Category: Holidays

The End of a Decade

We are coming up to the end of the year which is wonderful reflective time, but we are also coming up to the end of a decade. This morning I was trying to recollect where I was at the beginning of this decade and… Continue Reading “The End of a Decade”

Winter Diary: Day 2 Eggnog Latte Season

I left early yesterday to arrive early to my Thanksgiving Dinner location. NPR was playing a special that was of particular interest to my life so I passed up my hosts’ driveway to find a parking lot where I could listen to the end… Continue Reading “Winter Diary: Day 2 Eggnog Latte Season”

An Impulsive Fourth of July

It is heating up outside. Of course, let me make clear that I am extremely grateful that it is not heating up outside my house to the tune of a Louisiana Fourth of July. Two weeks ago, we were grumbling about wearing sweaters in… Continue Reading “An Impulsive Fourth of July”

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree

Today I bought a Christmas tree. I know…. I KNOW. When I went to Chicago before Christmas I stopped at this place and they had these beautiful life-like Christmas trees 50% off. I was tempted. But I decided to make a deal with the… Continue Reading “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Tree”

What If Santa Was a Shaman?

The New York Times featured a story this morning that was a compilation of short holiday videos. The first one sounded a little funky, so I clicked on it out of curiosity. Click below to watch it. We know that all of our holidays… Continue Reading “What If Santa Was a Shaman?”

Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights

I went with a coworker to the lighting of the bluff in St. Joe last night. We froze our toes off but listened to the high school choir as we gathered with other local residents for the highlight of the holiday season. The icy… Continue Reading “Favorite Holiday Things: Eggnog Lattes, Frango and Holiday Lights”

The Kickoff of the Holidays

My AirBnb host has 11 of her 12 children home for the holiday. There is hustle and bustle down the stairs while dishes clang and laughter abounds. The fireplace in the dining room burns almost nonstop providing a respite and break in between chores… Continue Reading “The Kickoff of the Holidays”

Sinking Into Gratitude

I’m in my happy place. This morning I’m going to take Ashok for a run on the river trail in Tulsa, but first I found an open coffeehouse right around the block from me. The Coffeehouse on Cherry Street seems to be a happening… Continue Reading “Sinking Into Gratitude”

Thanksgiving Journey: Italian Delicacies, Peacocks and Friends

My gay boyfriend Michael and my running coach Jessica somehow managed to move 15 minutes away from each other in Tulsa. They both lived in Memphis at one time but have never met. Between the three of us, we’ve moved 8 times since we… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Journey: Italian Delicacies, Peacocks and Friends”

Our Need to Look Forward

  I had brunch at the Browns’ house today on Dewey Lake. If you’ll remember, I spent a month in the little cottage by the lake when I first moved up to Michigan. But today was the last meal that the Browns would have… Continue Reading “Our Need to Look Forward”

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