Finessing Christmas

When I was young, our Christmases were extravaganzas. My parents weren’t Clark Griswold/Christmas store-style decorators, but we had lights on the house and a big, full tree that was overdecorated and surrounded by piles of presents. On Christmas Eve, we’d … Continue reading

Keeping the Holiday Stress in Check

Impossible, you say? A lot of people would agree with you; the Washington Post reports that holiday stress makes this the most challenging time of year for many women. I have wonderful memories of childhood Christmases. There were always lots … Continue reading

Grown-Up Day

Mr. Sandwich and I both work for a state organization, which means that we get today off in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. Baguette’s day care, on the other hand, is open. Most of the time, if work is closed, … Continue reading

Deck the Meme with Boughs of Holly (updated)

This holiday meme was stolen from Katherine of Somewhere in the Middle. Enjoy, and pass it on. 1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate, definitely! 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Neither–Santa leaves … Continue reading