Last minute turkey day…

Situation normal… WTF? We made Thanksgiving plans months ago. We’d be traveling, visiting family. Which meant, no worries about making sure the guest beds are ready. No worries about massive grocery shopping excursions. I could just pack up the pie fixin’s and bake ’em up when we got there. Yeah, well… plans change. After a…

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Holiday decorating in the city

It’s that time of year again! Last year, we wound up purchasing more lights, more ornaments, more… well… everything. Why? Because we had gone from being in a small place, where a 6′ tree felt big to the new place where a 6′ tree would have gotten lost. And so… last year’s tree was a…

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let the holiday battles begin… “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

It’s not even Thanksgiving and the annual set of holiday arguments has begun. Is it “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? Are nativity scenes on public park land charming and traditional, or are they an affront to the secularly minded? And the list goes on. In response to the “Merry Christmas” debate, personal choices have no…

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The countdown begins…

The kitchen is cleaned and ready. Tomorrow it all begins… the prep for Thanksgiving Dinner… for 25 to 30 (we’ve got 26 RSVPs, 5 still outstanding and the inevitable one or two add ons and one or two drop outs.) Tuesday is final shopping, organization and pie crusts. Wednesday is pies and breads. And then…

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