Tag Archives: Christmas

Family and friends

I love Christmas.  It has long been my favorite holiday, ever since I was a kid and thought I might explode from excitement in the days leading up to Santa’s visit, to the times I would lay with my head … Continue reading

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It is officially winter, and the world did not end. The little corner of the world in which we currently find ourselves defines the holidays in our family.  In the 22 years I’ve lived in New York City, I’ve never … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

Today was possibly the easiest 741 miles I’ve ever driven from Indiana to NYC.  Amazing, given that the last time we drove back on a Friday I was almost in tears by the time we pulled up in front of … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday

This has been a great weekend.  Joshua’s flight Friday out of JFK was on time – something of a pre-Christmas miracle.  Saturday saw us having breakfast with friends at a restaurant in the local airport.  (It’s really very good, too.) … Continue reading

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On being generous

When Maya was five years old, she asked for a microscope for Christmas, along with many other things.  (American girl doll, bicycle, & a bunch of stuff I don’t remember.)   We ‘farmed’ the microscope out to my brother and his … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Setting:   Ben’s room yesterday evening as I was saying good-night.   Him under the covers, lights out, with me snuggled next to him.   (In case you don’t know, he’s 7.) Ben:  Mama? Me:  Yes? Ben:  (Ducking his … Continue reading

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