My family has five family traditions we participate every single year, faithfully. Find out what they are and maybe get fun ideas for your own family.
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 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?
Last night I asked my friend, Joanne, to help me select a writing prompt from a list of 365 I discovered on a website. My text: Hey, pick a number between 1 and 365. My screen lit up with her prompt reply: 13. Me: Of course. That number follows me everywhere. Besides, I’ve already done… Continue reading Give me a C!
Before you groan out loud, know that I am with you on the groaning at the thought of reading another’s gratitude journal. I hear you. I understand. I remember when the gratitude journal idea hit Facebook and people were writing the top 5 things they were grateful for on a daily basis. I seriously scrolled… Continue reading Gratitude Journal #1
The empty heart I drew last Thursday first laid on the ugly oak kitchen table of our temporary rental and that is where it sat until dinnertime when it was then transferred to the desk to make room for plates. That is where it stayed for three days. Yes, three days. The emptiness spoke volumes… Continue reading Empty Heart Finally Gets Filled
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