Tag Archives: Christmas

Returning to #WeekendCoffeeShare and writing goals.

If we were having coffee… It’s good to be back and see you again. Enjoying the Clover coffee? I totally love supporting local coffee shops, but sometimes I like the consistency of big box stores. The Reserve coffee makes this … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2016 without resolutions

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”~Henry Ford, American entrepreneur Happy New Year, Happy New Week, Happy New You! This is the time when people pause to reflect and lay out their goals and plans … Continue reading

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Are you feeling the holidays?

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is December 25. Tomorrow is December 26. We’re driving to my in-laws that day. Yesterday was December 24, and Friday was December 23. … Continue reading

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Social media haiku

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”~Richard Bach, American writer Today was a delicious day, and it was totally media free. It was a long drive back to Michigan yesterday, and my husband and … Continue reading

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A new year, a new #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… It’s kinda nice to get out of the house, isn’t it? Yeah, it’s not like I’ve been cooped up all week–far from it!–but sitting in this Starbucks gives us some space to spread out. Too … Continue reading

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A #WeekendCoffeeShare about Christmas, writing and out-of-town family

If we were having coffee… It’s nice here, isn’t it? My in-laws take us out for brunch every year at the William Penn Inn here in…is this Lansdale? Chalfont? North Wales? Oh, I always forget the town, but I do … Continue reading

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Resolve to Be the holiday

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author ‘Tis the season for rushing and reminiscing. Who made plans last year? Who set goals for 2015? Who followed through on any of them? I … Continue reading

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A festive #WeekendCoffeeShare and time management

If we were having coffee… Here, let’s sit at the dining room table. I finally cleared it off enough that we can use it. There’s room for our musical snowglobe now, my husband’s favorite decoration. Shall I plug it in? … Continue reading

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Remember December

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician It’s the middle of the month. Right about now, resolutions are falling faster than snowflakes.  Mine have been sidetracked by one nasty, … Continue reading

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All Things Creative once more

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”~Mark Twain, American writer If it’s the second Wednesday of the month–and it is!–then it’s time to submerge yourself in All Things Creative. This month’s theme was Winter Wonderland, which is … Continue reading

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Zentangle Anniversary and the story of the CZTs

Three years ago, I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Woot! I think this is the perfect time to explain about my CZT Guys. They think so, anyway. It’s long overdue, and they are fumpy that I haven’t told their story … Continue reading

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Happy St. Tangles Day to you

“It’s not easy being green.”~Kermit the Frog, TV and movie celebrity It’s Monday. The snow is melting. There is actually some green grass under all that kicked-up, street-brown snow. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I think this first snub at that … Continue reading

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Help me, it's full….!

“Fill what is empty; empty what’s full; scratch where it itches.”~Alice Longworth, American writer Once again, my phone’s memory is at capacity. It is time to delete photos and unused apps, mostly photos. It’s hard to let go of the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my NaNoWriMo month with Zentangle

“When Life gives you lemons, make lemon merengue pie.”~Reggie Williams, American musician Turns out that I did shut down my life as I finished NaNoWriMo. I didn’t think I would, or could, but I have a pile of emails to … Continue reading

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Paper: the fabric of our lives

“I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks or me and my life.”~Paula Cole, American singer With all due respect to the advertising campaign for Cotton, I think paper is more a part of our lives. Even with … Continue reading

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A message at midnight

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither.”~C. S. Lewis, English writer Something about tonight’s mass deeply touched me. I wish I could remember the exact words because “squander” comes to … Continue reading

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Tune into Christmas

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”~Bob Marley, Jamaican musician Unless it’s December and radio stations have been playing Christmas carols for 51 days. I adore–I just love, love, love–the Hall and Oates’ version … Continue reading

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Happy accident Monday

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter It has been foggy here in southeast Michigan all day, as if Mother Nature … Continue reading

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Di’s 2011 Christmas WoW

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”~Benjamin Franklin, American scientist and politician Merry Christmas!

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The Guys after Christmas

On the Day After Christmas, the Guys all…     …were stuffed.

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