The Rolls..we forgot the rolls!

I was working on a photo project and started looking for photos of the family cooking.  More specifically I was looking for photos of my Mom cooking.  As we prepared for Thanksgiving and looked for family recipes it suddenly occurred to me that this is the first Thanksgiving both my parents are gone. The many […]

I called and she picked up

I called and she picked up. I wasn’t sure if the number I had was her landline or her cell.  If it was her cell it was a gamble as she often lost it or it wasn’t charged so when she picked up I smiled. Several times I told her who I was but two […]

The Gift of Everyone’s Story

When my Dad was a boy he was rather introverted.  He much preferred to spend time with his dog and his duck. Yes a duck. My grandmother claimed this duck produced the tastiest eggs ever.  Never had a duck egg so guess I will take her word for it. In any case my father was […]

Grief and Covid are sneaky beasts

  Note:  This was written several months ago and I forgot to post it.  It is still true even though the immediate threat of Covid seems to have subsided and other big events have happened in my life. Grief caught up with me unexpectedly the other day in a most joyful event.  While I have […]

So I was just hanging there like a side of beef….

Yes I was just hanging there like a side of beef waiting to be rescued. Wait I am getting ahead of myself.  Have to give you a little background first. Of my many talents one of them seems to be hanging around by a tether from high places.  Once I did it upside down.  Well […]

She was being brave and I missed it….

I was drying my hair the other day and thought I saw my first gray hair.  Oh the horrors.  Actually I laughed because I am overdue for one to show up and  several of my friends upon reading this are hating on me right now.  In my defense I can’t take credit for still having […]

Buy The Coffee Ice Cream :)

  When my kids were still at home I catered to their food preferences.  One would only eat cheese pizza and  another only pepperoni.  We always had Mac n Cheese on hand and the kind jelly they preferred.  In their toddler years there was always one who cried because their food was touching other food […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Kindness Always Counts

I went running the other day.  My running has changed so much over the years and I love how I now have no expectations of speed, time or distance.  I am happy to be out there and enjoy nature.  I stop when I need to or take a walk break.  Aside from the cardio work-out […]

Finding Joy in an Unlikely Place

They say your parents are your first teachers. #Truth        Like most kids I thought my parents hung the moon and were the smartest people around.  That lasted until I was about 13 or 14.  At that point I couldn’t believe my parents had made it as far as they had without my […]

It Matters to Me

Dear Mom, It was so good to see you today!  I love your smile and how you light up when you see me. You looked good.  For 94 years young you look younger than some other people I know. Shhh..we will keep that a secret between us. You asked about Dad..as usual he is traveling […]