Archives in Category: Me/Family

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Staycation

It’s Monday and I’m at home, intermittently sleeping and running to the bathroom while waiting for a kidney stone to bid farewell. It’s a new experience, one that will never make my favorite top ten list.

To pass the time,

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Compliant

I woke up this morning feeling as if I were having an out-of-body experience. Yes, I remember I’d spent part of yesterday in the Emergency Room and that I have a kidney stone. Yes, I remember I was drugged to

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Painful!

It came on suddenly as I practiced piano. One minute I’m pounding through “Great Barrier Reef,” and the next my stomach is pounding in its own right. The former piece is about the Great Reef in Australia in all its

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Projects

Recently I posted about several things on my To Do List that have languished there. (See August 5, 2019.) Today I started making headway on them. I actually changed the furnace filter, only nine days late. I started a project

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Birthday

Today is my current husband’s eighty-fourth birthday. (See yesterday’s blog if you think he is the father of my sons.) Who knew we would ever get this old?

Who knew he would still be working? And have the constitution of

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Anniversary

Fifty-four years ago today I married the father of my two sons. We were college sweethearts and wed as soon as I graduated. He was two years ahead of me and waited as I suffered through Metaphysics and sailed through

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To Do

I am an inveterate list maker. By the day, by the week, and by the when-I’m-caught-up-with-the- day-and-the-week. If you’re wondering what this last category is, it’s all those projects I want to do but don’t have a deadline for. Or

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Ice Balls

When I was in grade school, an ice ball was what the boys lobbed at the girls on the way home from school. They were harder than snowballs and left a temporary permanent mark if one connected with an uncovered

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Odd

Both Earl and I are only children; you would think that makes us kindred spirits. It doesn’t.

Instead, each of us thinks our way is best. We know the best way to set the table, park a car, handle a

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Why We Came

Every year the extended McDonald Family has a reunion. Nobody seems to know exactly when it started, but I’m guessing it was at least 30 years ago. I remember returning to Lowville for it with my husband and my son

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