The bottoms of my feet hurt. My ankles are stiff and painful. The blanket on my lap hurts my skin. The inside of my body creeks and groans with little lightning rods of discomfort. Not always pain, exactly, but like little reminders that every individual cell exists. As if I could forget. When I stand, … More 2:07am
Have you ever tried a new recipe over the holidays and bombed it? Or, even better, has trying something new in the kitchen paid off for you this year? Mark and I were hosting both of our families for Thanksgiving a few years ago. While we both eat turkey as the main dish, we don’t … More #reverb17//8//Holiday Eats
What about the holidays brings out your inner Grinch? The very first thing I thought of when I read today’s prompt was Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester, CT. For six or so of my illustrious ten year career with Friendly’s Restaurant, my Christmas season started with a cringe worthy day of serving weary, impatient, aggravated … More #reverb17//6//What about the holidays brings out your inner Grinch?
The holidays aren’t the holidays until I… Go home. My parents’ house is a masterfully decorated winter wonderland. There are tiny snowmen in nooks and crannies. There are gorgeously painted Santa Clauses clustered perfectly. The mantle is trimmed with fresh greens and there are angels seemingly floating above it. There is ALWAYS Christmas music playing. … More #reverb17//5//The holidays aren’t the holidays until I….