Tag Archives: christmas

Social Week

Wow, first Advent barely registered with me, I did second Advent on a Monday, and third Advent completely slipped by. It is 9 pm as I write this post because Monday and Tuesday breezed without my writing anything. I do however want to give you one blog post this week, even though my mind is oversaturated. […]

Ready for Advent

On Sunday Advent begins again. When mom came to visit for her post-Harvey getaway, we spotted some lovely advent mittens at Ten Thousand Villages. We promptly decided it would be a fun craft activity for the family. So after the Turkey feast we sat down and gathered quote books and coloring supplies. Together we lined up […]

Least Favorite Christmas Songs

Believe it or not, I incorporate lyrics of holiday tunes that grate on me, because I know they are popular. We can’t get around Feliz Navidad during the holiday season. I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, but now it seems to be everywhere. My younger brother is an established drummer in the […]

Heiligabend

The ritual of a solo Christmas.           Unpacking the mementos from years past. Neighborhood stroll. Making spirits bright. Mysterious gifts from Santa. Enjoying the view. Determining the sequence of things. Enjoying my creations that chose to remain with me this year. Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas Holiday and a great start to the […]

TeXmas

Texans know how to put the X in Christmas. With no snow on the ground, many homes compensate with extra sparkle and very big garden decorations. I didn’t have my camera with me on our neighborhood Christmas light ride, but enjoyed the daytime look the next day. Texas ‘snow’ looks like this. Pickup trucks abound. […]

Christmas Holiday

Today the remaining pieces from the EXPO are coming back home, and then I am taking a holiday break. While I will be tempted to write up blog posts for the remainder of the year, I am going to allow for time to reflect and not post anything until the new year. This will help […]

White Christmas

A solo Christmas can be a bit murky at times, ranking up there with Valentine’s Day as movie after movie re-enacts the notion that within a span of 24 hours families reunite, love shows up at the front door, and financial and health problems miraculously get resolved. In real life, there was jarring news that […]

reflecting

“Each moment of our lives, each moment that is given to us to live, we have to live very deeply.  Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world. The world needs our happiness.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh   On lighting candles. About the […]

Radvent 2012 4: Decorate

Radvent 5 is about decorating, and for the first few days of December I wasn’t feeling it. I looked at all my clutter and knew that would have to be cleared before I could even attempt to get festive. But I did notice the cute little “table-top” trees at Whole Foods, and after years of […]

Frohe Weihnachten!

Happy Holidays   I wish you and yours a lovely year-end and safe travels to see your loved ones, whether around the block or a flight away. Here are the cards (both mine and for clients) that are making their way to various post boxes around the world. May your last week of the year […]