Merry Christmas

It's Christmas, It's Christmas, it has finally arrived! The baking and wrapping and all have survived. The traditional family dinner is ready to be prepared, And the customs of our Christmas, soon will be shared. So as you celebrate today, with family and friends, Remember the reason this season should never end. Good will to…

Turning Fifty….

June 25 is my birthday, six months before Christmas my birthday has always been 'perfect' since it splits the year in half. I never really celebrated my birthday since I was always the person making parties for everyone else. This year I am turning fifty however, and I have mixed emotions about it. I have…

My Christmas Wish….

Merry Christmas!Things I wish for this Christmas..... I wish for continued health and longevity for my family and friends, you do not appreciate good health until you no longer have it. I wish for peace but understand unrest, for it is only when we are pushed to our limits do we flourish and grow. I…

The Pursuit of the Perfect Present….

The holidays are synonymous with gift giving and lots of presents.  The daily report on the news about holiday shopping tries to track just how many people are shopping and what they spend.  Both online and offline, the availability to shop is endless all due to the quest  for the 'perfect present'.  Children have a…

I Love a Parade….

I attended the Naples, Florida Christmas Parade this past Tuesday.  The Gulf Coast Sharks, the high school band my daughter marches with was there as well as bands from some of the other high schools in Naples.  The parade was magical.  It was an hour and half of Christmas cheer.  There were Santa's, snowmen, living…

The pursuit of holiday magic…

The holidays keep us busy.  Shopping, decorating, baking are just a few of the many tasks that make the holidays a special time.  Unfortunately, making things so special actually can be stressful for many people.  The saying, youth is wasted on children is never more apparent during the holidays.  The lengths that people will go…

Christmas Blizzard 2010

Mother nature has obviously flexed her muscle and shown us all who is boss.  The blizzard and cold weather that has gripped the country is a reminder that even with the best laid plans, you plan and God laughs!  Some say the timing is terrible with the holidays here and people traveling, but is there…

Making A Memory this Christmas…

My daughter graduated from the University of Florida this past weekend and is now home.  Although she did not want to walk for graduation, she is not into all the pomp and circumstance, I asked her to do it for my benefit.  Like a rite of passage, I wanted her to complete the journey of college with the ceremony. …

Christmas Magic

The arctic blast that has enveloped most of the country has turned sunny south Florida into a frigid zone.  Waking up to a 39 degree temperature is not something you think will happen when you live down south, yet even Florida is fighting the cold and it is another year of freeze warnings and watching…

Divorce and the Holidays

Life is very interesting.  We all plan our futures and God laughs when he throws us a curveball.  Change is something that most of us want nothing to do with as it makes us uncomfortable, yet it happens each and everyday.  We never notice it because usually the change is slight and happens over time,…