Category Archives: Self

A New Year, a new me?

For me, the new year symbolizes a fresh start, full of promise and hope. As the busyness of Christmas draws to a close, it is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and failures.  It is a time to evaluate myself, and try to be a better … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Fridays: Christmastide Edition

 I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas. Traditionally known as Christmastide, these twelve days start on December 25th and end on the evening of January 5th, Twelfth Night.  The next day celebrates Epiphany, when the Magi visited … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fun with Frosty

Here is my oldest daughter having fun with her Daddy. It rarely snows in Tidewater Virginia, and NEVER this much at Christmastime.  I know this will be a special memory for her. Speaking of memories, today is my Mother’s birthday. She would have … Continue reading

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Why I Love Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a throughly British holiday celebrated the first workday after Christmas. In Victorian times, people would fill up small boxes with money and give them to those who helped them through the year such as merchants or their … Continue reading

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My husband has a wonderful  attitude. He is one of those 1/2 full cup kind of guys.  One day, he brought home this message from a training class he attended. Frankly, I think he shared it with me, because I struggle with … Continue reading

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Sweet Surprise

I am excited to say that Tish over at Incremental Improvements gave me a blogging award while I was away at my conference.  Tish is a great gal who also recently quit her job to take care of her beautiful grandkids, she is … Continue reading

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