If ever there were a holiday I defined as over commercialized, it would be Valentine’s Day. Men are forced into overspending for roses and chocolates. Restaurant reservations must be made weeks in advance. Attempts are made at the perfect words to say I Love You in overpriced Hallmark cards. However, in complete truth, more recently, I haven’t … More Give Love.
What does one do with five full days at sea? Eat. Yes. Eat most certainly takes first place. But once breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses*, lunch, and poolside snack have taken place, there is this eerie gap in time which food cannot fill. *You know of hobbit meal times, yes? Mojito tasting Fortunately, cruise ships offer … More Tasting Away our Days at Sea
I didn’t see Miracle on 34th Street (the original) until I was an adult.* There’s a quote from the movie one of the Christmas stations in our area plays between songs. It is the essence of the movie and the standard from which I draw my enthusiasm for Christmas, even during the times of year … More In a Christmas Frame of Mind
This is the picture I chose for our Christmas card this year. A decent picture of the two of us where we both are smiling and looking at the camera is a rare find…and this one fills me with both joy and longing. We stand in the land that calls my heart…Vermont, specifically, the Von … More Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Eve Eve!! Please tell me you celebrate Christmas Eve Eve. I didn’t always, however, out of necessity and the desire to stretch this holiday out to its fullest elastic potential, I began. For as long as I have been on this beautiful earth, I have celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. Never did the … More It’s Christmas Eve Eve!
At least once a year, usually at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, my Pop would get the urge to pray. Pop was not a religious man, however, he was a family man. In a voice shaking with emotion, he would give thanks to God for granting him another year. For another year of life, another year … More Happy Thanksgiving!
I put my Christmas tree up last week…on November 1st, to be exact. My Christmas impulses subject me to discovering the spectrum of stances people have for the holidays. I’ve heard it all, and regardless, I will continue to listen to Christmas music in July and bargain with my husband over putting my tree up … More Happy Holidays
It’s the first day of fall!!! I’ve been looking forward to this day for…well, all year long. Admit it. This is how you feel on the first day of fall, too. Though summer brings about a needed relief from the bitter cold of winter, fall always is the season I want to press ‘pause’ on … More Finally Fall!
It isn’t hard to find reasons to love a summer holiday, but even so, the Fourth of July often gets overlooked in the “What’s your favorite holiday?” department. Even with all that I love about it, which you’re going to find out in about 2.937980 seconds, Thanksgiving always nudges its way to the top of … More Four Reasons I Love The Fourth
Do you know why I love this country? Because, at least for the time being, we are free. I am free to sing Christmas songs in June, free to put up my tree in October and free to take it down around Valentine’s Day, or whenever I deem fit. I make these choices completely on … More From the Eyes of a Crazy Christmas Lady