Category Archives: memories

Get outta Dodge! Who knows what you’ll find?

About a month ago, my stepsister offered us a week in her condo in Kirkwood, Tahoe. It would work out well with my son’s week off from school, but a ski vacation…really? Now? It felt extravagant. But I said to … Continue reading

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Have you had your pink lady today?

Went to our neighborhood farmer’s market today and as “the apple guy” gave me a free apple to eat while picking out some pink ladies, I was reminded just how good it is to eat something in it’s natural state. … Continue reading

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Can’t wait to watch the Commercial Bowl…I mean, the Super Bowl this weekend!

My husband has been on the road for the past two years, so consequently, my son and I have done a lot together and new little traditions have popped up. One such tradition is watching the Super Bowl together, or … Continue reading

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Respecting her choice…accepting a friend’s suicide

Losing a friend is hard. Letting go of someone who has chosen to not be in your life anymore, losing someone to an illness or an accident is horrible. Losing a close friend to suicide holds it’s own special sadness … Continue reading

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Remembering Martine…the chocolate cake of my French maman

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this and reading “For Ginnie” at withoutamicrowave.wordpress.com inspired me to do it today. Martine was my French Maman. She was my mentor. She taught me how to cook and over 20 years … Continue reading

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