Tag: Thanksgiving

The Making of Traditions

A throwback a couple weeks ago to Thanksgiving but still fit the current season. Previously Published in the Hughson Chronicle_Denair Dispatch. All afternoon we newlyweds danced around singing, “the bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word.” When the time came, in a 5×8 foot kitchen we carved our first

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving was beautiful, filled with gratitude at being together and being at peace.   The Setting After purchased cream-colored roses and orange gerbera daisies from Trader Joe’s, I decided on a cheerful fall theme for the table, adding red berries from the neighbor’s yard, pin branches and juniper for small

How to Cope by Using the Triangle

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch Looking back at Halloween and looking forward to adventures in holiday gatherings, I thought it worth the time to review those basic coping skills we can easily lose track of when things have either been too hard or too easy. When things are

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Thanksgiving and other holidays like it can be stressful. Check out my suggestions on how to manage it, recently published at Mind & Spirit.

Thanksgiving Dinner

We were so pleased with our Thanksgiving feast this year. Over time we’ve developed a few favorites and this year focused on ways to keep things simple. Beginning with the centerpiece: Potted herbs, pumpkins, persimmons and pomegranates in a brass tray with four battery-operated pillar candles. The runner is a

Counting your blessings.

What am I thankful for? I’m thankful for my place of work. That I can keep changing my the number of days I work; that my supervisor will do all she can to support me nursing my baby, that we can go around and with 60 people each say what

The Un-Thanksgiving Menu

This year, as way to have an intimate family gathering, we decided to do an Un-Thanskgiving Menu on Wednesday evening, taking a twist on the traditionals. Thursday we would be spend with relatives. This could be our chance to be fancy, gourmet, and thankful, because, well, neither of our families

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