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My husband and I shared our last dinner as a couple during a blizzard in February. The house was quiet as we made plans over a meal of chicken pie and salad like a thousand other meals, during countless other … Continue reading
I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say this has been the hardest year of my life. My closest friends, who went through much of it with me, agree. And now that it’s over, I am ready to show hardship and heartache … Continue reading
I found some late arrivals in my garden today, long after it seemed to have stopped giving. A hydrangea along the driveway, framed in faded red for weeks, had produced from dormancy a bloom of brilliant blue among those that … Continue reading
I was going through my phone this week, cleaning out contacts, deleting photos, and giving unused apps the heave-ho. I needed to make room for the new operating system, which refused to download, as jumbled as things were. The task … Continue reading
I’ve been having a little trouble lately believing that things happen for a reason. Pretty much everything I need to get me where I want to be, from my house sale on down, has just refused to cooperate, leaving me … Continue reading
My cousin Bobby died last week. It was expected after a long illness, so it shouldn’t have thrown me like it did when I got the call. But my heart sank to a very sad place that I didn’t get … Continue reading