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This holiday season I am sending loving kindness to everyone who reads this blog. Thank you so very much for reading and visiting my little corner of the intertubes. I am grateful for every single one of you.

May you be happy.
May you be well.
May you be safe.
May you live with ease.

Happy Thanksgiving

Doug on Thanksgiving 2007.

Doug on Thanksgiving 2007.

Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday for me.  Two years ago my step-dad died of cancer Thanksgiving weekend. Last year when Thanksgiving rolled around I was filled with sadness and grief at the last memory I had of him  when he was in final stages of death. This year I am also sad but I’m a little bit stronger, and for that I am thankful.

I am not going to do Thanksgiving dinner with family today. This year I wanted to do something completely different so I am going to go for a long hike on the Gorge. And if I think about Doug and I feel like crying I won’t be in an awkward situation (around a family dinner table where we are all supposed to be happy and thankful). Today I am going to just get outside and enjoy nature.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Image by eschipul via Flickr

Hope it is and was fun!

I’m working tonight. Bah humbug. Yeah, I’m feeling a little bitter about it.

I usually love Halloween. I love to decorate the house. Raf and I have a little tradition of going, well, up the coast to a pumpkin patch on the ocean and then coming home and carving our pumpkins all fancily. Unfortunately, we can’t do our little “up the coast” drive anymore (since we don’t live anywhere near the coast). There is a nice little farming community here called Greenbluff that we should have checked out but we just didn’t make it up there.  We thought we might make it up there this past weekend but then Raf reminded me that he sprained his wrist (yes, from Unicycling) and didn’t think he would be able to carve a pumkin.

Oh well.

So, in short, hope you and yours are having fun!

Happy Halloween!