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Thinking About Thanksgiving

This past weekend was the first in at least a month when both Joe and I were home together and there was nothing pressing on the calendar. He spent time cleaning our basement/family room. I had a few posts to write, and I wanted to start working on cleaning our bedroom to make room for the bassinet. We both wanted to spend time playing with Grace and lavishing her with attention. She’s been struggling the last couple of weeks. Joe has been working six days a week, between eleven and thirteen hours a day. She’s being teased by some of … Read more


I have a cousin I don’t see very often.

She’s a few years older than I am, and we grew up miles and miles apart. We’ve never been all that close.

It’s a real shame because every time we sit down and visit, I think she should be my new best friend.