I am crawling in the darkness, full-blown, combat creep. My coordinates? Spare bedroom. Destination? Baby bed. Chirping fills the air, then slight whimpering and a tiny sob. My mission is to calm the baby. I cannot let her see me. I approach like a soldier on reconnaissance. At three months, my Baby is a social … Continue reading My Baby Quarantine
She was one of my extra moms. Our daughters were buddies from kindergarten through high school. Our homes were interchangeable. It was easy to share children. I was speechless when I found out Lisa had cancer. It was one of those moments your mind is racing with an echoing, "WHY, WHY, WHY?" God and Lisa … Continue reading Lisa’s Life List
On Thanksgiving day in New York City they couldn’t fly the Macy’s Parade balloons high in the air. Many balloons were grounded. Gusting wind whipped through the cavernous streets. There was a chill in the air. I was cleaning and working in a small apartment above those streets. There was no turkey and dressing on … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Nope, I don’t have my dazzling holiday dress on. My home is not accented with fall leaves and pumpkins. I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m painting walls. I’m sleeping on the floor of a Brooklyn apartment while waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. YUP...the holidays are going to be a bit different this year. That’s … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
Fall’s been interesting...a non-stop adventure for this Type A Lady! I thought I’d share some of my Fall Fun! AND...cause I’m so Type A : I’m writing this in the acronym: GOD’S BLESSING G - is for golden - the color of the Illinois corn fields which crosspatched my view from the plane! … Continue reading Fun Friday: Family, Friendship, Felines, Food ….FALL!
God knows when I need a reminder so today He sent me a sermon based on Ephesians 5:21. I get it, God. Thanks! I gotta remember to DUCK. -Good grief, you’d think I’d have this memorized by now. I’ve been married 35 years. I … Continue reading Duck! Top Ten Marriage Tips
Three lessons today, God. Hmmm. OK. I think I got the message. I haven’t exactly been a stellar wife lately. As I’ve noted before, this Type A gal tends to be high on crabby and low on patience. God knows I need a lesson in gratitude. Lesson # 1 I saw John. He was a … Continue reading Grateful: An Island Story