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Somewhere, on the other side there is a leather recliner, the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle, a steaming cup of coffee sitting in front...

Goodbye Sweet Christine

I glance down at my watch 9:30 pm. A yawn creeps up the back of my throat, as my bottom jaw fights to keep it from escaping. The tears...

Beginning of the end?

Here I sit in the Southwest International Airport three and half hours before my flight … because I don’t know what else to do. I roll my...

Weird Sisters

I sipped my cup of morning liquid gold, feeling a little like I am in a ‘fog’. My head pounds, my eyes burn, and my shoulders are a...

Clowning Around

A flash back to this day in 2016 .... I'm stunned at how the interactions have changed so much. I knock firmly on the door, shaking off...

Choose your Battle....

I peeked my head into the dining room that was bustling with activity, Whitney Houston was belting out “I’m Every Woman” from the boom...

The Privilege....

It was 7:40 pm I just fell into the sofa and opened my lap top. I scanned my emails, answered to one pressing issue, smiled as I read...

I love you thisssss much!

My black leather pump sat applying pressure to the brake as my right hand sat on the gear shift already securely in ‘park’. I was...

Sparkly Shoes & Dress Blues

Anna sat on my knee as I cut up her ham. Her little head brushed under my chin, the sensation tickled as much as it was pleasant. I...

The Art of Conversation

I stepped out of the car firmly planting my foot on the pavement. An orange leave skips over the toe of my pink suede shoe. The days...

Tricks of the Mind

Todays post is a flash back to December of 2015 I pull the sauce pan out of the lower cabinet and knock the rack of lids sending two of...

So this is Fifty

The dryer spun and clicked in a rhythmic song down the hall. I watched my reflection in the mirror as I brushed my teeth. It’s...

Help me Help others ….

Flash Back to 2014 I stood at the kitchen sink washing potatoes as Mom sat at the kitchen table watching Joey intently. Me: Hey Buddy …...

Get Outa Here!

Today’s Life with MIL is a ‘flash back’ to about 18 months ago, after I needed to take a hiatus from writing our story. … It has been...

A Lesson in Compartmentalizing

I sat in my client’s great room discussing delivery schedules for their new home furnishings. Over my client’s head through the slider...

Freight Train ....

I sat in the dealership waiting for a quick repair, I did show up unannounced so to sit for an hour or so was expected. I answered a few...

Pain in the Neck!

I adjust the strap of my handbag on my shoulder, catching it just before it slips off my shoulder. I lean forward, peering through the...

The Case of the Missing Shoes

A flash back to the early stages of Alzheimer's I fold the dish towel and hang it over the stove handle. Wheel of Fortune blares out of...

A Deviated Septum

Mom and Joe are sitting at the dinner table finishing a delectable meal of leftovers. I stand to grab Mom a box of Kleenex. MIL:...

Life is Short, Eat the Peanut Butter Cup

I drop my bag on the counter and turn toward Mom to get her settled at the kitchen table so I can start dinner Me: Here ya go Ma, you can...

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