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Thanksgiving, Kids, and Counting Pumpkin Calories

Thanksgiving … it is one of the great American holidays, and its activities are excellent sources of alliteration: Food, football, festivities, friends and family (at your own risk, in some cases). For me, I’m very grateful, even thankful, for the many blessings received throughout the year – wonderful people whose paths have crossed mine, the […]

From Christmas to Festivus

My wish to my fellow bloggers is that this season is a time of rest and relationship, with those you love and who love you. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus (the fictitious event from the show Seinfeld) :), or no particular holiday; take the time for compassion, grace, joy, and forgiveness during this […]

The Christmas Crunch – 6 Days Left??

It’s the height of my Christmas shopping … on Amazon. What is this curious message in the corner of my screen? 2 days left to order for Christmas with FREE Two-Day Shipping I panic! And do the math. That’s … yes – 48 hrs!! Time and Yule-Tide wait for no man. ______________________________________ Time has slipped […]

“If Music, I Mean ‘Pumpkin Pie,’ Be the Food of Love, Play On …”

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. Cartoonist Jim Davis I had dreams of it tasting like a pumpkin pie. Of course, it didn’t. I hated it. Brian Long Fall is my favorite time of year; even here in northern California where the leaves are in […]

Mostly Totally Weird Thanks’s (this is a new word)

For you Sound of Music and Rodgers & Hammerstein fans: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things Instead of listing the things I’m thankful for, I’m going with a few of my FAVORITE things (not […]

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