The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

What an amazing holiday season!  Here is the recap thus far! Stage 1: Week before Thanksgiving. I can honestly say this Thanksgiving has been one I will never ever forget!  Let me set the stage… Every year I feed the … Continue reading

What Happened to Thanksgiving

I know this is late but I have a question, what happened to Thanksgiving? I grew up with my Mom who taught us Happy Harvest, she would not honor a day that negatively impacted Native Americans. I recall at school … Continue reading

The Flight to Crazy Town

So it’s finally Thanksgiving and a time for families to come together. Some drive across town, others a few hours down the road, and some fly. I had to fly, to get home to my baby and get a chance … Continue reading

Leftovers till the Zombipocalypse!

I just love Thanksgiving and Christmas!  It is a time to just let go, eat everything in sight and be plain glutenous.  My Dad takes a turkey and grills on the BBQ, ummm, AMAZING!  My Mom makes the best sweet … Continue reading

Gratitude

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WOW! What a month.  I have been through a lot. My personal life included a death scare, personal illness, family trauma, and family miracle.  My work… unappreciative/selfish leadership, awesome peer support, and a new outlook at how I will deal … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Threads

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What to wear?  What to wear?  Tomorrow I am heading to a dinner party and even with a closet full of the latest fashions, I have no clue what to wear.  I love silver anything so I thought about keeping … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner Decor

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Every holiday season I host a feast for all those who were unable to go home.  Last year I chose to personally fund and feed over 150 of D.C.’s homeless.  With this week’s many obstacles, I was grateful my friend … Continue reading