Advent

Today is the first day of Advent, celebrated by many, Christian or not.  I didn’t start until I married into a family which celebrates it.  Our calendar looks sort of like this one and I put Hershey kisses behind each door. Here is a primer on Advent-   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent You can buy the calendar above by following…

Wartime Farm at Christmas

The Wartime Farm is a historical reality show, but the participants are historians.  It’s one of my favorites, because it demonstrates how people lived.  There’s a lot more to history than dates and famous names, you know. The group got together for a Christmas special and I like it especially, because it demonstrates the essentials…

Recovering…

…from Thanksgiving Day.  It was wonderful, but the way.  Don’t do Black Friday.  I hate shopping anyway. The thing to know today is that Christmas is next! Unless you celebrate other holidays before then, like Hanukkah or St. Nicholas Day.  The final chapter of my Free Serial Short Story will be up tomorrow after Twitter…

Laughter from Tears

If you know a Crazy Christmas Person, please be kind and patient with them.  Such people often have a very good reason for being that way.  Lavishing love and joy on others is one way people with sadness in their hearts cope.  I learned this the year I miscarried my fourth baby.  I’m baby crazy.  I…

Crazy Christmas Person

Yep, that’s me.  A couple of years ago, I put my tree up before Halloween.  A man walked by our house and saw me decorating and laughed and laughed.  Awesome. Why am I a crazy Christmas person?  Well, I don’t have any happy Christmas memories from childhood.  It’s true.  I grew up in a broken…