Of Merry Little Christmases and Messy Little Children

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas…” That is my mantra for this season. I want it to be happy and simple. For me, simple is minimal decorating: it took me two days to hang my garland greenery between the kids jumping on the couch I was standing on, and Baby Kitty bapping at the pinecones.Continue reading “Of Merry Little Christmases and Messy Little Children”

Hard-to-Smile Hope

I love the holiday season. For me, it evokes memories of baking cookies, playing Christmas cassette tapes (*gasp*), putting lights around the house with my dad, decorating the tree…and spending every other day vacuuming the fallen pine needles from the carpet. There were Christmas parties and paper snowflakes and gingerbread men to be frosted, thereContinue reading “Hard-to-Smile Hope”