Email from Son

And then there are those days when you walk through the door, turn on your laptop, take a seat and read your e-mail… from my oldest: “Mom, What I wanted to say earlier to you was that when I got back in my car, and saw that you had deposited the money, it made me […]

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Story

Yesterday was April 17, 2018. Like every year, it was my father’s birthday. If he were still alive, he would’ve been 80 years old. But yesterday Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92, which reminded me of this story. The Bush family owns a house in Kennebunkport, Maine – it has been in […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Living Away from Family

The above and below photos were taken Thanksgiving 2017. My sister and her family came to visit. As well as my neighbor and my neighbors parents. Talk about one of the best Thanksgivings I’ve ever had! When I was younger I moved around a lot. Nearly every five or six years we lived in a […]

Raised Hands

Horrible Mom

May I see a show of hands, of those of you who think or believe (to be true) that you are the worst mother? Seriously, if I had a dime for every time I thought I was THE world’s worst mother – I could own Microsoft. Or be the female version of Bill Gates. I […]

BirthdayGift

Thankfulness and Gratitude

Several years ago, I read a book, “One Thousand Gifts,” written by Ann Voskamp. What the author was essentially saying was to acknowledge and give thanks for whatever was going on in your life. Big or small. It blew me away, the simplicity of the meaning and why we should all be doing it. I […]

Pic from Journal

Found Journal

The other day I was cleaning out one of my junk drawers (I actually have several junk drawers in my bedroom closet – no lie!) and found a treasure. I found the journal that my mother had written for me. I had forgotten about it, so you could imagine my face when I saw it. […]

Enzo

Enzo

Enzo was my German Shepherd. He was trained in Germany in a Schutzhund 3 program, graduated top of his class six months earlier than expected. We got him when he was 2 1/2  years old because that’s how long the training took. These dogs are trained for the police, or anyone that wants an attack […]

Oldest Chick

The First

My oldest is a boy, going on 26, and in law school. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, which falls under the Autism Spectrum. He was 10 when he was first diagnosed, and yes, we knew something was a little off by the time he was two but no one knew anything back then about the Aspergers. […]

Girl Chick

Girl got Moxy

I have a 22 year old daughter who is soon graduating UF School of Nursing. She has been an old soul for as long as I remember. You can spot a nurse as soon as they are able to walk, at least that was my experience. She was a far better mother than I, always […]

Second Son

Middle Son

My middle son is like no other child I’ve met. He’s “normal’ and normal and pretty normal. He was born cool, he remains cool, and was born in the wild… clearly his parents or family do not exist… because clearly, we are UNCOOL. He’s definitely his sign (Gemini, the twins) – one side of him […]