O Christmas treats, O Christmas treats. So not only is it Christmas, which means the exchange of various cookies and Christmas candy, but last week was the premier of the “Psych” movie. This required a “Psych” party and treats, so I had to make something extra special.Cody and I discovered chocolate lasagna at a work party and had to make our own, which we did a few months ago. When Cody suggested we take chocolate lasagna to the “Psych” party I happened upon these babies. Oh what fun!
Every year it seems like the holidays just blow-by with the hustle and bustle and are gone before we know it. This year, with a five-year-old, I want to slow down and give meaning to the season. I want her to learn that Christmas isn’t just about the presents and teach her about love for others and the spirit of giving.The other night I was reading 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' to her and learned that I could do with less presents and more meaning in the way I approach Christmas.
Something I am thankful for every day is books. I’ve been reading a lot of really good books lately. I’m rereading “Harry Potter” with my book club and a new Brandon Sanderson book just came out. I love when I stumble upon a new book that I enjoy just as much as my favorites.The “Shadowfell” trilogy by Juliet Marillier is set in a land where some people have magical gifts but is run by a king who forbids the use of magic and is rounding up and killing everyone who has a magical gift.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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