Archive for May 2015

Tomorrow Is Thursday and I Get to Shower

This is an entry in ChicagoNow’s monthly “blogapalooza” hour where we are challenged with a blog topic and given an hour to write about it.  Here is the topic: Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively — literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect, anything, that you may experience tomorrow. I have a... Read more »

Laminated Wedding Vows

My husband and I just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary.  The ‘ivory anniversary’ it’s called, though, in the large numbers of slain elephants being killed for their tusks, the traditional gift has been changed to “animals.”  Yeah, um, no, we are not exchanging animals to celebrate fourteen years together. One thing I love to do... Read more »

Two Gals Talk TV: Mad Men, an Introduction to our Obsession

I am in mourning.  Katy from I Got a Dumpster Family! is in mourning, too, which helps me feel less alone in my sadness.  Tonight is the very last episode, the series finale of Mad Men. No more Don or Betty or Joan or Roger or Peggy or Pete.  BAH.  I am not ready. One... Read more »

Don't Worry About a Thing

It will be okay.  I know this because if you wait long enough, the sting of initial grief passes, eases, ebbs.  I’ve buried my Mom and daughter, so burying my Dad is not the shock it could have been had this been my first time at the sadness rodeo.  But it still sucks. Today really... Read more »

A Letter to My Sons on Mother's Day

Hey Boys, Sunday is Mother’s Day.  I know this because I have been to the mall three times in the past few weeks (through no fault of my own).  You can’t walk past a single shiny window without being bombarded with the certain way to make your mother happy come this Sunday morning —  BUY... Read more »

Aging Parents: A Promise Kept

My Mom lived the last eleven months of her life with right sided paralysis caused by a bleed out in a brain tumor she didn’t know she had.  She could no longer walk, get out of a bed or car independently, bathe herself, or even wipe. There were cognitive changes and her communication was severely... Read more »