Starting out on a romantic vacation, or treading water hoping someone will notice?

December 22, 2018

Twas the Saturday before Christmas and family was arriving
They came by plane and train and some were driving

Who would sleep where and in what bed
As visions of laundry danced in my head

Menus need planning and groceries bought
And it was all taking much consideration a...

December 21, 2018

Twas the Friday before Christmas and everything was hopping

As usual the husbands were just starting their shopping

The kids had buried the Elf on the Shelf

Which the dog then dug up to keep for himself

Grocery shoppers pushed loaded carts at full speed,

Not noticing they’d...

December 13, 2018

We spend the first twenty or thirty years of our lives in the spring.  Watching an infant grow into a child is like seeing the first bright green tips emerge in the dark loam of a garden – what will they become?  Like sunflowers reaching higher as they follow the sun,...

December 7, 2018

Step #1  Have a mother who bakes homemade sweet rolls. When last batch is done, she will feel woozy from sugar overload and turn off oven, then go to bed.

Step #2  Husband puts turkey in oven.

Step #3  Check on turkey an hour before it’s due to be done. Find stone cold t...

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