Cookie Day!

Posted Dec 8 2014 in , , , ,

Every year for the past 27 years (damn, I sound really old when I write it like that), my best friend and I have gotten together to bake Christmas cookies. It’s one of the few traditions that is important to me. We’ve done it for so long that we almost have it down to a […]


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Holiday Traditions 2012

Posted Dec 21 2012 in , , ,

I grew up in a family with very few traditions. Christmas was the one time of year that we had things we could count on. Christmas Eve dinner was a meatless affair at my mom’s mom’s house (good Catholics didn’t eat meat on Christmas Eve). We would each get to open one present at Grandma’s […]


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Non-Traditional Holiday Stuff

Posted Dec 27 2011 in , , , ,

Sorry for the late post. Another migraine hit and made things move slower than usual around here. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve written about the few Christmas traditions we have as a family. While on Twitter, I noticed some people mentioning their non-traditional holiday meal — cheeseburgers and tater tots. While I do […]



Holiday Traditions – Christmas Cookies

Posted Dec 13 2011 in , , , ,

I grew up with very few holiday traditions. The ones we did have came from my grandparents more than my mom. My dad died when I was 4, so she was a single working mother and she did her best. She always did Christmas morning breakfast for the whole family. Christmas Eve was at her […]



Friday Favorites – Mash-up of Fun

Posted Dec 2 2011 in , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, especially with the holiday in there, but I did manage to find some awesome gems to read in my downtime. I hope you enjoy. Since I didn’t do any kind of mash-up last week, I know I missed out on a bunch of Thanksgiving-related blogs. Thankfully, Angela Peart […]