Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hip Hip Hooray!

How’s that for being upbeat when I certainly don’t feel it? My thought for the day is that I’ve discovered if I’m looking for a way to cheer myself up, I use the maxim, “It could be worse.” It could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

About That Poison…

I spoke too soon. For soon after I posted yesterday’s blog, my mother tripped on an ice cube and fell, shattering her hip. She’s now in the hospital, trying to decide whether or not to have surgery. There’s the risk … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I Love Ya, But Having Said That…

Today’s topic is how we can love the people we don’t necessarily like. Or how come we don’t like the people we are supposed to love… I was talking about that with my friend Ellie who has a tough time … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Love, Relationships | Leave a comment

  I was reading Julie and Julia last night, not that I’m planning to make any of those recipes. What struck me is the commitment each day to make one meal. I decided that this blob – as my mother … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Don’t Worry About Being a Good Wife/Daughter/Mother. Worry About Being a Good YOU!

I grew up being so scared about making the wrong choice. From the clothes I wanted to wear to the things I wanted to do—all my choices were scrutinized and criticized. For that reason, it has been difficult for me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Thing You Can Do For Someone You Love–Leave Them Alone!

 I was talking to one of our six (help!) kids. Tom, third one in line, has just graduated college. Just broken up with his girlfriend. Unsure what to do next. At first I was full of suggestions. Places to go, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Don’t Spit into Your Spaghetti Sauce

This morning I ran into my old friend, Sam. I hadn’t seen him in a while. He told me that his mother-in-law, who had lived with him and his wife for a while, had just died. She was a tiny, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Turning the Negative Into the Positive

  OK, I know that’s easier said than done…But how do we make a lousy situation a little better? I was sharing this concept with my friend, Emma, this morning. She was having a hard time dealing with her boss, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment