XX Year Anniversary of XXIX

I woke up to that awesome "wall of guitars" this morning.  I was intrigued, yet slightly annoyed, that someone was in my bedroom playing a hauntingly echoing version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" while I slept.  Then I remembered that I had changed my ringtone on my cellphone the other day.  So I pulled my phone…

Fifty

He turned 50 yesterday. He was working out of town and didn't get home until really late. The children were all asleep as they had final exams today and needed the rest. I sat with him for a little while, fighting to keep my eyelids open. Five o'clock in the morning comes so fast. I…

Sixteen Candles….

Sixteen years ago today, my beautiful daughter, Randa, was born.  She was my first girl, my smallest baby (oh, yes! a teeny, tiny 8 lbs, 13 ozs), my only vaginal birth.  It was amazing.  My husband was there, just like with all of the others. But also, my Aunt Virginia was there. She really helped…