Category Archives: Holidays

Both legal and traditional

Take Time to be Thankful

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of a few things other than turkey that we are thankful for. Since you probably know but just have trouble remembering, here is a small list of thoughts to … Continue reading

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Clean Up, Spruce Up, Fix Up

Winter is here. Time to clean up, spruce up, fix up before the holidays. I don’t want to remodel the entire house but I just can’t seem to help myself. No matter how much I argue, the adrenaline seems to … Continue reading

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Bringing In Fall

Are you in the mood for fall yet? I begin to start thinking autumn when the leaves need to be raked, and the days get a little nippy. It is “sweater weather.” Soon it will be time for cleaning out … Continue reading

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Spring Break in Pittsburgh

Some people go to Florida for spring break. Some go on Caribbean cruises or to other warm and wild locations. So where did I go? Pittsburgh. Yes, of all places in the world, I somehow ended up in Pittsburgh with … Continue reading

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A Visit with Mom

As an adult, I used to delay visiting mom as long as possible. Mom made me feel like a child, regardless of my actual age or even the fact that I was also a mom. Mom’s house was a cluttered … Continue reading

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Tree? What Tree?

  Christmas came and went – but my Christmas tree came and is still here.  Why is it that I procrastinate about the inevitable every year?  I know that sooner or later I have to do the deed and take … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I’m writing this because I want to explain a few things in case you get the wrong idea.  You may have heard a rumor that I said I didn’t believe in you any more.  I did say this, … Continue reading

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Christmas Funnies

  Santa is watching, please don’t do anything to embarrass him. Christmas spirit is a mysterious force that causes people to max out their credit cards. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas – so wake me up if I start … Continue reading

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Twelve Easy Steps for Wrapping Perfect Gifts

You too can have beautifully wrapped holiday gifts without paying department store gift- wrapping prices. Wrapping gifts is not that difficult and is something anyone can learn with a small amount of effort. 1. Get a sturdy box for the … Continue reading

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