Christmas Eve has always been the “real Christmas” for me. Following the traditions of my Norwegian ancestors, that is the day when the whole family gathers for meatballs, lefse and lots of presents. Everyone brings gifts for everyone else so that the living room is piled high in festive boxes. Many years the festivities continued … Continue reading Christmas Eve and we’re still here. Rejoice!
It’s the first day of the New Year. You wake up some time in the afternoon with a headache and a vague recollection of kissing people you don’t even know. You had too much food, too much booze and not enough sleep. You spend the rest of the day on the couch in your pajamas … Continue reading Is this any way to start off a new year?
It’s the holiday season. How does that make you feel? Excited? Stressed out? Some of each? You are probably very busy. I didn't get this posted yesterday as planned because I was running around buying presents and wrapping paper. Some of these activities you enjoy and others you don’t. It’s really hard to change what … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to…
Isn’t this great? I bought this hat for $10. It was marked $60. Wow, how much did I save? $50, you say. Well, you’re wrong. Did I sell the hat to someone else for $60? No. Did I go into the store with $60 specifically to buy that hat? No. Was I even planning to … Continue reading Spend $10! Save $50!