Surfing Sunday 11.29

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all who celebrate! This was the first Thanksgiving we haven’t spent in Northern California with Mike’s parents in…gosh, maybe 15 years? It was strange and sad to not be with them this week. We tried to make the most of it and went on hikes, rode bikes, and baked. We even decorated our house for Christmas before Thanksgiving, which, if you know me, is shocking information. But like the song says, we need a little Christmas right this very minute, and putting up the garland, tree, and lights cheered all of us up during this hard time.

Around The ‘Net

~Fauci worries Thanksgiving may be the start of a dark holiday season

~The Promise That Tested My Parents Until the End

~Flu Fighters Get a Lift From the Battle Against Covid

~What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers

~How a Brooklyn Sisterhood of Black Women Became National Power Brokers

~Loneliness and me

~Is it Time to Close Your Pandemic Bubble?

~Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

~Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars

~America Just Can’t Get Enough Lysol

~Vanderbilt Commodores Sarah Fuller makes history with second-half kickoff

~Nobody needs a belt when they’re not wearing pants

~Preparing to Spin the Wheel of Fortune

~That Mysterious Monolith in the Utah Desert? It’s Gone, Officials Say

Fun Finds
I’ve finished the majority of my Christmas shopping (yay!), so I thought I’d share some of the fun things I’ve found.

~If you know a comedy fan, Jerry Seinfeld’s new book is the perfect gift.
~I’ve heard rumors about people who like to exercise outside when it’s literally freezing. That’s definitely not me, but these fleece-lined leggings are soft as butter and super-duper warm.
~James specifically asked for “thousands of Milk Duds.” This should do the trick.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there.

Surfing Sunday 11.22

Maddie’s 13th birthday was last week, on the 11th. It’s hard celebrating her birthdays without her, but this year’s milestone was especially painful. She’d be a teenager, her own person with her own interests. Not knowing who she’d have become is, for me, one of the hardest parts of her death. I don’t get to…

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Surfing Sunday 11.01

Friends! The Spohr house hasn’t been this busy since February. We’ve been carefully and cautiously venturing out into the world, trying to remember what the “real” world is like. Our county is doing very well containing Covid-19, so well that the schools will be opening in a week and some youth sports are back (with…

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