Love Came Down at Christmas (Shawn Colvin)

We actually prepared way ahead of time for our Christmas Eve dinner. Since it's just going to be my parents, my brother, and myself celebrating this year, we simplified everything and we got a head start. The chickens have been stuffed and we just need to throw it into the oven to start baking. The…Read more Love Came Down at Christmas (Shawn Colvin)

Four days to Christmas

It still shocks me that it's just four days to Christmas. It seems that Christmas, for me anyway, has been mostly about going to various Christmas parties, rushing to the mall and fighting the crowds to buy the very little Christmas gifts that I can afford to give out, facing Christmas rush traffic, and then…Read more Four days to Christmas

This We Have Now (by Rumi)

I've been crying at the drop of a hat this past few weeks. For the first time, in a very long time, my family was pretty much complete. Except for my sister and her family in LA, we were pretty much complete and it hasn't been that way in such a long, long time. We…Read more This We Have Now (by Rumi)