Eve & Morn & Those Who Appreciate Them

Mamacita says: It’s getting closer.  IT’S GETTING CLOSER. Everyone whose spirit of celebration is still alive and quickening, hark! There are a lot of old, boring, easily offended, humorless  people out there who don’t care much for the excitement, the wonder, the … Continue reading

Anticipation

  Remember that old Carly Simon Song, Anticipation?  Remember how Heinz used the song in its ketchup commercials? Anticipation. . . is keeping me waiting. This time of year, though, the anticipation is what makes me happiest.  This time of … Continue reading

It’s the Journey, not the Destination

Mamacita says:  I love these days leading up to Christmas more than any other time of the year. I love the planning. I love the baking. I love the making lists and checking them twice. I love the shopping, which … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Christmas

Mamacita says:  Let’s talk about Christmas. I consider it the crown: the end of the year, the thing that makes winter endurable.  Remember, Narnia was nothing but ice, snow, and bone-chilling cold while the White Witch ruled it.  “Always winter … Continue reading

The Maladroit

Mamacita says:  I’ve been reminded of this classic fairy tale several times this week. It started when I got out the Christmas things and found a few broken ornaments. The breaks were simple, so I got out the little tube … Continue reading