Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 13, 2016

Two for Tuesday


Me, Mom and Arlie, 1986


Miss Tatiana

(When I chose “Change” as my word of the year for 2016, I wasn’t clear enough, about what I was after, apparently. My mother died, my cat died, and well, it seems so did democracy –as well as Alan Rickman, Mrs. Brady, John Glenn, Prince and Bowie.)

Remember to embrace (but not too hard) those who are suffering, who grieve; remember that grief is slippery and hard to get hold of. What seems like so much old news to you is just the first  “—” holiday without for them…
20161209-img_0840 Addendum to yesterday’s post… it was a video and apparently didn’t arrive to everyone’s inbox correctly. You may need to go directly to the blog page to view it (it’s worth it 🙂 ) Linus Lucy Laylabug and Granpa 2016

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 12, 2016

Laylabug and Granpa have a tradition of dancing to Linus and Lucy. Some traditions should ALWAYS be maintained. So, for your Musical Monday posting pleasure … 🙂 (and I’m sorry about the few posts that got out early! –Act surprised when you see them again, ok? Thanks!)






Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 11, 2016


Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 9, 2016


Long after the last snow is gone, as the tulip trees begin to flower, the spirit of Christmas can still be found, if you look hard enough. (NYC, April 2016)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”Melody Beattie

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 8, 2016


Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. Hamilton Wright Mabie

Throwback ( to 2007) Thursday!


Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 7, 2016


Arlington Cemetery

Peace on Earth. Remembering Pearl Harbor today. And as I post this rendition of one of my favorite Christmas songs, this year it is with a tear that we have lost David, as well.

Christmas Photo A Day DECEMBER 3, 2016

Small Business Saturday! Shop those galleries today! Check out a local artist’s website to see what is still available in time for Christmas. Help a friend to become what they want to be —a successful artist or entrepreneur in your neighborhood. (or in mine–photos still have time to arrive for Christmas!)


We get by with a little help from our friends.


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