My husband and I started a new tradition during these months of pandemic — Pancake Saturday. I don’t remember exactly when we started it, probably in May. I’m sure we were growing weary of the lockdown and wanted to do something different. The following Saturday, I made pancakes again. After the third Saturday morning, we … More The Problem When You’re Missing An Important Ingredient
It’s the beginning of a brand-new year. Hopefully it will be better than the last. It’s a time to look forward; to plan and to dream. But, before I get to that, I want to share a sweet memory from the final days of 2020. It was probably something I have not done for at … More A Fun And Memorable Way To End The Old Year
I’m feeling a little discombobulated today. It’s the day after Christmas and I should be getting ready for our family Christmas party. It has been our tradition, for the last twenty years or so, to get together as a family on December 26. A Tradition Begins It started years ago, when my brother and his … More It’s The Day After Christmas, Now What?
I love Christmas music. As soon as the radio stations start playing Christmas music, I’m listening. I’ve really enjoyed it this year because it felt like they started a little bit early. That’s ok, we needed it this year. I guess I’m a traditionalist because I love the old standards the best, especially the sacred … More The Most Meaningful Lines From My Favorite Christmas Carols
My eyes opened to the darkness of the room. It was the middle of the night and, once again, I was wide awake. It was a common occurrence; because of my age or because it was 2020, who’s to say? Thoughts In The Middle Of The Night And as was typical, my thoughts started … More Have You Prepared Room In Your Heart This Christmas?
Well, it happened. That thing I’ve been dreading finally came to pass. I turned the big “6 – 0”. I guess I’m a senior citizen now, or do I get another five years before I have to claim that title? Oh, well, it beats not turning the big “6 – 0”. A Change In Plans … More Making The Best Out Of Changes In Plans
It’s done. Three days after Thanksgiving and my Christmas tree is up. In this very unusual year, it feels good to have some sense of normalcy. Tree Or No Tree There is a wide range of feelings on decorating for Christmas this year. Some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks … More Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year
2020 – What a Year It’s been a hard year, hasn’t it? It’s not like any year we have yet experienced and hopefully not like any we will experience again. Now, it’s the week before Thanksgiving. I’m sure that when this pandemic started back in March, none of us anticipated we would still be in … More Finding Things To Be Thankful For
Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
Waiting is hard. Waiting isn’t fun. We want to know now, to be there now. It’s simply not in our nature to be patient. Where We Wait Think about how often we have to wait. We wait at traffic lights and on busy highways at a standstill. We wait at doctor’s offices and then for … More The Best Thing To Do When You’re Waiting