25 November 2011

Still Thankful

It's the day after Thanksgiving, but we still have so much to be thankful for.  On that long list are friends and food, which is how we spent yesterday. Per our tradition, we shared an amazing meal with our friends, Sam and Brian. This year, we hosted, though we shared the cooking load.

Our feast included appetizers, Oregon Pinot Noir, ginger-cider drink, hamloaf, turkey, gravy, stuffing, dressing, cheesy potatoes, candied yams, baconated brussels sprouts, marshmallow salad, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. We'll be eating leftovers for a while. :-)

15 November 2011

"The two of us were partners in life."

If you know me, you know that my mom is one of my closest friends, confidants, and supporters in life.  So when I heard this story on NPR this morning, it really resonated.

05 November 2011

No More Grumpy Old Man

I was sad to wake up this morning and learn that Andy Rooney passed away last night. I grew up watching him on Sunday evenings on 60 Minutes, and George and I made the same habit our Sunday evening tradition. George affectionately referred to him as "Grumpy Old Man." I think it was his ordinary frankness that made him feel almost like family. Anyway, you'll be missed, Andy.