Category Archives: Birthdays & Holidays

Happy Christmas!

Tis the Season for celebrating! Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry  Christmas, and Happy Fruitcake Day!  I happen to be one of the many Christians who recently celebrated the Christmas holiday, albeit a little differently this year than from those experienced … Continue reading

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She’s (not) Crafty

I wouldn’t describe myself as exceptionally crafty.  I can’t sew (well, maybe a button or two), I once glued my fingers together with a glue gun, and the only thing I know about origami is that it rhymes with tsunami. … Continue reading

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Ozgiving: Bringing Thanksgiving Down Under

Today I sit slumped on the couch, in my favorite Sue Sylvester-esque sweat suit, staring at my running shoes in the corner of the room.  They are beckoning me to slip them on take them outside to play, but I’m … Continue reading

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Nightmare on OZ Street

Whew, am I tired…and it doesn’t help that I’m experiencing acute hypoglycemia from shoveling in last night’s haul of Halloween candy.  We’ve been as busy as the Tasmanian Devil at an all-you-can-eat buffet the past 3 days leading up to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Birthdays – Aussie Style

September is my favorite month of the year.  Why, you ask? Well, it’s my birthday month.  Yes, I’m of the garden variety of enthusiasts who think that a birthday should be more than a single day celebration; it should be … Continue reading

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double digits

Happy 10th Birthday, my sweet Ellie.  Pooh Bear.  Little Jennifer. Lucy Loo. Mr. Magoo. Sweet Cheeks.  Today we celebrate your arrival into the world and the moment that changed our lives forever.  These were the fastest 10 years of my … Continue reading

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Eggsellent Easter??

During a recent trip to church on the most historical day in Christianity (aka Easter), it was blatantly obvious that Ellie and I were in the minority of ladies in attendance wearing our best Sunday dresses.  I realized this shortly … Continue reading

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