Three years ago I replaced all three of my Christmas trees with pre-lit ones. I was tired of spending hours sorting the branches by color, inserting them into the corresponding colored holes on the tree and then stringing the whole thing with lights. I figured there was a better use for my time...like drinking rum spiked egg-nog and hard cider as I bask in the glow of an easily assembled tree, for instance, so I set about finding just the right trees.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I was fearful of a lot of things as a child. I am not sure why that was. I can't remember any specific events that led me to be fearful, but I was fearful nonetheless, for whatever reason. Heights; closed spaces; new things; talking to strangers; taking risks, the list goes on of all the things I was fearful of. I sometimes wonder how I managed to do much of anything considering how many things I was afraid of.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I hear people of my generation speak often about the next generation. What normally comes to their lips are things like - Kids today. They are so selfish. or I fear what the world is coming to with today's teenagers. They have such a sense of entitlement. Words to that effect, anyway. What I find most ironic about these statements is that they are spoken as if we have had nothing to do with bringing today's youth to where they are. Is it not we who have raised them?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I am the queen of all that is green. Reduce, reuse and recycle/re-purpose is my life's mantra. I never like to replace something that still has some life left in it. It pains me to throw anything out. I have a giant panic attack just thinking about contributing to the already overflowing landfill.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I have avoided posting details about my childhood here. Mostly in deference to my parents, whom I do not wish to hurt by dredging up the pain of something they can't change. I have decided to break that silence and post about it today. I know without a doubt that they love me unconditionally and that they did the best possible job they could have under the circumstances.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Something sad is going on in our country. And the recent election has driven this point home to me in a clear way. The majority have spoken. They are not happy with the way things are moving along in our current administration. Things were not changing fast enough, or perhaps things were changing too much, so people voted in a way to make that clear. This post is not about defending 'my' President or getting digs in at the other side.
Posted by Kim Vacco at 12:22 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
So bear with me as I try my darnedest to carve out more time to write so that you will have something to come here to read.
Now for the real post:
Every year, starting in November, we turn out thoughts toward thanksgiving.