Tag Archives: life

The Things We Leave Behind

“Will she live to be 100? When’s Greatma going to get out of the hospital?” Clearly, my six-year-old didn’t understand what I was trying to tell him. My own voice was soft but firm. I didn’t mince my words. “No, … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Christmas Sausage

The holidays really are magical.  There’s the beautiful sparkling tree, the animals dressed as Santa, the boxes of Raisin Bran under the tree…  It’s particularly tough to top the gift of fiber. My paternal grandmother was a legend.  She was… … Continue reading

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Migraines and Ballerina Princess Monsters

I keep telling myself everything is going to work out, but I can’t seem to get my mind to agree.  Instead the pun “homeless for the holidays” keeps reverberating through my brain. We’re not actually homeless, mind you, but we … Continue reading

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Autism and Pumpkin Pie

Remember everything you said you’d never do before you became a parent?  Yeah… that. This past Wednesday, in my mad quest to buy red lentils, I forgot to buy the other ingredient I needed.  So, I asked my husband to … Continue reading

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How to Build a Kingdom Using Nothing but Imagination and Bacon

I should preface this with a brief explanation.  I love America, and have no desire to live elsewhere… unless I’m offered a really good tiara.  As it turns out, when offered cushy chairs and jewel encrusted capes, I can be … Continue reading

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