Brr! and stuff…

I was really seriously enjoying all the unseasonably warm weather we had throughout December! It would have been nice to have snow on Christmas, but honestly, I rather liked that we weren’t freezing. But today – oy, today, – it’s way too cold!! Woke up this morning to find the thermometer reading a whole 11 degrees Fahrenheit! 11! Just last week it was almost 70! I’m looking forward to the weekend when “they” claim we will be hitting the 50s again. I can feel the germs multiplying in the air all around me. This is the sort of yo-yo weather pattern

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It’s a Moody Teen Christmas …

Nah, it’s not really toooooo bad! Just different. It seems the days of growing anticipatory excitement for the arrival of Santa Claus have drawn to an end, sadly. As have the early morning awakenings, the uninhibited exhibition of pure joy and thankfulness, and the impatient tearing and tossing of all that brightly colored gift wrap! I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t miss it. This Christmas morning I woke up before my kids. I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee and waiting patiently for one of them to emerge from their slumber and make their way down

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As the Chapter Closes

December, already. So much has been going on this year that it’s no wonder it almost feels like it went from January to December in just a few weeks’ time! Lack of funds caused me to procrastinate on Christmas shopping (and of course, finding the spirit), so I’m now doing the “OMG it’s Christmastime” shuffle! Keeping it a bit lean this year in anticipation of having a lot of expenses in the coming new year. Thankfully, my kids are all old enough to be able to understand. Had a fabulous birthday weekend with my love and her family. She surprised

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