Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Christmas Celebrated

Rick and I had a wonderful Christmas. We drove up to Maine Christmas Eve, and stayed overnight with our daughter and grandchildren. We enjoyed some present-unwrapping on Christmas Eve, and then more on Christmas morning. The kids are older now and no longer wake their Mom at the crack of dawn … instead, we woke …

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Dealing with Horrific Tragedy

Friday morning found me driving to a restaurant in a nearby town to meet with other retired teachers from the middle school I retired from last year. It would be my first retirement breakfast ~ invited to many, it was the first that I felt ready to attend. I could drive myself, and did. I …

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Getting Ready for Christmas

Most of our decorating energy and funds go toward keeping the shop current for a calendar of holidays. For February, the red and white colors dominate, with a checked tablecloth of hearts and stars, a carousel featuring cupid and hearts, and white Beanie Babies with Red Fleece sleeping bags, with a wooden heart shaped puzzle …

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One Foot in Front of the Other

It’s a song I vaguely remember from my childhood (or perhaps from my daughter’s or son’s childhood)  … I Google it, wondering whether it was a movie soundtrack, or a 45 record on my portable record player … and I find it as part of the “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” animated television show: …

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