Serving Seniors with Gratitude

I naively asked one of the staff, “Why can’t these seniors get their tray of food themselves? Why do we need to bring it to them?”

Frankly, I thought it would it would be more efficient for them to get their own food. But when I learned the reason for doing it this way, I felt a bit sheepish for asking. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving and I’m still posting!

For me, nothing evokes the holiday like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Growing up, watching the parade, sometimes in person, was a staple in my family. Continue reading

Adele’s Two Cents: The Thanksgiving Orphans

Adele’s Two Cents: The Thanksgiving Orphans

Growing up with nearly all of my family living within a five-mile radius of our apartment building was a mixed blessing: no matter the occasion, Christmas to christenings, anniversaries to Arbor Day, you knew exactly who was going to be on the guest list, jostling you at the cramped buffet table and beating you to the only bathroom. And even if it was your birthday celebration and you wanted to invite your friends, family trumped all and you knew exactly who was going to make the guest list. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Madness!

Here are words you’ll never hear from me:

“It’s Thanksgiving Day! Let’s go shopping!”

Which means, if you were hoping to run into me while out shopping on Thanksgiving Day, don’t count on it.

If you were expecting to see me screaming like a banshee as I race down the aisles of Walmart in search of that one of a kind, must-have-or-I’ll-die-deal, don’t hold your breath.

Maybe you thought you’d catch me in the wee hours of the morning, Continue reading

Hello, I’m Miss Autumn…

Hello, I’m Miss Autumn…

Autumn has arrived in San Diego!

How do I know? For starters, we’ve had our first rain in, well, forever. Because, I’m pretty sure the last time it rained was way back in–I can’t remember. We hardly ever get rain in these parts except in winter–and autumn, too, of course!

So autumn came a few weeks late this year, but now that it’s here, this is as good a time as any to let you in on a little secret:

Autumn and I go way back, and that’s the truth. Continue reading