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!
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
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
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?
Well, I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough. I am not the Cornhole Queen of the Cul-de-Sac, 2017. Turns out there are some serious Cornhole pros on my cul-de-sac. I’m a newcomer to the game (I practiced a total of 3 times prior to the event) but some of the contestants had… Continue reading Not the Cornhole Queen This Year
This 4th of July seems more special than any other to me, and I think it’s because my family and I are not leaving the country for our annual family vacation. I chose to stay here in the U.S. because of all the bombings and terror threats in other countries. I realize that many of… Continue reading Happy 4th of July
I have to go to a party tonight. As an introverted extrovert, this is an exceptionally hard thing for me to do. On one hand, the part of me who answers the Evite with an enthusiastic YES, I’LL BE THERE really means it at the time of the reply but the introvert regrets the decision… Continue reading As the Cul-De-Sac Turns
It had to happen sooner or later, right? My oldest daughter just turned 20 last Monday. She flew into San Diego and the family got to spend some time together to open presents, eat cake, spoil her mercilessly, and reminisce. Today, my daughter sent a text asking if it was okay if she stayed at… Continue reading First Thanksgiving Without My Oldest
Facebook has made it so that trends start easily. Ideas by one can catch on by many. I can’t remember where or when this trend of sharing daily posts about what one is grateful for got started. To me, it’s not a worthwhile exercise. I start to read what someone wrote about being grateful for… Continue reading Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For
The weeks are flying by but I am on my third list of Five Things I Can Do for Me. This idea was started by Laura Crawford (aka ‘SemperFiMomma’), and it’s amazing how few things I actually do for myself. Are you the same way? It’s time to take stock of what happened (and what… Continue reading #5Things for Me — Monday, September 2, 2013