It All Adds Up

Archived | January 26, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I’ve been enjoying not having to clear snow daily, and this has given me a bit of time to catch up on inside things. You know. Taxes, scholarship forms, college applications, bills, laundry and a new recipe here and there. All important, but nothing urgent. Not at this point.

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A Sweet Luxury

Archived | January 20, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I’d spent the afternoon reading up on flu cures, and I must say that other than Tamiflu, if you can get to it in time, there isn’t much out there. I don’t have the flu, but it seems to be quite virulent and it may come this way one of these days and I’m inclined to be prepared. I don’t remember my grandmothers running to and fro for doctor visits and prescriptions; they were more about a cup of this or a shot of that, and it always seemed to work.

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Life Chooses for Us

Archived | January 14, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. The kitchen was the warmest room in the house, and that’s pretty much where I spent the evening, putting together a pan of lasagna and baking up some chocolate cherry cake during the show.  Just as Garrison signed off and I slipped in a CD of instrumental music (I favor cello and piano), the phone rang. It was Rosemary, my dear friend from Ohio, a woman I met at a writing retreat in Connecticut over a decade ago. She’s one of those people you meet and you love in one flashing moment.

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Growing Old Isn’t Awful

Archived | January 8, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. It’s been a busy time and things are winding down and listening to the show is just the thing on a Saturday after the New Year begins. The two older kids are still home from college — one going back early, wanting to get things going for her final semester; the other enjoying down time with friends along with some time to himself. And the youngest started up at school on Monday. There’s a lot going on — scholarship renewal forms and applications, college communications, wedding planning, graduation planning, double the grocery shopping — so when my dear friends tell me I’ve been quiet lately, well, what can I say. I feel loud as ever. I wake with energy daily, but it peters out sometimes by dinner. And that’s just how it is. I’m no spring chicken, and — let me tell you — there were a few episodes of gift wrapping where it took me a bit to get up off the floor.

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