Monthly Archives: December 2013

Frosty Day 7

I just saw a post that said my city was as cold as Mars today.  We are in a deep freeze here with temperatures plummeting to numbers that have not been seen in centuries. We are ending the year well-chilled. … Continue reading

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Half Way There

On the sixth day of Christmas, it is bitterly cold outside and the temptation is to never crawl out of bed until June. Instead, I seek out beauty as I tend to do. I head to the spa with a … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Family

As I read the readings this morning prior to mass, I was moved by Sirach’s words about fathers: “My child, help your father in his old age and do not grieve him as long as he lives. Even is his … Continue reading

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The Fourth Day of Christmas

Day 4 of 12, I find myself wishing this lifestyle could continue forever. I get up. I pray. I read. I lounge in bed. I visit with a friend via Skype. I shovel snow. I go to a party where … Continue reading

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On the Third Day

On the third day of Christmas, I went to see the latest Mandela film with a friend with whom I was in South Africa this past summer.  We had a leisurely lunch, catching up on Christmas celebrations while munching on … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2

Day two of Christmas–ten days left of the season. Today I hunkered down for the most part. I went to mass for the Feast of St. Stephen. I love doing that as it so clearly links Easter and Christmas. It … Continue reading

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Joyous Christmas

The creche was a central part of Christmas for me. This creche scene has been used at our family home ever since I was a little girl which almost makes it antique now! The story of God come down as … Continue reading

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