I have learned, though many hours of doubt and agony, that if I need to cancel something, then it always works out for the best for everyone. I used to feel guilty about changing plans, and wasn't happy when someone cancelled on me, but so many times when a plan was changed by me or… Continue reading Unexpected opening
Several years ago, Jack and I went to get our Christmas tree at the tree farm where we have gotten our tree every year since we were married (we actually got married on Christmas eve at that tree farm 12 years ago) but they were sold out. This had never happened before, and we were… Continue reading The perfect holiday plan…I wonder what it will be?!
One day while I was visiting my elderly grandmother in the nursing home, my mother showed up and immediately began trying to orient my grandmother to time and place; asking those standard questions, "Do you know what day, month, year, it is...". At one point my grandmother, who was saying nothing, looked at my mother… Continue reading A new diagnosis
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…
When Jack and I first met, we listened to each other better. There is a comfort level that develops, when people know and see each other day in and day out, but there is also the danger of thinking we know what the person will say next so we don't really listen....don't expect their words/ideas… Continue reading Expect the unexpected