Tag Archives: not so empty nests

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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True Confessions of a Nonshopper

My life is a series of shopping lists.  As soon as I think I am done, someone hands me a new list.  I used to shop on my way home from work once (sometimes twice) a week.  I also had … Continue reading

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Part 6: The Middle

On Christmas Eve, my parents, brother #2 and his family (including his wife’s parents), Sister #4 and her family, and my family often gathered together for a celebration.   This year my brother’s wife volunteered to host a potluck, my favorite … Continue reading

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