Category Archives: holidays

mothers.

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much love to my three daughters, each one now a mother too, on mothers day.

even if i only rarely called you by your right name on the first try.

“mothers are not the nameless,

faceless stereotypes

who appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set to prose,

but women who have been dealt a hand for life

and play each card one at a time the best way they know how.

no mother is all good or all bad,

all laughing or all serious,

all loving or all angry,

ambivalence rushes through their veins.”

-erma bombeck

 

cinco de mayo!!

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not me, but yes it is one of my dream halloween costumes. 

 

i don’t drink anymore for cinqo de mayo, i celebrate with mexican food, or as it’s known in mexico: ‘food.’ 

-craig ferguson

 

 

goofing off.

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this is someone else (who is not me)

goofing off to celebrate one holiday,

while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.

how incredibly lucky

that right after i realized it is

‘clutter awareness week’

i found out it is also

‘international goof off week’

so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.

i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday

but i can only spread myself so thin.

happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.

“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”

lawrence durrell

 

 

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dragons, and groundhogs, and snow – oh my!

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the kinder celebrated the lunar new year

with a fierce painting of a chinese dragon

who will keep us all safe

woody the groundhog was scheduled to emerge this morning

on groundhog day

 to predict how much longer winter will stick around

but..

we are now-

about to be hit with a MAJOR snowstorm.

it’s truly a week

to celebrate things

big and small.

in honor of groundhog day:

“what fresh hell is this?!”

-woody the groundhog

in honor of the lunar new year:

“so comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!”

– j.r.r. tolkien

in honor of the snow:

“snow day, bring it!”

-beth kennedy

the right days.

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it’s january and i see the easter bunny

is already busy laying chocolate eggs

maybe she’s switching holidays

planning to take over groundhog day?

 

“we have christmas and thanksgiving, and easter,

although we’re not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.”

Henry De Vere Stacpoole

remembered.

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4 of the 6-pack taking their turn in group charades.

6 of the 6-pack will have different memories of thanksgiving.

 

“it’s like your children talking about holidays,

you find they have quite a different memory of it from you.

perhaps everything is not how it is, 

but how it is remembered.”

-denis norden

happy hour.

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friends on november 12th celebrating national happy hour day to the fullest.

why limit happiness to just one hour?

note: happy hour began as an event in the military.

it is believed that the term comes from events organized

by a club called the happy hour social for the United States Navy in 1913.

“fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you.”

-william shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

 

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