Yesterday was my mother's 85th birthday. She wanted to have lunch at the Olive Garden, so that's what we did. At first I thought, "Couldn't you choose a better restaurant than that for your 85th?" but it didn't surprise me, and I didn't say anything. My brother and his family came up and we all… Continue reading You see…
I was 22 when my oldest son Tom was born. I had always wanted to be a mother, and didn't have any idea of how young I really was. I was also completely overwhelmed by the responsibility of 24/7 care of another person. I remember one day saying to my mother, "I didn't know that… Continue reading A day to celebrate!
I drove to Burlington, Vermont yesterday to meet with both of my sons and Lindsay (Tom's girlfriend), and to stay with Tom and Lindsay in their new place for the night. It has been an intensely happy 18 hours for me. I love being with them; could just sit and look at them and be… Continue reading A birthday question
Today is my son Matt’s 30th birthday. I am not going to see him, I hope I might get to talk to him. He is currently in Nome Alaska, working on a show for the Discovery Channel and is busy living his dream. Spending the summer in 55 degree rainy weather, working 18+ hour days… Continue reading Matt