Tag Archives: Christmas

2022 – Blooming Greed

Like most of the world who celebrates Christmas I was busy the last few weeks. We had Christmas dinner at my son’s. My son-in-law’s mother had a heart attack and went into a nursing home. My sister had a heart … Continue reading

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2021: Expect the Unexpected – Christmas Around the Tree

Merry Christmas!  I hope yours was great—mine was.  It was smaller than usual, but the food and company were wonderful.  We had Christmas dinner at my son’s again.  He’s a great cook, with a big enough house to hold the … Continue reading

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2019 Life-long Learning: Booksigining at Putnam Six Bookstore

    Yesterday I spent a few hours at Putnam Six Bookstore having a book signing. Chloe Fuxa has a lovely shop and it had a lot of foot traffic. It was Saturday and it was Christmas and people strolled … Continue reading

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2019 Life-long Learning: The Holiday Season

    Sitting down at the computer to come up with a Sunday blog I realize ONE MONTH FROM TODAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE! I can’t believe it. I’ve been immersed in the family gathering around my table on Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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2018 Clearing My Life: Christmas as it Should Be

   It’s Christmas and there are a million things to do.  I think back about how I used to make Christmas happen with kids at home, a job during the day, limited funds, Christmas cookies baking, and still I managed … Continue reading

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2017 Something New: Christmas Now and Then

    I’ve been at this Christmas thing for a while now. I grew up in a family with two sisters and two parents and I remember one pair of cowboy boots handed down to whoever fit them that year.  … Continue reading

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2016 Cultivating Gratitude: Merry Christmas!

    The scent of my mother-in-law’s Italian Cream Cake recipe wafting from the oven for the big dinner tomorrow, I prepare our annual Christmas Eve dinner.  It was something we did years ago with kids – snacks and Christmas goodies … Continue reading

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BALANCE AT THE END

    The warmth of a Christmas fire comforted me on Christmas Eve.  A glass of wine and my husband of 42 years, I had everything in life I could want.  My children have good lives and a dinner invitation … Continue reading

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BALANCING CHRISTMAS TASKS

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care – well maybe not stockings – but tinsel and glitter anyway.  As of today, I’ve finished the Christmas shopping and wrapped the gifts.  The cards will just have to … Continue reading

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Bulb Balancing Christmas

    I bought an amaryllis bulb this week.  Not a peace lily, but an amaryllis.  They are beautiful for the Christmas season with their massive red blossoms.  They lay in the box at the store with a stem extending … Continue reading

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