Category: holidays

Food, holidays, recipes

A whole lotta love!

I’m a creature of habit.  Once something works for me, I pretty much stick with it. I work out every day, so I can enjoy eating and having the occasional glass of wine.  So far, so good. I do the crossword puzzle every morning.  Exercises my brain. I wear a lot of black.  Makes it […]

family, holidays, my thoughts

What I’m not Thankful For

 Woke up to rain this morning…blessed cool rain.  I had forgotten how much I love rainy mornings when I don’t have to be anywhere.  In a few hours, the madness of Thanksgiving week begins, but for now, I can relax with my coffee and my crossword puzzle while my dogs sleep on the floor next […]

About me, holidays

Happy New Year!

Yes, I am still alive. I can’t remember when I had something really profound to say. I just realized that if I don’t write something soon, this blog has a really good chance of just dying a slow, unnoticed death. I’ve discovered facebook, or as our old babysitter (“old”, as in WAS our babysitter when […]


No time to write…

Can’t take the time to write a real post, between helping H study for exams, shopping, decorating, wrapping, volunteering, parties, quick trip to New York, cleaning house for Christmas and guests, then another trip to the mountains between Christmas and New Years…So, I’ll write soon, I hope.  In the meantime, …


It’s a Christmas Miracle!

It’s a miracle.  There are exactly 17 days left until Christmas, and I am farther along at this point than I’ve ever been before.  Pretty good, considering that when we returned from Thanksgiving in the mountains last Sunday I realized I had done zip to get ready.  So in the last week I bought gifts […]

holidays, web sites

Christmas is Not Your Birthday

I mostly love Christmas. I love baking cookies (although now that I shouldn’t eat them it’s definitely an exercise in control). I love Christmas music…the classics, not the new stuff. I love the feeling when I find the perfect gift for someone, and I love the time when the shopping is finished, I can put […]

daughters, family, friends, holidays

Ahhhh, Summer!

I took a few days to pretend I was actually on summer break, with nothing to do but sleep late, watch TV, go to the pool, eat popsicles… Then I remembered-I’m a mom, mom’s don’t get breaks. Oh well, back to Mom reality, driving H all over the place, packing for basketball camp, motivating (nagging) […]


chili for Christmas!

Oh, by the way, my mom is making chili for Christmas tomorrow…Woo Hoo!!! She usually kills herself making ham and turkey and all kinds of things that my family doesn’t eat. (Mom, I know you read this blog…we always feel bad but you know J and H are super picky…sorry). We LOVE her chili, so […]


Christmas Eve traditions and reflections

It’s Christmas Eve and my family is almost asleep. I hear J snoring in the bedroom, and H is trying to get to sleep. She’s 14, so there are no “Santa” jobs to do now…it’s all wrapped and under the tree. I took the stockings to my closet where I had stashed the stocking stuff. […]