Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your meal, from menus to which flavor of pain you are in the mood for this year. In-laws or immediate family? Siblings or cousins? Neighbors or workmates? Ham, or turducken (a turkey, stuffed with a duck, that’s been stuffed with a chicken.)
While there are some preparations that you might need to forgo because of lack of time, you can decorate the house and have all of your cookies, gifts, and holiday meal preparations done in time for the big day if you delegate tasks, get some outside help, and prioritize tasks.
Here we are, up to our aspics in the holiday season. Most of the country is still high on Black Friday savings from all those zeros we rolled up and smoked (legally) after not handing them over to store clerks for slippers, scarves, and waffle irons. What an amazing time of year. Puff, puff, save!
Holding the handmade ornaments from my daughter, with their crayon colorings, brilliantly arranged as a little girl of five to say Santa was arriving, made me nostalgic for those beautiful days of handcrafted gifts with special bows made by her small hands.
Christmas markets show they’re special in eastern Germany with annual events that highlight regional traditions and local craftsmanship featuring their own unique touches, such as a Miners’ Parade in the ancient mining town of Freiberg and kids’ elf services in Annaberg with its rich tradition of handmade wooden toys.
She told me all the things I needed to know and hear. A dying man needed to know he’d be remembered.
Mother’s Day is almost here, and if there’s anyone that deserves all of your love and attention for all that she does, it’s Mom. If you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift guide, you’ve found it. Make her feel like a queen with these wonderful surprises and shower her with the appreciation she deserves.
Each summer, millions of parents send their kids off to summer camp, but considering how busy our daily lives have become and the ever-decreasing amount of family time we have available to us, one must beg the question – why not join them?
The fire’s going, the music’s on, the finishing touches on the tree are complete. I pause, my mind wanders and I find myself turning to pen and paper to express my feelings in that moment…
It was interesting and yet somehow somewhat melancholy to realize that Natalie was military and her job was taking her overseas, taking her away from her young children and husband, family and friends. Then it kind of hits you as to what kind of a sacrifice she is making for our country.