Need Some Christmas Spirit

I am asking for your help during this season of merriment. I have one more Christmas column to write before the newspaper goes on Christmas vacation for the week between Christmas and New Year’s and I was wondering if you could provide me with a little inspiration.

Tell me what makes your Christmas spirit sing–or give me some suggestions on how to give my flagging spirit some renewed energy.

Christmas is my favourite time of year–but with all the bad news in the media lately, I need a little boost.

And while you are at it–tell me what you will be eating on Christmas Day–I could use some easy suggestions–and if you want to throw in a recipe that would be wonderful.

Thanks so much–you always come through for me–so I am looking forward to your comments!

Published in: on December 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm  Comments (25)  
Tags: , , ,

I don’t know. I passed through it once, but I’ve never really been there.

on thehomefrontandbeyond:

thisi is so powerful!

Originally posted on Live & Learn:

Important to stick with this short film until the finish…

onism – n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die-and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

Full Transcript below…

View original 330 more words

Published in: on December 9, 2014 at 11:10 am  Leave a Comment  


Published in: on December 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm  Comments (6)  

Another Reason to be Merry…………

It’s cookie season
Is there a more wonderful
Time of the year?

Published in: on December 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm  Comments (18)  

Analyze This!

I am feeling a bit uneasy and cannibalistic discussing this but did you know that how you eat gingerbread boy tells a lot about you? There are so many ways we can self-analyze ourselves, but I found this one particularly entertaining.

Apparently if you eat the head first, says Dr. Alan Hirsch, you are a natural born leader. I always eat the head first. For some reason it just makes sense to me. As for the natural born leader stuff, well, maybe—because I am not a very good follower. Just ask any man I have ever slow danced with or with whom I have ever slow danced if you are in proper grammar mood (although I am not 100% sure of this as I am getting a bit spongy.)

Dr. Hirsch is the neurological director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, and one would think he had better things to do than analyze how we eat our gingerbread—but apparently not. Personally I think he may have just made up this seasonal anecdote, but I am a bit sceptical by nature.

If his analysis is true, then I wish that I ate the left arm of my gingerbread boy first because that means that I am creative. I am going to stay away from the right arm altogether though, as eating it first means you are pessimistic. I do not need any more pessimism in my life, so if you see a trail of gingerbread right arms anywhere, you will know I have been there.

Now, eating the legs is a whole different ball game—if you prefer to start there it means you are sensitive. I do not start with the legs, but my husband often says I have “delicate sensibilities” which translated means of course, that I am a pain in the neck, and possibly down a bit further. So it is amazing that I do not eat the legs first, but I don’t. (Are you lookin’ at me?)

The article from which I gleaned these fascinating facts was written by an unknown editor in the December Food Network magazine. It was accompanied by a picture of a gingerbread boy with his mouth likened to the famous “Scream” painting, and there was a bite out of his head. A little unsettling to say the least—maybe I will forego eating any gingerbread boys this season.

So, where do you take your first bite into a gingerbread boy?

Published in: on November 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm  Comments (18)  


from has been nominated in the 2014 !

Published in: on November 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm  Comments (17)  

Why Did I Feel I Had to Blog This?

Raindrops on kittens
And whiskers on roses; much
more interesting.

17 syllables are sometimes very unforgiving.

Published in: on November 26, 2014 at 2:44 pm  Comments (17)  

Thanksgiving = Blogging Break

on thehomefrontandbeyond:

Although our Thanksgiving is long past, I am saving these instructions for Christmas–make sure you read “How To Cook A Turkey”……

Originally posted on sharechair:

As Thanksgiving approaches, we often reflect on the many things for which we are thankful. I am so very grateful for every individual in this blogging community. I appreciate each and every reader, and I want you to know that. :)

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the day and a Happy Last-Week-in-November for everyone else.

I leave you this week with these directions for cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey.

( I dedicate this to a certain group of friends….. you know who you are :) )

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 8.19.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 6.01.13 PM

View original

Published in: on November 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm  Comments (8)  

5:00 PM Bell: Let’s Go!

on thehomefrontandbeyond:

reblogging just because I liked this

Originally posted on Live & Learn:



View original

Published in: on November 23, 2014 at 12:42 am  Comments (4)  

Zenku #214

on thehomefrontandbeyond:

the power of eight words…………..

Originally posted on Zen Kettle:

Every day

Dawn Noon Dusk

Birth Life Death

View original

Published in: on November 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm  Comments (1)  

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 630 other followers