Thanksgiving in the US usually involves a large family meal, sometimes as a potluck and often involving an all-hands-on-deck approach to get everything together at the end.Continue reading “The prep”
I’m thankful for my parents. I’m thankful for my sister. For my brother in law. For my two Beautiful nieces. I miss all of them terribly and I love them all dearly.Continue reading “Thankful”
Shhh… don’t tell anyone, but I’m not a big fan of turkey.Continue reading “Thanksgiving prep”
It is late November and I am totally unprepared for there to be a major holiday. Mentally I cannot put my head in that space at all.
In that respect, it could be virtually any year of my adult life.Continue reading “One way in which 2020 is just like any other year”
6:15 (alarm next to the bed)
Turned off without a conscious thought or decision.
6:45 (alarm in the next room)Continue reading “Boo!”
Halloween is coming. My neighbors three doors down decorated at the beginning of the month, to the nth degree. Not in a creepy horrific way – thank God. Just … it’s lit up like Christmas, but Halloween. Very festive.Continue reading “Not my holiday”
The week leading up to the 4th, there were firecrackers every night.
I would say, people are bored because COVID and lockdown, but we are open again. Or, mostly. With masks and distance. But open. Probably more than we should be.
But a lot is still closed, restricted or limited. People have to be more careful than usual. Travel plans are cancelled. People who would normally be out of town – maybe even to towns where shooting off your own fireworks is a bit more legal – are at home, missing the joys of blowing stuff up.
So people with no infants or pets or horses or members of their household with PTSD, thought a little extra crash-boom would be fun for everyone. Continue reading “Fireworks”
It’s 2015. Happy New Year!
I’ll keep this short… Continue reading “Welcome to 2015”