Sometimes The Pressure of the Holly, Isn’t So Jolly…


DSC_0144I’ve always been a Christmas person and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. That makes December a big huge holiday fest each year! I love the season. I love the decorations, the socializing, the music, and all the lights and magic. The last couple of years, however, have been a challenge, and those challenges seem to have been piled up in December. I’m not alone. Or perhaps like a woman who’s pregnant notices all the other pregnant women, I’m feeling the gray around me more than usual. Several of my friends have experienced painful losses recently and it seems that much grayer, coming around the holidays and the anniversary of my mother’s death.

A year ago, I was in the depths of my mother’s sudden decline and death, which came on New Year’s Eve Day 2011…

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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