Tag: Christmas

  • 2021-12-26 The Christmas Unwrap 🎄🌟🎁

    2021-12-26 The Christmas Unwrap 🎄🌟🎁

    Hello Friends. It’s been a strange holiday indeed. Where to begin? Where to begin? How about everything that feels normal? Both of my kids have been home since last Monday, almost a week and that, in and of itself, is comforting. Even if they are independent and don’t really need me anymore, it is nice […]

  • 2019-12-24 Party Time 🎄❤️🎄

    2019-12-24 Party Time 🎄❤️🎄

    It’s Christmas Eve ya’ll and we’ve got lots of people to see, stuff to do, and food to eat. All the wrapping and baking and running here and there for last minute errands has finally come to a conclusion and now it’s time to just try to relax and enjoy it all. But we all […]

  • 2019-12-21 Winter Solstice Baby

    2019-12-21 Winter Solstice Baby

    We had a great Friday night last night hanging out and talking and randomly flipping through shows to watch, though we never found one. It feels a rare treat to get that QT with my fiancé with no kids and no obligations to go anywhere or do anything. For a long while we just hung […]

  • 2019-12-13 Island of Misfit Divinity

    2019-12-13 Island of Misfit Divinity

    When I was a wee lass my grandmother (my mother’s mother) always spent quite a bit of effort at Christmas time making cookies. It was part of her tradition and there was always a healthy spread of festive plates piled high with treats on card tables in the back room of the basement on Christmas […]

  • 2017-12-26 And the Winner Is…

    My Christmas Day turned out to be far superior to Christmas Eve. I think that the “it” factor was all about obligation. Christmas Eve was all about me running myself crazy about both real and imagined expectations. And as I predicted, everything went just fine and the only real complaint I had was that I […]

  • 2017-12-25 It’s Christmas, Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out

    The party is over and Christmas morning has come and gone. Every gift that was given has been received and unwrapped. The house is kind of a mess but for the first time in days I’m able to not care about it. The kids have left and gone to their dad’s house and all is […]

  • 2017-12-24 Merry Christmas Eve – Unix Style

    All I want for Christmas is a nap. If I can get through the day.. I’ll get my wish. I didn’t end up sleeping at all yesterday despite waking up at 4am. As if that wasn’t bad enough.. I didn’t get to sleep until after 12:30 AM! As I drifted off to sleep I was […]

  • 2017-12-23 Christmas Chaos Brain

    I was awake at 4am and at Home Depot at 6:30am. Why oh why does my brain make me crazy? It’s just Christmas but in my head it’s chaos. I’m hosting Christmas Eve dinner and will roll right through to Christmas morning with the kids. It should be minimum cleaning, minimum gifts, and minimum cooking […]

  • 2017-12-20 The Time Management Struggle…

    … It’s real! I had just over six hours of sleep and woke up feeling tired and not well rested. I’ve got swarms Of thoughts across lots of topics and things have just changed so fast I’ve had very little time to adjust. The new gig is top priority (or should be) and despite feeling […]