Thanks to those merchants who begin their Christmas marketing before Hallowe’en is over, it’s easy to be duped into thinking we need to keep in step with them and start our own preparations earlier every year. I love everything about Christmas — celebrations of holiday and holiness along with the preparations, family festivities and traditions. What IContinue reading “It’s NOT Christmastime yet!”
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A writing lesson gleaned from rose hips
. In the same field where I had snapped photos of purple fireweed during my August trip, last week I was greeted with a haze of red. Summer’s wild roses (Rosa acicularis) had left behind an abundance of their seed pods, known as rose hips. Years ago in my more ambitious ‘happy homemaker’ days IContinue reading “A writing lesson gleaned from rose hips”
I Didn’t Want to Know That!
Stumbling from the bedroom early this morning I clicked on the television. The first words uttered by the news anchorman were that Christmas is exactly two weeks away. I didn’t want to know that! Truly I didn’t. . Yes, there is a decorated tree in our family room and the outside lights are up. ThatContinue reading “I Didn’t Want to Know That!”