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Christmas Customs in France! Allons-y!!!!!

Christmas Customs in France! Allons-y!!!!!

While American children are hanging stockings for Santa to fill, French children are putting their shoes by the fire so Pere Noel (Papa Noel) will fill them with gifts. If children are bad in the US they are told Santa will leave coal in their stockings, but in France, a child on the naughty list might […]

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Travel into the past: The Christmas Tree

Travel into the past: The Christmas Tree

In America the Christmas Tree is everywhere. You don’t have to be Christian to know about the Christmas tree, during the season, they are in every mall and shopping center in the country, and every city square. The vast majority of us grew up with Christmas trees in our homes, and decorating it was always […]

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My Top 5 Christmas Destinations

My Top 5 Christmas Destinations

Except for one year, I have spent every Christmas with family, at a home. I really would not have it any other way…but I can dream of visiting other locales at Christmas time.  Imagine Christmas in Europe, or  Christmas in New York City!  I have never even seen Rockefeller Center at Christmas time! Isn’t that a quintessential Christmas sight? […]

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San Francisco – A walking food tour of North Beach & Chinatown

San Francisco – A walking food tour of North Beach & Chinatown

Another food tour adventure? Why yes! Thank you! Just recently I took a fantastic tour by Chris Milano’s Foodie Adventures in San Francisco’s Mission District. The Mission, Latin Food Tour was so delicious and I loved it so much that on my next trip there I just had to take the North Beach and Chinatown Tour!  It is no surprise that once […]

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Fab Photos Friday: A Book of Christmas

Fab Photos Friday: A Book of Christmas

I love making movies, books, working on photos….and I especially love making my family memory books.  This year, I will be making a book for my children (they probably don’t read this so I think I am safe) about our Christmas ornaments. It occurred to me that I am the only one with the knowledge […]

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Method to my Madness

Method to my Madness

Yep.  That’s my desk. Actually, it is pretty damned organized for me. I have been working in here for a week, cleaning out files and paperwork which was piled to my waist. I’m one of those people who try and try and try to organize.  I go out and buy all kinds of storage bins […]

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Why you must be a Feminist

Filed in Gender Issues, Important Stuff!, Midlife Journeys by on December 1, 2014 27 Comments
Why you must be a Feminist

If you do not believe in the definition of Feminism, which is the attainment of political, social, and economic equality for women, then you must be some kind of cave man, or cave person.  Whether or not you care about the word “feminist” it is time to seriously achieve equality. I have been empowered and […]

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Fab Photos Friday: It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

Filed in Empty Nesting, Midlife Journeys by on November 27, 2014 3 Comments
Fab Photos Friday: It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

I LOVE the holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it, I love it. This time of year fills me with joy, and excitement, and magic. I love decorating, and I go overboard; I love watching parades (I’m going to the Parade of Lights tonight in Fort Worth!); I love trees; I love Santa; I love […]

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Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

Do you remember Rosemary Clooney?  Yes, George Clooney’s aunt and famous singer from the 40s 50s 60s era.  In White Christmas, Bing Crosby sings to her, “if you’re troubled and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep.”  I have so many blessings to count, I really do not know where to begin. Lao-Tzu says […]

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

Filed in Empty Nesting, Important Stuff!, Midlife Journeys by on November 23, 2014 33 Comments
‘Tis the Season for Giving

Our family has always celebrated Christmas in a big way. Some would say in an excessive manner. But I ask, what is wrong with excess (tempered by reason, of course)? I LOVE buying people gifts, and there is nothing more exciting for me than to watch them open. I love decorating (I usually have 3 […]

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