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    Military Life: Celebrating the Holidays Alone

    Ok so maybe I’m not totally alone and maybe some of you will think I am not grateful that we aren’t celebrating the holidays via Skype this year (trust me I am) but here it is Dec 26 and I’m balancing the feelings of “Mission Accomplished”, “Whew – glad that’s over” and “I survived”. You see it’s the first year that we have had no family here for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s the first time in my life I have not celebrated the arrival of Santa with children waking us up at the crack of dawn and it’s the first time I haven’t had my own kids home with us to celebrate. And it’s…

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    I Confess…I have Holiday Envy Issues

    There I’ve said it. I have a bad case of holiday envy. Yes I have to confess, instead of working and being productive on all things “Diva”-ish, I have to come clean and let you know I have been cyber stalking these past few days. I have seen Christmas tree decorating and chopping excursions, I’ve witnessed the likes of Sprinkles, Zippy and Mel the elf pulling shenanigans  the likes I’ve never witnessed before. And then there are the clever crafters (you know who you are)  that just continue to blow my mind with their talent. Oh and did I mention the cookie pics, new recipes and Christmas card photos that are…