• Christmas,  hubs,  humor,  music

    Hacker or “surprise” guest blogger? You be the judge.

    Hi, y’all. This is Jenny Mac’s husband, Noel. I’m taking over today. There’s got to be a picture of me around here somewhere. Oh, yeah. Here’s one. Obviously, she had already put the little arrow/label thing on here.  What? No, she didn’t give me permission, not explicitly anyway. She did leave her Blogger thing (whatever it’s called) open though. Besides, I’m not up to anything malicious. Christmas is right around the corner, and Jenny Mac’s favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night.” So I thought I would share this version with her readers in celebration of the season. (Actually, I email this out every year. She HATES it. Cringes every…

  • Christmas,  family,  kids,  stress

    December: I see your stress card, and I raise you… one Charlie Brown movie

    I made myself a promise about tonight, and I was bound and determined to keep it. This morning, before I left for work and the kids headed off to school, I told them that tonight, we would snuggle up on the couch and watch a Christmas move, drink hot cocoa and have a snack. It’s been a hectic week. One of those weeks. Both hubs and I were incredibly busy at work, there was at least one holiday party that had to be attended, there was an overabundance of homework, and there was an incident in which a green crayon and a purple crayon went through the washer AND the…

  • Advent,  Christmas,  Five for Friday,  kids,  Twitter

    Five for Friday: Advent, Twitter, Xmas, Elves, & the biggest Christmas parade in Mississippi

    1. If you’re looking for some daily Advent reading, I’ve got just the thing for you. Kirsten Oliphant has gathered a whole bunch of us bloggers and given each of us a day to write whatever we want about Advent.  You can find links to each day’s post here. (Psst…tomorrow is my day.)  2. Speaking of that, sometimes the funniest things happen on Twitter. Yesterday at lunchtime, I took a moment to share yesterday’s post by Sarah (@GirlGrowsUp).   Then this happened:  Two of my most oft tweeted-about subjects are Jesus and football. Sometimes things get crossed up. I assume this State fan meant to land this photo of Chris…

  • artsy fartsy,  Christmas,  kids,  photography

    Swanky Christmas cards, without the swanky price: a how-to

    Today was one of my favorite days of the year. It’s never the same day every year. It’s often a toss up as to which month it will fall in.  It’s the day our Christmas cards arrive.  I love coming home to find a cardboard box on the doorstep, stopping for an instant to wonder, “Hmm, what could that be?” then nearly falling over myself to get it inside and rip it open to see how this year’s edition has turned out.  I’ve had a few folks ask me about our Christmas cards. I design our cards myself and have for a number of years now. As the “Diversions” (or…