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Monday, February 08, 2016
Message was clear that mom needed her
I am feeling like a bigoted, racist xenophobe lately. A xenophobe is one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.
Latest turn is scary
Any week that starts out with an unintended skating rink in the driveway and ends with a call from Mom’s visiting nurse can’t be a good one.
Winter is taking us on a wild ride
This weather is giving me the equivalent of whiplash.
Birthday party was a chance to catch up
It was only the second time I had met her and she made it clear that she didn’t want anything to do with me.
Ornaments bring back fond memories
It is finally time to put away the Christmas decorations. As I remove the ornaments, I will think of the loved ones who made them.
Christmas memories can carry us through
Gracie, our calico cat, murdered a shepherd on Christmas night. I am not sure if it was premeditated or not but after she did it she glared at us as if daring us to correct her.
A feeling of kindness is in the air
Merry Christmas everybody!
Persevering brings positive results
“Monkey Donkey sat on a wall, Monkey Donkey had a great fall …”
Blended families spent holiday together
We spent Thanksgiving in Texas this year. This was partly to reassure my daughter that her mother was fine, a little misshapen, but fine. It was also to give us a break from worrying about doctors and cancer.
Trip will provide presents and reassurance
Can you believe this is the last day of November?
Thankfulness is at center of cancer issue
In this week dedicated to giving thanks, I have a lot to be thankful for.
Holidays rich with tradition
I can tell that the holidays are getting closer because I have already gotten a request for a Santa letter.
Holiday music should wait until leaves fall
“No!” I practically shouted. “I’m not ready yet.”
Glasses no longer hold the same stigma
Granddaughter Emma has her first pair of glasses.
It’s time for goblins and pumpkin carving
This is the time of year when “the goblins will git you if you don’t watch out!” The line is from a poem by poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916).
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