The Glorious Christmas Mess

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. ...more

Merry Christmas 2014

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Twas the Afternoon Before Christmas. . . .

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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