To say that I didn’t grow up in a touchy-feely family is a little like saying that pumpkin spice hasn’t hijacked the entire fall season. My family… Read more “No touchy, no feely”
Take my advice. Or not.
Somebody somewhere once said something like “Advice is the only free thing that nobody wants to take.” It’s true. Advice is one of those things that feels… Read more “Take my advice. Or not.”
How to almost get arrested in South Dakota
Ah, summer. The time to mow the grass, grow a tomato or two and take off on a vacation hopefully to someplace more exotic than the Wisconsin… Read more “How to almost get arrested in South Dakota”
Beware of elevators everywhere!
There are pluses and minuses to having a ridiculously overactive imagination. The plus side is that every time the phone rings, I automatically assume that it’s the… Read more “Beware of elevators everywhere!”
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
“I’ve had enough,” my youngest son announced as he pushed away a half-finished taco. “I don’t feel like having any more.” My husband, Mark, and I exchanged… Read more “Guess who’s coming to dinner?”
A Happy Idiot
Now, before I write another word I want to state that I unequivocally love my mother. She’s been gone four years and I miss her every single… Read more “A Happy Idiot”
I so happy
My family used to live in a house that had several overgrown lilac bushes running along its north side, bushes that had been there for probably a… Read more “I so happy”
Sometimes it really does suck to be us
Not so long ago I was watching the news with a young male relative when a story came on about a flood in a southern state and… Read more “Sometimes it really does suck to be us”
I grew up with a mother who used guilt the way a truly good cook uses salt: never too much but just enough to taste it. Mom… Read more “Guilty Tendencies”
Enter the Cougar
For much of my life I looked forward to middle age as the time when I could, once and for all, forget about things like wearing uncomfortable… Read more “Enter the Cougar”