How Making a Home Can Be Your Unmaking and Being Locked Out Can Mess with Your Plans

November has never been my favorite month. Watching helplessly as the beauty of fall is stripped away by rain and short days and cold nights can be downright depressing. The only bright spot in November is Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving has always been my holiday. My brother gets Christmas, my parents used to have Easter so …

Giving Thanks for Family Stories

There’s still turkey in the fridge, but Thanksgiving has officially given way to Christmas. I’ve done some cyber-shopping and boxes of ornaments and lights will be opened so the halls can be decked some time this week. But until then, I’m lingering over memories of Thanksgiving. For as long as I can remember, we’ve piled our turkey, sweet potatoes and …