Show and Tell

Mamacita says:  Many years ago, I was teaching Public Speaking in a small farmland high school in southern Indiana. My students’ assignment, one week, was to give an informal “how-to” presentation, a brief demonstration of something they personally knew how … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Special New Year 2019 Edition

Mamacita says:  For this first Quotation Saturday of 2019, here are some quotes about the New Year: 1.  It depends on us.  Another year lies before us like an unwritten page, an unspent coin, an unwalked road.  What pages will … 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

Quotation Saturday: Christmas

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … 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