10 Favorite Nashville Restaurants

The problem is, I could no more pick a favorite restaurant than I could pick a favorite dish.

It’s obvious to anyone that knows me – actually it’s obvious to anyone who has SEEN me – that I enjoy eating. And because I often eat out, I’m sometimes asked to name my favorite restaurant in Nashville. Continue reading “10 Favorite Nashville Restaurants”

Holiday Savings Time and the Hunt for Christmas Spirit

I’ve finally mastered the fact that Daylight Savings Time has been expanded (it only took me 8 years to adapt!) – but I’m struggling to embrace that the holiday season now starts well before Thanksgiving, and extends into mid-January.

14 – Boxing Day

I recall that Boxing Day had its origins in England, as a day when the household staff could take a day off to spend with their families. For the occasion, they would carry boxes of leftovers from the fancy Christmas meal.

For me, Boxing Day has another meaning – putting away Christmas decor into boxes for storage. It’s a dreaded, but necessary task – and I find that it’s best tackled straight away after Christmas. I put some bluegrass music on the stereo and managed to get almost everything put away in three hours.

As I worked, I munched on the last of our Moravian Cookies and looked back on this year’s collection of holiday memories. My heart is filled with Christmas Spirit. Continue reading “Holiday Savings Time and the Hunt for Christmas Spirit”