Category Archives: Holiday

This has been quite a month…

I hope you have been having a marvelous holiday season. We celebrate Christmas at my house, but I am lucky to have friends and colleagues from many religious and cultural traditions. I wish you all the best! This has been … Continue reading

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Let there be lights

My father loves Christmas lights. Loves them. Has always loved them, as far as I know. As soon as the chairs have been pushed back from the Thanksgiving table, he starts rubbing his hands in anticipation of draping strings of … Continue reading

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Back from the beach

Here’s what I did last week. That’s my younger son on the walkway to the beach. My family went to Pensacola Beach last week, and oh, it was glorious. We had a jellyfish scare the first day, but luckily, they … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My husband came home from the grocery store tonight with a dozen flowers, wrapped in cellophane, for me. He apologized for not arranging to have a beautiful assortment of flowers delivered to our house, as he has done for many … Continue reading

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Time for New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas

It’s almost New Year’s, and you know what that means, right? It’s almost time to make black-eyed peas for good luck in the new year. If you’re reading this and thinking, “What on God’s green earth is she talking about?”, … Continue reading

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A white Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! We’re snug and cozy at my house. It snowed here late last night, so I’m having my first ever (seriously!) white Christmas. It is lovely, and it just seems too perfect to … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap

I don’t want to brag, but I think I’m finished with all of my Christmas shopping. Even the stocking stuffers. That’s particularly unprecedented. Usually I’m out on Christmas Eve, trying to pick up a few last-minute stocking stuffers. Not this … Continue reading

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