Category Archive: holidays

Another year…another year.

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  The Evolution of New Year’s celebrations. Age 10:  Light the sparklers. Age 20:  Sparkling fireworks followed by large quantities of alcohol. Age 30:  Taking your children to fireworks. Age 40:  Keeping your… Continue reading

Santa Reimagined

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  Today’s 3:00 am laugh. If Santa looked like this? Screw the cookies! Unfaithful Santa Snooping Santa Mid-life crisis Santa This is nothing more than In-Santa-ty. And last, but least appealing:  Gross Santa… Continue reading

Not feeling the Christmas Spirit

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  Don’t feel like taking a ribbon ribbing today. This might be part of the problem: …but it’s 3 in the morning and I can’t have any…of anything…  Most of the time, I’m… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Cats, Dogs and Decorating

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I love a gorgeous Christmas tree — if it’s still planted in the yard — surrounded with tiny outdoor lights in soft colors that don’t blink. Every year, millions of trees are cut… Continue reading

One of “those” weeks

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Ever have one of “those” weeks where you take your puppy to the vet to be neutered, you find out he needs a biopsy, you’re now $400 poorer, an abandoned dog follows you… Continue reading

May the 4th (of July) be with you

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Week one in California. Yesterday, we went to Joshua Tree National forest.   Apparently, a forest doesn’t need real trees. We went to the cafe next to the visitor’s center — where I remembered… Continue reading

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Valentines

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February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and… Continue reading

Please (don’t) be my valentine

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Ah, the memories. My first experience in elementary school.     Teacher:  “You have to put a card in everyone’s box.” Student(s):  “But I don’t want to!  She had cooties!” (aka Tourette’s Syndrome).  … Continue reading

Just a reminder on New Year’s Eve

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Just a reminder: Mine crew are already cringing in corners and it’s only 7:00 pm. All around the world when the new year begins,  pets run away at the sound of fireworks. This… Continue reading