Jammies Required

The weather outside is frightful so invite some friends over and have a delightful time. You won’t need an ugly sweater for this get together but some footy pajamas might be required. It’s Christmas party time and last week I had the most comfortable party ever. We all came in jammies. I love girlfriend time […]

Find Christmas Magic

Without a pilgrim in sight, it felt like Thanksgiving. Last week our family broke with tradition and headed to Florida for Thanksgiving. We drove 14 hours south to join my husband who has been working in Panama City for the past two months. We stayed in a lovely rental home with a calm beach décor. […]

“Happy” Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! With these phrases we wish one another to be happy and merry. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. Happiness doesn’t just occur because the calendar announced the arrival of a holiday. We all just want to be happy and the experience of being merry would be icing on the cake. Here […]

Where’s Your Home?

6000 homes and businesses have been destroyed by fire in California. Yet uncounted homes and businesses have been flattened by Hurricane Michael. Homes, hearts and lives torn apart. My husband deals with the aftermath of damage to homes. For the past fifteen years he has owned a fire and water restoration company. For the past […]

Holiday Forecast

The Indiana temperature is showing no hint that autumn has arrived. Yesterday. I thought I’d die in the hot, humid heat as I wandered around The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon. The Feast is a historical reenactment in its 51st year in Lafayette Indiana. It was a scorcher. However, the forecast has a big change […]

What Can I Bring?

You have just received an invitation to a holiday party and the first words you utter are, “What can I bring?” You have most likely been invited to this festive social function due to your sparkling personality and jovial party demeanor but it is always polite to ask what you can contribute to the party. […]

Heed Marley’s Words

“You will be haunted by three spirits.” Terrifying words to hear, especially from your dead business partner. Yet, those are the words that Ebenezer Scrooge heard in Charles Dicken’s iconic A Christmas Carol. Jacob Marley had just delivered the most remorseful soliloquy to a hardened Scrooge. In great mercy and grace Scrooge is given the […]