pattycakes: musings on life, love, writing...

Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy: BUY BOOKS!

November 7, 2010

Tags: books, family, love, Mark Twain, writing

I’ve made a decision today re: my holiday gift giving this year. With 47 shopping days until Christmas, I have decided that I will be buying nothing but BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS for my loved ones and dear friends. (I do this often, but this year I will be making a conscious effort to support the book publishing industry that has been very good to me!) (more…)

Be Surrounded!

December 8, 2008

Tags: celebrations, family, gratitude, life

May you be surrounded by family this holiday and New Year!

Be Surrounded
Surround yourself with family
Old, new, and in-between
Sit a spell with Grandma
Make time for Aunt Eileen
Cozy up to cousins—
Like Norma, Don, and Vin
Share a story…a smile…a laugh
And let the fun begin
Enjoy these precious moments
Great gifts that can’t be wrapped
Don’t let them slip or slide away
For they’re over in a snap… (more…)

I am Thankful...

November 26, 2006

Tags: family, celebration, gratitude, holidays, thankfulness, turkey, squirrels

Sorry that I this is a few days late, but it is proof that I am THANKFUL everyday--not just on Thanksgiving Day.

So, here are just a few things that I am thankful for:

God, my life, my mother's courage, strength, good health, and friendship, my father's health, wry wit, and dark sense of humor, my sisters and their families' love and support, my adorable niece, Olivia, and nephew, Erik, dear, sweet, adorable, and BIG Clarence, my mental and physical health, my creativity, my writing ability, my sense of humor, my friends, cool breezes, warm blankets, hot chocolate, cold lemonade, wild flowers, polar bears, golden retrievers, old books, new books, any kind of books, reading the Sunday papers, holding hands, sharing a hug, having hope, faith, and freedom. (more…)