Blogging community, Seasonal & holidays

A Valentine’s Day Love Letter

Valentine's Day is ridiculously commercialized, and it comes with a mix of obligations for the attached and hints of inadequacy for the unattached.  However, setting all of that aside, it's also an opportunity to convey affection and appreciation for the people that matter.  So, in that spirit, here's a quick Valentine's Day message to my… Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Love Letter

Journalling, Seasonal & holidays

2020: New Year, New Bullet Journal

Here's my lovely little man Peanut alongside my 2020 bullet journal.  It's hardcover, and quite a bit bigger than my 2019 journal.  It's got lots of sparkle on the front, which is cool, particularly since I'm entirely unartistic and there's nothing fancy about what I put inside (aside from stickers). I've kept a lot of… Continue reading 2020: New Year, New Bullet Journal

Merry Christmas: two penguins with scarves and a red background with gold Christmas tree
Mental health, Seasonal & holidays

Merry Christmas – Especially If It’s Kinda Blue

Today I'm spending at home alone, just like most other days.  I haven't decorated, and I won't be having anything Christmasy for dinner. It's one of those times when I miss caring.  It's not so much Christmas itself that I miss, and it's not something that would go away if I just put a tree… Continue reading Merry Christmas – Especially If It’s Kinda Blue

Christmas tree
Mental health, Seasonal & holidays

A Blue Christmas – Depression and the Holidays

The blue Christmas thing is relatively new to me.  I used to like Christmas. I already talked about this a little bit in a previous week's Working On Us post.  For most of my life, I was a Christmas girl (albeit of the atheist variety).  It was a time for food, family, decorations, and more… Continue reading A Blue Christmas – Depression and the Holidays

Merry Christmas traced out on a snowy car window
Seasonal & holidays

Is It Wrong To Say Merry Christmas?

It seems like every year there is debate around the "right" thing to say come December.  Some people say it's not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas", and the preferred alternatives might be "happy holidays" or "season's greetings."  Then you've got the Great Pumpkin wanting to obliterate "happy holidays" because it's part of a war… Continue reading Is It Wrong To Say Merry Christmas?

My Inner Mishmash readership award Merry Christmas card
Blogging community, Seasonal & holidays

Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award

Emilia from My Inner Mishmash has given my a My Inner Mishmash Readership Award, and today Santa arrived at my door.  Casper was on hand to supervise the opening of the package.   This is Emilia's majestic cat Misha on the front of the Christmas card.  Casper is either admiring Misha or contemplating going in… Continue reading Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award