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Honk If You Are Sexy
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Blogher has created an intriguing campaign about women owning their own beauty.  Recently, bloggers have been writing about finding their own sexy.  I never thought to participate, until I recently discovered my own. Face it.  I was never sexy.  Not even back in the day.  After all, I come from a long line of women who sport what we call Mosblech Legs.  When al...
Grandmother Puts Grandchildren Up On Ebay
Published on Monday, July 11, 2011 by Picture this.  A grandmother pushing three young boys in the shopping cart at the grocery store.  I would estimate their ages were 3, 5 and 6.  The boys were being boys.  Yet they were piled tightly in the cart, not even attempting to get out.  Indeed, they were being silly.  But boys will be boys! Unfortunately, the woman had no patience for boys.  In every...
Jesus Take The Wheel
Published on Friday, June 24, 2011 by Two years ago my first son decided he was ready to take the test to get his learner’s permit.  I never saw him study.  He failed.  A few months later he said he was ready again.  I saw him study for a few days.  He failed.  Did you know that if you get one sign wrong, you fail?  Did you know the Slippery When Wet sign looks very similar to the Curved Road Ahe...
The Question.  The Answer.
Published on Friday, May 20, 2011 by Every few weeks I am reminded of my age, despite the fact that I plug my ears and sing, “La la la la!” whenever I find a new grey hair.  But it isn’t my own age that bothers me.  It is the fact that my increasing age means the increasing age of my children as well.  This weekend I was reminded of this fact during a conversation with my youngest.  It was a co...
Salad:  A Different Perspective
Published on Sunday, May 15, 2011 by Having Gastroparesis has changed my life.  It isn’t just about the food I can’t eat anymore, but about the emotions that revolve around the loss. When you are diagnosed with Gastroparesis, you actually begin to experience the five stages of grief.  Although acceptance is the final stage, denial and grief are often revisited by many – including myself. Perhap...
Slowly Letting Go
Published on Thursday, April 21, 2011 by Every Easter I pack my children in the car and drive to Corolla for three nights and four days of pure heaven.  At 8:30 pm Saturday night, we go to a two-hour sundown Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. With all the lights off, a procession begins in to the church with everyone holding a glow stick.  The lights remain off for a good part of the Mass.  My mo...
Is There Still Good In The World?
Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011 by This has been a year of financial downs, to say the least.  Top it off with poor health and you’ve got yourself a “throw your hands up in the air” kind of run.  Have you ever had to borrow money from your kids?  Because my oldest has become my new financial institution.  For this I am not proud. It all came to a head this week when my gas tank was once ag...
Dead Like Me
Published on Saturday, February 26, 2011 by Last Friday: Daughter starts with a cough, leading to a temperature over 101 that remains for 3 days, despite Tylenol. Monday: Middle son starts a cough.  The fever follows within hours.  Child number two down. I start to cough.  Then comes the fever. Cough all night. Miss work.  Oh NO. Tuesday: Prostrate on the couch. Three of us.  Ugh. ...
So Shines a Good Deed in a Weary World
Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011 by My son and I were out and about when he asked for a quick stop at Burger King.  After getting his food, we parked in the nearby shopping center so he could grab me an eggroll.  It was his way of thanking me for his fast food treat.   I sat in the parking lot playing Angry Birds, thinking it was taking quite a while to get a single eggroll.  Indeed, there was ...
The Secret To Longevity
Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011 by I think Keith Richards has an inside scoop on the secret to longevity.  As did George Burns, God rest his soul.  The answer to it all?  Smoking and Booze.  That, my friends, is the key to living long and large.  At least that is my theory. Because over the last year or so I have lost 35 pounds.  I have taken red meat out of my diet and I stick to healthy, w...
Fear at Christmas
Published on Friday, December 24, 2010 by I must say, it has been a joy preparing for Christmas.  The holiday spirit seems especially prevalent on the roads, don’t you think?  I’m not sure about your area, but in ours the aggressive drivers are out in numbers.  And two days ago I felt real fear thanks to one of these very people. I was taking a tightly curved exit that was filled with holiday shop...
Thank You, God
Published on Thursday, November 25, 2010 by Thank you God, for my father.  Catholic, husband, father, Navy pilot, Papa.  Tell him how much I miss him. Thank you God, for my mother.  Stronger than she will ever give herself credit for.  So generous, so adventurous, and such a devoted grandmother.  She is everything to me and my children. Thank you God, for keeping cancer from taking my brother.  And ...
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