Monthly Archives: December 2011

Survival School

In the Air Force we had Survival School where you learned to live off the land,  you were dropped off on a mountain and had to make it from point A to point B with help from a manual and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Carri is on vacation this week but sends wishes of Happy Holidays to everyone.  She will be back next week with a great blog to help kick off our New Year’s Resolutions to get fit and healthy. In the mean … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Maywood!

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning… In him was life and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in … Continue reading

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In memory of Joan

On December 22 of last year I lost my partner of 58 years to cancer.  It was Stage Four non-small cell Lung Cancer and she was gone within a month of her diagnosis which gave us little time to come … Continue reading

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Staying WELL throughout the Holiday and all season long

The cold and flu season always seems to hit us just as the holidays do.  One holiday down, a few to go, yet an entire winter will linger on. There are many things you can do to stay healthy during … Continue reading

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‘Twas the week before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house No one was ready, least of all my spouse. Stockings are ready to hang in a few, But what will go in them, I haven’t a clue.   Hubby’s off … Continue reading

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Holiday Train Gardens

“Tis the season for parties, shopping, wrapping and train gardens…wait….train gardens?  What?? December 11th is my mother in law’s birthday and a few years ago we started a tradition of going with my husband’s family and our children to see a … Continue reading

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Everything you want (or didn’t want) to know about Mistletoe

Most of us, as small children, were introduced to Mistletoe as the plant with the white (or sometimes red) berries that you’d hang up during the Holidays in order to persuade a girl to meet you under it so that she would have to give … Continue reading

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Dealing with the holiday stress

Tis the Season to be… stressed out!  What’s worse than getting angry when you hear a cheerful holiday tune?  How about when you hear someone shout, “Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas,” and all you can do is mumble a not-so-nicety … Continue reading

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Traditions define a family…how weird are yours?

“Please come to the party prepared to share about a Christmas tradition in your family.” Requests like that put a knot in my stomach.  What if my traditions are dumb?  Lame?  Lacking in spirituality/deep meaning/ sensitivity/creativity/all or any of the above?  … Continue reading

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