The Next Adventure

As a family we love to go to places we’ve seen on TV shows. If you’ve been on the Food Network or the History Channel we’ve noted that we want to visit you. My husband decided that to celebrate his 50th birthday he wanted to see something from Mysteries at The Museum – as well…

29,200,000,000

Tomorrow my husband joins me in the club of people who have traveled “around” twenty-nine trillion miles. We have made this arduous journey around the sun, hurtling on a rock through space at 67,000 miles per hour fifty times. Like Indiana Jones said, it’s not the years…it’s the MILES. That’s a lot of traveling. I…

My Neighbors Will Be On The News

What I learned Friday morning is that my neighbors will, without question, let me die if a killer is ever attacking me outside. That’s a pretty harsh indictment and one I like to think is NOT reciprocal but maybe after Friday morning it is. I’m not terribly fond of them any way, truth be told….

You Might Be Tempted

The day after a seizure and  a late night in the ER you might be tempted to pull a full stop to your life for a while. After all, we were told we were very unlikely to ever experience another seizure. In fact, we were told it was about a 70% chance that it would…

The Case Against Coco Wheats

I am a hot cereal person. I love hot cereal.  Part of this is due to having grown up in a place where they didn’t cancel school unless the actual temperature got to ZERO. My mother believed that a nice bowl of hot oatmeal was like an inner heater that would keep me from freezing…

That’s The Breaks

The other morning I was having an autism morning. What that basically means is that if it could be stressful, annoying, upsetting or damaging to property in some way – it was happening. I was jostled out of bed by my Charlie rushing into my room yelling WET WET WET. This means he’s wet through….

It Could Happen To You

I have an affliction. It’s like a curse. In fact, it’s an annoyance. It seems that somewhere in my adult life my body started reacting to the suggestion of things that aren’t there. It’s like a form of psychosomatic illness except it’s not an illness. Let me explain. I was an avid coffee drinker for…

Seize The Day

My mother, when discussing the tragedy or misfortune of others would always say “There but for the Grace of God go I,” as a talisman, prayer, shield perhaps against that very thing visiting us/her. She felt like it was  important to recognize what’s not wrong in your world. Everyone has misfortune, she’d remind me, yours…

Forbidden Fruit

There was a famous story in the house I grew up in, about how I once ruined my mother’s brand new carpet. It was a tragic story, one that involved me, a sippee cup, a pop-pop and some grape Tang. It went like this. My parents moved in to what was a brand new town…

Magic Wands and Massage Tools

One of my good friends recently searched MAGIC WANDS online with her daughter, much to her CHAGRIN almost immediately afterward.  If you haven’t done this, I strongly encourage you to do so – without your children nearby. I thought, to relieve her embarrassment, I’d share my own HORRIFYING memory of a similar subject.  Let us…