The Little Things

He wakes me gently to let me know he's leaving for work, because he knows that I have a little panic attack when I wake up and he's not there.  He covers me up with the crocheted afghan, because he knows that I get cold even though I insist on sleeping with one foot poking…

Ramadan 1438 (2017)

Well, in sticking with my usual Ramadan traditions, breakfast was LATE on the first night this year, too. I had big plans, people. BIG plans. We had the dates soaking in milk for about 13 hours. We had freshly made mango juice. We had hummous and baba ghanouj and I even remembered to have my…

Overbooking and Aging

I'm not really old. But I'm no Spring chicken, either. And for those of us who have been in the "over achiever" category all our lives, this whole aging thing is just ass-kicking. No, not a little tiring. I mean, beat-down with a baseball bat, friggin' leaving you taking 3-hour naps in the middle of…

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…

Oh, I Like This

I just tried this Chobani Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt. I licked the plastic container clean and I don't care who knows it.   And I'll do it again. That is all.

Her Typical Morning

She reaches over and grabs her cell phone to turn off that annoying bubbling brook ring tone that she has set for her alarm. She tries to set the phone down quietly but misjudges the distance from her hand to the the night table and it lands with a loud thud, causing her husband to…

Really?! Another 19 Days?

So,  I was in the zone yesterday. I got up relatively close to on time and got the two high school juniors up and dressed and  out the door. We raced over to my best friend's house and picked up her daughter (also a junior) and dropped her off  at volleyball practice. My kids and…

The Thank Yous 2015

The scholastic year is coming to an end and I am trying to spread as much positive feedback as I can to the people who have made a difference in our family. With that goal in mind, I'm going to send out a great big post of THANK YOUs for all the world who stumbles across…