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The Long Haul

The weekend before New Year’s Eve would probably be the longest holiday break I ever had, at least in an arbitrary sense.

The story began with my Mum telling me to celebrate Christmas at my father’s hometown. 445 more words



Let me whisk you off to metaphor land. It’s snowing outside and has been for days. It’s time to take a look at the snow accumulation on the roof, so I head outside and step under the eaves. 690 more words


Fa La La LaLa

We’re on our fourth consecutive day of merriment.  Surprisingly, I haven’t crashed yet.  I just stare in a sort of middle-distance coma.  My oldest puked last night due to an overdose of chocolate.   134 more words


Are You Ready For Christmas?

It’s the time of year when people seem to toss their budgets to the wind in an attempt to give the biggest, best gifts to those they love.  355 more words



It’s exactly 6:15, I’ve been up since 4:15. A restless hotel sleep fraught with undreaming dreams has made me more tired than I would’ve imagined. 205 more words

Grant Me Patience To Accept The Things I Cannot Change, Like My Mother In Law.

Almost 9 years ago, I married my soul mate. He is an amazing guy, smart, funny, cute, kind, generous…I also married his family, slightly dysfunctional, nuts, whacked… 464 more words

I Quit Valentine's Day

My best memory day of Valentine’s Day is not one I share with my husband. It is not one I really care to remember. But alas, it is the one that I will forever base all other V-Day’s on. 355 more words