Tag Archive: holidays

15 Things I Miss During the Holidays in My Empty Nest (Cookies!)

Most of the year, the empty nest is good. Though I miss my kids when I don’t see them or hear from them often enough (are you listening, son?), my husband and I have adapted quite nicely to a home that’s just the two of us and our dog. But somewhere around mid-October, I start…

The Dirty, Messy Business of Hanukkah

It’s Hanukkah. Whoop-de-frickin’-do. Every December the Jewish girl in me wishes I could put aside my inherent reluctance to embrace Christmas so I could festoon my house with bright, twinkly lights. I’d like to go out and buy a big, beautiful tree, on which I’d hang fragile, shiny ornaments – aqua blue and gold this…