The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Actually, I prefer July and August, but if there’s anything to recommend December, it’s the holidays. Christmas looks very different this year; Will and I no longer host the holidays in our big house on the hill. It feels weird, even though this Christmas is much better than the last. Back then we were onContinue reading “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

Gratitude Journal: The Bipolar Edition

Well, this post is a little late for Thanksgiving, but I’m nonetheless thankful for a number of things (and people) I tend to take for granted the rest of the year. Here are a few of them: I’m thankful for stability, which in all the time I’ve been actively battling bipolar disorder, I never thought I’d find.Continue reading “Gratitude Journal: The Bipolar Edition”

Break It Down

The work of breaking down a household—not to mention sifting through the memories of a place where a good portion of our lives happened—continues as our time here grows short. We have one week before we have to be out, and we aren’t going to make that deadline even though we’re getting help from our son and hisContinue reading “Break It Down”

Isn’t She Lovely

This is going to be a very short entry because I’ve spent a good portion of the day in the presence of my lovely one-week-old granddaughter, who is quite possibly the most elegant baby I’ve ever met. Her cry is barely a whimper, her eyes already able to gaze directly into yours, her snuggly little body a perfect fit.Continue reading “Isn’t She Lovely”

Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch…..

We got Sis all moved out/in today in a matter of only about two hours, thanks to the combined efforts of my oldest girl and her husband (and a bit of dog-sitting and door-holding by Will and me). Now we can use our garage door to go in and out again like we usually doContinue reading “Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch…..”

It’s A Family Affair

Sometimes I feel sorry for my kids, particularly the two who aren’t firmly attached to any one significant other right now. Actually, the one I REALLY feel sorry for is the new love interest they bring home to meet a family in which—as my younger daughter so delicately puts it—there are some ‘irregularities’. Actually, what she told her new boyfriend was that her dad’sContinue reading “It’s A Family Affair”

‘Twas The Day After Christmas

…..and all through our home, the only critters stirring were the dogs and their bones. Well, the bones themselves weren’t actually stirring, but between our Pug and my sister’s Pomeranian, there’s been a major bone of contention. They’re both spoiled rotten, and they’re both “only dogs” so they get plenty of loving attention at home. But put theContinue reading “‘Twas The Day After Christmas”