First, what did yesternight deliver?
“Another year has gone for ever.”
“Sketch-New Year’s Day ” by Robert Burns
Happy New Year to you!
How did you spend New Year’s Eve? Did you face crowds and traffic for a celebratory excursion? Did the party come to you? Are you guilty of pigging out on more goodies than were good for you? (Raises hand.)
Did you make resolutions, ignoring the voice in the back of your mind taunting, “Why bother?”
Well, I made one I certainly intend to keep—one that will force that niggling, inner voice to eat her words.Read More »
“Shirley was wishing for some of my fudge the other day—the Susan brand, as he called it—and I said ‘The first victory there is to celebrate I shall make you some.’ ” Susan Baker, Rilla of Ingleside, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I’m debating whether to avoid a debacle.
Yes, you read right. I’m wondering if I should or should not bring about a sweet, gloppy fiasco.Read More »
’T will ever sing the song they sung
That first Thanksgiving Day:
“Praise ye the Lord with fervent lips,
Praise ye the Lord to-day;”
So rose the song from all the ships,
Safe moored in Boston Bay.”—“The Thanksgiving in Boston Harbor” by Hezekiah Butterworth
Less than a week till Thanksgiving . . . a week until family and food come together in a festive celebration of gratitude.
Right now, you’re probably in the midst of plans and preparations. You’re caught in a grip of chaos.
Relax. Here’s some tips that will give you more time to sit back and count your blessings.Read More »
“His companions had long been awake, and had had time to get hungry and have breakfast.” Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Boy, what a week! Labor Day weekend and my brother’s birthday collided to form one big bustle. Barbecue on Sunday . . . cake the next day . . . whew! Monday night, I was stuffed and yearning for Tuesday morning: a trip to the library and back = 40-50 minutes of glorious walking. Take that, extra calories!