Life, Ramblings

Christmas Cards – A Dying Art?

When the Christmas season approaches I immediately start planning to send Christmas cards to my friends and family.  I painstakingly pick out the Christmas cards (get them at the Dollar Store!  12 Christmas cards for $1 with envelopes? Yes please), I choose the best themed stamps I can find, and, if I'm feeling especially ambitious,… Continue reading Christmas Cards – A Dying Art?

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Elf on the Shelf Madness

I look forward to Christmas every year because the children in our daycare work extra hard to behave.  Of course, it's easy to say that Santa is watching and, from past experience, sometimes I have to reinforce this by calling Santa.  Fortunately, we recently heard about the Elf on the Shelf and it has saved… Continue reading Elf on the Shelf Madness

Life

Never Ready to Go Back

I have had the pleasure of having a four day weekend.  Four days!  I have considered this a mini-vacation and even though I didn't do much of anything, it was nice to have some time off of work (even if I got cabin fever because I was trapped inside my house due to ice.) It… Continue reading Never Ready to Go Back

Life, Ramblings

Humbling Snow

With everything that has been happening lately, it's a wonder why I still log onto my social media all the time.  Don't get me wrong.  There are times that my social media is filled with wonderful things, but lately it's been polluted with messages of hatred, prejudice, and death.  Because of the recent election results,… Continue reading Humbling Snow

Life

What Christmas Means to Me

When the Christmas season first started, maybe even before, I was worked up about what to get people for Christmas.  I was caught up on the stressful aspects of the Christmas season and didn't let myself enjoy the other parts of it.  I stressfully "hung the stockings by the chimney" because I was working at… Continue reading What Christmas Means to Me

Lists

20 HANDMADE Items Under $20

It's that time of year again when it's time to think about Christmas presents.  I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year because I love giving gifts but, after marrying Husband, my family went from a small size of three, to a gigantic size of 19.  NINETEEN!  And that's just IMMEDIATE family.  With that… Continue reading 20 HANDMADE Items Under $20