5 Christmas Gifts

Being far from home at Christmas means the best gift was more family and friends to spend it with. I hope you’re still enjoying your Christmas celebrations. In Jamaica, the day after Christmas Day is Boxing Day and a national holiday. Going back to work the day after Christmas is a day I haven’t yet embraced…

T Minus Zero : Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and all you love! I’m loving this day. It’s Christmas morning, I already opened my gifts and I’m heading to the church to help with the Christmas breakfast and then an evening with the family. I got the most thoughtful, fantastic gift already from Paul – a video montage of my favorite…

T Minus A Change Of Plans

I planned to make all my gifts this year. On the day before Christmas, I realized I can’t. I’m not finished and there are some people I forgot. Of course. Don’t I always? So I’ll be heading to the stores today to get some gifts for the kiddies. Change of plans. But I’m in good company……

T Minus Two

Six years ago, I worked at Macy’s. It was the year between college and grad school, I got hired at Christmas and I ended up working there a few months. It was one of the best jobs I ever had because the focus wasn’t on the tedious work, folding sweaters or cleaning up the aisles….

Leaving Time

What does “leaving time” mean? Escaping your past? Or living outside of the space time continuum? I was curious but uninformed and if I had known what Leaving Time was about, I wouldn’t have read it. Because on the surface, it’s a book about a doctor who studies elephants, specifically how they deal with loss…

More Progress

8 days until Christmas and I’ve: mailed some of my cards wrapped a few gifts for the kids put up some holiday decor gotten a few workouts in started the soup detox. I’m not a big advocate for detox-ing but…. I plan to eat everything at Christmas so I’m getting my body ready to eat all the…

A Weekend Remembered

Surprisingly, I did all the things I said I was going to do this weekend and then a couple things I didn’t plan – like make the lettering for this sign. Best unplanned job ever! I taught the lesson for my Sabbath School class, I had a meeting with my new pastor (his wife shares my…