Reminiscing About Christmas, Past and Present

Reminiscing about Christmas. So many loved ones are no longer with us, including my parents, and several of Dave’s relatives–especially his younger brother, Doug, who committed suicide this past June. Between loved ones being gone, and other loved ones living too far away to visit … even though I long for those wonderful large family … Read more

Christmas Greetings and Christmas Crafting

  I hope you all who celebrate this holiday have had a lovely Christmas eve and Christmas day. My Christmas eve day and evening were busy with baking and sewing. This Christmas day was full of time spent with family, followed by leisure and relaxation. I needed the break after spending many hours sewing to … Read more

ANNOUNCING: Special Early Christmas Gift

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I am thrilled and so thankful to make this announcement about an extra special early Christmas gift: My third granddaughter was born on December 15th, at 8:30am and weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz., and measured 21.5 inches long. And of course, she’s adorable!   Me with my beautiful new granddaughter, Lillianna … Read more

Saying Goodbye to 2012–and to Our Canine Companion Kita

Yes, this was going to be my New Year’s Day post. Other obligations interfered with posting for the first two days of 2013–but I think I have also been putting off actually writing about this painful part of 2012. It’s as if leaving the year behind, which included Kita’s departure the week before Christmas, makes … Read more