Whenever I think of picnics, I think of Mom’s potato salad. I love, love, love it. I’ve tried other potato salads, but I don’t really like them. My children have followed in my footsteps and love this potato salad best, too.
It’s best cold, so it takes a little planning ahead to boil the potatoes and eggs, assemble the salad, and leave it in the fridge to cool. It’s worth it, though. In my opinion, a picnic just isn’t quite right without potato salad.
Who do I need to talk to to get a few extra days before Christmas?
My Guide to Last-Minute Holiday Planning: 🎄
➀ Prioritize: Write down what you most want to do. Can you leave anything out? Write out the steps. Can you skip any? For example, presents under a poinsettia instead of a decorated tree or only sending a few Christmas cards. 🎁
➁ Lists: Group tasks by location–phone, computer, outside errands, etc. Schedule them into your week. 📱
➂ Ask for help: Invite friends and family to join you in you holiday activities. You’ll get more done and have more fun!
➃ Never again: Resolve to plan ahead next year so that the holidays are less overwhelming. 🌞
“Happy Friday,” I tell my kids as
they leave for school on Fridays. “Have fun. I love you.”
A few weeks ago, we had tacos for
dinner on a Sunday. “It’s Taco Tuesday on a Sunday,” I said.
The kids rolled their eyes.
We celebrate Pi Day and Star Wars Day and Banana Split Day and three day weekends (“It’s Friday on a Thursday,” I say. “No it’s not,” they reply. “It’s Thursday on a Thursday.”)
Sometimes it’s good to have something
to celebrate, even if that means eating tacos for dinner or wishing
each other a Happy Friday. Big holidays are far apart, and they take
so much work and planning and expense. While I try to carry the
spirit of Christmas in my heart year-round, I don’t think I want a
Christmas celebration every day.
Today is a holiday for my family.
It’s a little bigger than a mini holiday, but smaller than Christmas.
This is Conference Weekend. Twice a year, the prophet and leaders
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broadcast messages
of guidance and hope centered in Christ.
We sit and watch for hours and hours,
like a movie marathon. We sing songs and eat snacks and feel
inspired and uplifted. It’s one of my favorite holidays. Little
expense or preparation or clean-up, lots of joy.
“It’s Conference Weekend!” I’ve
said over and over. It feels like Happy Friday, but better. I love
little holidays. Simple pleasures.
Does your family celebrate any mini
holidays? How do you celebrate? What other simple pleasures do you
The egg’s poem about a wasp with a dreadful wig was very long. And it repeated a lot. And the egg spoke in a sing-song voice that made even normal sentences sound like nonsense. So, it was probably not surprising that Isaac dozed off at some point. The egg, however,