The Christmas present aftermath

Now that Christmas Day has passed and the gifts have been opened, it's time for the parents to dig in and really have fun. I'm talking about opening those toys that are wired, taped and rubber-banded so tightly in their packages that even Houdini would have a...

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, and there's a lot of hustle and bustle in the newsroom, at home and I'm sure at the malls. I worked the dayshift today, but once I head home it's time to prepare for church and round up food and gifts to take to my in-laws'...

Christmas movies

Since we're on all-things Christmas, I thought I'd turn to Christmas movies. There are certainly enough of them on TV these days, not to mention available for purchase at area stores on DVD, Blu-Ray and VHS. The one I've ended up watching quite a bit over...

Christmas songs

OK, I'll admit it. I'm in the Christmas spirit. With a few days' hiatus from work this week, I've been a busy elf. I spent most of Thursday shopping and the majority of Friday staying indoors and wrapping gifts for relatives (I'll have to wait and...

Do you like snow?

"Mommy, do you like snow?" That's the question posed to me as Amber and I headed to her gymnastics class Tuesday evening as flakes fell and made for slower driving. "Only if I don't have to drive in it," I replied. That's the truth. I...