The Cardiologist


My Mom is in the hospital. She will be okay after a surgery that will reorganize her twisted stomach and diaphragm.  If you've read any of the other posts about my family you know that I am one of eight children, so our mom is not lacking for company as she sits in her hospital … Continue reading The Cardiologist

Catching Up in Writing Prompts


On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses? Today, I was digging back through some older writing prompts to find something that would tickle my fancy.  I came across this one from last November.  I didn't write about it then, … Continue reading Catching Up in Writing Prompts

Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!


Today's Daily Prompt at Word Press: Ripped from the Headlines, sounded like a real challenge, something to really get my creative juices flowing, so to speak.  Here is it: Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. … Continue reading Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


I love these Weekly Photo Challenges, it gives me an easy way to "show" you what I'm thankful for.  I think I may have missed the deadline for the one about Thanksgiving, of course.  As described in the DPChallenge, we're to show something that is about the holiday, the time spent with family and friends, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Gravy and the Wooden Spoon


Tonight my twenty-something niece is hosting her first holiday party, from the looks of what's posted on Facebook it might just be her first "grown-up" hosting.  It reminds me of the time I first hosted a holiday event.  I was living in Vermont in the early 90's and there were quite a few of us … Continue reading Gravy and the Wooden Spoon

Thanksgiving, Briefly


The same for a quarter century, We gather at Sue and Paul's. We eat, we talk, the boys go for a walk, And a grand time is had by all! Related articles Happy Thanksgiving! (cassidyalyse.wordpress.com) Thanksgiving's 150th Birthday, Thanks to Abraham Lincoln (usnews.com)

Peel-a-PaLooza


Every year for more than a few, the evening before Thanksgiving some of us girls gather for a gab-fest, glass of wine, and listening to the Sound of Music soundtrack.  Our purpose for getting together is to peel the vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner.  How many  pounds of potatoes and carrots are peeled depends entirely on … Continue reading Peel-a-PaLooza