Recently I was singing “Raindrops on Roses, and Whiskers on Kittens, Bright Copper Kettles, and Warm Woolen Mittens…” My 10-year-old granddaughter, without looking up from her artwork, asked “Why are you singing an Ariana Grande song?” If you have followed my blog you know that my favorite source of entertainment and laughter is this fabulous child. First of all, I didn’t know Generation Z owned … Continue reading Raindrops on Roses
I sit in the parking lot of Taco Bell and watch the clock on my dash board. I’ve decided to walk inside at precisely 11:40. Breezy’s lunch period this 4th grade year is 12:15 to 12:45. She wants her food to arrive in the office at 12:09. 12:09. She was very specific about that. She said she’d be at recess just before lunch and would … Continue reading Grub Hub Delivers
My appointment was at 8:30 a.m. I arrived in the second waiting room about 9:45 after having the first stage of treatment. As I walked in I said aloud, sort of to the surgical tech who escorted me, but mostly to myself, “Ay. They’re all wearing bandages!” It was my attempt at an allusion to a line in the 1960 movie The Grass is Greener. … Continue reading Welcome to Mohs!
“Writing is the high alchemy of the soul that combines words and ideas to create magic.” Sharif Khan Tower of Twins was born April 16, 2015. I started a blog because I enjoy writing and think it’s no fun if no one reads what you write. And so here’s how I got started. First Blog Post Ever But I had a couple of other reasons … Continue reading It’s my first blogiversary
I am an award-winning drama queen. OK, so I haven’t won an Oscar, Emmy, or Tony. I’m not sure what the name of the award was that I did win. So, let’s just call it a Hessie (in honor of my high school drama teacher). As a senior in high school I won “Best Actress in the District.” The district included six high schools. It’s my … Continue reading Drama Queen
I have a number of recurring dreams. Some of them are very common. One of them is any number of variations of where I just stop going to history or math or physics without officially withdrawing….I get an F for the course and I scramble around frantically to see if I can fix it. Twenty plus years after I graduated with a Ph.D. I still dream I haven’t finished my … Continue reading Bearded Lady
It’s no secret that I had cosmetic surgery over the Christmas holidays. I look significantly younger, so it’s hard to hide the change….and who wants to anyway? I didn’t tell my son and his family prior to the surgery. I had scheduled it seven months earlier and didn’t want them to worry about the surgery or my recovery. So when he and my four-year-old granddaughter … Continue reading Face Lift
I grew up during the Cold War. Some of you might remember the Civil Defense yellow and black signs that identified the location of nuclear fallout shelters. We had emergency drills much like fire and severe weather drills. If you think about, it was really a weird time. But it didn’t seem strange to us back then; it was just life in the 60’s. We had … Continue reading Cold War
Living in the moment becomes more important the older one gets. My 4-year-old granddaughter is teaching me that. She is playing t-ball for the first time this year. The other day I went to her practice. When I arrived she was “in the circle” standing just behind the “pitcher.” If you know t-ball then you know that the coaches actually do the pitching and the … Continue reading Play Ball!