Posts Categorized: Holidays

It just became real

Regular readers know how big a month this is for me. Recently, I laid out my indecision on when to start the (expected to be) laborious process of creating the Dead Thing Driveway. Well, that decision has now been sort of, kinda made for me. Although friends and family are the cause, they are not… Read more »

Underdressed

Welp, my first skeleton is close to fully caparisoned. I’m still debating whether to add “Pied Piper” shoes. Considering the lengths I have had to go through to piece together even a semblance of a “Pied Piper” outfit, I’m guessing that’s one that may take a bit of searching. My closest imagining is that I’ll… Read more »

Halloween on my mind

I can’t help it. You have your favorite holidays and I have mine. What makes Halloween special to me is “Wow!”-ing the kids. Part of that is in crafting my special goody bags. Part of that is designing a fun display for all to enjoy. Both parts showcase the best sides of me. I can… Read more »

Forget your winter…it’s Halloween that’s coming

You’ve got your multi-year fascination and I’ve got mine. Because this year is an exponential leap from last year’s eerily successful Dead Thing Pen, I’ve needed to arrange my zombie ducks in a row well in advance of that eagerly anticipated day in late October. Accordingly, the purchasing process began in earnest as early as… Read more »

Card to imagine

I don’t know if it’s a symptom or simply a coincidence. For the first time in many, many years, I’ve been left with a shortage of viable Mother’s Day cards. There are plenty of Mom’s day cards for Moms (and other family members), but fewer than ever for other Moms. And few, if any, of… Read more »

A pound of prevention

Halloween is coming! No, I’m not in a time warp. Neither are you. But, I am more likely preoccupied with Halloween than most any of you. While my plans for my big display this year are still percolating (trying to top last year’s Dead Thing Pen), there are some things I can jump on now…. Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

Why’d I do that?

Each post this week starts with a warning and an admonishment: if you haven’t read Monday’s post first, then you should not read this one yet. You will have no perspective for the flood of negativity that follows. I got a surprise last-minute invitation by some friends to join them for a Christmas eve dinner…. Read more »

Can’t hold a candle

In one of those strange quirks that happen between the Jewish calendar and the Roman calendar, Hanukkah (for the remainder of this post, I will use this spelling…you may then choose to use one of the other 4,946 other spellings thereafter) starts on Christmas Eve, which means it doesn’t end until 2017. Odd. While there… Read more »

Cardly working

If I have your address, you don’t need to read my blog to know my affection for sending cards in the mail. Any opportunity will usually do. Birthdays, Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Summer solstice, sea turtle season. Really,any opportunity, because getting a card in the mail is way cooler than just about anything. Part of my… Read more »