Starting Christmas Early I’ve always felt a bit frustrated with how early Christmas starts for retailers. We celebrate Advent and put our tree up the weekend before Christmas. Celebrating the 10 days of Christmas goes to Epiphany so we try to leave our tree up until then. Cutting our own tree allows us to keep it up longer. I use the children’s Christmas stockings
Activities to Entertain all Ages while the Thanksgiving Meal Cooks Once Thanksgiving comes around, you’ll probably have spent the past two weeks planning the perfect Thanksgiving feast. You’ve figured out how much food you’ll need to feed your entire crew of guests, you’ve diced and prepped every accompanying side dish, and now there is only one thing left to do: wait. With a
Three days in a row out of the house is very unusual for me. I usually spend most of Sunday at church and with family or friends. Then I’m home until Thursday when I run errands while my daughters teach for a homeschool mom. I like it this way. The above graphic is how I picture myself. A little old fashioned, but comfortable with who I
I was given some coins to try Paperless Post. Never heard of it? Neither had I, but the idea intrigued me enough to give it a try. You can use it for invitations, all types of holiday cards, thank you’s – almost anything you want to send. I decided to send my daughter-in-law a little note of encouragement. It turned out to be a fun
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You know the feeling. You open the fridge and instead of frozen food you see – water dripping. Dread sinks from your head to the pit of your stomach. Thoughts race… Where can I put this stuff to prevent it from spoiling? Who can I get to come and repair it? How soon can they get here? Yup, this happened to me four days ago.
I liked my old normal! Change is not one of my favorite things. Many of you know that my son got married and moved out to live with his new bride. She’s great and it’s a good thing. My doctor reminded me that even good things can cause stress. I’ve certainly managed to prove that this summer. What does your new normal include? A