I Like My Christmas at Home

All of you people who are spending Christmas at Disney, or on a cruise ship, or at a resort, or at a ski lodge, or on a beach, or anywhere far away from your home:  Have fun.  I do not envy you in the least.  I have never wanted to spend Christmas at Disney. Or on a cruise ship. Or at a resort. Or at a ski lodge. Or on a beach.  Ever.  Not as a child, not when my own children were little, and not now....more
Hah. In the hectic madness of our big family Christmas, I've often wondered if we should just ...more

Quotation Saturday: Christmas 2014

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too ....more

Eve & Morn & Those Who Appreciate Them

Mamacita says: It’s getting closer....more


Remember that old Carly Simon Song, Anticipation? ...more

The Thanksgiving Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty

Mamacita says: The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, has such a wide, fascinating, and diverse history that you’ll just have to look it up for yourselves, because there’s not enough room here. I do love words, expressions, traditions, etc, that can be traced back to ancient mythology....more

Thanksgiving, Indeed

Mamacita says: Thanksgiving, indeed. ...more

Happy Thanksgiving, Part 1

Mamacita says: I love Thanksgiving. ...more

Quotation Saturday: An Attitude of Gratitude

Let’s all cultivate an attitude of gratitude and use it all the days of our lives. Thanksgiving isn’t really just one day, you know....more

In Honor of the Armistice

Mamacita says: This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This year, 2014, marks the 97th anniversary of Armistice Day. (This term also refers to the fact that back in ancient times, a worker who was hired at the eleventh hour of a twelve-hour workday was paid the same as those who had worked all twelve hours.) After World War II, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans’ Day ....more

Yard Sale

It’s over. Whew. Mamacita says: ...more