Category Archives: Things I Like to Write About

Things I tend to write about when I’m “nudged.”

Where, O Where Did Our Little Girl Go?

Last night S.Hooligan performed in her first middle school band concert. She took up the flute this year, not that any of us knows how she plays. Possibly she’s never put the flute to her lips at home. Diamondqueen swears …
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Let It Snow, Snow, Snow

No, I’m not wishing for snow. We did have one nice covering before Thanksgiving, but I no longer have that childhood anticipation of a white Christmas. Especially not since the major snowstorm we had several years when we were afraid …
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They’re Everywhere, They’re Everywhere!

In the past I’ve written here and here about my aversion to Annalee dolls and how my family likes to torture me by inserting them into my existence at unexpected times. I found myself face to face with the annoying …
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Revisiting Old Memories, Making New Ones

J.Hooligan has to be the holliest-jolliest fifteen-year-old boy ever. At an age when you’d expect a guy to be sullen and unwilling to be seen in public with his family, J. enthusiastically joins me, Mom, and Diamondqueen for any Christmas-y …
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Krampus Is Prowling

Traditionally, the evening of December 5 is when Krampus goes on the hunt for naughty children to¬† punish or abduct. Twenty-four years ago, my mother and I witnessed our first Krampuslauf (Krampus run) in Salzburg, Austria. (You can read all …
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Cooking Up a Literary Treat

Things got away from me today, so for my blog post I’m throwing in a bonus writing prompt for this week. I don’t know about your household, but there’s been plenty of baking going on around here. Mom makes cookies …
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Christmas Songs That Make Me Cringe–Continued

A few years ago I wrote a post about the hippo song and how much I despise it. Later I wrote about how my contempt for McCartney’s Christmas song evolved into true affection. I’ll be writing about the songs I …
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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

I didn’t realize this past Sunday was already the first Sunday in Advent; for some reason I didn’t think Advent ever started during November. Since this was a late Thanksgiving, I should have known better. Not that I do anything …
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Nudged by the Holidays

I admit I’ve been a lousy blogger the last six months or so. It’s time to get tough and nudge myself to write. So, every day this month, I’m going to post something about the holidays: a memory, thoughts on …
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Maggie

It’s been a hard year for dogs in our family. Diamondqueen had to have her beloved Frank put to sleep in early May. My eldest younger brother’s Shelby was aged and sick, and he worried about her throughout the first …
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