I pride myself on remembering pivotal obligations that the boys have even if I don’t have it written down.  I can’t remember why I walked into a room, but if it has to do with my offspring, then I have the memory of an elephant.   Except for yesterday.   Yesterday afternoon, Bryce was trying out for… Continue reading Remembering


I have been reconstructing my health regiment for the last few weeks.  Six to be exact, in an effort to be more fit, have less jiggle, all with the hope that the scale won’t cry whenever I stand on it.   In the past, I might have given up when I didn’t have a victory on… Continue reading Progress

The Day After

Did you survive?  Did Aunt Bertha behave herself and were you able to escape the dinner with minimal emotional residue?    Our Thanksgiving was delightful which had everything to do with family participation.  No one carried the full load and before everyone arrived, the four of us held hands and did a family prayer.   I… Continue reading The Day After

Easy Does It

This is the time of year where I like to remind myself that feelings aren’t facts.   I think the holidays make everyone a little overly sensitive.  Let’s face it……a lot of us are gathering with relatives that maybe we don’t see on a regular basis.  It is basically like having a group of strangers visit… Continue reading Easy Does It

The End Result

Sunday is designated a day of rest, but for me, it was a day of active cleansing.    Preparing for my colonoscopy, I was very mindful of how productive my body is, which was somewhere between uncomfortable and completely unpleasant.  I sent my family away, so they could escape the horror show.   My best attempt… Continue reading The End Result

The Fast

Somewhere between the fine lines and the gravitational pull where you no longer resemble the person you where five years ago, some genius added a colonoscopy on the list of things to do.    So, to start Thanksgiving week off with a bang, I am on a clear liquid diet to cleanse my fifty-year old… Continue reading The Fast