Dancing Santa

Dancing Children

Last night we hosted a Christmas party for my husband’s office staff.  We do it most every year, and as much as I enjoy it, it is exhausting for me because I do all of the preparation myself, including all of the cooking. Then the children danced… Several of the staff members brought their children, little children…

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“Seeing” people

People tell me I am nice. They tell me I am kind.  I don’t know about that.  But I will tell you that in my day to day I try hard to “see” people and let them know they are seen. It’s important I think for people to know that we see them.  The cashier…

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My personal Tannenbaum

This year’s tree: The top is waiting for husband to get home from Vietnam (on a OneSight mission). He has two jobs: picking out the tree and putting the star on the top.  When he gets home, we’ll be waiting. I have waxed nostalgic about my Christmas tree before (December 2013): I have a tree…

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Obsession revisited: The Nutcracker

It’s Christmastime again, and that means revisiting my favorite stories and DVD’s.  Baryshnikov’s Nutcracker is one of my favorites, and not just because of Christmas.  He is sexy and amazing, and his chemistry with Gelsey Kirkland’s Clara is romantic beyond any heart-swelling movie or book you could ever read. Trying to give you something I didn’t say…