Category Archives: Holidays

A New Kind Of July 4th

July 4th has always been the biggest-deal holiday in my family. It’s my father’s favorite and the one holiday when he really goes all out. He gets the BIG fireworks and really puts on a show. Growing up, we would … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: One of the Hardest Days of the Year

There are a few days that I dread each year. My birthday is one; Mother’s Day is another. Sometimes I acknowledge it, I reach out to friends who are wonderful mothers and give them a shout out. I do know … Continue reading

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No May Day This Year

Every year since we’ve lived in our house, I have done May Day baskets for all of our neighbors and friends who live nearby. I go all out, and I’ve chronicled each May Day on this blog (here and here and … Continue reading

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2016: The Violent Yo-Yo Year

At the end of every year, I do a bit of reflection. Hell, I reflect over anything and everything – overthink it and look at what happened, what could have happened, and how I could have made it better – … Continue reading

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A Very Laidback Christmas

This Christmas was a new experience. It was our very first Christmas in – no plans, no parties, no family. Just us and our fur babies enjoying a holiday staycation of sorts. I thought it would be stress-free – last … Continue reading

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