Looking for a wonderful tradition to start with your family this holiday season? Why not throw on the aprons, bust out the icing and decorate your very own gingerbread house! They make a wonderful centerpiece for your holiday dinner or party and when you finally decide to dig in, there is nothing … [Read more...]
Holiday Vignettes. AKA: Showing Your Balls.
I think I mentioned before how I'm not entirely in the mood for Christmas this year, and all the shenanigans that go with, but when you've got little kids, you still have to make an effort to make the holidays enjoyable in all the festive ways. When I finally got set to break out all the … [Read more...]
Making Christmas In Spite of Things
I've been mostly keeping to myself, riding the waves of sadness that have been rocking our house since Martin's mother passed away a few weeks ago... it's been in the forefront of my brain, of course, and I've actually not had a whole lot to say. The thing about grief is, it's a process. I reckon … [Read more...]
A Splendid Array
Remember when I was talking about stashing my balls? Well, I broke down and ordered three of the ones from Amazon. I reckon they're the right thing, even if the shipping price is completely exorbitant... besides which, it seems like what I'm looking for ranges in price between twenty and thirty … [Read more...]
A Place To Stash My Balls.
So, now that everyone in my house is back at work and school, my plan is to de-Christmas the house before the weekend. I don't mind doing this task alone. This way, I don't have to explain my tears while taking the balls off the Christmas tree in my bedroom... it's just so pretty, and I love gazing … [Read more...]
Weekend Update – It’s beginning to look alot like…
Today is one of my favourite days of the year.It was the Santa Claus parade in our town and every year our school has a float. And for the past 3 year my kids and I have gone on it. (yes - why yes that IS a shamrock Santa hat I'm wearing!!) The parade is at nighttime … [Read more...]