I don’t feel it, but I’m glad they do!

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I spent the weekend with family in Maryland. I’m grateful that my husband’s family are open to having him and me, plus my mom.

On Saturday, we went into Washington D.C. and drove through streets I haven’t seen since I was 10. It was wonderful, even if we couldn’t get out of the car and sightsee.

We also stopped right out of D.C. at a marketplace with a Ferris wheel overlooking the city.

I stayed in the car and read (I’m a bit of a Grinch this time of year) but they came back happier than when they had gotten out of the car.

There was also a lot of talk over the weekend of Christmas and its various aspects. I’m glad that the spirit that brings them joy has begun to descend.

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It’s an annual tradition

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When I was a teenager, my mom would wake me up at 3 am on “Black Friday”. We would layer on clothes and stand in front of JC Penny’s for hours. All for a tiny snow globe.

Today, shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday are habits of the past.

Last…

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paired with a mountain survival read!

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Katie Michaelson challenged me yesterday to write about a “snow day”.

The first snowfall of 2023 was this past week. I stayed inside, wrapped up in a warm blanket and reading Breathless by Amy McCulloch.

It was a tad bit ironic that as I’m reading a snowy mountain thriller, here…

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and I need to do more of it.

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One of my bookish resolutions is to read more non-fiction.

There are a couple of reasons for this, but a few include:

  • to be more informed about the world around me
  • to learn in depth about topics I’m interested in
  • to see different perspectives
  • to be inspired by other’s stories

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Why I love my bestie for her opinion

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My best friend from college and I still meet up monthly for coffee. Years have changed, but our bond hasn’t.

She chose the route of being married with an adorable daughter. I knew that wasn’t my path. I chose a dog instead.

We compare and contrast our choices. At first…

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Experimenting with size

page and photo by me

I desperately need to reread Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. In it, she breaks her best writing advice down into (I believe) over 100 actionable steps. One of my favorites is to experiment with size, lined/unlined, and types of binding.

It’s a concept that I’ve been using with my…

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Rachella Angel Page

Rachella Angel Page

Writer, wife, lifelong learner. I write about personal development, emotional wellness, relationships and lifestyle. rachellaangelpage@yahoo.com