George Bailey and Me

I feel like George Bailey, in "It's a Wonderful Life." George was a hard-working man, dedicated to his family. He wasn't poor, he wasn't rich. He was doing his best every day to secure a legacy. He was a proud man and would never ask for help when things got bad. He figured it was... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Season

I’ll admit it. I love this time of year. When the days grow shorter, the air becomes crisp, and the smell of a wood burning stove permeates from house to house, I'm like a child, filled with excitement and unbridled enthusiasm. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. From October to January, I am giddy.... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Turning 54

In a few months, I'll be 54 years old. 54. It doesn't feel like I've been on this earth for 54 years - that seems like such a long time. And then I look back, rewind my life to those moments when...when I fell in love for the first time, when my heart was first... Continue Reading →

And How Was Your Day?

So my husband and boys are camping this weekend with the Scouts. They do this almost once a month. And while you'd think I'd be taking this opportunity to go out with friends, catch a movie, or check out my friend's band, I opt to put on my pajamas at 5 p.m., grab some kindling... Continue Reading →

Between a rock and a hard place

Wow. I never really understood that saying until now. Because that's exactly where I am. I am the owner of a small business, and my business has been suffering since the pandemic. Suffering. Stupid word. Actually, it's not suffering - I am suffering. I'm stressed. I'm sad. I'm angry. And while I am usually the... Continue Reading →

Picking out the Christmas Tree

I wait all year for this day. The first Saturday in December. It's the official start of the Christmas season in our house. It's the day we pick out our family Christmas tree. And we don't just show up and say, "yah, we'll take that one." Nope. It's an event. We wait until nightfall. We... Continue Reading →

Christmas Memories

There is something about the song, "Silent Night" that brings me to tears. Not like, just once in a while, but every time I hear it. It doesn't matter who is singing it, or where I hear it, when I hear that song, I'm brought back to Christmas Eve in my childhood home. I'm eight... Continue Reading →

Tis the Season

No matter what month it is, I find myself counting down the days till I can listen to Christmas music. I know. You’ve just stopped reading. You hate me. I’m one of those “rush the season” types. I decorate for Fall in early September. I fill the air with scents of Spiced Pumpkin and Autumn... Continue Reading →

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