I love Christmastime. It's definitely my favorite time of year. I'm surrounded by family, friends, beautiful decorations, and (if I'm lucky) snow. But... isn't there always a "but" in my articles? My husband doesn't like Christmas. Well, let me rephrase that... My husband doesn't like what Christmas has become. And frankly, neither do I...
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
In an episode of the 1970s sitcom, Mary Tyler Moore Show, the main characters were Mary and her friend named Rhoda, who was also unmarried. One day, Rhoda made the comment that she hated getting letters from her mother. "Why?" asked friend Mary. Rhoda said that her mother always cursed her in her letters. ...
This time of year is always exciting. For me, it starts with a bounty of chocolate bought under the guise of handing it out to children. Then comes the magnificent fall colors and preparation for the biggest meal of the year. After that, we roll over into the Christmas season and excitement builds until that big day. Then we celebrate the beginning of a new year and life finally starts to slow down again...
Does turkey make you sleepy?
In 1621, pilgrims and indians spent 3 days together in a giant feast of celebration. A bountiful harvest had ensured that they would survive another winter and the spirit and practice of Thanksgiving was born. Our Thanksgiving meal has changed a bit since then, but our mindset hasn't. We're going to eat... and we are going to eat good!...