My daughter, Giselle, was once asked, “Why is your mother baking muffins at midnight?” Giselle shrugged her shoulders, and answered, “I dunno. She just always bakes at that time.” Maybe it’s because I worked midnights for decades that I still get a burst of energy at that time. Or maybe I’m simply craving muffins!… Continue reading Life is Lumpy!
For You, Dad!
I’ve lived in my home for over twenty years but rarely spotted a cardinal in our yard. Things changed nearly four years ago . . . after Dad passed away. The day after Dad’s death, I could hear the sweet chirping of a bird as I mowed the backyard. It was louder than the noise… Continue reading For You, Dad!
On Turning Sixty!
Today is the last day I’ll spend in my fifties. It’s been an excellent decade. I crammed so much living into the last ten years that my head’s still spinning. Disaster-relief nursing, volunteering at a homeless shelter, the marriage of one daughter, and becoming a grandmother. Plus working as a nurse until my recent retirement… Continue reading On Turning Sixty!
Number One Brother: Marty!
“Just wait; you’ll see for yourself it’s true. If you swim and hit the therapy pool afterwards, you’ll feel like you’re 60 again!” I chuckled at the group of octogenarians in the pool’s locker room. I don’t know how 60 “feels” yet. But, when you’re in your eighties, I’m sure feeling like you’re 60 is… Continue reading Number One Brother: Marty!
Milestone birthdays. We all have them. Sometimes we strive to make them meaningful by attempting something new. When I was 10, I landed my first job. A paper route delivering the Wallaceburg News. My parents didn’t even know I’d applied for the job when the Circulation Director called for parental consent. My earnings purchased Barbie… Continue reading Milestone Birthdays!