Catching Up: Lost, Loss and Love

I'm baaaaaaack.... Gee, well, that was only a two year break from blogging. Not that bad, right? I'll share more on what's been happening in the weeks and months to come. Today, I just want to blow some dust off the old blog page, catch up a bit and see what happens. Since last I … Continue reading Catching Up: Lost, Loss and Love

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MY HEART GOES THUMP THEN DOESN’T

Every family has their little hereditary health gems. Ours appears to be atrial fibrillation.  Mine started in my post-twenties. (Vague enough?) I always considered it a panic attack until it conveniently occurred while on the way to my doctor for a check up. I was driving along doing a little mental inventory on my health and well being when … Continue reading MY HEART GOES THUMP THEN DOESN’T

MOVING DAZE

Since we did not take an international trip this year, we decided it would be great fun to load everything we own into three pods and one U Haul (twice) - by ourselves - over a period of 5 days. (Don't even ask.) Then, send everything we own off to storage and lead a carefree, vagabond life for 2 weeks until … Continue reading MOVING DAZE

THE GRADUATE

Last weekend was the college graduation of my stepson, Derek. Much to my surprise, as the ceremony began, I teared up and thought I might even require emergency Kleenex. I definitely did some serious damage to my eyeliner and mascara. I don't know what came over me exactly. Happiness, pride, relief, years of worry... But … Continue reading THE GRADUATE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL, HEAR ME SNORE

I missed a golden opportunity over the holidays to write about something very important to me. Something that is a special part of my life.  And by "special" I mean "sucky."  I used to think women were exaggerating about being "football widows." Now I think, "AMATEUR."  (This was my expression through much of the holiday.) … Continue reading COLLEGE FOOTBALL, HEAR ME SNORE

IS IT COLD IN HERE OR AM I OLD?

Last weekend we were invited to the opera by my in-laws. This is a big, once a year event in which they treat us to amazing seats AND spring for dinner at the Meyerson Symphony Center next door to the Winspear Opera House.This annual tradition has become one of my favorite things about Fall. This … Continue reading IS IT COLD IN HERE OR AM I OLD?

98 YEARS OF ELIZABETH

We celebrated my maternal grandmother's 98th birthday the weekend before last. She has been in an assisted living home for... I'm not certain how many years now. Toward the end of that week, she suffered a minor heart attack and was also diagnosed with pneumonia. Not good news. I was asked by my aunt to … Continue reading 98 YEARS OF ELIZABETH

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Somehow, my whole life has become food related. "What did you do for Easter?" We ate at the club. "What did you do this weekend?" Ate at that new restaurant. "What did you do last night?" Ate blue point oysters and fresh halibut. "What are you doing for Mother's Day?" Eating at a buffet where I can … Continue reading FOOD FOR THOUGHT

HOW I RESCUED THE EASTER BUNNY

Okay, so this is slightly late, so kill me. At least I'm not writing it at Thanksgiving! For the past three Easters, I spent the Saturday before subjecting myself to what can only be described as one of the circles of hell. I accompany my mother, brother, sister-in-law and my precocious niece to the country … Continue reading HOW I RESCUED THE EASTER BUNNY

HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS

For those who read A Pain in the Neck, you will understand that there is no possible way to take five prescriptions without there being some side effects. Mine range from heart burn, nausea, blurred vision, slurred speech, hallucinations, drowsiness, and a sudden desire to be crafty. As in MAKE CRAFTS. It all began when … Continue reading HOLIDAY SIDE EFFECTS