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Category Archives: Memories

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

Care Team

My first email received today was from my son’s pediatrician’s office. Today, on my son’s eighteenth birthday. And the subject line stated: Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Motherhood | 9 Comments

You Never Know

I have learned in the past year to not let ideas – and therefore chances – for getaways get by me. Life is looking shorter and shorter most days. Continue reading

Posted in Art, Friends, Memories, Travel | 6 Comments

Quote Me

Sometimes, you just gotta put words together until they fit perfectly to your environment, emotions and life. Continue reading

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Coming Of Age

It was wine night on my deck. Two good friends, a few bottles of wine and some snacks. I was ready for adult conversation. We were kid free. I was craving Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Friends, Health, Memories, Motherhood, Relationships, Women | 3 Comments

To Each Their Own

I remember the day my grandmother asked me to take her to New York City. By the end of our second abbreviated conversation that day, she all but said she wanted me and my husband to join her in “the biggest city I’ll ever set foot in.”

I’m not a fool. We went to New York. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Travel, Vacation | 10 Comments

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout

I was a Girl Scout when I was a youngster. My older sister, Sloane, was a more accomplished scout. Her troop always seemed better organized and active. I don’t remember having a sash… Continue reading

Posted in Children, Memories, Motherhood, Sisters, Women | 8 Comments