Month: December 2013

December 31, 2013

2013: A Love Note

Dear Year, I’ve already admitted that you weren’t the best. Looking at Big Daddy across the room tonight, I can say that you were the second most difficult year of our marriage. I’d like to say we came through your stronger, but I don’t know if that’s true. We did come through you different. I […]

December 23, 2013

Two Days Before Christmas

Is this proof that I’m getting older? Tonight, I’m sitting in my favorite spot again. Our Christmas tree is very full this year and it pokes out into the living room and right into the path of my favorite seat. When I use the ottoman, the tree touches it. I’m looking at the ornaments as […]

December 22, 2013

Three Days Before Christmas-My Unintended Word of the Year

For several of the past few years, I’ve picked a word of the year. The point of the One Little Word project is to bring you some focus and to give you something to focus on other than a list of resolutions. After a hiatus, I’m picking a word for 2014, but this post is […]

December 18, 2013

Seven Days Before Christmas

Thankfully, I was able to tie up a lot of my loose ends this morning.  My list of little errands had started getting stressful and with a quick trip this morning after dropping Baby Bee off at school.  I was home a little bit before ten breathing a huge sigh of relief.  Big Daddy had […]

December 17, 2013

Eight Days Before Christmas

I’ve set a lofty goal for this Christmas season. We’re actually going to read ALL of our Christmas books. In one Christmas season. I have more than a few. I have more than several. I have enough to fill up a rubbermaid tote! Books are my weakness and Christmas books are doubly so. The little […]

December 15, 2013

Ten Days Before Christmas: My Favorite Hearty Dinners

The snow is falling again, here in Ohio. The football game is on and the little girls are playing with the art set my brother and sister-in-law gave Baby Bee for Christmas. I’m in my favorite spot, right next to the Christmas tree and if I turn just right, all I have to do is […]

December 14, 2013

Eleven Days Before Christmas

And there’s little left to do.  I decided not to send out cards this year.  I ran out of time and decided to remove it from my list due in the interest of lowering my stress level.  It happens, from time to time, that I just run out of time and steam. But, we’ve been […]

December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today, my darling boy turns 38. There really aren’t enough words for me to tell you how lucky I feel that Big Daddy chose me all those years ago.  I’ve never stopped feeling like I won a grand prize in some awesome contest and, by extension, our kids are lucky too.  They get Big Daddy […]

December 10, 2013

Ten Great Christmas Streaming Titles

Did you know we ditched cable? We did. We decided in the early summer that we thought we could make the break and it turns out, we don’t miss it at all. We use subscription services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu as well as an over the air antenna. I do admit to missing the […]

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