Category Archives: holidays


I am not a big holiday person (except Halloween, but truly, what mortal could resist a holiday that allows one to decorate with gigantic spiders, skulls, and zombies, and have a perfectly acceptable excuse for mass consumption of mini Mr. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Wish

Thanksgiving has quietly and unobtrusively become my favorite holiday. ┬áThanksgiving is like the quieter, less flamboyant sibling among the holidays: no gaudy lights or flashy decorations, no fanciful stories of being good or else not getting loads of presents, no … Continue reading

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Good Reason to Be Late to Work

When I found out the kids would be with us this entire week, I thought a lot about whether I should take this week off or just go to work. I decided to work part of the week and let … Continue reading

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Two Hours and Fifteen Minutes

In two hours and fifteen minutes, the kids will be home for their holiday break with us. For months, they have been flipping the page of our kitchen calendar to December, where I have the days marked that they will … Continue reading

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