Category: Holidays

Forgive my ‘Bah humbug!’ assumption – and if you adore Christmas feel free to stop reading now. But if the approach – or should that be onslaught? – of the festive season makes your heart sink, then here’s something to…

We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink.…

With the holiday season in full swing, my house is decorated, cookies baked, gifts wrapped, and holiday cards sent. With one final thing to check off my list, I saved the most challenging for last – buying a Christmas present…

I’m not very comfortable at parties. I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. I’m probably an extroverted introvert,…

Deck the halls with boughs of holly with a few rainbows thrown in. I know it doesn’t scan but what the heck – that’s what I’ll be doing this year. This morning on the TV, I saw this year’s White…

Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t? That was me until 3…

I have found holidays can be stressful at any age, but for me they are especially so as I tend to over obligate and take little care of myself. The whirlwind of shopping, events, family, cooking, crafts, travel and other…

With the holiday season in full swing and parties abounding, it’s time to think about what dishes you will be serving – or bringing – to the next event. Too often we fall back on old standbys, such as cheesy…

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