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Sunday Pause (Paws): Friends, Cats, & Hot Flashes

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and bake, bake, bake.

My two friends and I just had our third annual friends cookie making day. We have been friends since elementary school and we don’t see a lot of each other during the year so this is a really special time.

I like to try new recipes and this year not only did I try a new one but I made vegan cookies for the first time ever. You know I’m always thinking of animals! They were not easy to cut out so I settled for alot of mitten shapes. They aren’t the prettiest cookie either and a bit on the sweet side but still a decent cookie.

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I love this pic I took of my friend’s cat in the tree. She is so much fun and always right there to “help.” Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): A Very Merry Christmas To You

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the holidays!

It’s hard to believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve. Time got away from me this year that I didn’t even send out Christmas cards. I have never done that before. Since it seems too late to send any out now I made one to post & share with all of my friends, family and with all of you. The picture of Cino & I is from a photo shoot a friend did months back. As you can see Cino LOVED it!

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Things will be busy for the next few days for me as I am sure they will be for you. That’s why I am dedicating this Sunday’s post to wishing you a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the photo and here is a poem I wrote. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Beginning Of The Holiday Season

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and start the holiday season.

Christmas songs on the radio, stores are stocked with gift items, movies and specials are on tv, and peppermint mochas are available at your favorite coffee shop. The holiday season has officially begun. Are you ready for it?

I don’t get into the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time please. But after Thanksgiving then I am in it 100%! It really is my favorite time of the year!

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday…ugh. I want nothing to do with it. I would much rather stay home and put up my tree and stay out of the chaos. Cino loves when the tree goes up so she can play and sleep under the tree skirt.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Comfort When Near

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and begin enjoying the festivities.

Christmas time truly is my favorite time of year. I made a ton of Christmas cookies with some friends, went to see the Nutcracker with family, spent an afternoon with my niece at a craft show, watched a bunch of corny Christmas movies (so predictable, but love them!), and have drank many cups of hot cocoa. But today, Christmas Eve, the actual holidays begin.

It is so easy to get caught up in all of the decorations and gifts that the real meaning for the season can be forgotten. Actually I read something recently that said something like “Jesus isn’t the reason for the season, he is the reason for your life.” In reflecting upon the reason we take this time out each year to celebrate Jesus’ birth, a Facebook friend of mine shared the following Christmas poem with me, and now I want to share it with you.

(Images were created by me to go along with the poem)

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