Category Archives: Relationships

THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE MESSY

Last week was a very short week. Hubby and I returned home on Tuesday afternoon, unpacked, played couch potato and went to bed two hours early. We slept off and on all day Wednesday. What could possibly have made us … Continue reading

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In Support of Writing Groups

My local writing group met tonight — some are members since April, 2009’s first meeting and some are more recent implants. “Okay,” says one member. “Who’s leading the meeting tonight?” Nobody knew. “I’ll find some words for the writing exercise,” said another. Then he read … Continue reading

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New Friends vs. Old Friends

After returning home last night from a visit with relatives  I thought about how easy it is to visit with people whom you’ve shared a long relationship with; someone you have a history with. And how much more work it is … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of a Grandkid

I love the things kids say. Sometimes words of wisdom. Sometimes self-revelation. Sometimes they just make me laugh. Here’s a ‘new’ one from Shannon: She woke up very early Sunday morning. “Grandma, can I watch cartoons?” “No.” “Can I watch … Continue reading

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Granddaughters are coming

The big weekend is here! Shannon is coming, along with her two baby sisters, mom and dad. The travel back and forth always reminds me of the song I sang as a child: “Over the river and through the woods, … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF A SIX-YEAR OLD

Shannon lives 150 miles away. She was just barely six years old when she stayed with us during the week leading up to Christmas. Her mom, our daughter, had just had her 3rd baby so hubby and I thought we’d give said daughter a … Continue reading

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