HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

While waiting at the AT&T store the other day, I came across a website that has been more entertaining to me than Pinterest. You see, Pinterest is all this perfectly beautiful food, craft projects, closet organization, and lists of delightful and entertaining projects to do with your children over the weekend that include more than … Continue reading HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

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

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

REST ASSURED

I was thinking about death recently -because that's one of the weird things I do - and I had a strange vision of my funeral. My husband had selected the music for the service, resulting in a medley involving Rush and the Foo Fighters. That's when I came up with a genius idea: Rest Assured. … Continue reading REST ASSURED

2012, WE NEED TO TALK

Every two weeks, another LetsBlogOff topic is introduced and we scamper off to compose our responses. This week the topic is, "What are you looking forward to in 2012?" First things first. 2011, thank you for the year of recovery. We marked the one year anniversaries of the passing of my father, Bill Rogers, and … Continue reading 2012, WE NEED TO TALK

HOLIDAY SCOOP AND THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW

In the spirit of helping my fellow-man (and woman), here is what I have learned this past week. You're welcome. 1. Never trust a teenager who tells you what time your mother-in-law is expecting you. The result is arriving 30 minutes AFTER she intended to "serve." 2. An unwrapped gift will remain unwrapped until I … Continue reading HOLIDAY SCOOP AND THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW

THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

Today's LetsBlogOff topic is about Thanksgiving and food.  I was having a really hard time coming up with anything particularly unique about our Thanksgiving, until last night, when this year’s got canceled. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Actually, it’s only canceled for my mother, who fell and broke her pelvis during game 6 of the … Continue reading THANKSGIVING RESERVATIONS

HOME: WHERE THE BOYS ARE

Today’s LetsBlogOff asks, “What is home?” Boy, has this changed for me.  “Home” has gone from "BEFORE" - an apartment with me and my dog (late, great, adorable beagle/basset Stella), to "AFTER" - a house with my husband and stepsons. (And the emergency replacement basset, Daisy.) Home is where: BEFORE: I could watch whatever I wanted … Continue reading HOME: WHERE THE BOYS ARE

36 PEOPLE WALK INTO A BAR…

Growing up, my family had a reunion maybe every 5 years. We'd meet at some convenient location for the day, and go away again for another 5 years. We stopped the whole thing when I was still pretty young, so I'm not sure what out-of-towners did after those exhilarating few hours. Maybe that explains why … Continue reading 36 PEOPLE WALK INTO A BAR…

FATHER’S DAY CHORES

Father's Day is next weekend, the 19th. In the past that meant going to one of Dad's favorite restaurants - Outback Steakhouse or Red, Hot & Blue. On Saturday I'd pick up something amusing for him - like lottery scratch-off tickets (always a big hit) or maybe a DVD of some TV show he'd just … Continue reading FATHER’S DAY CHORES