Tag Archives: holidays

Merry Christmas – may it be so

Merry Christmas, everyone. Happy Christmas. Frohe Weinachten. Feliz Navidad. And many more wishes in languages I do not know. I hope it is a good day for you, and that you find peace and a measure of happiness before the … Continue reading

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What really gets to me, this time of year

I had an epiphany yesterday while shopping for supper. My trip to the grocery store was irritating and tiresome. Everywhere I turned, there seemed to be something or someone in my way. From the drivers on the road, to the … Continue reading

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Keeping out of the slump

December is upon us. Days are getting shorter — and colder. Nights are getting longer — and colder. This is actually an excellent time of the year for me, when I can focus in and really think about where I … Continue reading

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All the artificial timelines and time-outs

Got back last night before 9 p.m. Pretty good, considering we got on the road after 1:00. Driving was good, but this is the last year we’re doing that particular trek. I will save $20/week towards the plane tickets and … Continue reading

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And in the end, we learn…

This trip to see family for Thanksgiving has been chock-full of lessons. I’m still sorting them out. Some of them, I may forget, by the time I get home, so I’ll write them down here, and come back to them … Continue reading

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Two more days… then home!

Today we rest at my parents’ home, then we are driving home tomorrow… missing the worst of the Thanksgiving traffic. I’m going to pause now for a Christian moment, since I have been surrounded by very religious Christians for the … Continue reading

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Tired of everything. Oh, well…

I’m feeling a bit worn out, this morning. I’ve been feeling weary for a number of weeks, now. The whole international war / terror / WTF scene gets me down – partly because of the tone that everyone is taking, … Continue reading

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Missions accomplished… kind of

This year all the Christmas preparations and activities are going a lot more slowly than in past years. Part of it is me, part of it is my spouse. We are both slowing down — especially my spouse, who is … Continue reading

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TBI Holiday Survival Tip: Make a danged list

If you want to make yourself crazy, this holiday season, try keeping everything in your head. It will work like a charm. But if you want to take the pressure off and actually enjoy yourself, making lists of things you … Continue reading

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Keeping sharp during the holiday seasons

So, I’ve had a few days to simmer down after the last weekend of blow-ups, and now I’ve got another weekend ahead of me to sort things through and do a better job. That’s about the best that I can … Continue reading

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