Even before my foot hit the scale, I knew. If you have to ask your husband or a trusted friend if you look like you have gained weight, you already have your answer. The only real question; How much extra weight have I gained? The red digital number appeared to be pulsing as I stared down into the scale. For whatever reason, I just was not expecting THAT number.
Years ago I made a vow to never allow my weight to surge beyond THAT number. Most women understand this and have…Continue
A recent episode of Antiques Roadshow evaluated a painting by Edward Volkert titled “Avon Hills Pasture.” The Roadshow expert complimented Volkert on his ability to capture the light of the sun in the work and appointed him “the supreme cattle painter so dedicated to detail he would visit slaughter…Continue
About twenty years ago I met my biological mother for the first time. Those first impressions sure can be lasting, especially when we greeted each other for the first time. She met me with a pat on the back and a good old fashion side-hug. Sad to say, but the side-hug left me feeling sort of relieved.
Truthfully up till last year the side-hug was a staple in my daily life. To say I am not touchy-feely is an understatement. Hugging strangers, or greeting someone with a bear hug, left…Continue
The very early phone call from my daughter sent me scrambling for substitute instructors for my morning classes. Our two year old grandson was sick and I would be the designated toddler care taker for the day. Before the sun began its slow morning creep above the trees, the movie “The Incredibles” began its daylong marathon.
Nearly everyone who has ever taken care of a toddler can relate to movie marathons. After a certain number of viewings, the lines are memorized and surprisingly,…Continue