Patience Smay-tience

Patience Smay-tience

Today is my mother’s eighty-fifth birthday and we will celebrate with coconut shrimp, whipped mashed potatoes, chocolate ice cream and Chardonnay.  She’ll get phone calls and birthday cards and flowers from friends and family. She’ll feel loved and appreciated. And tomorrow she won’t remember any of it.  Dementia does that.  It’s indiscriminate about what memories […]

Lemons, Limes and Love

Lemons, Limes and Love

A few months back I bought this cute, little citrus juicer. It’s purpose is to not only extract the juice from the fruit, but also provide a way of storing the extra juice.  I don’t know about you but if I’m going to go through all of the effort of squeezing a bunch of limes […]

Why Are You Afraid?

Why Are You Afraid?

Halloween ended up being a quiet night.  I didn’t run out of candy and I made a delicious pot of chili which means I don’t need to cook tonight.  I drifted in and out of sleep waiting for my daughter to get home from a friend’s house.  It was about 11:00 when I decided to […]

Musings From the Laundry Room

Musings From the Laundry Room

Twenty-four years ago I chose to be a stay-at-home mom.  I was thirty years old and the sparkle of my corporate job had lost its shine.  I was ready to devote my energy into our growing family. Even though it meant our household income was going to be cut by two-thirds, my husband was completely […]