Sing!

I discovered something about myself a few weeks ago.

Halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas and all that went with it, I decided to do what I haven’t done for a very long time.

I cranked up the radio and I sang along. Loudly.

It. Felt. Great.

There’s something about belting out a strong ballad or headbanging to a heavy bass that really makes me feel better. It’s soothing, aerobic, invigorating, inspirational, magical.

For me, singing is better than dancing or driving or exercise. And I love doing all those things! (Okay, not so much the exercise thingy.) It goes along … read the rest. . .

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I Put the Nutcrackers Away

It’s official: the end of the winter Holidays is here.

Tonight I put away my treasured Nutcracker Village.

It’s nice to have my coffee table back in use as a magazine rack, fishbowl stand and, well, a coffee table.

The cats are happy their platform bed is available again.

And while it’s nice to not have to lean too far to the left or right to see Dot on the other side of the room, I miss my Nutcrackers.

Baker Nutcracker

Baker Nutcracker

King Wenceslas

King Wenceslas

I’ll take the tree down tomorrow.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

I’m sad to see the season go. Once the … read the rest. . .

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Dear Disneyland…

Dear Disneyland,

Hello. Have you missed us? Because we miss you. We’d like to think our absence has been noticed, and not that we’ve been replaced.

It’s costly to come see you, but that’s our goal this year. Once the economy settles and our personal finances allow, we hope to once again stop under your famed arch.

Disneyland Arch

Disneyland Arch

To my family – that is, just Dot and myself – Disneyland is so much more than a place to visit. It’s like coming home. There’s a feeling, an atmosphere, an aroma that captures us once we churn through the gate … read the rest. . .

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