Cinnamon Brooms and Comas

Cinnamon brooms in the grocery store are how I know it's time. The smell hits me like a wall every year. It's so strong and it's supposed to be pleasant, but it's not, not any more. It used to be, I used to be excited when the cinnamon brooms were in the grocery store because that meant all the good things. Cooler weather, pumpkins, scary movies, candy pumpkins, Thanksgiving, cranberry sauce. It … [Read more...]

Autumn & Donating Organs

I really love the Fall. It was always one of my favorite times of the year growing up. The temperatures were cooling down, basketball season was gearing up, and you had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas packed close together. But, every Autumn since Mark died has been really hard. I've written about it before, so I won't rehash it now. This year, Fall started out differently though. I … [Read more...]