Category Archives: boomerang children

Smiles

Last Saturday my grandson said “grandma” for the first time. I was eating breakfast on the deck when my daughter opened a kitchen window and my grandson called out: “Grandma!” I have to admit that I was very excited. By … Continue reading

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Lost in Transition

This has been a year of transitions.  We moved across country.  We became grandparents.  My parents moved in with us.  We became poster children for the sandwich generation.  I have become lost in the ever increasing demands of my household.  … Continue reading

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Home Alone

If I could remake the 1990 film, Home Alone, the mom would be the one left behind.  Ah, the joy.  She would rush out of the bathroom and see her family leaving for the airport in a cab, the mounds … Continue reading

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Hag

This weekend I celebrated a birthday.  It wasn’t a milestone birthday, yet it was the first one that made me seriously reflect on birthdays.  I wasn’t bothered or sad on any of the more momentous birthdays, the ones that have … Continue reading

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“Where did your mom go?”

Yesterday afternoon, when my daughter came home from running some errands, she said to me:  “By the way, your mom asked me where you were earlier.”  She paused because she knew where I had been as she saw me (and … Continue reading

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Stone Walls

Lines from Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall” run through my mind as my dogs patrol the one stone wall in my yard.  The speaker ruminates: “’Something there is that doesn’t love a wall/That wants it down.’  I could say ‘Elves’ … Continue reading

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The Lost Bracelet

Yesterday I lost my favorite bracelet.  This bracelet is a simple braided black leather band.  The clasp, however, is distinctive:  two silver dragon heads, each biting down on a silver circle that resembles the leather band.  My husband gave it … Continue reading

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