Holidays

Happy Easter!

Christmas happens as a whole season for me (all 12 days) and so does Easter:  I celebrate spring on the equinox, observe Lent haphazardly, throw myself 100% into my family’s beloved Easter traditions (we take egg decorating very seriously), and I celebrate Passover by myself.  To me, this is all Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Very Merry

Each Christmas with no baby is harder and harder.  I was really struggling with this, between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  I decided to just grab the holiday by the front of its shirt and give it a good hard shake.  “Listen, Christmas,” I said.  “Get it together.  I want Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Comfort and Joy

I was really impressed with this idea from the Urban Ministries of Durham.  They run the homeless shelter and a number of services for families, and as a fundraiser this year they offered the opportunity to “sponsor” items at the shelter – like when major patrons sponsor a sports stadium, Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Hobbits!

I decided to have a birthday party this year – not something I’ve done in a while!  And of course it had to be a hobbit party, because of the movie coming out just now.  We went to see the movie first, and then came back home for a white-elephant Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
File to Fit

A Christmas Carol

A skittered (ie, quickly edited into skit-form) version of the great Dickens classic…  with hats! We put together quick scripts and a costume box at work to make exam week a little bit merrier.  Some plastic chains left over from a Halloween decoration, an electric candle stuck in a cardboard Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Adoption Awareness Month (10)

Here is my family’s Thanksgiving tradition.  It’s been a while since I wrote about this – not since  2010! Our family recipe for Thanksgiving cranberry relish is basically just ground up cranberries, apples, and oranges, with sugar.  We made it every year, and inevitably a whole cranberry would get in.  Obviously that one Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Holidays

Over the Rainbow

When I was five, my mother was exasperated by my continued inability to tie my shoes.  People kept telling me that the rabbit would run around the tree and into the hole, and I just sat there holding the laces in my hand and wondering what the hell they were Read more…

By Rebecca, ago