Category Archive: Holidays

Happy New Year, Y’all!

Our Florida winter came and went on Friday and Saturday. Today is a balmy 80 degrees and a gorgeous day for a walk in the woods, so the pups and I hit the… Continue reading


“Hope springs eternal,” Mama used to say.  I’ve been watching my friends’ Facebook posts and the Twitter posts of whoever happens by. Many are condemning this year as a total loss and hoping… Continue reading

Poinsettia Love

Resilience is a wonderful thing. It gets us to the other side. Shortly after my beloved mother-in-law passed away, my husband and I cleared out her house. In the garden was a poinsettia… Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day, Y’all!

It’s hard finding pictures of my father, as he was usually the one taking them. I did discover this one, though, of our first Sunday after we moved to New York. We were… Continue reading


We had a rare Thanksgiving convergence yesterday of fun, family, time off, and relaxation. Hubby has been busy at work. I’ve been upgraded to full time. Daughter has been upgraded to full time… Continue reading

It’s Independence Day, Y’all!

One of my favorite things to do on 4th of July mornings is go to our little town of Winter Park, Florida’s 4th of July celebration. The city provides free necklaces, water, hot… Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. Enjoy! I was blessed to have a mother who would have moved heaven and earth for me (and frequently did) and a mother-in-law who loved me like… Continue reading

The Word of the Day is – Gratitude

It’s the day after Christmas, y’all. And my heart is filled with love and gratitude. Last Christmas perfectly fit “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This time… Continue reading

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

It’s Christmas Eve, Y’all!

I tried to catch a shot of the animals sleeping around the Christmas tree (hope Santa can get through!) but they took exception to the flash. Tinkerbell prefers the couch and Smokey has… Continue reading

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