Category Archives: Christmas

By request – Chocolate Silk Pie recipe

*This is from Taste of Home magazine from several years ago Ingredients:1 unbaked pastry shell, 9 inches1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup butter, cubed2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate2 tbls strong brewed coffee1 cup … Continue reading

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How can you mend a broken hand?

So yesterday, while meandering along on our second walk, I stopped paying attention to my feet and managed to step off the sidewalk, turn my foot weird and fall on my ass. Or my hand. And my hip. A very … Continue reading

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Well, I really don’t, unless it’s stuffed

My favorite Christmas song, for your pleasure:

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Maverick insists

that I share this It’s his Daddeee’s favorite

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We have a tree in the house!

For the past two years, because of the Tiny Terror, we’ve had a small artificial Christmas tree. I bought that little tree the year my mom died, only because my great nephew, who was two years old at the time, … Continue reading

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No, *Janet, you will not ruin Christmas

*with apologies to anyone named Janet My oldest sister would have loved what’s going on in the world today. Janet, yes that was her name, loved rules. She had rules for everything, from how to vacuum a floor – you … Continue reading

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I lost the Christmas card list

The dining room table – aka, the black hole – gets hosed off twice a year, maybe three times. (*Disclaimer – housekeeping is not my strong suit) It’s where I study, do school stuff, play on the computer, craft, and … Continue reading

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Melancholy

I miss Christmas. I miss spending time looking for the perfect present – hoping it was perfect, anyway – and the look of joy when someone opened a package and delighted that I knew what to get for them. My … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree that almost wasn’t

It started in November.   I asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas and was told, “just give us money.”   “No gifts?”  I asked.   “No, just money.”   “A gift card?”  “NO, just MONEY!” It made me sad.  Then it made … Continue reading

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