Many people are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the colder, darker days of winter — especially those that live farther north and south of the equator. It can begin to provoke you to exhibit symptoms as early as when the leaves start to change in the fall and last until the very end of the spring.
Well, when gifts were finally being opened this particular Christmas, I came across a huge box under the tree for me. All I could think was maybe my parents bought me the stereo I had been dreaming about!
Every Christmas is different, and this year will be no exception. I’m good with a departure from turkey, and am open to coconut milk eggnog. But of course, adapting to change doesn’t always come easy, especially when love is involved.
I hope this book becomes a theme for the coming Christmas; it is as timely as it was when it appeared just over a hundred years ago. What other signposts are hidden in my memory, ready to point down “rabbit holes” when the time is ripe for uncovering old information in a new context?
This Halloween, create an epic costume with these ultimate Halloween hairstyles. Follow the step-by-step instructions for styles ranging from beehives to braids.
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th. What many people aren’t aware of is this is the American version of a worldwide holiday, but not necessarily when most of the world celebrates it.
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.