Category Archives: holidays

‘Tis still the season

So it’s Jan. 11, and the Christmas tree is still up. Whoops. I like to think that opting to go to the gym on weeknights and visiting my best friend in South Carolina are totally legitimate defenses to why it’s … Continue reading

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I absolutely love this time of year. I love the sense of a new beginning, even a calendar-driven one. I love how the current starkness and coldness of nature provides an metaphorical clean slate for the resolutions that we make … Continue reading

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Hope and a Holiday

“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.” ― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith May we all … Continue reading

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Election Day pizza

As a political reporter, Election Day night meant either stuffing my face with pizza with butt parked in front of my computer in the newsroom, waiting for results to come in, or shoving McDonald’s in my mouth quickly before heading … Continue reading

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I don’t really get into Halloween in the dressing-up and partying sense, but I do fully embrace my Halloween homeowner duties. I hang orange-colored lights and put out plug-in pumpkins. Heck, this year I even got around to carving a … Continue reading

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Merry Leap Day

Four years ago, back in the days when I posted to this blog not once but twice daily (those were the days), I decided to do 29 new things on Feb. 29. Rereading that post is like looking at a … Continue reading

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There was more than one turtle present at the birth of Jesus

I successfully completed my pre-Christmas staycation this afternoon. I’ve seen two movies since I last posted, got a pedicure and baked some Christmas treats. Doggie Christmas treats, that is. You can find the super-simple recipe here (shout out to Noodles … Continue reading

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Cornbread and snowflake lights

Thanks for all your kind words on the last post. It was cathartic to write, and I hope that maybe, just maybe we can spread some extra kindness in the world. As I mentioned in the last post, I channeled … Continue reading

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Bird’s the word

I haven’t been cooking as much lately out of sheer lack of time, but when I have cooked I have made it COUNT. Like when I sort of winged a roast beef for dinner one night or when I successfully … Continue reading

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Deck the Stills

Judging by the responses on yesterday’s post, I’m not the only one who’s broken the no-Christmas music-before-Thanksgiving rule. Show of hands … who’s bookmarked a Christmas station on Pandora already for the season? *hand raised* Modern Sisters (and Brothers) who … Continue reading

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