The word Christmas means “Mass of Christmas”. We all know that Christ was not born on 25th December. This date was actually chosen to show there is always a ray of hope i.e. winter is not forever and life continues like this and it’s time to celebrate and keep the good spirit alive. ...more
When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches. When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty’s, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls off the school wall and brought real baseballs and basketballs to school. In short, they played like children have played for generations. By the time they were in grade eight, the principal had banned marbles and real balls from the schoolyard. Why? They were too dangerous!...more
This is my eight hundredth post.
I can’t believe I have been doing this long.
Today(12/19)is my nephew Gregory’s birthday-he is 24 years old today.I lost two of my buddies to heaven.Zush was younger and Kasia was a wee one when I started.Mom was sick and still around and Bob and I were care-givers.Jim and I lived in a different house.I wasn’t this close to finishing out my first career.Undisclosed location wasn’t even around.
The day started exactly 39 minutes later than usual. For the second day in a row, my alarm clock failed me. Of course, I thought it was a fluke on Tuesday morning -- and then was too busy to check it to be certain before going to bed, counting on its usual reliability once again. I awoke at 5:09 this morning in an absolute panic. I had no way on the planet of getting coffee made, lunches packed, gym bag readied, and myself out the door by 5:45 a.m....more
I know we may all be distracted by the impending holidays (as am I, make no mistake) -- but we have such wonderful news, I hope you'll forgive this station break to announce (on the heels of unveiling our 10x10 Project earlier this week) another BlogHer '14 keynote speaker: Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess.
Christmas trees: We have decorated some of the funniest, oddest looking trees, cut from the wild. Last year the trunk was crooked, which was a source of great amusement to all; that poor tree was the subject of constant jokes for the entire holiday. One year I coerced my husband into drilling a hole in the trunk and wedging one of the lower branches into a huge gaping space, to make the tree look a little less like a Charlie Brown sort of tree. My creative thinking actually redeemed that Christmas tree....more
As I was sipping a cup of Silk Road's "Spicy Mandarin" tea, I realized that my memories of Christmas past and dreams of Christmases present and future are inextricably linked to the scents and flavours of the holiday season.
Daily Prompt asks: What is your least favorite personal quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself.It took me a second to decide what my least favorite personal quality might be - or personality trait, which I assume is pretty much the same thing Daily's asking for here. There are just as many 'bad' qualities as there are good, but I think it all really boils down to balance - or lack there of - when it comes to how these traits go from just annoying to extremely off-putting....more