Category Archives: life

Blessed

  The week before Thanksgiving, I was in a HomeGoods store, pushing my grandson in a cart, looking for a roast pan small enough to fit my mini-oven, when a woman approached me and said:  “You are so lucky.”   A … Continue reading

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Honoring Those Who Served

Today we remember.  We remember those who have sacrificed, those who took risks, those who went to war for us who remained at home.  We owe the men and women who have served in our country’s military forces a debt … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a child: Scary Monsters

  To a one and a half year old, the entire world is a frontier, perfect for exploration and discovery.  Yet at the same time, the world can be a scary place, filled with fantastic monsters and gruesome creatures. My … Continue reading

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Patriot’s Day, April 15, 2013

Patriot’s Day April 15, 2013 On a perfect spring afternoon, sirens interrupt my raking. Racing down the road a quarter mile away, they drown the church bells announcing the hour and move on. My thoughts are on the sirens a … Continue reading

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The Ice Obsession

From the title, one would hope that my newest fascination would be with diamonds—diamond earrings, diamond bracelets, diamond rings. But that’s so not me. I wore a plain gold band for the first twenty years of my marriage. Then my … Continue reading

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A Beach Somewhere

After I posted my last blog about my identity crisis, I sat watching the snow blanket my world. I put on my boots and my parka, whistled for the dogs and went for a walk up my driveway. Snowflakes melted … 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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Never the Same Way Twice Mac n Cheese

It’s New Year’s Eve.  This time last year (and the nineteen years before that), I was putting the finishing touches on a casserole for a neighborhood New Year’s Eve party.  Today I am chilling champagne for a small family gathering.  … Continue reading

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O’Christmas Tree, O’Christmas Tree

I love Christmas trees.  Christmas trees not only symbolize all the beauty and hope of the season but are reminders of Christmases past.  I have three trees this year.  Maybe more if I have to count the tiny tabletop trees.  … Continue reading

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Morning Reflections

This morning snow is falling.  Already the pine trees look like a Christmas card.  Most of my adult experiences with snow have been at ski resorts.  The snow is there before I am.  So I am still surprised at how … Continue reading

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