Monthly Archives: December 2021

December Twenty-seventh, Inner Thoughts and Gifts as The Year Wanes

There is a reason we are warned not to envy others. There are reasons we are told not to compare our self with others. And yet…so many of us do that very thing. As I have said before, I speak … Continue reading

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December Twenty-sixth; Three Year Olds Can Be Brutally Honest

The three year old boy asked me, “What color are your eyes?” “Green, why?” “I don’t like them.” “You don’t like the color of my eyes? Why?” “I like my mommy’s eyes.” “That’s good. What color is your mommy’s eyes?” … Continue reading

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Day 359; Footnotes of My Son Was Right

What a relief. I’m fairly sure it has been obvious to any and all how stressed I have been. Worries over how things I was cooking would turn out and the disappointment in not being able to gift more than … Continue reading

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December Twenty-fifth; When The Best Gifts Don’t Come From a Store

The day has arrived. I gave my son his gifts this morning, he felt guilty that there was nothing under the tree for me. I told him that it was fine because he gifts me every day through what he … Continue reading

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Day 358: Footnotes Soon, it Will Be Christmas, Ready or Not

One hour and counting down. What a day this has been. I knew I was going to bake a chocolate cake- from scratch. Meaning not a box mix. This cake was made with flour and sugar and butter and flavoring … Continue reading

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December Twenty-fourth Thoughts of Christmas on This Christmas Eve Day

Christmas Eve morning. Christmas Day is now so very close, as a famous line goes, “its practically here”. I have so much I need to be doing, and yet, here I sit. Drinking coffee, watching the cats playing out back … Continue reading

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Day 357; Footnotes Traffic, Shopping and Stress Oh My

My plan, was to stay home. I have things to do after all. Then in conversation with mom, she asked, “Have you got the bananas for the pudding?” oh no. That meant I was actually not going to stay home, … Continue reading

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December Twenty-third; A Fitting Memory For the Time

The following, with slight changes, is something written in the past that popped up in my social media memories. This was written in response to a challenge in the writer’s group of which I am a member. It seemed a … Continue reading

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Day 356; With all Respect, Honor and Sadness

This morning over on the other side of Charlotte, NC very early in the morning, there was an accident involving an eighteen wheeler. The police were in process of closing the road to take care of this truck when another … Continue reading

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December Twenty-second; If I Could Offer a Gift of Comfort

I know, I am not alone. My son has come in for lunch and gone back already. I am sitting here in a fairly quiet house watching through the window the cats alternating between playing and sunning on the steps … Continue reading

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