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Merry Christmas, Dear Readers

It’s here. We pulled the last ornament out of the final pocket. It’s Christmas Eve. We had a favorite person come over and we enjoyed good food. There were Nerf gun wars and video games and presents exchanged. It was a special day. In the early evening, my son opened his Christmas Eve box. This … Continue reading

Ready Already?

It seems that we’ve been waiting for this week for a long time. We’ve counted the months and the weeks. Our advent calendar says we are days away from THE day. The gingerbread was baked and decorated and consumed. The cards were signed and sent. The Santa picture was taken (with only one visit) and … Continue reading

Holidays…As Many Of You Know

I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend. Some of those activities were actually done. Our tree is decorated now and the lighter boxes filled only with tissue and empty ornament containers and ladder are back in the garage.

Slowly and Carefully

Last week was a crazy week. It was filled with gluten and sugar and record-breaking heat. It was wrapped up in birthday presents and race car birthday parties and more than usual video gaming. It was surrounded with friends and relatives and irregular schedules and way more “yes” than “no” and… And because of all … Continue reading

The Big Egg Hunt

Anyone that knows me in real life knows that I love a good tradition. Like many others, most of our traditions seem to be wrapped around holidays. Today I was scrolling through Facebook and saw pictures that brought me back to a tradition from yesteryear. The Egg Hunt at the Zoo. It’s today. Although it … Continue reading

Bring On The Holiday Weekends

The first of many holiday weekends is winding down and I would say that for the most part, it was largely successful. We spent Thanksgiving at Granny and Grampy’s house and after eating, the cousins decorated the grandparents’ tree. The next day was spent decorating our house and tree, which everyone knows means mess and … Continue reading

Halloween Recovery

I’m not suggesting that the calendar was designed to stack the deck against me, but there’s something cruel about having Halloween and Daylight Saving occurring on the same weekend. I’m not sure what we are still recovering from most. Could be the sugar, the artificial coloring, the socializing, the sudden screams from motion activated skeletons, … Continue reading

I Picked A Word And I Liked it…Now What?!

On New Year’s Day, I picked my word for 2014.  I had seen others talking about it and comparing their word, so I thought I would try it. I searched for the  word. Optimization! Optimization means…the act, process, or methodology of making something (as a decision, system, or design) as fully perfect, functional, or effective … Continue reading

Way Too Much!

The build up!  The count down! I can’t wait!  It is going to be awesome! We knew that we had the perfect surprise gift for him.  We knew that he would love the extra-large monitor for his computer!  We couldn’t wait to see his face! He talked about the Nerf gun fight that we would … Continue reading

This Time of Year

It must be this time of year. Today, I cried looking at my son’s Santa pictures.  Each one fantastic, but together…they show how quickly my son is growing up. I cried as I watched the newest Apple commercial.  You know the one where it looks like the teenager could care less and then…he really cares … Continue reading