Tag Archives: appreciation

Food Memories

My son came home yesterday for the holiday break. Always an event that makes a Happy Mom.  Over supper, we were chatting about Thanksgiving food, and he shared a memory about his Uncle and an artichoke. You see, my older … Continue reading

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The Blue Pit Crew

I had a scheduled, non-emergency medical procedure this week.  That term “procedure” is so nice, non-threatening and all-encompassing. It could mean anything from a boob job to a colonoscopy. This was neither.  Since this is a blog predominantly about and … Continue reading

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From Meh to Mystery

It is New Year’s Day, 2022.  I’ve spent much of the day giving myself pep talks. The holidays this year, for many of us, have been….ok.  The replies I’ve received most often from other RW’s when asked how their Christmas … Continue reading

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Personal History

When was the last time you wrote a letter?  Not with a keyboard or a touch pad on your phone, but a handwritten letter using pen and paper, then fold it into an envelope, affix a stamp and send it … Continue reading

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Of Possums and Men

My husband broke his foot about a week ago. While his friends are encouraging him to say he did it while competing in the Olympics, like most injuries, it was sustained in a far more simple, day to day way … Continue reading

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But Seriously….

I used to be a more “serious” bicyclist.  Cool gear, longer distances, group events, fundraising rides.  Now I’m a pleasure rider, and I’m amused when some of the serious bikers pass me by.  There they are in their color-coordinated bike … Continue reading

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Word.

We are all in one big inclusive club.  You, browsing through this blog right now, are in it.  The club of readers. Be it articles, blogs, poetry, memoirs, instruction manuals, cookbooks or 700 page novels – there is some reason, something about … Continue reading

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How About Now?

During my usual morning routine today, with my brain running through my classic million or so worries, ponderings and plannings, I paused to flip open a lovely little book given to me by one of my RW BFFs last year: … Continue reading

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Dear Me

Last night I enjoyed reading a well-written short article in the latest issue of AARP Magazine. I will now pause while you all snicker and chuckle over me admitting to not only receiving, but reading, AARP magazine.  Yeah, I know, … Continue reading

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As Luck Will Have It

“Let’s go this way.” “What is it?” “What’s what?” “What?” “What’s what?” Sigh. “I don’t know.” This was a conversation I overheard this weekend between a nurse and an older woman resident at the Nursing Facility where my brother lives. … Continue reading

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