Tag Archives: holiday

Turkey interrupto & other Thanksgiving chit chat

Thanksgiving, 2021 in our little house in the woods. Snowflakes tumble from the sky joining their brothers and sisters in a skiff of snow on the November landscape. Our wood stove hums in the basement heating the upstairs to a … Continue reading

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, crab apple jelly, and red Georgia clay

New Year’s Day, 2014. I eat toast slathered with translucent red crab apple jelly that glistens like a stained glass window through its home in a tiny mason jar.  It’s a Christmas gift from a daughter who found it in … Continue reading

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This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck

Creative Story #1.  This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck, hog-tied me, and threw me in the closet.  The to-do list looked like a demon, you know, wearing red Christmas long underwear and sarcastically humming, “God rest … Continue reading

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Kinder discovers the bathroom sink

Today I visited Linda at the Skanee Post Office and posted a Christmas package to my daughter in New York City. In return, my daughter sent a picture of one of my grand-cats, Kinder, who recently discovered the bathroom sink. … Continue reading

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Santas and Snowmen play in the snow

Every year the Santas and Snowmen sleep in the basement until the first week in December.  Then they march up our spiral stairway, one by one, preparing to help us celebrate the Christmas holidays in style. Many long years ago … Continue reading

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On the first day of Christmas…

I am perhaps moving this blog in a different direction for awhile, my dear loyal readers.  Today I wrote three blogs and tossed two of them away.  Even though they were both engaging, they felt cumbersome. I shan’t tell you … Continue reading

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An Elf, a Pig, and Reindeer Tracks in the Snow

Christmas lights twinkle all around. I am sending you all holiday love.  Can you feel it? Did you have a wonderful time during these holy-days? Can you feel the Sun returning to the earth, lightening our days with hope and … Continue reading

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The holiness of Santa, Merlot and angel pink spoonbill wings

I don’t know a lot. Years ago–exactly at age eleven, sprawled out on the scratchy orange and black upholstered chair in our family room–I remember thinking very assuredly, “I know everything there is to know.” That little preteen really thought … Continue reading

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Skunk in the full moon

1:13 a.m. I hear you rustling in the woods. Who are you? It’s so hot. So full moon hot. Sweat drips, soaks sheets, midsummer’s sauna. Run cool bath water and recline. Ahhh, feel better, don’t you? Who’s rustling beneath the … Continue reading

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Bittersweet sigh of the heart

New Year’s Eve arises like a soft hush, a bittersweet sigh of the heart. Should auld acquaintance be forgot… Dawn refuses to paint the horizon in stained-glass reds and pinks and oranges until after 8:15 a.m. in this far cusp of the … Continue reading

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