Merry Hogwarts Christmas To You

Mamacita says:  James and Lily Potter weren’t the only parents who knew about magic, you know. I love to imagine Christmas at the Burrow, also; Molly and Arthur Weasley, poor as they were, must have given their large family a … Continue reading

The Glorious Christmas Mess

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.  — Andy Rooney Mamacita says:  Well, it’s over. The kids are gone again, and … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: The Magic that is Christmas

  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. I love the shopping, which I actually do … Continue reading

O Christmas Tree. . . .

Mamacita says:  I don’t like ribbons and bows and huge garlands on Christmas trees; mine are studded with ornaments, thousands of ornaments spread over seven trees – literally, thousands of ornaments. Not ordinary ornaments, either. I can look at most … Continue reading

Eve and Morn: Had You Noticed?

Mamacita says: Oh, my dears, it’s so close now, so very, very close. There are a lot of old, boring, easily offended, humorless  people out there who don’t care much for the excitement, the wonder, the sparkles and reflections and … Continue reading

What Do You Know About "Taps?"

Mamacita says:  How much do you know about “Taps?”  Whether you’re hearing those breathtaking notes from a bugle, from a trumpet, from a choir, from a soloist. . . whether you’re hearing those notes from across a lake, from a … Continue reading