My wish for you

For me and my family, today marks the beginning of the Christmas season. St. Lucia Day has always been a magical day in my experience. Though the morning is dark, breakfast is bright with the light of candles. We ate cinnamon rolls for breakfast. (Sorry, Lucia Rolls...

Here’s a bright idea!

For those in the northern hemisphere, the day with the least amount of daylight is approaching. With is comes National Flashlight Day on December 21st. In my family, flashlights are a major source of childhood fun to the point my Dad hides his when the grandchildren...

Musically Preparing for a Sandwich

For the past several weeks I have shared information on the “Sandwich Generation”. Whether people are in a traditional(“those sandwiched between aging parents who need care and/or help and their own children”), club (“those in their 50s or 60s, sandwiched between...

I give you “Trees”

One of my favorite books as an adult is the children’s book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. At a time of year when many fir and pine trees are cut for holiday decoration, I think of all the things trees provide: a place for birds, squirrels, and other animals...

Musical Ingredients for an Open Faced Sandwich

This installment in the “Sandwich series” address the open-faced sandwich, a term coined by Carol Abaya as found on the Sandwich Generation® site. An open-faced sandwich is “anyone else involved in eldercare.” They are the people open to providing support to the ill...

Cookie Cutter Music

Many people are in the holiday mode. Seasonal cooking has started! My daughter is the cookie maker. A little calendar checking uncovered December 1-7 is National Cookie Cutter Week. While visions of holiday sugar coolies or making crafts with them may spring to mind,...