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Category Archives: Memories

He Would Have Been Horrified

Rain was changing to snow. The temperature had dropped fifteen degrees in less than an hour. It was dark. We were still two hours from home. The highway I was on was familiar but not memorized. I was not wearing socks. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Travel | 8 Comments

Bacon

I might have know then, when I inquired about the thick chunk of meat in butcher’s paper, that by the end of the week I would be struck with heartache when I opened the refrigerator to reach for the Greek yogurt. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Food, Memories, Motherhood | 6 Comments

Enthusiasm

I get teased a lot for my passion, my enthusiasm, and my boundless energy. I get it. I am a force. I recognize that about myself. Many years ago I stopped trying to quiet my personality Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Mental Health, Relationships, Women | 14 Comments

Underwater Lights

Last night I couldn’t sleep. My mind wandered for quite some time. There was no focus or theme. It was completely random. I don’t remember most of it, but I do remember the image that finally lead me into sleep. Continue reading

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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

Bushel and a Peck

My daughter made this tile for me. It is a lyric from a short little song my Grandmother sang to me and I now sing to my daughter. Art makes me happy because when a person chooses to hand make … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Children, Gifts, Home, Memories, 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

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

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