• Passing Down the Holiday Spirit

    As I methodically pulled out my sharpie and wrote the date on a newly opened carton of rice milk today, I all of a sudden took a double take.  November 16th!? Wait, how did I miss the first fifteen days of November?  And where did October go?  Thanksgiving is next week, and the holiday shopping season is here.  I’m going to blink again and it will be January. I guess I better get in the holiday spirit.  Time to pull down the decorations, start thinking about a Christmas card, bake some pumpkin muffins, and start shopping.  Most of all, it’s time to set a good example.  How can I teach…

  • Falling In Love…. with the changing season

    I have a touch of the Winter Blues.  And it’s not even Winter yet.  And I live in Southern California.  I must be a wimp, because I’m not battling hail storms, shoveling snow, or dressing in more than two layers at a time.  In fact, I’m in a tank top at 9pm and have the window wide open.  So, what’s my problem? The GREY weather.  The ugly, yucky, cloudy, grey sky.  The lack of sun.  The rain puddles that aren’t drying up.  The flu bug that hit my house earlier this week.  The inevitable, not so fun things about this time of year are taking up precious space in my…