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“Slipping Through My Fingers”

While taking down Christmas decorations today, I thought I would make the dreaded process more palatable by playing the Mama Mia soundtrack while I worked.  All was going splendidly and my dance moves were on point when the ABBA song, “Slipping Through My Fingers” started to play.  A lump formed in my throat as I […]

The Art of Being Lazy

It is the day after Christmas and I am exhausted!  I just want to cuddle up on my couch with a blanket, a good book, and relax, just simply relax.  Yet, I can’t help but feel like I should be doing something and I have a sneaking suspicion that the “Laziness Police” are going to […]

Food For the Sake of Tradition

It’s that time of the year when I reach up high to the top shelf of my pantry and pull down my recipe box.  Blowing the dust off the top, I sit for a minute and smile with bittersweet anticipation.  A treasure trove of memories this box contains.  Recipes given to me by cherished family […]

The Language Lesson

Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Most recently, I learned an important lesson through a most unlikely source, my dog, Moose. Let me explain. As my sons neared and entered their teenage years, I have had a nagging feeling in my heart. I know, it is normal and necessary for my sons […]