A Toast to Barbara

I woke up to a FB alert…60s Franciscan Earthenware in the Starburst pattern…was I dreaming? The bursts, the dots, the memories of these dishes in my Aunt Jean’s kitchen cabinets. Swoon. Quickly asking if they were still available I waited for a reply, was I too late? Private message again, reply on the FB post…me!Continue reading “A Toast to Barbara”

Prom

I didn’t go. Uncomfortable in my skin, not dating anyone, unable to embrace the “just go with a friend” thing, I stayed home and sobbed in my bed…very teen angsty. My choice, my loss. Prom in Pleasantville is dreamy, no limos, kids pile onto buses, traveling drink and drug free (or so we like toContinue reading “Prom”

Sugar Sigh

Last week I was chatting with my sister-in-law about the merits of Bubble Yum, Hubba Bubba, and Bubblicious. We both agreed Bubble Yum was the best…which is important, no need for family conflict on crucial matters. My nephews politely listened, a bit confused as we gushed and critiqued the attributes of the gums of ourContinue reading “Sugar Sigh”

Cherish

Four hours into today and it has been chock full of goodness…tea outside in the garden with the birds; a visit to Rockefeller State Park to see the peonies; a game of Scrabble where I kicked the Scrabble champion of this household’s butt; and some early dinner prep, marinating chicken so it’s super delicious later…allContinue reading “Cherish”

Miss Kat

There are those who look back and remember all the hurts, problems, and pain…others who choose to remember the goodness…and others who remember nothing at all. I like to remember the goodness. I do not forget the hurt, I just file it further in the back. When my daughter was in Kindergarten a flyer cameContinue reading “Miss Kat”

It’s Kinda Funny

Evidently Mother’s Day is a bit controversial. In the last few days I have seen articles and essays by some pretty vocal Mother’s Day haters. What I have learned…Mothers are not all that; being a mom is not a career and should not define you; some moms suck; not all women can become mothers, aContinue reading “It’s Kinda Funny”