the good, the bad, and the ugly of the holidays

The idea for this post came from my cousin, Jen. Her suggestion came at a time when I was running out of ideas, so she saved me from writer's block and/or writing about something lame. Thanks, Jen! She might guest-write a post for me one of these days, so be sure to check back! The … Continue reading the good, the bad, and the ugly of the holidays

Scratches

The other day, I noticed some scratches on my arms. We don't own a cat or anything like that, so it took me a minute to figure out what had caused the scratches. A grin formed when I thought about it: yard work. I am not one to shy away from hard work, including hard, … Continue reading Scratches

Making Memories

Isn't it interesting how memories are made? Sometimes, you make them intentionally. This could be done with taking part in traditions or attending special events. Sometimes, they happen out of life's circumstances and seemingly random events. There are happy memories, such as graduating from college. There are sad memories, such as a loved one passing … Continue reading Making Memories

The Joys of Christmas

I love this time of year! There's my birthday and of course, Christmas. Mugs of delicious hot chocolate to sip. Twinkling lights all around the city. Decorating our Christmas tree and house so that everything is festive. Favorite movies such as The Holiday, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Serendipity, and Love Actually. Cozy nights spent by the fireplace. … Continue reading The Joys of Christmas