Category Archives: family life update

Backseat Driver

It has happened.  Another check mark off the bucket list.  It seemed unthinkable.  But now it has happened.  My fourth child, my baby, my little one, has earned her driver’s license.  I am, by trade, a domestic engineer…aka, a stay … Continue reading

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Hold the Relish?

And so it is “that time of year” again.  This year, we have done some home renovations.     We signed papers to start these renovations in June, but here we are in December not yet completed.  So frustrating!  But, … Continue reading

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Another Child is born

It seemed like a good day to give it a try, South-of-the-Border Bread. Yum! With a hearty bowl of soup. Put the ingredients in the bread maker and set the timer for 2:50, that’s 2 hours and 50 minutes. It … Continue reading

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Buckets aren’t for kicking!

Today the sun is shining brightly and I’d like to take a long walk with my doggie. Then, I’m gonna pull some weeds. But, before I go out, I have a thought to share. It smacked me in the face … Continue reading

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Presents or Presence

I promised a friend I’d write a few line about the Christmas season.  So, I am sharing some thoughts tonight…this first night of December… This morning I turned over my calendar.  I always hesitate when I do this.  I stop … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Dark

Yesterday I was about to take Cooper for his after dinner stroll.  It was 5:45.  I looked out the window, and, lo and behold…it wan’t pitch black!!!!  Yippeee, the dark days of winter are behind us, or 11 months ahead … Continue reading

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Falling for Autumn

I’m sitting at Starbucks soaking up vitamin D on an outstandingly beautiful autumn day.  It’s 77 degrees, the sky is blue and the trees are all sorts of colors now.  Last year, I posted about how the bare trees reminded … Continue reading

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Every life is (a) novel

While sitting in Jamaica, face up towards the sun, toes occasionally scraping into the sand for a gentle exfoliation, hands around a cool chocolate martini, I began to think…                “I wonder where the … Continue reading

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Gloom without doom

It is about 47 degrees outside, and raining.  That cold, bone-chilling kind of rain.  And, as I was out and about, I began to think…as I do nearly everyday…I might not be here for this next year.  Of course, we … Continue reading

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Solitaire

Last night I awoke, as I often do, with song lyrics floating through my head.  Does this happen to you, too? Yesterday, I had been thinking about how it was odd not to be spending the day with John.  We … Continue reading

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