Monthly Archives: December 2014

What would you say?

“Why can’t Aimee and Graydon come over tonight, Mom?”  was the challenge my youngest boy, David presented to me this morning.   He had such sadness in his voice as he slouched in the big arm chair, waiting for my … Continue reading

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The Fibre of my Delight

I am hanging up my dignity for practicality on this post.  If you are looking for clean and pretty read – turn away now.  This one is dedicated to those who may take heed from my experience.  I hope it … Continue reading

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Game Over

I am alone with the smell of freshly cooked onions.  And it doesn’t seem that I am alone as a result.  In fact, their aroma almost assaults my senses as it invades my every breathing space.  It is difficult to … Continue reading

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Waiting for My Boost

I was late getting up this morning.   It may have something to do with my chat with my oldest son, Ben, last night.  I heard him get up at 1 am and went down to see what was wrong. … Continue reading

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Good – Night – Irene

“I think once I’ve had that Benedryl it’ll be good-night” “Good night, Irene!” replied my nurse today at chemo. “How did you know that song?” I asked her feeling rather stunned. “It just came to me”, she stated.  “Why?” “Just … Continue reading

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I too, have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST “Whose woods these are I think I know.   His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here TO watch his woods fill up with … Continue reading

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The S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E of Life’s Moments

Time p-a-s-s-e-s (Double word score) Time stands s-t-i-l-l R-u-s-h (no bonus) R-e-s-t (Triple letter score) S-l-e-e-p.  W-a-k-e Hello and good-bye Givers and takers Joy and pain Health and sickness  (Did you use all your letters?) Peace and strife So much … Continue reading

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Am I More Literate Because I Know Shakespeare?

“A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap and munch’d and munch’d and munch’d…” (Macbeth) Yup.  I still remember that line more than 30 years later.  I have actually quoted it, maybe twice, to entertain my students when we were … Continue reading

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When Do I Dance With Ellen?

When Do I Dance With Ellen? Hmmm.  Life is so busy these days – I’m not even sure I would have time be on the Ellen Degeneres show even if she invited me. Let’s see – next week is chemo … Continue reading

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The Object of My Dejection

I was wondering what angle I was going to take with this morning’s update when I saw a “challenge” offered by WordPress.  I must confess that it is a bit of a cheat to take a prompt from an outside … Continue reading

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