Up On The Roof

The day the Christmas lights went up was always an exciting day when I was a kid. I grew up in a two-story house and the fact that my dad got to go on the roof blew my mind. Two stories was SO TALL. He was practically in the clouds. My brother and I always…

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Oh Tannenbaum

I haven’t decorated for Christmas since 2005. That was the first year Mike and I lived together. I threw him a surprise 30th birthday party and invited a bunch of people – I wanted our apartment to look PERFECT. I dragged Mike to three Christmas tree lots, then had him go with me to several…

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Seven Birthdays Later

This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Thank you ACS for giving me more time with my dad. One night in 2004 my Dad called me and spoke in a tone of voice that I didn’t recognize. He was clearly nervous, but also trying to sound calm and matter of fact, like “Hey,…

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It’s Time To Dance!

Way back in the beginning of June my friend Nanette and I bought tickets for our families to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live. Nanette had taken her daughter Em last year and she said her daughter was enthralled. I have spent the better part of the last six months preparing Annie for the live show….

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Will Wright’s Macaroons

My aunt Terry makes my most favorite of all cookies – macaroons. She always makes a batch for my birthday and sends them up to me…and then I devour them and I don’t share any because it’s MY BIRTHDAY DAMMIT. I digress. It turns out the recipe she uses is from a place my mom…

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