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Some years it's hard to write your Christmas missive
Sunday, December 15, 2019      17 comments

I have been on both the sending and receiving end of Christmas letters that are just hard to write. Usually Christmas letters, for those of you who don't engage in them, recap the news of the family's year. Some years are full of promotions, g... Read more
My visit from the Junk guys
Wednesday, December 11, 2019      21 comments

My first experience with 1-800-GOT-JUNK in 2018 involved a good deal of "sticker shock". Fair warning, if anyone is considering hiring them, they will not tell you until their truck is on site what it's going to cost you. This is because they ... Read more
Music has charms
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      20 comments

That photo is of Carl, curled up in a corner of my couch and listening to Karen Carpenter's Christmas album. He really mellows out to mellow music.... Read more
It's COLD out there!
Monday, December 09, 2019      20 comments

After a few days of mild (for the season) weather, today has all the elements of winter. Cold temperatures, high winds, and blowing snow. Brrrr! Carl is here, trying hard to be a "good dog" but surrounded by temptations that are a bit con... Read more
Nutrition plans for the Holidays and beyond, 2020 Vision
Thursday, December 05, 2019      20 comments

I promised that I'd blog about how I was intending to approach the Christmas / Hannukah / and others Holiday season with my semi-intuitive eating era. Aside: I don't get exposed to the "other" Winter Holidays much, except for my son's qu... Read more
Night owl, early bird, and asynchronous communication
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      16 comments

My non-Sparking sister has a daughter in a family emergency situation, which caused her (sis) a few days ago to make an unexpected and of undetermined length trip to help out said daughter, son in law, and grandchildren. Which means *I* get the... Read more
Excited by the excitement of others
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      21 comments

That's kind of the way Motivation works, isn't it? Someone else does something, or talks about doing something, it captures your imagination, and suddenly you are egging one another on! Sometimes that's a NOT so good something: "I mad... Read more
Carl and Christmas
Monday, December 02, 2019      22 comments

Carl as an obedient and more mellow eight and a half months, knows to leave the Christmas tree alone. He looks peaceful here, vegging on the couch and watching the world go by out grandma's windows. ... Read more
Kevin and Christmas
Sunday, December 01, 2019      32 comments

Many of you who got to know my brother, Kevin (MOBYCARP), in adulthood, would raise your eyebrows if I told you that as kids, he was a "Bah, humbug!" style Scrooge around Christmas. I was the bubbly, hopeful Cratchett. We teased one another wi... Read more
I have to admit... I love this time of year!
Saturday, November 30, 2019      20 comments

And I seem to be falling in love with it all over again. You see, for the past five or six years, Thanksgiving day has been a race day of one length or another, and this year it was not. BEFORE the years of the Thanksgiving Day half marathons,... Read more
The Gifts of gratitude
Friday, November 29, 2019      17 comments

Son came hungry, and was fed! That is a gift to warm the cockles of a mother's heart, am I right? What's better than having your kid tell you that he's had lots of things the world over, and as an adult will try anything (not the picky eater h... Read more
Making the house smell like the holiday
Thursday, November 28, 2019      15 comments

Yep, I warned my son yesterday that I was going to make the house smell like Thanksgiving, so if he wanted more than pie and coffee, it would be available. "So bring an appetite?" He queried, via Google hang-ups, "I can do that." So this m... Read more
Categorizing Gratitude
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      18 comments

So, I've been working on this gratitude exercise on Facebook for 45 days... and what happens when you do this? With no repeats allowed, you can still categorize the things that have come to mind. In my 45 days, I found myself thankful for ... Read more
Survival Tuesday
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      17 comments

It was a toss and turn night with the after effects (aches and pains) associated with shingles vaccine dose #2. I remember the first one being challenging, too. But... I survived that night. I've been keeping pretty quiet today. Th... Read more
Miscellaneous Monday
Monday, November 25, 2019      15 comments

After having Carl for the weekend, I begged off today, so I could go in search of a pharmacy with the new shingles vaccine in stock. Doctor's office on Friday checked for me, discovered I had the first but not the second dose, so I needed to "g... Read more

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