December 22, 2016
by Tricia

A season of distraction

I broke a lifelong rule of mine this year. I decorated our home for Christmas before Thanksgiving. Four days before Thanksgiving. And it felt really good. So good, in fact, that I decided to do all the Christmas things as more »

December 10, 2015
by Tricia
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Desperately seeking holiday magic

Monday evening. Oh Monday evening. I planned for you to be oh so magical. The plan began with me dropping homemade cookies into sandwich bags just before 4pm. Because the holidays call for a sweet twist on the traditional after more »

July 6, 2015
by Tricia
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Our happy 4th

I almost forgot that it was a holiday. It was cloudy when we woke up. We went out for muffins and cappuccinos because it was a holiday but then we came home. Did the obligatory Saturday morning cartoon thing during more »

December 29, 2014
by Tricia

The best Christmas yet

It’s quiet, save for the toddler’s light snoring behind me and the Jazz flowing from the speakers, the melodies that lull them to sleep. We’re conferring about directions in hushed tones and holding our breath each time we stop for more »