Christmas, holidays, Musings

Tis The Season To Be Merry

Just as Thanksgiving wraps up and I reconcile myself to the start of the cold season, the sight of lights going up on my neighbor’s roof cheers me up. I watch as other homes follow suit. One Saturday morning, I go downstairs to the basement where my stash of seasonal décor sits and pull out […]

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Musings

Elves And Santa. Faith And Joy.

It is a little after 5:00 am. My cooker is warming up and I am mulling what goes on the stove next when I think I hear footsteps. Not the kind I associate with Saathi but something softer, intentional. Fairly certain it is Pattu sneaking up on me, I turn. Saathi is tip-toeing, a bright […]

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Christmas, holidays, Musings, Tradition

Feeling A Lot Like Christmas

I stand at my kitchen island, an array of things spread in front of me. I work my way methodically. Greeting card first, a thoughtful note inside, a gift card taped to one side, a pashmina shawl folded to fit into a small organza bag, a tiny candy sampler. I knot and tie each back, […]

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Christmas, Holiday, Musings

Holiday Cheer

“Can we set it up now? Please? Pretty please?” Pattu has been at it since early this week. The ‘it’ here referring to our small 4 ft Christmas tree. I stalled with “After Thanksgiving”, “I am tired!”, “Tomorrow?” till I could no longer do it. So, this afternoon after snacks, I gave her the nod […]

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