Send It Back

I spend an enormous amount of time ordering items from Amazon.  Sadly, most of the items are not for me, but for my Mother.  With the decline of her eyesight and hearing, we are always looking for ways to make things easier for her.  Apparently, she didn’t get the memo because she delights in making… Continue reading Send It Back

No Response

“Bailey”   “Bailey”   I utter his name at several more times.  No response.  The night before I had implored him to please answer me when I call his name.  It isn’t as though he doesn’t hear me.  He just chooses not to respond.  By now, I am past the point of irritation.   Finally, he screams, “I… Continue reading No Response

Instant Replay

There are many things a spouse or significant other should never say.  Words like, “crazy” or saying  “you are overreacting”, should be kept in a vault to never be uttered.  Ever.  Otherwise, that might be deemed as a challenge.  And, I love a good challenge. When my spouse was actively drinking, my reactions could have… Continue reading Instant Replay


The key still worked.  She entered her empty childhood home after her knocks went unanswered. Calling out for her mother, the silence echoed with no response.  She hesitantly opened the door to her old room and picked up her favorite doll.  It was as if she had never left.  A doll that she hasn’t seen… Continue reading Believable