You know how you can’t look directly at the sun without incurring significant ocular damage, right? Not so much with the moon. Last night amid another tedious bout of insomnia, I did just that – went outside, parked myself in a lounge chair and just did a little moon gazing. I let my thoughts roll over… Continue reading The Sun Rises, Sure, But So Does The Moon
Isn't she lovely? She smelled of Arpège and wore "Fire and Ice" lipstick. She baked the best apple pie and blueberry muffins and she cooked the worst hamburgers. She was fiercely devoted to her family and she loved my father with everything she had (her words, not mine). She was the wisest, most compassionate woman… Continue reading With Love to my Mother
The girls and I attended the Easter Vigil Mass this past Saturday night. Of course it was beautiful and uplifting in every way. We sang my absolute favorite hymn,"O Filii et Filiae" (well, it's tied with "Salve Regina", but they're both so beautiful, I can't elevate one over the other) and Iseult managed to not catch her hair… Continue reading Nice Ain’t Kind
I love Valentine’s Day. Really, I do. I love the goofy cheesiness. I love the hoopla. It’s fun and silly and it comes at the right time. We’ve been dealing with nasty, dreary weather forever it seems. Aren’t you ready for a little pick-me up already? But Maeve, it’s just a commercial trap to… Continue reading It’s Valentines Day and I’ll love it if I want to
Not quite, but it feels that way. This year was another "first" for me. One of those bad "firsts". This was the first Christmas where I'm the only one of my immediate family (Father, Mother, brothers, me) still here. People say that time heals wounds and makes hurts go away. I don't think so. I… Continue reading Falling off the end of the earth
If you crawl into bed, turn out the lights, pull the covers over you head and THEN eat the will your body also disregard the calories, fat, sugar, etc? (In the interest of full disclosure, I actually ate the Snickers PEANUTBUTTER Pumpkins, but I couldn't find any pictures of them even on the Snickers website… Continue reading I shall will it to be so!