Tag Archives: Practice Thanksgiving

Simple Sunday – Chairs for the Guests (?)

Each year, about a month before Thanksgiving, we host a Practice Thanksgiving.  It is a fully involved Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, and turkey with all the trimmings. This year our Practice Thanksgiving was on the second weekend of October … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Practice Thanksgiving, Year Fifteen

It started simply enough.  Fifteen years ago Husband was just Boyfriend and Cody and Carter were not even solid thoughts.  It was October 2001 and the thought that I had no idea how to make a full on Thanksgiving dinner … Continue reading

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The Things That Grow in the Desert

As I mentioned, last week I was off work for fall break.  My mom came into town a few days before our family made-up holiday of Practice Thanksgiving.  Since the boys were still in school, and it was too early … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – In Color

Overheard this morning: “Cody, wake up!  It is color comics day.” And, indeed it is. I am not sure where the time has gone.  It seems just yesterday that we left summer behind us to face our first days of … Continue reading

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BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

Humm, I thought as I slowed down my driving and cocked my head like a confused puppy, my car has never made that noise at me before.  Maybe it will just go away, my irrational mind rationalized. It was the … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Practice Thanksgiving 2013

There were twelve of us gathered around the table this year.  I took time throughout the meal to look, really look at the faces of my friends and family as they chatted and laughed and enjoyed the meal we all … Continue reading

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Apparently it is Just That Much Funnier When it Surprises the Dog

Sunday night and it was that time right after dinner and right before the boys needed to start getting ready for bed.  I was perusing through the stack of school papers that had been dumped on the table on Friday … Continue reading

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Of Fall and Feasts

It is that time of the year again.  There is a chill in the air, that even the sun’s rays cannot warm. The leaves take their final bow, step away from their partners twirling and swaying, to land gracefully on … Continue reading

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Dusting Off the Extra Silverware

As some of you may know, last Saturday my family celebrated the 11th Annual Practice Thanksgiving.  I wish I could tell you some amazing story about how such a holiday came about but the details are lost in the fog of history.  I know that … Continue reading

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Happy Practice Thanksgiving Everyone!

The floors have been scrubbed, the carpet vacuumed.  The piles of life’s clutter – magazines, bills to pay, important school paperwork – have all been hidden in the back bedroom.  The extra leaf to the table has been added and a … Continue reading

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