Category Archives: Holidays

Spring is in the Air… Finally.

It’s May first, May Day. As a kid, living in a small New England town, May day was always a fun day. Back in school, we still did the Maypole. Yes, I actually grew up dancing around a white pole … Continue reading

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Life and Death in the Blogosphere

In 2012 one of the biggest changes and influences in my life was writing, and more specifically: blogging. As the year began, blogging was still pretty new for me. While I had begun to find my groove, it was all … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Blogging, blogs, Daily Observations, Death, Death of parent, Dying, Freshly Pressed, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

The Middle: Leftovers

This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard as I try to surround myself with … Continue reading

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Moo, Baa, Fa-La-La!

In the spirit of the season and to support a good cause, this is a Fundraising Post for Heifer International.  Nathan Bransford is an author whose blog I follow closely. He’s done a fundraiser for Heifer International, on his own blog … Continue reading

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The Middle… Back In the Cave, We Spit In Our Mascara

Ok, so maybe I’m not that old; I didn’t actually exist in cave days… but nearly. The mascara part, that’s true. It’s not the only thing we did differently. A whole bunch of things have changed since I rode my … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blogging, bullying, Christmas, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Sarcasm, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Sometimes The Pressure of the Holly, Isn’t So Jolly…

I’ve always been a Christmas person and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. That makes December a big huge holiday fest each year! I love the … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things… 2nd Annual

Note: Some knee surgery and plenty of November/December distractions have made writing a bit more challenging than usual. I’ve fallen behind. This week, I’m combining my Monday post and The Middle into one post. Also, for several hours I’ve been … Continue reading

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