One down…

One Christmas gift finished and a bunch yet to go. I got a little behind, got distracted with this whole knee thing dontcha know. Anyway, the remaining gifts shouldn’t take long so I think I can still get finished in time to mail them out for Christmas. If not, I’ll send a photo to let […]

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Making a list

Thanksgiving is done and I am officially tired of leftovers. I finally started Christmas shopping but have only managed to buy two gifts and those were for my son to give to other people. (I have Amazon Prime so I can get a better deal for him, and yes, he is reimbursing me.) I have […]

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Checking it twice

“Is he in there?” Astrid demanded. “Don’t bother him, he’s busy making toys,” Karol said, blocking entrance to the workshop. “That’s an outright lie,” Astrid tried elbowing past Mrs Claus. “He hasn’t ‘made’ any toys since Tamagotchis were hot. I know he outsources everything, he does it all the time.” “And what if he does?” […]

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100 Word Challenge: Shop

The Mister and I went shopping over the weekend, our first foray into the holiday mania that is the Christmas Season. Up until then, we ticked off items on our wish lists piecemeal and mainly online. After only a few minutes in the hype and hordes, I remembered why I don’t like holiday gift shopping […]

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100 Word Challenge: Tradition

A few friends were recently discussing holiday traditions and a new grandma asked for suggestions on what she could do for her new grandbabies, something that she could build on every year. Some of the possibilities included: A special ornament each season or making ornaments together New holiday pajamas to open on Christmas Eve Cultural […]

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Jelly Ol’ Elf

broken plastic Santa

“I thought I broke him.” The lament was uttered in hushed tones over a steaming mug of hot chocolate, a dollop of marshmallow whip floating on the surface. A smudge of the sticky confection dotted the speaker’s nose. Her lavender eyes were brimming with tears. Her companion couldn’t help but giggle a little into her […]

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