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December 12, 2017

My Christmas play list is a combination of "Jesus is the reason for the season" and "party!!!!". I love this song, which is clearly in the "Let's jam" column.

December 1, 2017

 More houses are lighting up for Christmas each day. I see you neighbors with the giant Santa on the roof! I raise you a six foot tall light tree! 

My tradition is to put up decorations on the first Saturday in December. I have older neighbors who think it quite gauche...

December 31, 2016

People have asked, "What do you planned for New Year's Eve?" My answer is an emphatic, "Nothing." Not for the usual reasons folks give, like wanting a quiet night. Or even that it's too hectic with crowds of people. Then some think it's not all that safe these days. 


December 22, 2016

So usually I don't do much during the Christmas holidays. You know, the usual. Decorate (love!). Attend church (sense of awe at the Christmas story gets me every time). Cook dinner and a few people might come over. Visit with my sister and little nephew if they're in t...

December 15, 2016

I'm not a good gift wrapper. There. I finally admitted it. But I try to compensate (i.e. distract the giftee) with cute bows, a pretty Christmas card, and goodwill. I repeat phrases like, "It's the thought that counts", and that helps a whole lot. Failing that, I just...

November 27, 2016

Okay, so I'm riding in the neighborhood the day after Thanksgiving 2016. What do I see? One of my neighbors (I don't know them) have their Christmas tree up and lights around their windows! I kid you not. The tree is decorated, got the blinking lights and everything. L...

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