We've lived in our neighborhood for four years. There was no welcome wagon, no neighbor showing up to say hello with a pie. We did however meet one neighbor the day we moved in, but only because our toilet got backed up and we needed a plunger. That neighbor moved away the next weekend, before … Continue reading Hi, Neighbor, Can I Borrow Your Rototiller?
There are times, as I've experienced and been told, that the inspiration for writing something on a daily basis can be hard to come by. Today, I decided to for a muse by scrolling through my list of Facebook friends. I noticed as I made my way down the 2-column page that I'm connected to … Continue reading Girls Gone…Amazing
I began today to clean up the basement. We have more junk and clothes and toys and crap down there than we will ever use. The nice thing is that we can have a pretty terrific yard sale in a couple of weeks. The Lego's alone have the potential to bring in a enough to … Continue reading Kash’s Teacher
Have you ever lost something--out of the blue, you know you had it one moment and then several minutes, or hours, later you realize it's not where it was supposed to be? The feeling of panic of having to tell the person who gave you the beautiful gift, that you now fear it has gone … Continue reading Lost and Found, With A Little Help from St. Anthony and A Co-Worker
Baking, as you may have read previously, is a hobby I enjoy. Even more than enjoy I find baking to be an almost spiritual experience. During stressful times in my life I've found the simple processes of measuring, pouring, mixing, rolling, cutting, and then inhaling the tantalizing smells of the final product as it comes … Continue reading BEST. PIE. EVER!
It is thyroid cancer awareness month. There are just a few more days left in September; a few more days to draw needed attention to "the good cancer". Of course there is no good cancer! The Merriam Webster Dictionary on-line defines cancer as: can•cer noun \ˈkan(t)-sər\: (1) a serious disease caused by cells that are … Continue reading No Such Thing as “The Good Cancer”
I mentioned the other day that I learned how to sew when I was in my early teens. After that wraparound jacket with the miles of braid along all the edges, I'm sure I was a bit turned off to the whole process. I didn't do too much sewing actually, until I got to college. My work-study … Continue reading My Yoke is Easy
My niece messaged today that she's moving, again. She's in her twenties so moving seems like the normal course of events to me. From the time I graduated college until I turned thirty (about 6 years) I had 8 different addresses; and from thirty to forty it was another six moves. My friend Lynne finally … Continue reading Roommates: The Good, the Bad, the One Who Eats [Raw] Potatoes Like They’re Apples
No, you can't really do that, but sewing is a skill that I'm certainly happy to have learned, early. I went to sewing classes at Sears at the Rhode Island Mall, when it was called the Midland Mall. My sister Nancy and I took lessons at the same time. We were dropped off by my … Continue reading Sew Buttons On Eggs
I was having a conversation at work yesterday during a supervision session with one of my staff. He's a good guy, a ton of experience, well-respected by just about the entire staff. He recounted a comment that one of his hallway-mates made about a presentation he did at a recent staff retreat. She'd said "Wow, … Continue reading Wake Up Call