Christmas · Holidays

Hello, (Almost) to the Holiday Season!

If you’re like me, you suddenly realized that it’s the end of October and that means it’s almost Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Time to panic, right?  I know I am.  I can feel my blood pressure and heart rate skyrocketing just by sitting here typing the word Christmas. It’s Written in the Cards Every year I… Continue reading Hello, (Almost) to the Holiday Season!


birthday · Christmas · College Students · Food · Friends · Health · Holidays · Modern Life

Six Reasons to Smile December 2017

December is, usually, the easiest month to come up with six reasons to smile because there’s so much going on with the holidays, my birthday, parties, etc., and this December was no different. The first reason to smile was good news from the doctor.  I started out the first day of December with news that… Continue reading Six Reasons to Smile December 2017

Christmas · depression · Holidays · Marriage

When Life Gives You Limes, Make Lemonade

I sometimes listen to the segments on radio stations where the DJs ask callers to phone in with their answers to the question, “What is the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?” I did not have a recent example so I listened as caller after caller told their tales of the worst presents.  Some of… Continue reading When Life Gives You Limes, Make Lemonade

Christmas · depression · Holidays · Home decorating · Modern Life

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

I usually start the holiday season with grand plans like I’m going to get the tree up before the end of Thanksgiving weekend, I’m going to make 80 batches of cookies and create custom plates for all the neighbors, I’m going to put up enough lights to show up on a Google satellite picture, I’m… Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Christmas · Dog Walking · Dogs/Puppies · Exercise · Holidays · Home decorating · Walking

All I Want for Christmas is to be on YouTube

There is no holiday that makes me feel as inept and inferior as Christmas.  And this year is no different.  When I am out walking my Labradoodle, I get a firsthand look and reminder about how I cannot seem to get it together fast enough to make my yard look super festive.  Nobody is “oohing… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is to be on YouTube