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


  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

Happy Easter 2014

Mamacita says: Happy Easter, everyone. What? Oh, oops. . . . . Here. This is more like it. I do love those vintage Easter postcards. I hated growing up and finding out that those baby kittens were probably going to … 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

Veterans’ Day 2013

Mamacita says: This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This year, 2013, marks the 96th anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Christmas 2012

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too. Let’s talk about Christmas. I consider it the crown: the end of the year, the thing that makes winter endurable.  Remember, … Continue reading