Archive for March 2013

2 Sure Signs of...Spring? Nah...Sprinter!

2 Sure Signs of...Spring? Nah...Sprinter!
Spring is playing a very good game of hide and seek, too good. Flurries and gray clouds give way to some shiny rays, but being outside–is still–not fun. Puffy winter clothes lay claim to the closet, instead of proper burial in the basement. This month, Sprinter measures our patience. It’s good to know that 2 sure signs... Read more »

When a $49 Steak is Good for the Heart

When a $49 Steak is Good for the Heart
I never thought the day would come. The day that my father would receive his WWII Veteran’s Pension, and the day that he would take my husband out for steak to celebrate. Not just any steak, but Morton’s. My dad had never heard of the aid and attendance benefit for wartime veterans that he applied for... Read more »

Storm Stops Shuffle: Reflections of The Snow Day

Storm Stops Shuffle: Reflections of The Snow Day
It’s 5:00 am. I stumble downstairs to my Mac, click open the high school website and read, “School canceled due to severe weather.” In red letters. Snowed in. We are officially snowed in. Oh, the joy! Can’t drive my junior to 5:30 am baseball practice. Can’t drive to my parents’ retirement home. Scratch that. Will not... Read more »
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Life is Not Black and White, Like Burchell's Zebra

Life is Not Black and White, Like Burchell's Zebra
One of the new style trends for spring is black and white. It’s classic. And I love it. My black and white calendar? Not so much. My black and white attitude about caregiving (for everyone?) No way. Misplacing my carefully crafted schedule a few days ago made me crazy. I couldn’t remember what to do.... Read more »
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    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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