Raggedy, Monsters, and Stuff.

When I was a young child my sister and I would make our Christmas lists on Thanksgiving.  It was a family tradition, the lists went home with our Grandparents to be mailed to Santa Claus.  We put a lot of thought into those lists.  A lot.  We were told to make them long to give […]

A dose of Christmas Spirit, please.

Thanksgiving came and went.  Now we’re quickly approaching Christmas.  Christmas – what seems to be the biggest holiday of the year.  Stores and malls go crazy with holiday sales, decorations are everywhere, there’s a mad rush to cram all the traditions into a short period of time, kids come home from college/school, family too,  gifts […]

How can I keep the local shops Merry and Bright?

I’ve been seeing headlines everywhere about who/what is open on Thanksgiving and what’s on sale on Black Friday.  I am not a shopper, and as someone who’s trying to cut back on stuff, retail shopping goes against every effort to purge stuff from my home and life.  However, like most of you, I have people […]