Mama, the genie

My mama was SO organized.  She would alphabetize my spices, arrange my cupboards, fold my laundry.  Her closets were perfect, her cupboards enviable.  She had many talents and one of her best was her ability to sew.  From a young age, she sewed.  Into a young adult, she sewed for others.  Suits, dresses, baby clothes.  […]

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I still have two of your voicemails. Those voicemails riled me up when you left them. Marry that sweet man of yours! you told me. You loved Anthony the moment you met him. And why wouldn’t you? He exudes loving patience, something you had so little opportunity to experience in your life. Just drive to Vegas […]

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WORD

  A short and sweet blog for this beautiful Monday morning. For the last five years I’ve gotten into the habit of having a word of the year.  It started with my mama when she got hooked on the word “excellent”.  This 60+ year old woman hooked on a bohemian hippie term from surfer dudes, in […]

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Breaking Tradition

Two plus decades and several children ago, in my mid-20s with the energy of a jack rabbit who took lessons from Martha Stewart, we planned Thanksgiving Holiday in our new home with the whole Fam Damily. I was several years into my Bon Appetite monthly magazine subscription and sat down to plan Thanksgiving Dinner ahead of […]

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PIR November 6, 2009

But of course, we would never have missed Alex’s boot camp graduation (also known as Pass in Review “PIR”). That included his parents, his two siblings – the 9 year old who had coughed his way through the last two weeks, two doctors appointments, three prescriptions and an ED visit only to be told maybe […]

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Remembering My Sailor On Veterans’ Day

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of what I wanted to post for Veterans’ Day. I have so many family/friends to thank for the service and have the fear of leaving someone out in my thanks. So, instead, I have decided to tell ALL Veterans THANK YOU for your service, all branches, throughout the […]

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The Leftovers

I started a new television series today on HBO called The Leftovers. The story is based on a paranormal event that occurred on October 14th across the United States wherein several thousand people of all ages “departed”. They vanished from the earth with no further trace and the viewer is left to witness how those […]

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Life on Jaye Street

There are several things I believe in life. I believe that most of life’s everyday problems can be solved with a wine cork, duct tape, a tide stick, handi-wipes, bottled water and a tube of lipstick. Case and point. A wine cork can be used to fix a broken sprinkler head when you realize that […]

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Dear Chip, I’m breaking up with you.

I am embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t recall how we met. I would imagine my mama introduced us as I’m sure you had the same love affair with her (In fact, I’m most certain of it). I am more embarrassed to admit that I am as hot for you now as the first […]

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