FF – I heart Christmas

I grew up Catholic, so Christmas has a special place in my heart. After hubby and I converted to Wicca back in '91, we still continued to celebrate a secular version of the holiday. In fact, it grew more special to me after researching and discovering the history and symbolism of so many of the... Continue Reading →

MM – Bright side of life

Almost a week into my fiftieth year, and things have been... interesting. Not nearly as interesting as my dear friend thinkum (suffice to say Murphy was not kind to her), but still enough to give me pause. I'm finding that looking for the bright side of every situation helps me stay centered and calm (calm... Continue Reading →

MM – Nothing to conceal

If you haven't guessed by now, the little widget on the side of my blog called, "Featured YouTube Channel" links to my eldest's amazing videos (no, I'm not at all biased - she really is supremely talented). A few days ago, she uploaded one called, "My Dad Does My Makeup!" When I watched it, there... Continue Reading →

MM – Happy birthday baby

Happy birthday baby! Fifteen years ago today, our youngest arrived - This is the most recent picture of her, taken a few minutes ago, as she and her older sister got ready to head out for some birthday shopping - I know it sound cliche, but I'd swear those two photos were taken about five... Continue Reading →

FF – I heart Amanda and Neil

No surprise to anyone that knows me that I heart Neil Gaiman. I will even admit there was a microt of time I wished I’d read Stardust before our son Tristan was born (and figured Tristran would put him on equal footing with his sisters Ciara and Caillean *grin*). I will admit that when I... Continue Reading →

MM – Mixed emotions

I have a major case of mixed emotions. December and the accompanying holiday season has been a time of joy and sadness for me since 2001. That year, within a two week span, I lost my maternal grandmother and my father. Some years it hits me hard, and it's a struggle to maintain a cheerful... Continue Reading →

FF – I heart Santa

In about seven months, I'll hit the half century mark of my time on this planet. And yes, I most definitely still believe in Santa Claus. Santa and I have been buds for a long time. Just before I hit the years ending in "teen," I realized there was a great deal of similarity between... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday Christmas

Now that I'm feeling better, I'm making a concerted effort to take care of those projects I've been meaning to get around to. One of those projects is to turn the four or five plastic storage boxes of family photos into an online collection. To that end, hubby set me up with an external hard... Continue Reading →

MM – Misery Monday

This brief Misery Monday blurb brought to you by DayQuil, Kleenex, Tums, Ritz Crackers, and Halls cough drops (gee, maybe I should get one of them to sponsor my blog). If you hadn't guessed, Santa brought germs as an extra early gift for our household. Still, it could be much worse, so my whiny blog... Continue Reading →

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