Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

  • Mr. Bill Jangles

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings, 19th Century humorist When Bill-The-Affenpinscher and his human mother, our daughter, moved in with us in February of 2007, he was incorrigible. His twelve pounds of incorrigibleness was filled with bites, barks, peeing, and consumption of socks, […]

  • Habit My Way

    Thursday, August 14th, 2014

    I like to think that I am a creature of few habits. I don’t get up at the same time every day. …don’t eat the same breakfast every day. …don’t eat at the same time every day. I don’t even drink my morning coffee every day. Out of 365 days of the year, I’ll bet […]

  • Wipe That Smile Off Your Butt

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

    A few weeks ago, okay, in truth it was about eight months ago and this package has been lost on my desk for about six of those months. This story is about a box I received in the mail. I knew its story needed to be told and so I am finally telling it. This […]

  • This Island Is Not For Sale

    Thursday, June 5th, 2014

    There were about thirty creative types sipping coffee and conversing at round tables with black wax spattered tablecloths. Our Aussie Creative Director sauntered to the front with his affable smile and explained the topic of the night. Some groaned, others gave confidant nods and I froze. I leaned into my friend. “Did he say, ‘exorcise’?” […]

  • Belated Mother’s Day 2014

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

    Mom died in 2006. September 8th; or was it the 9th? She was either 76 or 78. I am number challenged–please don’t judge. She was great with numbers and dates. Every time a monumental event happened she’d focused in on that date and the exact time so each month that came and went was another […]

  • The First To Leave

    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

    I wrote this poem in 1992 when my first born left for college after being at home for a year after his high school graduation. He attended community college and got some credits taken care of at a nice price. He also had some time to think about what he wanted to take when he […]

  • Thanks for Listening

    Saturday, April 5th, 2014

                When you need to be distracted from life, what do you do? I prayed. I played casino games on FaceBook. I watched hockey while eating a gigantic bowl of ice cream. I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and froze a mess of little cookie balls. […]

  • Somedays You Need Extra Twinkle Lights

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    A busy week of work and play which is most times simultaneous. We prepared for our church small group or ‘village’ to those in the know, to be at the house, so there was the clearing of table tops, sanitizing the Billy spots and getting out the pans and pots to cook a mess of […]

  • Sharing Recipes

    Thursday, January 16th, 2014

    Cooking. Baking. Making. Eating. Sharing. I love all of that. Measuring. Pouring. Washing. Peeling. Chopping. Spoons – both wooden and metal. Glass bowls; big to small. Metal pans; rectangular, square, round. Pots and Lids. Hots and Colds. All of it. Recipes from books, magazines, the Internet, handwritten from friends and family. Sharing favorites. I’ve talked […]

  • If You’re Happy and You Know it…

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

    What makes you “happy”? With all the “Happy New Year” wishes for a better 2014, peace and harmony, losing the holiday pounds, abundant blessings and health being presented to us, I’ve been thinking about what makes us tick in the happiness department. For me, I felt extreme happiness last night when I took the dog […]