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SparktheSeason - Day 8 - Best Part of Winter
Sunday, December 08, 2013      9 comments

Honestly, I don't like winter very much. My favorite season is autumn, followed by spring. I love "sweater weather". I can handle the cold, but I would be happy if I never saw snow and icy roads again. It's nice if you can just stay in, but ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 7 - Best Part of the Day
Saturday, December 07, 2013      5 comments

The best part of my day today was talking to my son, Vinnie, on the phone. He called "just to talk". He is such a sweetheart. This is a picture of Vinnie and his wife, Deanna, at the family reunion in May. ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 6 - To-Do List
Friday, December 06, 2013      5 comments

I finally got one thing completed tonight and off my to-do list. It was partially done all week: Our tree is simple - no themes - nothing fancy. The ornaments have... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 5 - Homemade
Thursday, December 05, 2013      3 comments

This is the cheesecake (or what was left of it) that I made for Thanksgiving. It is always a big hit with the family. I plan on making another for our office party, as we need a gluten-free dessert. ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 4 - Winter Beauty
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      8 comments

I don't much like snow when I have to go out in it, but it is beautiful when it's new-fallen and undisturbed. This is from March of last year. ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 3 - Morning
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      5 comments

I have a couple of pictures of morning. The first is Pittsburgh in the morning sun - I just love the way the city looks! This is a picture from my neighborhood earl... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 2 - Tradition
Monday, December 02, 2013      8 comments

In a season full of tradition, one of mine is that we always decorate the first Sunday of Advent. I always have an Advent wreath as part of my decorations. I used to go with a more traditional wreath: ... Read more
SparktheSeason - Day 1 - Lights
Sunday, December 01, 2013      10 comments

This is the Horne's Christmas tree in downtown Pittsburgh. Horne's department store is long gone, but the tree of lights on the corner of the building is still a tradition. I am a big fan of traditions during the Christmas season and that's on... Read more
November 30
Sunday, December 01, 2013      1 comments

I am glad to see the end of this month. I am looking forward to a better month for family and friends in December.... Read more
November 29
Friday, November 29, 2013      5 comments

We had a nice quiet Thanksgiving dinner. There were only 7 people at the table, including myself and my husband. That is probably the smallest group we have ever had, but it was very nice and pressure-free! My daughter and her BF came, as wel... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2013      8 comments

I am thankful for each and every one of you!... Read more
November 27
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      0 comments

I am looking forward to this 4-day weekend. Two days of family dinners and then two days to decorate the house and work on holiday cards! ... Read more
November 26
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      5 comments

We all know someone like this, don't we? Having to deal with them on a regular basis can be maddening, but I am trying to keep calm and carry on. ... Read more
November 25
Monday, November 25, 2013      3 comments

Not sleeping very well and am falling asleep at my computer right now. I am working at keeping a positive attitude. ... Read more
November 24
Sunday, November 24, 2013      7 comments

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