Category Archives: Christmas

Moving Dreams

This week’s question: “Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going?” Oh, yes indeed, I have dreamt! I would not have said that when I was young. I grew up outside of … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Twelve

Merry Christmas! I hope you all are enjoying a blessed holiday, doing what pleases you, and surrounded by people you love. My hubby and youngest daughter and I are having a quiet day, since the other four children are celebrating with … Continue reading

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Today we are asked to talk about our favorite ways to relax. I don’t know that I ever truly relax. I have a lot on my mind. Sitting still is not relaxing to me. I am writing this in advance, … Continue reading

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Robbed of a Robe

This week, a few weeks before Christmas, we are discussing the favorite gifts that we have given. The idea was mine. When we make schedules here at 4F, 1H, we split it into three-month blocks so that we each take … Continue reading

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Gifts are for Giving

This week’s holiday topic: Choosing gifts for others, and a favorite gift that I’ve given. Growing up in a small family, Christmases were generally quiet. Most of our relatives overseas don’t really celebrate the holiday, so there weren’t many gifts … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Lucie Ulrich and The Starlight Inn

It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday. In beween all the hustle and bustle, I spend time reading Christmas stories.  This past weekend I spent a lovely afternoon reading Lucie Ulrich’s new Christmas novella, The Starlight Inn. Since this is … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

This week we are asked if we have ever taken part in a holiday celebration that was totally new to us and my answer is, “Gee, no”. I know people from all over the world. I have people that I … Continue reading

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