It’s been 2 years of varying degrees of lockdown and restrictions and the world is politically and pro- and anti-vax divided and parties and family get togethers are illegal and we all know many people will be drunk and high … Continue reading Just a reminder…
Today I donated a small, one-time payment to Wikipedia.
I also have a food box with non-perishables ready for a Christmas donation. Will probably drop it at a fire station next week.Continue reading “Life, love and charities”
*Ironically, these two events are not related. 🙂
Mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve, I let the puppy out for a pee in the backyard.
It was muddy. Cool and wet, but not cold and frozen.
After a while I wanted to let puppy back in. But he didn’t come when I called. I opened the back door and looked for him. There he was, at he back of the yard, digging up the rhubarb.
How come no one told me Beagles are diggers? There are so many holes in my yard…Continue reading “Muddy puppy and missing bacon*”
Is there such a thing as PTSD due to Christmas mess?
I’m sitting here by myself, the family still crashed out cold, almost literally suffocating.
I can’t even…
Today I realized I failed at numerous goals I’ve set for myself for December, namely in the eating and drinking department.
For instance: I am drinking less water than I need to in order to flush out all the carbs and sugar I seem to be stuffing my face with lately. Continue reading “Snapshots on a cold Friday”
To be quite honest, I don’t really believe in this whole gift giving thing at Christmas anymore. Sure, let the kids have some presents, but for myself, I honestly don’t need or even want anything.
Which doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the token. I’m just saying, save your money. 🙂 Continue reading “Thoughts about gift giving, writing and She Sheds”
Quick question for my American friends this morning: Continue reading “🎶 Happy together…? 🎵”
I spent Saturday getting pushed around by a lot of people for hours and didn’t even get a bad mood.
At least not until much later. 😏
We’re beyond believing here, in all sorts of ways, but I’ll tell you something about childhood magic that perseveres right up to the tween years:
Don’t ruin it.
Just let them be. There’s no harm in it. Especially at this time if year. Continue reading “Preserving a little Christmas magic”
Every week I collect articles, and sometimes videos, of things that have made an impact on me. I share them here for you to read along and reflect with me. Continue reading “Reading and Reflecting: 5th edition”
We’re going to Paris today.
Just for a couple of hours, mind you. And not for the food, or shopping.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I did. By sheer chance and completely unplanned, I bought some early Christmas presents today at some ridiculous big box store. Continue reading “When unplanned holiday shopping happens to me”
My mom used to say “I don’t want to begin the New Year with Christmas in the house”.
Maybe she said it, maybe not, point is, I remember the New Year being Christmas-free. And honestly, I kinda like it that way. Continue reading “What goes up, must come down”