a time of quiet Christmas renewal…
I listened as he described why he was calling.” My wife heard his name and was intrigued enough to stop and listen .
“Yea, I heard a news report about how cold it was in Denver and figured it must be at least that cold in the Springs.”
My wife’s eyebrows went up, sensing that something had to be wrong. Mark would not have called just to talk about the weather
Do you have a treasured ornament or decoration that holds a special place? Do you have a memory of a special ornament that hung on your grandparent’s tree? Share your memory here.
My two younger brothers had plotted the night before to sneak downstairs on Christmas morning.
Too often life becomes hectic, and we forget to slow down and enjoy sweet moments along the way, especially at this time of the year. As a gramma, I have started this blog to preserve our family tree. But suddenly it occurred to me that I also need to capture and record our little stories that brighten our day. So here I go…one of my many special moments with my youngest grandson, Jaxon.
This Christmas season did not start with joyful anticipation or holiday cheer. For this teacher, the workweek ended with another dreaded in-service day with upcoming plans for interdisciplinary units and recaps of testing scores for middle school students. While teachers chatted back and forth about this year’s upcoming combined lesson, all this teacher could think about was the stack of persuasive essays that needed to be graded and next year’s lessons that needed planning. To make matters worse, the day ended on a discouraging note with frustrated teachers who aired their differences and voiced their concerns. Everyone left, and everyone felt exhausted and overwhelmed. Continue reading “Christmas Joy? Bah Humbug!”