Whatever decks your halls, I guess

Let's talk about "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". The whole scenario has always seemed a bit…off, to me. I, of course, understand the twist. But, why is he in a Santa suit if the kids are in bed? Does he work as a department store Santa and just got home? Or did we pop … Continue reading Whatever decks your halls, I guess



Depending on your religious affiliation or celebration preferences, I wanted to wish you all a Happy . . . "National Candy-for-Breakfast" Day! or "Dental-Professional-Boat-Down-Payment" Day! or "I can't go to school, I feel horrible!" Day! or "The skeleton and half-rotted pumpkin sitting on my porch look a bit beyond creepy now" Day! or "Can I listen to Christmas … Continue reading Holidays

A Proverb for St. Patrick’s Day

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one . . . that looked like it had considerably more of an overhead branch canopy, because my scalp tends to burn in prolonged periods of sun-exposure, you know? But, I also tried to balance that with a reasonable lack of scrubby undergrowth, because my … Continue reading A Proverb for St. Patrick’s Day

Margarita Day

I don't drink much, mainly because I have a hard enough time staying awake as it is.  But, seeing as it's National Margarita Day, a national holiday we can all get behind, I thought I'd share our favorite recipe guaranteed to make today a little bit better. What you'll need: Your favorite tall glass Your … Continue reading Margarita Day

On Timeless Traditions

My daughter got the game Mouse Trap for Christmas. Watching my kids playing Mouse Trap together, remembering my own childhood playing Mouse Trap, I am overcome with that sweet old, familiar emotion: that I want to take the game Mouse Trap into the wilderness and smash it into dust with a ball ping hammer. Game … Continue reading On Timeless Traditions