The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

My dad's last meal was fried clams. Flashback to 1998. Dad was dying of lung cancer. The living room was dominated by the hospital bed sent by hospice once it was clear he could no longer manage the climb to the second floor bedroom. He had been in and out of consciousness for several days … Continue reading The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

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A wrinkle in time

I was with my little son last night, a toddler in his stroller. I packed him up and we headed out to McDonald's for a treat. I went up to the register, placed and received our order, and then pushed the stroller up to a table. I left him strapped in and turned my seat … Continue reading A wrinkle in time

The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Sylvia Wesley! Enjoy! WHO are you? I’m a 61-year-old white woman—wife, mother, nurse, and pseudo-bon vivant! WHAT is your One Brave Thing? Sometimes I feel like just living every day is a Brave Thing and it is difficult to choose a single event!  As a nurse, it seems like so many … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

What goes around

When I graduated from high school, one of the things that I was given was a Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. I know this because, unlike other things I might have been given that day, I still have my Lane cedar mini-keepsake box. One of the reasons that I was so excited to receive it was because my … Continue reading What goes around

Spartanized

This podcast by Jodi Flynn (Women Taking the Lead) with Joe DeSena caught my eye because 1. I love Jodi's Podcasts and 2. My nieces and nephew just completed a Spartan Race (not the first for some of them). Much of the conversation really resonated with me! I was shocked, because whenever I hear about … Continue reading Spartanized

My birthday

  I hope you all had fun with me this week. In addition to the week of cakes, my daughter gifted me with a cake today, bringing my total to eight for the week, and this is the one with which we celebrated with singing and candles. Here is today's cake from Wells IGA: Caramel … Continue reading My birthday

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 2

Day 2, people!! Today's cake is brought to you courtesy of my daughter, who gifted it to me, by way of the Wells IGA. She asked me what I wanted and I told her to surprise me, but to get something she liked, too. Here it is: Carrot Cake Grade: Pass. Not as good as … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 2