Tag: Christmas

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 »

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 »

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 »

"El Nudo"

If things continue the way they are, when Dylan grows up he will either live in an isolated tropical island or in a nudist colony. This boy does NOT want to keep his clothes on. It is cold outside. Even with the thermostat at 71 degrees, I walk around the house all day long in... Read more »

T Minus 3 Days

Christmas is finally over.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the Holiday Season but I am also happy that we are back to reality; well, at least for three more days since I am leaving for Puerto Rico on New Year’s day.  To do list before blast-off: -Take out all Christmas decorations -Finish all... Read more »

And to all a good night!

I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa Claus brought you everything your heart desired! As you might remember, on my last post a few weeks ago I wrote about Dylan’s aversion to presents and how I was terrified of his reaction on Christmas morning when he saw all those presents... Read more »

Christmas without snow

See how green that pine is in the middle of the tropics? In full disclosure, it's fake.
As you read,  this I’m home for the Holidays. Please don’t hate me because home happens to be San Juan, PR one of the Top 10 cities in the world to spend Christmas. Oh and I don’t want to hear how it’s not Christmas without snow. Yes, our pines dry up quickly but they look... Read more »

Gilding the Christmas Lily

Guest writer Randy Southern returns, but no tear jerker this time, just a great story of Christmas. “Do you think Santa Claus will bring me a Sweet Magic Kitchen if I write him a letter?” My ears pricked up. It was the first time my four-year-old daughter had asked for something specific for Christmas. She’d... Read more »

Day care cough

It’s not an official condition but I think my daughter has day care cough. A month after starting day care, she got a cold and hasn’t stopped coughing since. Well, I should say it has been much more than a cough.  As of October 18th,  Amelia has had a cold with a fever, pink eye,... Read more »