Giving thanks after Thanksgiving

This year has been a blatant reminder of how quickly things can be taken away from us such as people in Puerto Rico who are still without electricity or transgender people in the military facing uncertainty about being able to keep their jobs. It is so important to appreciate what we have because we may not … Continue reading Giving thanks after Thanksgiving

Why must Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas be close together?

My Halloween preparations began in mid-September, although I'd been thinking about it for longer. That's when I started finding pieces for my daughter's Princess in Black costume, deciding on my own costume, and trying to find the best deal on a Boba Fett costume for my son. I also bought some new Halloween decorations and … Continue reading Why must Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas be close together?

On Thanksgiving a lady ate lots of pie (perhaps she’ll die)

I wrote a Thanksgiving poem based on the children's song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly." It is a cautionary tale. On Thanksgiving a lady ate lots of pie. I don't know why she ate lots of pie. She feels like she'll die. On Thanksgiving a lady ate too much bread. She … Continue reading On Thanksgiving a lady ate lots of pie (perhaps she’ll die)

10 ways to get the most out of Black Friday

I was a Black Friday shopper for many years. I'd get up early (but not doorbustingly early) then revel in the hustle-bustle of the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Oh, and I'd buy a lot of stuff. A lot of stuff. Then I realized that I wouldn't have bought many of the things … Continue reading 10 ways to get the most out of Black Friday