We don’t celebrate Boxing Day here in the US but supposedly in the United Kingdom, the upper class would “box up” their old belongings and give them to the poor. I suppose I could look it up on Wikipedia and then look it up on Scopes to see if any of that is true. Or … More Happy Boxing Day
As we ask each other “Where did the year go?” — remember, it’s not quite over yet. MISSING: One pair of winter boots. Last seen during August clean-up when they did not seem very important. Where oh where can they be? (Probably with the gloves and ice scraper that didn’t seem very useful when it … More If I make it through December, I’ll be fine?
Frank Costanza (of Seinfeld fame) was onto something with his celebration of Festivus. I may be the only Christian who hates this time of year. Besides the endless commercialism outside the church, inside the church are endless debates over whether Jesus was actually born on December 25, or if He was born during September during … More I’m ready for my Feats of Strength
What bores me? Neutral colors. Beige, beige, and beige. If you watch HGTV, you know that they always advise folks that are selling their homes to make all the colors “neutral.” “People want to see themselves living here. De-personalize.” While I understand taking down the wedding and baby pictures, wouldn’t someone rather see a home … More YAWN — or Sorry, HGTV, but we are keeping the wallpaper!
Today’s DAILY PROMPT asks for the state of my year…How fitting as today is my birthday and birthdays do make us look up, look around, and look back. This year has been terrible. I DO try to count my blessings, but it’s been especially difficult. During January, my husband’s employer told him that he needs … More State of my year on my birthday
Daily Prompt: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? The book that brings back the best memories for me is Twas the Night Before Christmas. My father read this book to us with his own twist. For example: When out on the lawn there arose such a … More ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….
The festivities of the holidays are over–the relatives have been visited, food has been consumed in huge quantities, eggnog has been inhaled, and presents exchanged and re-gifted. We now return to our normally scheduled life. I have noticed that every January–no matter how well planned December was-January is a squeeze! It’s supposed to be a New … More The January Squeeze
The bright light clicked on, interupting the soft glow of the morning. The crumpling of wrapping paper filled the room. “SMILE!” he commanded. The children faked their best smiles. “Do what you’re told,” had been embedded into their psyches. “Oh, this is not the one I wanted,” Marge sighed, and then just as suddenly, held … More Christmas Lights