Category: Holidays

Winter Wonderland Whirlwind

Sam got sick on the Monday of Thanksgiving week, which was also his first day of vacation. Poor guy. High fever, cough, general malaise. Then he gave it to me. It was funny, only in that I could watch the path my illness would take by his lead, though I was slower to make the... Read more »

Anti-Black Thursday

Why in the hell is this even a thing? Consumers should be so stuffed with turkey, triptophan and pie that they can’t possibly get their asses off the couch, leave their family and football to support these ridiculous stores who are demanding their employees give up their own holiday plans so shoppers can save $13... Read more »

Just Another Manic Cleaning Day

Oh, Holy Crap… How is Thursday Thanksgiving already? Weren’t we just Trick-or-Treating and running around outside in shorts last weekend? I realize Thanksgiving comes early this year, and, having seen Christmas toys and decorations in stores for two months now, you’d think it wouldn’t come as such a surprise. It has. I am hosting again this... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Papi!

On a hike during our last trip to PR
In honor of my dad’s birthday this week, I am reposting a tribute I wrote to him last year. Feliz cumpleanos, Papi! Te queremos mucho! ____________________________________________________________________ When I was a kid, all my friends were terrified of my father. With his serious countenance, gruff voice, and thick Brazilian accent,  he inspired fear in the hearts... Read more »

Who IS This Good King Wenceslas Anyway?

I wrote this right before I got Scott’s email with his Christmas carol rant. He wants to hear more religious songs around the holiday, and since I hear about it annually, it was time to share what I get an earful of. I apologize for the late timing of this blog. I was going to... Read more »

Sounds of the Season

Last week, I asked my husband Scott to write a paragraph for my blog about the worst Christmas songs. Well, this is what I got back this week, literally the moment I saved the blog I wrote for today. His put mine to shame, so ladies and gents, you’ve read them, you love them-without any further ado, a... Read more »

The Worst Christmas Carols Ever!

I love Christmas Carols, as the music can just be amazing. When songs evoke memories of childhood, loved ones or Chritsmasses past- that’s some powerful stuff. I love that carols can be religious or secular, serious or whimsical, but also, they can totally suck. Especially when it’s a treasured song being sung horribly- that pisses me off (like when The Jonas Brothers (gag) mutilate... Read more »

'Tis the Season To Be Jolly

Well, ’tis, ’tisn’t it? Last year, I didn’t really enjoy the whole holiday season. I don’t fully know why. The holidays are not an easy time for many people for myriad reasons. Personally, I was annoyed with the weather- we had tornado sirens going off the on the 1st (c’mon!), then it snowed, got frigid out, snowed and then,... Read more »

Happy New Year! ?

Happy New Year!  ?
Since our favorite curmudgeon Andy Rooney retired, we could use a good rant. It’s been awhile, and I typically hand off rants to my husband, Scott, but he’s been too swamped with work. I know he’d probably do this rant better than I, but well, the emotions are just as valid. WTF is up with having Christmas decorations and presents in the... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day 2011!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you are enjoying some much-deserved pampering and outpouring of love from your families. Last year on Mother’s Day, I paid homage to my mom. This year, I would like to pay tribute to another very important mother figure in my life, my mother-in-law, Emma... Read more »