Tag Archives: Essays

Precious Little That’s New

Hi, everyone. Over the past few days, I’ve gained some new followers (Welcome!) and it’s made me realize how little I’ve posted recently about…anything. Believe me, it’s not because I don’t care. Some of my lapse is caused by busyness. … Continue reading

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Other Side of the Shovel

And there are the mornings when you wake up and it’s all okay again.  At least for a while. You know the bad feelings will return – they’re as inexorable as the seasons and about as controllable – but they, … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage

Well, the truth is, this blog is going on hiatus.  Not saying I won’t be back (if not here, than elsewhere, in a different blog); just saying that this has run its course for now.  Time is scarce for me, … Continue reading

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All About Perspective

Last week, on the way to the optometrist, I took Mom to the beach in Niantic for an hour. She doesn’t remember any of it.  Not the trip to the optometrist, not the eye exam or multiple tests, not picking … Continue reading

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Yesterday I had my first occasion of burnout since Mom came to live here three weeks and four days ago.  I was upstairs cleaning one of the bathrooms when I both heard and felt the final straw snap.  (She was … Continue reading

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Dog-Paddling Through Life

When Hubby and I started looking for a new house, we decided early on to not purchase one with a swimming pool.  Not because we don’t like to swim (we do), but because of the upkeep involved.  We didn’t want … Continue reading

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Pulling Weeds

Hanging around outside today, playing with the dog and waiting for the guys from Fireside to arrive and deliver our load of ECO Bricks (4 pallets, 4 tons = warm house this winter), I began to lackadaisically and somewhat haphazardly pull … Continue reading

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