Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse By Holly Geely “I need shortbread, now! At least a hundred!” Will’s shout woke Jerry, who woke up and switched on his bedside lamp. A brief check confirmed it was two o’clock in the morning. “We don’t have any flour,” said Jerry. “Shortbread is the … Continue reading Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 Day 4
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The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 Day 3
The Advent Calendar By Geoff Le Pard ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, fourteen, looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother, said, ‘A parcel from Uncle Augustus.’ ‘Who is Uncle Augustus?’ ‘I don’t really know. Someone on your father’s side. Do you remember the man you said looked like Gandalf? At Ben’s funeral?’ Emily … Continue reading The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 Day 3
Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 2 – 1st Sunday of Advent
Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner The postal elve frowned. Something like this had never happened to him since he started his long career many years ago. He called his colleague without taking his eyes of the two neatly written letters on his desk, "Cristel, come and look at this!" "What is it, Sam?" Cristel … Continue reading Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 2 – 1st Sunday of Advent
In Santa’s Shadow by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 2 | 1st Sunday of Advent
In Santa’s Shadow By Trent P. McDonald Voices where emerging from the kitchen. Loud voices. Chet knew that Mom and Ty were arguing. Again. He couldn’t make out anything more than single words here and there, little blasts of clarity through the heated rumble. His stomach turned over and twisted into knots. Why did they have to do this on Christmas … Continue reading In Santa’s Shadow by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 2 | 1st Sunday of Advent
Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1
Chocolate Countdown By Tara Paray As this Advent Calendar blog series gets underway (again! -- yay!) and Advent for Christians starts tomorrow, I'm beginning my countdown today with a very special calendar. I've had Advent calendars made of paper with little date windows you open. I've also had the kind that hang on the wall, … Continue reading Chocolate Countdown by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 Day 1
The 4th Edition of the Advent Calendar Needs You!
One month until Christmas It is the 25th of November! And you know that means that in a month from now you'll be stuffed with nice food, will have gift wrap torn to pieces all over the place (or neatly folded in a corner of the room), you'll have piles of books and toys and … Continue reading The 4th Edition of the Advent Calendar Needs You!
If we were having coffee (on the 4th of November 2018)
If we were having coffee today, then you'd tell me that I don't look fresh. I'd reassure you and tell you that I am a whole lot better. But I have been sick for over a week, therefore I did not have you over for coffee last week. You'd probably ask me what I have, … Continue reading If we were having coffee (on the 4th of November 2018)
Christmas is nearing!
Well not quite yet. But in two months it will be Christmas. In two months from now, you'll be sitting quite full next to a big pile of presents, not quite recalling who gifted you what and not knowing what you are going to do with all that stuff... Or maybe you are feasting with your loved ones, helping in a soup kitchen or...
He Quit Before Christmas by Holly Geely – Day 24 Advent 2017, 4th Sunday of Advent
“Your contract requires two weeks’ notice. You can’t leave tonight,” Santa said.
“I can, and I will,” Donner said.
“It’s Christmas Eve. We need you here.”
“My flight is booked.”
“We don’t have an airport.”
“Yeah, I booked myself. I’m done with this job. I’m done with you.”
“How can you say that?”
“As if you don’t know! I’ve stayed through some rotten curveballs. You promoted Rudolph over me, even though I have the most seniority. Fine, I can handle that. You cut out Christmas bonuses so you could afford to install that hot tub. The others complained, but I never said a word. I literally worked my tail off for you – my butt’s never going to look the same – and you’ve never once thanked me.”
Christmas Hassles -Day 23 Advent 2017
Christmas Hassles Day 23 Advent 2017 It happens that we don't open our advent Calendars on the right day, that we are a day late or so. I am sure that even the most devoted of readers of this year's calendar are sometimes a day late in reading. Who am I to blame you? It's … Continue reading Christmas Hassles -Day 23 Advent 2017