Tag: Loss

Ladybug of Love

Twenty years ago, I walked into dog rescue quite literally by accident.  While home from France for the winter holidays, I went with my bestie Carey to the Connecticut Humane Society to help search for her first dog. Initially reluctant to join her, I thought seeing all the undeservingly homeless dogs would break my heart. Which, predictably, it

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A Break With Tradition

My father-in-law passed away in March and this is our first Thanksgiving without him. Thanksgiving was “his” holiday.  He loved it above any other (although 4th of July was a close second).  When J and I became “serious” about each other and started spending holidays together, Thanksgiving went to his family and we spent Christmas

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Someone is Missing

I’m happy to be among the few who can say that they really enjoy their in-laws.  My in-laws are a loving, kooky, and generally awesome bunch.  There’s the matriarch, Bubby, who is independent, quick-witted, and a fabulous hostess, even at the age of ::ahem::…basically, she’s everything I want to be when I grow up.  Her late

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