A Mile in Her Shoes: Picking Favorites (Not among my children.)

Tweet I love her style. Maybe, if I spend time with her, it will rub off.  A list.  She’s beautiful, like model beautiful. If I hang with her, I’ll be the fat, plain friend. B list. She’s too negative. I can’t have that in my life. She’s too happy-happy joy… Read more

A Mile in her Shoes: a Mom in the Middle.

Tweet             Work from home mom? Stay at home mom? Mom of teens? College mom? Caregiver? Speaker? Writer? Wife?  If you asked me “What kind of mom are you?” I’d have to reply: “All of the above.”  I’m a mom in the middle.  In the middle of… Read more

A Mile in her Shoes: Of a Mom in the Middle.

Tweet             Work from home mom? Stay at home mom? Mom of teens? College mom? Caregiver? Speaker? Writer? Wife?  If you asked me “What kind of mom are you?” I’d have to reply: “All of the above.”  I’m a mom in the middle.  In the middle of… Read more

In sickness and in health. A mile in my wedding vow shoes.

Tweet   I long ago traded my white satin wedding shoes for something more “orthotic and nurse like.” Ok, that’s a lie. But I mostly wear shoes I can push wheelchairs in and hike across hospitals in. I wear shoes to carry me through the sickness part of our wedding vows…. Read more

A Lavishly Celebrated Christmas…..

Tweet Lavish=expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion: lavish spending. 2. using or giving in great amounts; prodigal (often followed by of): lavish of his time; lavish of affection. FYI: Lavish is a relative term. This year celebrating Christmas lavishly means: We have a tree in the foyer but the lights won’t… Read more

Dear Blood Donor:

Tweet  He’s been exhausted for months, nodding off between words and taking naps between naps while trying so hard to work. Just showering has been a work out.  “He” is my favorite person. “He” has cancer. Between treatment side effects and cancer bonus with purchases (Cancer bonus with purchase:that’s what… Read more

The Mess of the Manger

Tweet   Crystal. Olive wood from the holy land. Hand carved Bavarian. Faceless collectible figurines (I always will see if those are of Amish design…prices range from a dollar for an ornament at dollar tree to. Thousands. For a nativity scene. The choices are endless. One for every decor and budget…. Read more

Oh, Elf To The No. Confession: There is no Elf on my Shelf.

Tweet Confession: There is no Elf on my shelf. Just: dust. Well, dust with a garland of cat hair. The pics are not worth “pinning.” I’m okay with that. Don’t panic if your shelf is adorned by an elf. I’m not judging. (Unless, you buy it outfits and dress it… Read more

Christmas Calamity- When the dog eats baby Jesus- you may be missing the point.

Tweet “I want a hand carved Nativity.  That will be the perfect souvenir!  An heirloom!  It will be perfect.” I told my husband- long before we left for our trip to Germany. When we arrived- I scoured every shop in Bavaria searching for just the right one. Finally- in a… Read more

Of Pride, Pie and Cinnamon

Tweet   Maybe we’ll actually have thanksgiving, after all! Buoyed by hope, I made my list and headed to Target. Between hubby caregiving and carpool time was ticking.  Not to mention the whole: “I have to get lunch to my kid or he’ll starve” thing. I shopped in 18 minutes flat…. Read more