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

Working the Thanksgiving Holiday

Every so often, I work on Thanksgiving. This is one of those years. I am a nurse. It happens. This year, I had plans to get my go-to working-on-Thanksgiving-quick-and-easy-dinner menu items, but then I got sick with the worst head cold of my life. I didn't feel like going anywhere to buy anything for any … Continue reading Working the Thanksgiving Holiday

Be kind

I recently had the pleasure of travelling to meet hundreds of like-minded individuals and as part of this adventure, we all went out for dinner together (I know) at a restaurant that (I daresay) is not used to receiving parties of this size routinely. We blew them away. The kitchen went under in about thirty … Continue reading Be kind

There’s nothing for lunch!

Okay, I am home and supposed to be writing, but I need to eat. I want something that I have here already so here's what I've got: Egg salad (Here's my recipe) 2 eggs, hardboiled  (I like to cut my eggs up with a slicer. It looks purty that way) Mayonnaise (I am currently using … Continue reading There’s nothing for lunch!

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