Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Happy Fourth of July!

We have displayed an American flag in our front yard since September 11, 2001. We’ve maintained American flags on the front of one of our businesses since 1994. We live in a quaint little town that actually has a flag shop. Until today, I have never really thought much about what goes into the care…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I had the opportunity to go to Ohio a few weeks ago during the height of fall color. There were moments it simply took my breath away. On my return to Los Angeles I was welcomed home to 90° heat with Santa Ana winds – our special SoCal version of fall. I’ve always loved living…

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One Holiday At a Time, Please!

I was in a large department store over Labor Day weekend this year and found myself caught in some sort of time-space continuum. No, I mean it. From where I stood there was an aisle of summer closeouts: barbecue equipment, patio furniture, and beach towels. On another aisle, back-to-school items were present and accounted for.…

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Happy Halloween

Friday is Halloween, and ghosts (the cute and short kind) will walk among us. As I think back to my childhood I recall I never wanted to be the scary characters for Halloween – I wanted my costume to have a purpose and be pretty. I was a princess, a nurse, and Miss America (that one…

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Love Comes in Many Forms

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. A friend of mine (male) once called it “Chick Christmas.” I had to laugh! This was so true on on many levels. We (females) do tend to make out if we are in a relationship with a caring partner on this day. Flowers, dinner, candy, jewelry and oh-so-romantic cards from the…

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Welcome to 2014!!!

Welcome to 2014!!! Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Perhaps to exercise, drop 20 pounds, or stop smoking? These are the biggies. What about being happier, more positive, more accepting of self and others? These are resolutions that can significantly impact the quality of your life and those around you as well. Did you…

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Holiday Vacation Time

As my schedule begins winding down for me to take a vacation, I am happy and melancholy at the same time. I love working — at least, I love the work I do. So I often take working breaks/vacations. The end of the year is a time for me to slip quietly off the grid…

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The Holiday Season Is Upon Us

Welcome to December! The year is winding down and I am setting my goals set for 2014. I am looking forward to some time off between Christmas and the New Year. I will be taking a well-timed break and spending time with family and friends. During this holiday season, spend some time thinking about your…

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Giving Thanks for More Than One Day Out Of the Year

Today, most of our attention (if not focused on pie and turkey) is brought to the holidays, family, friends and what we have to be grateful for. In many homes it’s a family tradition to go around the table on Thanksgiving and have each guest state one thing they’re grateful for. I think this is…

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