Category: Holidays

An Impromptu Adventure

I just could not take it anymore. I had a meltdown talking to my coach yesterday, and she led me to take a small step that would make me feel a little more in control. I wanted a taste of civilization …. a city… Continue Reading “An Impromptu Adventure”

Reflections in Luminosity

I have three Christmas trees. One is a beautiful Balsam Fir I purchased from Balsam Hill. It was a treat I gave myself since I’ve enjoyed my tree so much the last couple of years. It’s perfect although Michael says I’m not fluffing it… Continue Reading “Reflections in Luminosity”

The Joy of Naked Simplicity

How many Christmas seasons have been way too busy? How many have cost more than expected because I felt I had to travel? How many nights did I have way too many parties to attend than I had hours in the evening? How many… Continue Reading “The Joy of Naked Simplicity”

Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen

When I was in my thirties, I was an avid bread baker. I bought all of the tools and became a King Arthur Flour groupie. I subscribed to their quarterly publication, The Baking Sheet. I anxiously waited for every issue to hit my mailbox.… Continue Reading “Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen”

The End of a Decade

We are coming up to the end of the year which is wonderful reflective time, but we are also coming up to the end of a decade. This morning I was trying to recollect where I was at the beginning of this decade and… Continue Reading “The End of a Decade”

Winter Diary: Day 2 Eggnog Latte Season

I left early yesterday to arrive early to my Thanksgiving Dinner location. NPR was playing a special that was of particular interest to my life so I passed up my hosts’ driveway to find a parking lot where I could listen to the end… Continue Reading “Winter Diary: Day 2 Eggnog Latte Season”

An Impulsive Fourth of July

It is heating up outside. Of course, let me make clear that I am extremely grateful that it is not heating up outside my house to the tune of a Louisiana Fourth of July. Two weeks ago, we were grumbling about wearing sweaters in… Continue Reading “An Impulsive Fourth of July”

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree

Today I bought a Christmas tree. I know…. I KNOW. When I went to Chicago before Christmas I stopped at this place and they had these beautiful life-like Christmas trees 50% off. I was tempted. But I decided to make a deal with the… Continue Reading “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree”

What If Santa Was a Shaman?

The New York Times featured a story this morning that was a compilation of short holiday videos. The first one sounded a little funky, so I clicked on it out of curiosity. Click below to watch it. We know that all of our holidays… Continue Reading “What If Santa Was a Shaman?”

Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights

I went with a coworker to the lighting of the bluff in St. Joe last night. We froze our toes off but listened to the high school choir as we gathered with other local residents for the highlight of the holiday season. The icy… Continue Reading “Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights”

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