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Day Into Night at 37,000 Feet

As we flew east and the day turned from pink to brown to night, I would occasionally turn from my magazine and look out. Daytime was leaving me, and my interest in farm, field, ponds, and highways was diminishing. Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Nature, Travel | 2 Comments

My Own Personal Trainer

I had taken it upon myself during the golden child’s nap time to work stair climbing into my routine. Why use a Stairmaster at a gym you really can’t afford when your mortgage provides you with three flights of stairs in a four-story house? Continue reading

Posted in Exercise, Memories, Pets | 6 Comments

Driving & Not Crying

I like to drive. I am at the most peace behind the wheel versus any other seat in the car. My husband calls me a control freak. Whatever. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Motherhood | 12 Comments

The Itch and The Dread

I have labeled this mental activity “The Itch and The Dread,” and I have been building comparisons in my mind for more than a few days. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Mental Health | 12 Comments

One For Each Decade

And still, my sister – along with a bounty of other sneaks and fibbers – surprised me five times on Monday, the day of my 50th birthday. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Family, Sisters | 8 Comments

The Second Question Asked

He gave me The Look. You know The Look. He was saying to me silently, “Does everything have a story?” He knew the answer and was playing dumb just so I would respond to The Look. So I played along. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Environment, Family, Friends, Gardening, Gifts, Memories | 8 Comments

Hold On Tightly and Hire a Professional

I have heard them all. From the day my son was born until and including today, when he graduates from high school. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Children, Family, Memories | 11 Comments

Nosing Around

You never know what others will see in the rooms you live in. More importantly, what they will read into you in what they see about you and around you. Continue reading

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And So We Tussle

In general, those in the Simmons tribe like opposition that is clearly defined and worthy of our full battle abilities. Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Family | 14 Comments

We Went North for Spring Break

The final spot on the map, just a few months before he would be college bound. Sounded like a spring break trip made in heaven…by an only child with doting parents. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Travel | 13 Comments