Tag: Christmas

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals: Oprah’s Favorite Things

People like to use the email address I have provided on this page to ask one question: “Will I review their shit?” It says upfront I don’t write reviews. The reason my email address is public is because I want a literary agent. If you’re a literary agent, I want YOU for Christmas. You can email me at the address…

A Glass Flower Christmas

It’s the nostalgic time of year, multi colored lights strung across and wrapped around a dead tree, the stockings hung meticulously. They’ll fall off and almost every other day I pick them up, and place them on the hooks again. It’s the time of year where I rush hoping to get last minute gifts at department stores. Hoping I did…

Oprah’s Favorite Things: The Annual Review

Over the last two years, I’ve enjoyed reviewing “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” I’m a little late in posting my annual review this year, but the good news is: THERE IS STILL TIME TO BUY ALL THE THINGS! YAY! And what better place to shop than what I think are paid advertisements. Oprah has never confirmed whether people pay to make her…

The Christmas Conversation

There was a quiet stillness in the bedroom. My arm was numb and heavy from a toddler’s slumber. The child woke up, unable to return to sleep unless he could sleep with me in the ‘big bed’. His head and arms were strewn across my chest as he had fallen into a deep rest listening to the first heartbeat he…

The Transformation of Captain Spaulding

My husband used to collect dolls. They weren’t like the porcelain dolls in pretty dresses sitting on metal stands. Oh, I am so sorry. He informed me they weren’t ‘dolls’, they’re called ‘action figures.’ I had a Jem and the Holograms doll when I was little. She was an action figure. Her earrings lit up. “Jem, Jem is excitement. Ooouu…

A Misfit’s Not So Favorite Things

One of the posts I enjoyed writing the most last year was a review of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”, titled Rich People Christmas. I never knew what kind of things ‘rich people’ bought for Christmas until I read Oprah’s suggestions. They buy things like $400 copper mugs and gold headphones with a matching pill box speaker as well as mismatched earrings.…

Dear Diary

November 21, 2015 Dear Diary, I am sorry I haven’t written in awhile. It’s been a strange, wild ride since the last time I wrote. I’m a mom now. My son is almost 3. He’s really great, and he has this unbelievable amount of energy. He never sits down. Like maybe for two, possibly four minutes tops. It’s exhausting. But,…

I Want To Write Something Beautiful

Each day is growing darker a minute sooner. The leaves are changing and a chill has arrived, soon there will be a brief last gasp of summer. We always have those last few warm days here. It is the finale to our summer season. Halloween is inching closer and children will dress in their costumes while walking door to door…

Yes, There Is A Santa Claus

There are few moments in a person’s life as memorable as when the magic ends. When you step out of the gullible naive childhood innocence, and you become a little closer to adulthood. You stop believing in the Christmas magic. You know the gifts under the tree didn’t come from the magical Father Christmas. Instead, they were bought at department…

Cereal Christmas

A little boy thinks Christmas is a tree. If you ask him about Christmas, he will point to the fake glittery tree in the corner of our home. No presents, no ribbons, or name tags are currently under this tree. The reason is, I’m waiting till the absolute last minute to put them there. He wants to touch the tree.…

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