Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Christmas 2014 Is Over  It’s been a depressing sort of weekend. With Christmas Day Thursday, and daughter Chandler’s 18th birthday to follow Friday, I went ahead and removed our trees and decorations Thursday evening. Yeah, Christmas night everything came down and was boxed up in hopes I’m still alive to unpack it and put it […]

The following are portions of my eulogy for my grandma, Retha Jackson Claxton, delivered at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart, IN, Aug. 20, 2014. The passing of grandma marked the last of my living grandparents.  Eulogy For Grandma Claxton This morning I will attempt to deliver a eulogy the last time as the eldest grandchild […]

Some people already have Christmas trees up?! Yes, Virginia and everyone else, I already have put up a Christmas tree in my house. Actually, there’s one fully decorated, a Charlie Brown tree on the dining room table (I’ve dedicated the Charlie Brown tree to Claire Fassler-Tiffany, a friend from 7-9th grade in California who has […]

Dear Friends and Friends to Be: In 2008, in much happier times in my life, I constructed a life-sized Santa Sleigh and Santa’s Workshop for display in front of my house in Balch Springs from just after Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Beginning on Black Saturday evening each year, I would don my home-made Santa suit and […]

It’s time to dig into the Mason Jar Christmas gifts from my daughters again.  My heart is now warmed for the day. Today’s messages:  La La Looking Good!  I love you enjoy music. And then I enjoy spending time with you. I share these messages because I encourage you to think about the same project […]

I have about a dozen sketchbooks around the apartment now.  In them my imagination runs wild.  My hand draws images of what is and what could be.  I draw word maps.  I sketch.  I do SWOT analysis.  I learn a lot by actively thinking and writing this way.  It’s great to be able to instantly […]

Because of the fiscal constraints we endured the duration of 2010, Christmas at my house this last December was the leanest it’s ever been.  I mean it was very lean.  In fact, my girls and I had almost zero to spend on each other.  Any time before this year, I would have likely been very […]

Image via Wikipedia It’s over.  Goodbye 2010. For me, as you’ve seen from the previous six posts, it’s been a year of great upheaval in my life.  There have been more dark times and valleys in this past year–maybe to outshine all the others combined.  Ones I am convinced I’ve passed through for a reason, […]

On a lark last night somewhere between White Christmas on AMC and A Christmas Story on TBS, my daughter Chandler and I wondered if the up beat Holiday jingle being played this season in the Honda and Tommy Hilfiger commercials was just a jingle or actually a real song.  Well, thanks to ATT U-verse controls […]

Christmas and divorces just don’t mix.  They just don’t. And I know there are so many people out there who are contemplating one.  There are many people whom I know who are in the midst of one.  And then there are those who have just finished one and are staggering their way toward December 25, […]




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