Monday Musings for the New Year

monday musings on scaling back

Since my husband and kids are still on vacation, I’m struggling to get back in the swing of blogging for the new year.  It doesn’t help that my youngest son has taken over my favorite comfy writing chair, leaving me floating between the edge of my bed and the dining room table.

I’ve gotten all the Christmas decorations down.  All but one box of them are already stashed back where they belong. It felt really good to have Christmas packed and put away before the New Year began.  But it feels like I need to finish out the Christmas stuff with YOU before I can move forward into the New Year.

I’ll tell you up front, this was a tough Christmas for us. [Read more…]

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Do you hear what I hear? Christmas Phrases.

do you hear what i hea

Christmas vacation is almost over at our house and quite frankly, I’m ready for everyone to get back on the normal schedule.

But until then… let’s play a fun game.  Do you hear what I hear?

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Messy Christmas? God’s got it covered.

christmas was messy

Wow.  Part of my Christmas was Messy.  (Yes, it deserves the capital letter.  Really.  It was a messy Christmas.)

It was the crazy kind of messy that people don’t normally talk about because it’s uncomfortable.  Sharing it is scary and hard, but I know somewhere, someone else had a holiday that was just as messy (if not messier). They need to know they aren’t alone.

What you need to know first is that this post isn’t the one that was originally published.  [Read more…]

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Time’s up. Grab a Sharpie. It’s SHARPIE DAY!

happy sharpie day

Today is Sharpie Day in my house.  I’m working to have Sharpie Day declared a national holiday because it absolutely rocks.  I’ve decided that next year, I should celebrate Sharpie Day every single MONTH.

(Before I forget – don’t miss #7 on my list today.  Or the explanation I give.)

Not so coincidentally, it’s also the last day of school for my kids.  As of about three this afternoon, Christmas vacation is happening whether I’m ready or not.

Between my late-night craft-a-thon, the last day of school, and this morning’s total meltdown it’s pretty clear my family has reached stress level MAX.

The only thing that helps is Sharpie Day. [Read more…]

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