November 7 and I can’t think of a thing to say

Well, that's actually not true, because I have a lot to say. Just not sure how to share it here in an, um, palatable way. So I'm just gonna start typing and see how it goes. My heart hurts that our country is so divided. And I'm wondering what it will take to bring us [...]

If there is cat barf on the Christmas Tree skirt, it must be Wednesday.

I've always had a love/hate relationship with Wednesday. Sure it has a classy nickname, "Hump Day," with an entire commercial dedicated to it. It does signify the middle of the week. If you are a glass-half-full person, that means only two days left in the work week. Or, if you are a glass-half-empty kinda girl [...]

It’s not about the tree.

I loved blogging every day in November. I loved the break, for a few days, from blogging. I also missed blogging the last few days. I'm complex like that. It is finally Christmas in the Smith household. How do I know? Because I can't stop stressing about all I have to get done. Shopping...I don't [...]

It’s all about the gifts, baby. Santa, Baby, that is.

I texted The Children this morning and asked them to text me some ideas for Christmas presents for them.So far, I have this response from The Big Boy, "idk. i haven't even looked yet."This response from My Girl, "Don't care. lol. Let you know if I think of something."And, typically, from The Wild Boy, he [...]

‘Tis the Season to make lists…

Christmas BinderWe are officially in crazy-overdrive-good-golly-it's-the-Christmas-Season here at Smith Abbey. This time of year brings out the uber-obsessive in my OCD and I make lists for all of my lists. Some of the things I'm listing:Christmas presents, of course.Thanksgiving Menu items. I haven't even begun the grocery list for this...just the menu items.Apparently there are [...]