Do You Believe in Ghosts? Part Two: My Current Dilemma

  While driving my kids to school this morning, this conversation happened: My daughter, Lily: "So all the Halloween decorations I hung in the basement yesterday are all down this morning." Me: "Ummm......all of them?" Lily: "Pretty much, yeah." Me: (a bit freaked out but trying not to act like it) "Well......that's.....weird. Maybe you didn't…

The Devil’s Comforter

A while back, in an attempt to make my bed a warm, fluffy Mecca the likes of which you see on Pinterest, I bought a new bedding set. As a person who is always cold in the winter, I was attracted by this gigantic heavy comforter that I found on sale. (Now I know why…

The Coat Closet “Situation”

Ugh, I hate winter. I'm one of those people who apparently suffer from that seasonal disorder where lack of sunshine makes you pissy. The long (mostly) frigid days and cabin fever are starting to get to me; my emotional state varies from "Are you still alive?" lethargy to "DAMN GIRL, settle down!" Which is probably…

The Strange Tradition That Is Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. The proud American holiday dedicated to giving thanks, spending time with family and loved ones, and, of course, cooking a gigantic dinner in honor of the first big harvest meal shared between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. A holiday dedicated to remembering our history and giving thanks. What could I possibly find…