Who knew a friendly trip to the bookstore could turn so ugly? Bookstores are at the top of my list of "happy places." I can be in a going-postal, sailor-swearing, fire breathing foul mood when I park my car outside of the store, but the moment I cross the threshold, I swear I can hear… Continue reading Soap Box
Today I sent my youngest, my son TJ, off to Kindergarten. (TJ going off with his class) He was very excited. Almost as excited as his older sister, Molly, who started First Grade today as well. (Molly with her teacher, Mrs. Traynham) I kept a weak hold on my tears and emotions, only breaking down… Continue reading Kindergarten and High School Graduation
One of my fondest memories as a child were of summertime. Each summer, my siblings and I would spend one week with my cousins at their house in Ohio. It was always so much fun. I remember counting the days until we were all together again. We would go to Kings Island (an amusement park… Continue reading Family Exchange
Today was the big wave of my family get-together. We had a smaller crowd than usual and for the most part, it was a wonderful, pleasant and fun-filled day. Tracy, my husband, started out by making his wonderful to die for pancakes. He had three "seatings" of pancakes: early birds (my in-laws and children), mid… Continue reading Still here!
Don't you just love family gatherings? Catching up with relatives not seen in too long. Eating. Playing card games and dominos. Eating again. Chasing kids around your in-laws' house...threatening death and doom if anything gets broken. Eating some more. Cleaning up the mess once it is broken. Discovering in that unpleasant, awkward moment exactly why… Continue reading July 4th and Family Gatherings