Posts Categorized: holidays

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 2, 2017 2017, holidays 4

We stayed home on New Year’s Eve and our daughter came over for dinner. We watched a movie–Death at a Funeral (the 2007 British version and loved it)–and played a card game. We had lots of fun and my husband and I went to bed before midnight. I guess that’s kind of pathetic, but we don’t go out on New Year’s Eve and we usually don’t stay up until midnight. New Year’s Eve isn’t a big holiday for us. We had a very low-key day on New Year’s Day–watched a little football and ate leftovers. I started a reorganization of my craft room for the new year. ∴ I hope… Read more »

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016 2016, holidays 2

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate ‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man’s heart through half the year. –Walter Scott ∴ “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings ∴ “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.” — Jean Fritz My three kids are with us and I feel very lucky to have them here to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house. I made… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

November 8, 2016 2016, holidays, Read-a-Thons 2

I enjoy participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon every year. It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. Besides reading or listening to books there are challenges to participate in as well as a twitter party (on Nov 15). And we can twitter our progress at #HoHoHoRAT. Goals for Readathon Read three Christmas/winter themed books I hope I can take part in at least one challenge. I want to tweet my progress during the week and participate in the twitter party. I shared a favorite Christmas cookie recipe last year and hope to do the same this year. Note I had this goal post written before… Read more »

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The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

November 13, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, holidays, New Author Challenge, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson Series: None Genre: Christmas Fiction (Inspirational) Setting: On the road between Chicago and Arizona Published by Revell Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Sep 1, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 176 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in… Read more »

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Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

January 1, 2015 2015, holidays, Quotes 4

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful 2014 and will have a great 2015! A quote for childhood and forever: “From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she… Read more »

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Family Thanksgiving

Family Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 2014, holidays 8

Happy Thanksgiving . . . to all the Americans celebrating today and to everyone else who reads my blog. I’m very thankful to my followers and friends who read and comment on my blog. Whatever you’re doing I hope you have a wonderful day. I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but I don’t know if other countries have similar holidays or not. I have a niece and nephew living in Germany who are celebrating Friendsgiving! Our family has celebrated Thanksgiving for many years in Iowa with my husband’s family. This is the extended family and it’s a big one! Depending on the year we may have 40 people to… Read more »

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