Random 5 for November 20 – Confidence, shopping, underwear, Christmas, odd sights

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I know I’m getting old – I saw two former co-workers this week while shopping at the mall. We talked while we all ate pizza. About the time when they were ready to leave, it occurred to me that I … Continue reading

A family Christmas story — Santa on commission

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When the beloved husband’s oldest daughter was around 4 or so, they went to visit the mall. There was a Santa there and you could tell him what you wanted. She was very excited and got in line. As her … Continue reading

Passages — A holiday win-win

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When I worked I never had enough time to enjoy the holidays. It was busy at work — scheduling events, end-of year stuff, etc., busy at home — decorating and celebrating with friends. I was always trying to fit in … Continue reading

And so this is Christmas and what have you done?

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Christmas was magical when I was a child. Presents, lights, company in the house – all were events greatly anticipated. We were giddy with excitement when we started counting the days. (Mom only let us start the count after Thanksgiving.) … Continue reading

And the holidays begin

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Every year I complain to the beloved husband that we don’t get invited to holiday parties. It’s true we don’t. Not because we are excluded but most of our friends no longer entertain in their home. Instead there are small … Continue reading

R5 November 9 – Christmas, birthdays, crazy or preoccupied? Mexican food

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It’s getting to be a common occurrence – I make my phone calls at my desk. There is a phone and a TV remote there. Lately I find myself trying to make phone calls on the TV remote. It doesn’t … Continue reading

Ben Hur’s visit on Christmas Eve

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This is one of my favorite Christmas stories of all times. It happened many years ago. Back when the beloved husband and I were dating we introduced each other to our family customs and traditions. For the beloved husband it … Continue reading