Waiting for Christmas (post 12)

Waiting for Christmas is the hardest thing when you’re a little kid. When I was little, we used to open gifts on Christmas Eve at my grandparents’ house across the road.  Many times, my grandmother hadn’t finished her Christmas wrapping before we...

me and Mr. Clause (post 11)

I met Santa this week.  Welll, that’s what I told my kids. It’s sort-of a way of describing Christmas shopping.  Got it from my parents. I’m not a Santa Clause hater, by the way, but building him up to my children wasn’t something I did when...

too much food; no piano (post 10)

I am overloaded on one hand and bereft on the other. There are more goodies in my kitchen than we can reasonably eat (not that we won’t make a valiant effort!)  But there is an empty space in my living room. Soon, there will be a piano there, but as of now, no...

Crackling candles (post 9)

I bought a new candle for this Christmas season.  It’s the “woodwick” brand – supposed to sound like a crackling fire.  And it does, somewhat.  Of course, it doesn’t have quite the same “roar,” but it does a credible job for...

What Heaven Knows (post 8)

There was a time lapse between the Gabriel’s announcment to Mary and His assurance to Joseph. Why? For both of them to be informed at the same time would have saved some tense moments for them both and for her family, I’m sure. But, it didn’t happen...

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