Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Art of Not Saying Everything…

If you, like me, are starting to have those holiday disagreements with your spouse, grab your cup of Earl Grey, and sit for a minute and reflect on these thoughts…  I’m giving myself a good old-fashioned time out, anyone want to join me? from ON NOT SAYING EVERYTHING by C. Day-Lewis But when we cease […]


What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate…

Snippets of last night’s conversation Is your homework all done? Yes, I did it at school. Are you sure that there is nothing to work on? Yep. Did you put all of your things for the dance recital in your bag? Yes, mom. Are you sure that you have everything that you need? Yes, mom. […]

The ‘Santa’ Claws Are Out! Target, Recession and Holiday Cheer

I dropped the kids off, got a fully caffeinated non-fat latte, and hit the red Target bullseye before 9 am.   It wasn’t pretty folks.  You could feel the holiday angst.  Traditionally, the crab factor increases exponentially with each day the Advent Calendar chocolates disappear.  There were no smiling, carol-humming shoppers to be found. The […]

I am slowly recovering from the familial visitation rights called Thanksgiving.  My father, stepmother, brother, sister and nephews came to partake in the annual feast with my husband and kids. We had a really great time. But I don’t think I can do it again so soon. I just got a call from my sister-in-law […]