be at my Mom’s with family.  Hmm…now how do I get the good deals I count on each year?  I’m hoping that the store I … Continue reading

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Frugal Christmas

A few weeks ago my oldest was teasing me about my preparations when it comes to vacations. (Yes, I will get to frugal Christmas!) “You measure out ingredients and put things into individual bags!”  To which I replied with a … Continue reading

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Day to Day Things

It was so wonderful to get things back to normal last week with school starting again and DH back to work. I need my routines. The biggest cleaning thing I’ve done so far (other than daily needs) is to go … Continue reading

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Waiting to Return to Normal

Now that all of the visits are over, the gifts unwrapped, and thank you’s being written, I’m ready to get back to normal. I am a creature of habit and it is throwing me in a tail spin to always … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

…and Mom was exhausted! Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I’m tired, and have been for several days. The laundry just finished, the dishwasher is done, and items for tomorrow’s breakfast are thawing. DH has a breakfast casserole that … Continue reading

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