For about a year, I wept over my kids moving out. I mean WEPT. I'd be in a conversation with someone and they would ask a fairly innocuous question about how it's going, and I'd feel the tears welling up. Sorrow was upon me like an overcast day. Granted, it was a tough year: I went … Continue reading Funny Thing About an Empty Nest…
I planned a three-week trip to California - the longest I've ever been gone. But with Katie's birthday on Feb. 28th, her live show closing its run the following week, and my Martha Beck Life Coach conference from March 13-16, I just decided to tie it all together. But we all know what happens to … Continue reading California – What a Ride!!
No more teens at our house. Well, technically, she hasn't been in our house for a little while, but now, adolescence in our family is a thing of the past. I feel a lot like Billy Crystal's mother on City Slickers when she called at 5 a.m. to replay the story of his birth. I … Continue reading Alyssa Turns 20
Today, my mom turns 83. She's still in her own apartment, with her dog, Pepper. She walks him twice a day. She has a variety of friends at her "Over 55" apartment complex - primarily other dog owners. They stick together! On Friday, they had the monthly July Birthdays Party in the activity center, across … Continue reading My Mom’s 83rd Birthday
Just a few photos of my dad.... Related blogposts: Snapshots & Memories: 1920's (Oldtime photos of my dad as a little boy) Holding On to the Side of the Pool (a trip down memory lane for me with my dad) For Some People, It's Just Natural (2011 Father's Day Video for Ron, plus a little … Continue reading Father’s Day Reminiscing
Katie was Alyssa's Maid of Honor at her wedding last weekend. I'd be lying if I said Alyssa wasn't a little nervous about what she might say! Katie really didn't want to do anything except make Alyssa's wedding as flawless as she could. So, 2 nights before the wedding, she and I sat up late … Continue reading Katie’s Maid of Honor “Toast”
When Michael and Kathya flew in from Nicaragua on Sunday, the two-hour layover between flights wasn't long enough. The lines were long in customs and as they ran to their gate (something that changed several times that day), they found themselves 5 minutes late and missed their connecting flight to Austin. It's a little complicated … Continue reading An Impromptu Road Trip Wasn’t Enough?