Here it is. December 31. I've been asked so many times, "Big plans for New Year's Eve?" or "What are y'all doing for the Big Night?" (and they say it just like that, capital letters and all) Ummmm, not so much. Hope to be in bed before the ball drops. Then there are the well-intentioned… Continue reading if you’re not feeling the whole new year party thing…..
Today a wise friend shared with me this sage advice that someone shared with her. Well. I am a script writer from way back. For as far back as I can remember I have plotted and played out in my mind how something should/could go. I don't know when it started, it's just what I… Continue reading Expectations, Script Writing, and the End of the World
While watching the Britcoms last night, a rare but much loved treat, something caught my eye. On New Year's Eve at 9:30 p.m. EST on Georgia Public Broadcasting, they are showing "Oklahoma." What made me really take notice was the actor playing Cowboy Curly. Hugh Jackman. I know, right? Who knew? "Wolferina" as my little… Continue reading Paying Attention to Who’s Paying Attention
To embrace the seasons, since about October, I have enjoyed a scented candle from time to time. I have had two big jar candles that I have alternated, depending on my mood that echo the sounds of the seasons, except you know, they smell like the seasons--a Maple Bacon (yes, I'm for real, and it… Continue reading What Does January Smell Like?
Just a few things from this Christmas season SO FAR ('cause y'all know it ain't over yet, right?)..... --Playmobil packs their playset pieces in different plastic bags inside the boxes. If there are "people" in the bag, the bag has air holes. Just awesome, right? (Thanks to my oldest Aub who discovered this in the very… Continue reading Kaleidoscope of Christmas Memories
Y'all have all seen the movie, right? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? In the scene where Clark W. Griswold has been working so long and hard to hang lights all over the outside of their house, and finally, after one mishap, then another and another, the lights are on. Power is diminished in the town, and the Griswold… Continue reading “The Little Lights, They’re Not Twinkling”
Last night at the Christmas Eve candlelight service at Bare Bulb Coffee, which is also our church, my sweet pastorfriend shared two videos. Both were powerful and made us think and laugh.....and cry. 'Tis the season, no? In the words of Patricia Polacco's Uncle Vova in her children's (and all ages) book Uncle Vova's Tree: "We remember."… Continue reading Christmas Movies You Really Must See
One of my most treasured and favorite people in this world, she who has listened and loved and given grace and shared wisdom and been there to hug me when my heart was breaking, gave me this gift yesterday. It was just what I wanted and needed this Christmas. How about you? May you have… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
This afternoon I made a trip up to Daybreak. We weren't officially having our Sister Circle today, but since the shelter is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I wanted to go up and see our friends and wish them a Merry Christmas. As I was saying goodbye to Mac and wishing him a good… Continue reading The Man from Hollywood…..and the Christmas Spirit
Yesterday evening one of my friends mentioned to me that she had seen some Cherry Cordial ice cream somewhere. She mentioned this because she knows how much I love those things--they make me think of my Daddy. We always wrapped up a box for him and put them under the tree. As we were talking… Continue reading Making the Season Last…..