Blog Archives for category Holidays

All I want for Christmas is the bottom bunk

T’was the night before Christmas, and somewhere in the house, someone won’t be sleeping. But not on account of dancing… Continue reading »

Do you see what I see?

I’m grateful that our last tour in the Navy landed us in New England, where the scenery looks like a… Continue reading »

Five bucks can still buy holiday joy

Every year, there it was. As right as rain. Pop’s gift for me, propped among the branches of our Christmas… Continue reading »

Black Friday flunkies, we’re not alone

As much as I’d like to think that Black Friday is a greedy retail industry conspiracy to fleece gullible consumers… Continue reading »

Misty and mindful under the mistletoe

I’ll admit it. I’m a sap, a spineless, simpering, soft-hearted, sentimental fool. I’m one of those people who tears up… Continue reading »

From the Meat & Potatoes Archives: The Twelve Takes of Christmas

“C’mon everybody!” I bellowed from our living room, “Let’s get this over with!” “KIDS!? HONEY!?” I yelled from behind my… Continue reading »

From the Archives: The Time Has Come

“Is it time?” I thought to myself as I sipped my coffee and stared at our lifeless Christmas tree. I… Continue reading »

The Evolution of Gift Giving

Sometime after the Earth cooled – let’s just say it was between a gazillion and a gagillion years ago –… Continue reading »

Bring goodness and light to the holiday

Less than two weeks until Christmas, and I haven’t sent out our annual photo cards. I haven’t finished buying gifts… Continue reading »

My gravy’s better than your gravy

We do it every year. We cut out recipes. We make lists. We go to the commissary. We elbow each… Continue reading »

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