A Little Goes A Long Way

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Holiday

Although I still feel like Scrooge,
I found the energy and gumption to put up the tree tonight.
It was rough and I felt nothing as I hung the ornaments.
I kept thinking about how I had to make sure
that the dog didn’t eat any of the metal hangers
or she would be on the brink of death again.
I also remembered happy times when the girls were younger
and the awe on their faces as they began decorating.
So much life and energy and happiness
surrounded us on those special occasions.
Tonight I was alone with the little tree
and all my memories.
I have Thursday off, so I am going to try to make some presents
and prepare for the cooking day on Friday with Alyssa.
That will be my favorite time of the holidays!

Cooking with Alyssa could often be a television show
because of the similarities to the
chocolate factory episode with Lucille Ball.
Yes, it is a blast to cook with Alyssa.
I’m so grateful that I will have the opportunity
to enjoy my daughter again this year.
Having come so close to losing her,
I will always be even more grateful for the times
we spend together.
Every day is a holiday with Alyssa.


The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Dorothy December 23, 2010 at 6:30 am

Thank you for sharing that…. They are beautiful photos… My children are still little and I still get to enjoy their enjoyment of Christmas, but it has been a tough couple of years and the tears have never been far away. I hope you have a lovely time with your daughter. Cooking together is so soulful…



2 Tyla December 24, 2010 at 12:53 am

Merry Christmas, Red! Blessings.


3 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas Red!


4 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas Red!


5 eblebco December 24, 2010 at 5:43 am

That is a beautiful post and your wonderful heart is shining in it. The photo's are awesome too. Merry Christmas.


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