What a pleasant surprise when I walked into my local Starbucks on December 20th to find that breakfast sandwiches were buy one, get one free. After having read Onward by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, I have steered clear of the breakfast sandwiches at my favorite coffee shop. I knew that changes had been made since… Continue reading Starbucks’ Breakfast Fare
Memories are important pieces of each individual. Frequently, we associate or remember different activities that we did with certain people in our past. Again, this holiday memory comes from my grandmother. I grew up in my grandparents’ home from age five. Nowadays this may be more common place but in the mid-60’s, this was an… Continue reading Stuffed Dates
The US Postal Service has proposed cutting service within the United States. This process was not something done on a whim but one that took much analysis. None of the changes are going to be easy. First class mail will be slower. Jobs will be lost. Services will be consolidated. Saturday mail delivery will be… Continue reading The Postal Quandry
Do you always wonder what you are going to give those “hard to give to” people? Here is a quick last minute gift or a great hostess gift. You can either reuse a container you have – I will explain how to decoupage a container later – or buy a cute holiday container at the… Continue reading Spicy Almonds
I have been trying to post some Advent reflections the day after each Sunday in the liturgical season. Sometimes these thoughts come from memories of years past – as the first piece did – and sometimes from what I have heard in readings and homilies at church – like this one does. The final… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2011
To celebrate a state championship in football and a very successful fall sports season – both on and off the field as the overall grade average of all fall sports teams was a 92, the Maine-Endwell School District put on a parade for the both the school and the overall communities.
This is a third post in a series on Advent thoughts. It is getting posted much later than the first two but here you go. The third Sunday in Advent is Gaudet – the root meaning is rejoice – Sunday. Many reasons are available for rejoicing on this third Sunday in Advent. John is baptizing… Continue reading Third Sunday in Advent
Two weeks ago, on the first Thursday evening of December, the Johnson City Business and Professional Women put on the annual Johnson City Holiday Parade.
I am posting several of my favorite holiday recipes. Once you see what is in this recipe, you will understand why I only make it at the holidays. With us in the grasps of the holiday season, I know, as well as you all do, that a lot of celebrations center around food. In that… Continue reading Two Flavored Fudge
I had a web site at Geocities for years. When they stopped offering free web sites, I saved most of my content as a lot of it had taken me years to accumulate or come up with personally. I do not recall where I first read the information below but I know that I did… Continue reading Preserving the Cut Christmas Tree