Thankful With a Dash of Perplexity

Lately, Minnesotans appear a bit perplexed. Our Indian Summer has wonderfully continued into the midst of November and, as Thanksgiving approaches, folks aren’t sure if they should water their still flourishing, cold-loving vegetables in the garden, buy tree tops, holiday shop, pull out the Christmas cookie cutters, or mow the lawn. Here’s what I say…do […]

Simply Thankful

Although the radio stations are playing Christmas tunes, the Folgers holiday commercials are beginning to air, and our neighborhood is already lit up with festive lights, I’m all about today’s gathering. Here are a few last minute ideas for anyone hosting or attending a gathering today.  If you haven’t figured out yet, I’m all about the […]

Stop and Smell the Rosemary

Thanksgiving is one week away. And although this is a close runner-up to my favorite holiday (Halloween counts, right?) I cherish this particular gathering for multiple reasons…the food, the people, the smells, the decor – but also the personal touches found through writing. This being our 6th year of hosting Thanksgiving, I’ve found myself searching […]

changing lives, saving lives

Moving from Halloween mode to pre-Thanksgiving mode often brings a much needed deep breath. Yes, we have the holiday madness in the not-too-distant future, but once the Thanksgiving season arrives I am wonderfully reminded of all there is to be thankful for and find myself looking for opportunities to give back. Which is why it […]