Category Archives: Traditions

It’s New Year’s Eve!

Wow…where on earth did the year go? It’s just flown by so quickly.  In just over seven hours it will be a brand new year! I hope yours is wonderful.  I’m leaving you with a fun little song.   It … Continue reading

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Wrapping Gifts

I once knew someone that loved to wrap gifts.  Seriously, she would collect and beautifully wrap boxes all year long in preparation for a present to give someone.  She firmly believed that the the packaging was the most important part … Continue reading

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Checking In

On the first day of December, (Why do I have a sudden urge to start singing about my True Love?) my friend Louise sent me a text asking if I had all my Christmas shopping done yet.  I texted back … Continue reading

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Sleeping On the Job

Twenty-four days.  I blogged for  twenty-four days in a row for NaBloPoMo.  Then, I forgot.  Just when I was finally getting into a rhythm, I forgot all about blogging for a few days.  Um…I’m going to blame it on the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Pie

Despite the fact that we are going to the home of some friends for Thanksgiving dinner, I have been busy creating vegan options for my family to dine on.  One of the things I decided to experiment with whip up … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I have so  much to be thankful for.  A warm home, loving husband, two beautiful daughters, way too many critters, deep friendships and well…what more could I possibly need? How about a cornucopia filled with pineapple, lemons and watermelon? (Thank … Continue reading

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Thankful Memories

Over dinner last night, I mentioned that I felt so bad for Thanksgiving as it is a forgotten holiday.  My family wasn’t buying into my thoughts about November’s holiday.  Everyone knows about Thanksgiving and everyone loves to enjoy a feast … Continue reading

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The Last First Day

It was a major struggle to climb out of bed this morning.  We had done just as we do every summer the moment school lets out…revert into “Night Owl” mode.  Our entire family seems happiest staying up until the wee … Continue reading

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An Airport Non-Tradition

“Mom, can we go to the airport extra, extra early?” Mimi asked.  It was all my horrified brain could do not to scream that there was no way on this green earth that  I was going to get up even … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Mom

I was at that “about to burst” stage of my first pregnancy when one of my friends spotted a newborn in a restaurant. She dragged me over to meet the new mother and gaze upon her infant.  I dutifully ooohhed … Continue reading

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