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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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