The Spirit of the Season

Just now I have decided to stop rushing around–just for a few moments–and breathe in the spirit of the season. I am a “Christmas-all-year” kind of girl, and so when I can, I sit and allow the beauty and wonder to become part of me so that I can carry them with me wherever I go…

Time’s Winged Chariot

But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near–Andrew Marvel (1621-1678) Before you think this post is going to be a downer, let me assure you it is quite the opposite.  Allow me to explain… First of all, the poem. Notice the poet’s dates. 1621-1678. This is a long time ago. How long? Shakespeare…

Day 28–Wrapping it up

Yes, Christmas is three days over and I am just getting to the end of it.  Part of that is because I have been busy.  Part of it is because I don’t want to admit that it is over.  Still, as I sit here writing, I am glancing up at my Christmas tree and loving…

Day 24–Christmas Eve

Welcome to Christmas Eve!  What a wonderful family day!  I am so excited to have everyone together–husband, sons, mother, sister, best friend.  I don’t know about you, but I will be spending my day cooking, at least until it is time to do the stockings.  Yes, stockings for grown-ups, because as you know I believe…

Day 22–Texas Hash

My mom always made this great beef-noodle casserole called Texas Hash.  It is not what I usually think of as “hash” (a thick concoction of potatoes and vegetables with a little beef thrown in for good measure).  No, this is a beef and noodle casserole where the noodles cook in the juice from the tomatoes. …