Photos from Christmas Week

Not much time for anything other than photos this week.  Fortunately I took a gazillion.  Warning: this post contains entirely too many exclamation points. ~1~ Saturday I bought and assembled a book shelf for the playroom.  Kids always add…adventure… to such home improvement projects, don’t you think? ~2~ Sunday We added the finishing touches to […]

Advent Booklist, with a Link Up!

As I mentioned in my last post, one of my favorite Advent traditions is setting aside all of our everyday literature and reading special books during this time of year.  The list below, in no particular order, are our current favorites. Most of these title are available at the library.  However, if you click through […]

Advent Traditions

Advent is my favorite season.  Yes, I love it even more than the Christmas season.  I love the anticipation of it.  I enjoy the weather outside (cold) while hunkering down in our (warm) house.  I like planning for, ordering, and making gifts for family and friends.  I like tea and coffee and all manner of […]

Finally, Snow We Can Use!

Last weekend we made a 3 hour car trip to Hyundai Sung Woo Resort.  Don’t ask me where it is.  I couldn’t find it on a map even if you paid me lots and lots of money.  Unless, of course, your map had a GPS locator like the one we used back in October to […]

Ice Skating, an Airplane, and a Surprise Cooking Class

Most days are like the days before and the days after.  They are predictable in a quiet, comforting way.  I’m mostly okay with that.  I don’t need a whole lot of hullabaloo on a regular basis.  (See, I even use geriatric words like “hullabaloo” in everyday speech.  Booooring.)  Today, a holiday to celebrate the life of the […]

Snow, For Wimps

(This post has taken me forever to write, due to illnesses, computer problems, and downright laziness.  So it’s a bit dated.  Maybe a bit discombobulated, too. Which, of course, most of you may not have noticed if I hadn’t just told you.  DANG it…) We are from Southern California.  The warm, beachy part.  Sure, I did my stint in […]

Breaking News

This week Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, died.  He will be succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-Un.  You would think that this is big news. You may even think all of us in South Korea are under siege or at least on high alert, thanks to CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, KCET, ESPN, TBS, TNT, […]