My Little Brother is the King of Random

My brother always gives the strangest, most absolutely-off-the-mark gifts. For example, this year at Christmas he decided to do “flashback” themed gifts, where everything should be a wink back to someone’s childhood (or twenty-years-ago-ness, in my parents’ case).  He meant well… but I ended up with a rock excavation kit, my husband with a mecha […]

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Weekly Tea Time for My Soul – 12/31/16

A quick, non-related request to anyone out there before the regularly scheduled programming… This morning, I got a message from one of my best friends saying his dad called this morning and his mother was cold and unresponsive in bed… I’ll be spending most my day waiting for news from him, and being as supportive […]

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Weekly Tea Time for My Soul – 12/24/16

I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers do this weekly roundup about the fun mundane stuff they’ve accomplished in their weeks that has made them smile, or is worthy of remembrance, and I rather like that, so I’m going to try it for a couple weeks until I get lazy.  Most call it “Saturday Coffee” but […]

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Scrooge

There are dozens of Christmas stories out there.  From Elf to Frosty to Rudolph to those tacky Christmas specials on the Hallmark channel, there are loads of options if you feel like popping some popcorn and curling up on your couch to an evening of holiday fare.  Growing up, we had a handful of Christmas […]

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Okay, Universe, I’m Listening.

I think the universe is trying to tell me something. On Saturday, we had a Christmas gathering with our best friends.  We peppered them with gifts and love, and they fed us and did the same.  One of the things I received was a custom curated bag from my friend with crystals and herbs and […]

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