Christmas Plans Foiled

Christmas 2022 is past. 2023 has begun. And the ‘best laid plans…’ did not include Covid-19. But, I’m learning to be is flexible, even when counting on having friends and neighbors around to share in the season festivities. You may recall my plan had been to cook a lovely Christmas meal and share it with… Continue reading Christmas Plans Foiled


More Quirky Christmas

Christmas is here, and the spirit that swirls around every house has suddenly infiltrated mine. This may be the first time such feelings have emerged in close to 15 years or longer. I don’t remember many Christmas days or dinners during that time whether because I didn’t do anything or because I’m getting older. I… Continue reading More Quirky Christmas


It Just Ain’t the Same

Holidays, especially Christmas, are often awkward for me.  We are expected to celebrate, sing, be joyous, religious, while feasting with loved ones around a brightly lit tree, sheltering stacks of wrapped gifts. But is that really what I want to do, or how I want to spend that day?  Admittedly, my mouth waters when I… Continue reading It Just Ain’t the Same


Soaring Free

Angels soar among the clouds Carried by wings above the crowds. Joined by whispering heavenly doves It’s Christmas, yes, it’s a time of love We burn a log, drink and eat, Warmed by feelings we know and greet Our hearts are open, our souls unbound We taste the joy, spinning around We cheer and applaud… Continue reading Soaring Free


There is Enough

The rush is on.  Santa is over feeding his reindeer, polishing the shiny nose of Rudolph, frantically getting the gifts to be delivered in order, and wondering how many toys, clothes, electronics, and do-dads will fit in his ever-increasing sized sleigh. And down on earth world, the lucky ones are buying more goodies so no… Continue reading There is Enough


A Credit Card Christmas

I expected activities to slow down this Christmas because of the pandemic, but think again. I noticed the frantic internal rush to spend money began around mid-November, and it reached a boiling point hours before Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday…and it hasn’t let up. The breaking of Hoover Dam would be comparable to this adrenalin… Continue reading A Credit Card Christmas