Merry Christmas and happy holidays, dear Reader. This song captures so much of what I feel about Christmas. It talks mostly about family, but I feel that you’re part of my family, so I dedicate it to you. Watch and listen on YouTube if you like.
I do not have a large collection of holiday and seasonal decorations. I have some decorations for Christmas, a few for Halloween, and that’s it. What few I have, I like a lot. I believe part of continuing to like them is that they’re part of the decor only a short time each year, so […]
Happy Thanksgiving from me and my niece, Rachel. Created in Brushes for the iPad.
I’ve never been great at gift giving.* Some years back, one of my sisters read a book, The Five Love Languages, which boiled down the ways people like to give and receive love into five “languages.” A person tends to be able to perceive love through one of these styles, and to give via one […]
Oh hey! It must be December. I’ve been scurrying through the last few weeks (months), head down and nose to grindstone, largely oblivious to the seasons. But I can’t help but notice that holiday music is back. Even my own iTunes has started playing it, unprompted by me. The other night I turned on the […]
View from the snowflake truck, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. This Sunday morning, at the alarmingly early hour of 6:30am, I and a group of other volunteers for Butler Downtown helped to set up the electric snowflake decorations on Main Street, Butler, PA. We volunteers unloaded the decorations from the special rigs they’re stored and transported […]
So far, each day in December 2008 has been a little stranger than the last. As a result, I’m definitely looking forward to a relatively quiet and peaceful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I don’t know that they’ll actually be quiet, but I can hope. I wish you a happy holiday too.
Continuing our Kooky Christmas Countdown of strange and wonderful holiday songs. Number 22: "Five Pound Box of Money" by Pearl Bailey Here’s a heartfelt plea from a practical woman. Hey, Santa Claus! You want to make me happy this year? Listen to me honey. Give Pearl something that’ll be of some use to me, Like […]