Monthly Archives: December 2011

Recuperation

So, it’s been more than a week since I’ve written a blog.  I have had a frenzy of holiday activity around the house with both of my sisters flying in from Pittsburgh and Billings along with their spouses and my … Continue reading

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Lovin from the Oven

Christmas Cookies; hands down the best tradition of my holiday history……ever. I come from a long line of holiday bakers.  As the youngest of five kids, I remember passing lots of time with my siblings in the kitchen baking cookies, … Continue reading

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Light and Shadow

Every time I think of the word light I think of art. I remember seeing the Rembrandt and Renoir exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago when I was a college student. It’s one thing to see those paintings in … Continue reading

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Santa Claus

Disclaimer: If you have some Santa believers within eye shot….you might want to close the screen and read later!   When my kids were young I struggled with how I would approach the Christmas holiday in a way that would … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Have you been on Pinterest yet?  Most people I know “love it”, or “don’t get it”.  I’m in the “love it” category.  Pinterest is an online public bulletin board.  You post photos from the internet and categorize them onto boards … Continue reading

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Holiday Movies

There are a couple of “requirements” at the Lopez house for the holidays. Watching certain holiday movies is one of those. White Christmas is a staple and we can’t decorate anything or get a Christmas tree without thinking of Clark … Continue reading

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Peace On Earth

No matter what you are celebrating this December, the wish of peace to your fellow brethren is going to be part of it.   I love that about this season!  In Christianity, we might say “Peace on Earth”, in Judaism “Shalom”, … Continue reading

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The First Snow

Finally…..it snowed last night. I love snow. According to me, there is nothing better than a good snowfall. I know plenty of people that do not share my sentiment on snow. My husband is one of those people. He was … Continue reading

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The Golden Age

For me, part of the pre-holiday schedule is playing the piano for concerts.  One of the groups I play for does an annual holiday concert “tour”.  It’s a Jr. High choir and they sing for a couple of nursing and … Continue reading

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Paper Therapy

Advent is about preparing and waiting for something big…….really big.  Today I participated in the waiting game by playing with paper.  I went to my favorite paper/craft store www.paper-source.com and got some fun paper kits and made a giant gnome … Continue reading

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