Archives in Category: Special Events

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One Day

Today Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincided. It’s the first time in over seventy years. The New York Times noted this with great hyperbole, as if you must celebrate one event by ignoring the other. I disagree. Why not celebrate

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A Weekend of Dancing

Yesterday Earl and I saw “A Chorus Line” in South Bend, and today a friend and I saw “The Greatest Showman.” The first was live theatre and the second was at the local cinema. What they had in common went

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Super Bowl Date

My friend Judi and I talk every couple weeks.  She lives in Arlington Heights, IL, where I once lived years ago. In fact, she’s lived in the same house since the early 1970s while I have had myriad address changes

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Done

Today we de-Christmased our house. It wasn’t exactly like defrosting the fridge or delousing something, but it did have the same cathartic quality We were back to where we were before Christmas started.

Earl was at church when

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Back from the Holidays

It’s been over a week since I’ve blogged. It wasn’t intentional, but I know that whenever we have houseguests my personal routine goes out the window.  No piano playing, no reading, no blogging.

It’s natural if you want

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Christmas Day

We were four: Earl, Kevin, Lonna, and me.  And we woke to several inches of snow and blowing winds, which was fine since we had no place to go and no worries about family members coming to us. It was

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New Traditions

In past years, I would be knee-deep in wrapping gifts, prepping food, and tearing my hair on this date, even if I started holiday planning early. It’s the nature of the holiday.

But this year, we are not exchanging gifts

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Christmas Dinner

The number of guests at my Christmas Day table continues to change as my sons and their partners struggle with relationship issues, travel issues, weather issues, and cat care issues.I can’t really solve any of that for them, but whoever

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Bob’s Place

In the end we ate Thanksgiving dinner at Bob Evan’s yesterday. It was easy, which counted for a lot under the circumstances.

We didn’t have to make conversation with other guests; we didn’t have to dress and bring a hostess

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On Balance

Today is Thanksgiving Day 2017, and I lay awake this morning thinking of what to be particularly thankful for.

How about the six weeks I spent with bronchitis which prevented Earl and me from visiting Mexico but still paying for

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