Category Archive: December

2013 Year in Review

It’s been a few weeks since my 2013 Project 365 came to an end.  The first few days of this new year I would occasionally find myself in a panic thinking I’d forgotten… Continue reading

December 31, 2013

Every end should be followed by great new beginning.  – Aditia Rinaldi   FOCUS:  The End Well, this is it. Day 365. Time to put my camera down and walk away from this… Continue reading

December 30, 2013

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. – Ernest Hemingway   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted The sun is setting on my… Continue reading

December 29, 2013

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, “Winter… Continue reading

December 28, 2013

A family’s photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. -Susan Sontag FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Last night my family sat around for hours pouring over… Continue reading

December 27, 2013

We should not teach children the sciences, but give them a taste for them.  – Jean-Jacques Rousseau     FOCUS:  Life Unscripted I love the week between Christmas and New Years.  Kids are… Continue reading

December 26, 2013

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.  ~Sylvia Plath   FOCUS:  Holiday ‘Twas the day after Christmas, and Santa was… Continue reading

December 25, 2013

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   FOCUS:  Holiday Merry… Continue reading

December 24, 2013

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; Naked, and you… Continue reading

December 23, 2013

It’s the Day Before the Night Before Christmas, and I’m busy, busy, busy being good! – The Caroleers     FOCUS:  Holiday I am posting today’s photo with a wry smile on my… Continue reading

December 22, 2013

…being sick feels like you’re wearing someone else’s glasses.  – Megan Boyle   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Well the virus I’ve been battling for the past week finally caught up with me and I… Continue reading

December 21, 2013

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, …like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of… Continue reading

December 20, 2013

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, underneath the mistletoe last night….   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Twenty-two years ago today, I married the love of my life.  Happy Anniversary to my one-and-only!!    … Continue reading

December 19, 2013

Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts…   FOCUS:  Holiday Decorating Christmas cookies is a big deal in our house.  We typically bake dozens of sugar cookies and invite… Continue reading

December 18, 2013

Like many women my age, I’m 28 years old… – Mary Schmich   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted Happy Birthday to…     Me!  🙂        

December 17, 2013

Strings of streetlights, even stoplights blink a bright red and green…  In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.  – Silver Bells, Bing Crosby   FOCUS:  Holiday I’m still feeling under the weather,… Continue reading

December 16, 2013

‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.  – Henry David Thoreau   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted I’ve been in bed sick all day, which is odd for me because I am rarely sick – and… Continue reading

December 15, 2013

What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard… Continue reading

December 14, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. – Francis P. Church   FOCUS:  Holiday I spent most of the day Christmas shopping, and I must say that my spirit was only half into… Continue reading

December 13, 2013

Here is the world. It is not a safe place, but however frightening and bewildering life may become, we can survive our fears and make peace with the world. -Terry Tempest Williams FOCUS: … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

“My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still.” — Charlton Heston   FOCUS:  Holiday We have a little… Continue reading

December 11, 2013

To you and all your family, your neighbors and your friends May all your days be happy with a joy that never ends May peace and love surround you at Christmas time and… Continue reading

December 10, 2013

Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?  – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer   FOCUS:  Holiday With the sun so low in the sky this time of year,… Continue reading

December 9, 2013

It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t… Continue reading

December 8, 2013

She had never known that ice could take on so many shades of blue: sharp lines of indigo like the deepest sea, aquamarine shadows, even the glint of blue-green where the sun struck… Continue reading

December 7, 2013

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.   FOCUS:  Life Unscripted For so many years my… Continue reading

December 6, 2013

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   FOCUS:  Holiday I had this grand idea of using the spherical shape… Continue reading

December 5, 2013

Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside, painted candy canes on the tree… – The Christmas Waltz   FOCUS:  Holiday Old Man Winter has been making a bold statement the past few days.  The low… Continue reading

December 4, 2013

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…   FOCUS:  Holiday A cold arctic front moved in last night bringing with it bitter cold temperatures and snow.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Continue reading

December 3, 2013

“Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family.” ~ Charles Schulz     FOCUS:  Holiday Every single ornament on our Christmas tree has a story behind it… Continue reading

December 2, 2013

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” – Vera Nazarian   FOCUS:  Holiday I must admit that I’m… Continue reading

December 1, 2013

“Tonight the sun has died like an Emperor … great scarlet arcs of silk … saffron … green … crimson … and the blaze of Venus to remind one of the absolute and… Continue reading