Tag: holidays

Have You Ever Wondered Why We Decorate Christmas Trees?

Filed in Cultural Adventures!, Important Stuff! by on December 19, 2017 1 Comment
Have You Ever Wondered Why We Decorate Christmas Trees?

Why decorate Christmas trees? In the United States of America, decorated Christmas Trees are everywhere. You don’t have to be a Christian to know about the Christmas tree, 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 […]

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Give Back to Mother Earth this Holiday Season!

Give Back to Mother Earth this Holiday Season!

Do you love animals? The ocean? Terra Firma? Do you have a conservationist in your family or friend group? If so, consider these gifts which will not only please the recipient, but give a priceless gift to our fellow creatures. Did you watch RACING EXTINCTION last night on Discovery? It premiered, and it has the power […]

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It was an Epic Christmas/Christmukkah!

Filed in Empty Nesters, Midlife by on December 26, 2014 4 Comments
It was an Epic Christmas/Christmukkah!

It was truly an epic Christmas. Christmas Eve was great fun, visiting with friends we regard as family, and playing an utterly crazy poker game until all hours. 15 months from a near death experience and a double lung transplant, my husband Randy is doing incredibly well.  Back to his old self! My two children, […]

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Midlife Christmas Conundrum

Filed in Midlife, Travel by on December 15, 2014 12 Comments
Midlife Christmas Conundrum

I love the holidays! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it, I love it. Following in the family tradition of Big Christmas, I have created a “Holiday Home”. I don’t put up a tree and a few decorations, I practically redecorate my house for the holidays, and we all enjoy it, especially me!  Nothing makes me happier […]

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Method to my Madness

Filed in Boomer, Midlife by on December 2, 2014 19 Comments
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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Fab Fotos Friday: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Filed in Boomer, Empty Nesters, Midlife by on November 27, 2014 3 Comments
Fab Fotos Friday: It’s beginning to look a lot 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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My first Mother’s Day without Mom

Filed in Midlife by on May 7, 2014 6 Comments
My first Mother’s Day without Mom

It seems strange not to be planning a gift and what we will do for my mom on Mother’s Day.  She passed away last June, and there are still times I think, “I want to tell mom that”, before realizing she’s not here anymore.  Our relationship was never smooth, in fact it was pretty contentious, […]

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IT WAS A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!

Filed in Midlife by on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
IT WAS A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!

It was a truly wonderful holiday.  Both of my young adult children were home with their significant others, and best of all, Randy was feeling well!  We are grateful that he is here, that we are all here.  Our usual Christmas Eve, or Chrismukkah, was smaller than usual, but we still numbered in the 20s, […]

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It’s that time of year….and other random thoughts

Filed in Midlife by on December 11, 2013 4 Comments
It’s that time of year….and other random thoughts

…when the world falls in love, fa la la la la la la la la. It is also the time of year to buy gifts, wrap gifts, decorate trees, and numerous other tasks. After the 25th it is time to UNdecorate. I love Christmas and Hanukkah, and cannot seem to master the idea of a […]

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