I have a 12 pound bundle of joy in my life. Big brown eyes that will melt your heart – covered with white and silver fur... Oh, and let's not forget his adorable curly tail. His name is Tucker and he's a three-year old Morkie. (Maltese/Yorkie mix, for those of you unfamiliar with the term.) … Continue reading The Lap Dog
Sarah sat at her desk staring at the gift catalog that lay open in front of her. In the background, Herbie the Elf proudly proclaimed he was “I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T” while Rudolph eagerly added his assent.
It was a normal Saturday night. Fresh from her bath, Gracie could still smell the Ivory soap on her skin. As she traipsed down the hall toward the living room, the treads on her footie pajamas made a silly swooshing sound along the carpeting that made Gracie giggle. Grammy was playing the organ, as she … Continue reading The Organ
Most people, when they think of renewed life, think of Spring - the green grass, the budding flowers, the April showers. But, in the last several years September has, for me, come to represent a month of personal life renewal. I shared with you in my last post the celebration of my "sleeve-a-versary". Ninety-three pounds … Continue reading Remembering September
Today is my anniversary. Not my wedding anniversary. My "sleeve-a-versary". For those of you unfamiliar with a "sleeve-a-versary" it's the anniversary of the day I had Gastric Sleeve surgery - weight loss surgery. It was three years ago today. September 9, 2015. This is a big deal to me. I've lost 93 pounds. That far … Continue reading Three Years…and counting
The moment I stepped around the bend, I saw the crowd gathered and my first reaction was curiosity – the morbid, rubber-necking curiosity that arises when we pass a car wreck – when we know something horrendous has happened and we're somehow drawn, even eager, to see it, as long as it hasn't happened to us.
“Oh Great! Just what I needed when I'm already late!” Samantha cried. “A flat tire.” She had no idea how to change a tire. She was pretty sure Dad had tried to teach her once, but, as usual, she paid no attention. Besides, she was in her good work clothes and was wearing her new Jimmy Choo's on her feet! There was no way she was getting down on that road to change a tire!
With it's bright white paper wrap covered in joyful little polka-dots, it beckoned to me! I was very loyal, and no other cool confection would do!
Violet couldn't wait to get home from school! Tuesday was now her favorite day of the week! Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! This was the best day ever! At breakfast this morning, Violet found the prize at the bottom of the cereal box - not stinky old Charlotte. Charlotte always found the prizes and she never shared. … Continue reading The Best Day Ever
Why, I had to slug him! What choice did I have?!