Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 25 – Fall, weather, obits, recuperating, friends

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Fall – Pumpkins and chrysanthemums are popping up everywhere. The weather has been too warm. I am holding out until October so they last longer. There is nothing worse than a rotting pumpkin on your porch or table. The summer … Continue reading

Passages – Cousins

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My cousin’s husband died. I am the youngest of 50 cousins with the ages spanning 20 years. Many are gone. That comes with being the youngest. Outliving everyone comes with a price. When I was young we all lived close. … Continue reading

R5 for February 15 — socks, technology, winter, deliveries, death

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  The black hole – I lost 3 socks, one half of three different pair, in the dryer last week. It was the dark load so I double checked all the jeans and pants to make sure they weren’t stuck … Continue reading