Blogmas: December 6th

A romantic holiday time loop? Last year, when the pandemic was even more mentally claustrophobic, I was not in the headspace for a Groundhogs Day situation. This year I am so glad I picked up this cute holiday read! SYNOPSIS One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for... Continue Reading →

Blogmas 2021: December 5th

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede It is the season to remember that there is goodness in the world, is it not? I found this audiobook to keep me company while I wrapped packages in brown paper and tied them with strings. I have studiously avoided all... Continue Reading →

Blogmas 2021: December 4th

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS Spoiler alert: it doesn't exist and that's okay. One of the hardest things for me to learn, as an adult, is that: (1) I veered towards perfectionism and (2) that was not a good thing. I can't tell you how many thank-you notes I have thrown away because I thought my penmanship... Continue Reading →

Blogmas: December 3rd

CHRISTMAS MUSIC It's the Hap-Happiest time of the year! Or, if you were me today, its the point in winter here in Chicago where you need to wear your heaviest coats and then you bake once inside the stores or on the bus. I find that, once I get hot, I struggle to stay calm.... Continue Reading →

Blogmas: December 2nd

BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRING In 2016, Kelly Clarkson covered My Favorite Things on her Christmas album. Every single store played this song on repeat from November 1 through the end of December. The first time I heard it I really enjoyed it. It has a great arrangement but, I wondered, how had... Continue Reading →

Blogmas 2021: December 1st

December 1 means that this is the first day of Blogmas! If you are unfamiliar with it, this is basically a month long celebration of Christmas but here through blogs. I participated last year and, while it is a lot of work, it made me think about each day of December leading up to the... Continue Reading →

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