Category Archives: holidays

Darth Vader Isn’t a Scrooge After All

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Dear Santa

For the past few years, I’ve been the delegated holiday gift shopper for both my parents and my brother. My parents give me an allowance of $100 per grandkid and $200 per adult child. It’s pretty fun to spend. This … Continue reading

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Holiday Photo Rejects

I’ve always been a stickler for holiday cards. It’s a way of reaching out to friends and family at least once a year – catching up and extending good wishes. They’ve become more painful now that I have an extremely … Continue reading

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Beginning the Day with Thanks

I am thankful to have smart, fun friends. I am thankful for having a loving devoted husband who lets me pretend I wear the pants. And who works so that I can stay at home. I am thankful for two … Continue reading

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Advent, Advent, a candle burns…

I’m finding that the new holidays I celebrate with my kids are my favorite ones; when festivals and ceremonies are created, they can be made with thought and love and without sugary treats and material gifts. This is the second … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping at Costco

The following events are typical for my family in the holiday season: 1. My father cut me a check for $1500 and asked me to buy gifts for everybody in the family ($200 for me, my siblings, and spouses; $100 … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks at Jalama

Camping at the beach is always a treat in SoCal. To the coastline I say: I love your bone structure. No cell phone reception for 48 hours helped me stay focused on the moment. My husband was content and my … Continue reading

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Spider Cupcakes

As Bella’s birthday is November 1st, she pretty much gets a Halloween-themed birthday cake every single year. This year she got spider cupcakes delivered to her sushi dinner in Laguna Beach. They were a hit. I made the devil’s food … Continue reading

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I’m looking forward to celebrating Martinmas next month with another campout and soup and bread potluck. According to French lore, St. Martin was a soldier passing into the city of Amiens, when he passed a shivering beggar. He stopped, took … Continue reading

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Holiday Photo Shoot

My efforts to produce a New Year’s card for 2010 have been plagued with the kind of small obstacles that multiply and appear in front of rushed harried persons around the holidays. To wit, I picked up our first set … Continue reading

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