Two Drinks Away

"Life is a banquet, and most poor bastards are starving to death."

(with apologies to Auntie Mame.)

A New Mother’s Day

A New Mother’s Day

Last December, our mother died. It was a short illness, started with flu-like symptoms, ended in sepsis. I knew it was very serious, but really never believed she'd die. She was 79, which doesn't seem old anymore. Mom was a shopper and she loved clothes. Nice clothes....

Happy H-Olive-Days!

Happy H-Olive-Days!

I like olives. I like ’em in martinis (which makes this a perfect subject for Two Drinks Away). And I’ve always enjoyed them as a snack. But I never expected to be writing a blog post about them.

Last Day Alone

Last Day Alone

Well, I've certainly done a lousy job writing a post every day. And, where did the past two weeks go? Right now I've got Philadelphia Story on TV. Kathryn Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for this film. It's got Cary Grand and James Stewart. I wonder if young people...

Still Alone… Day 9

Still Alone… Day 9

I was born into a family of writers, but a writer I am not. So trying to blog, participate in the NaMaBlo, is difficult. It is frustrating because I have all sorts of thoughts bouncing around in my head, but when I sit down to write, I can't think of anything. Forcing...

Days 1 thru 3 of Being Alone

Days 1 thru 3 of Being Alone

I'm on Day 3 out of 15 of being alone for the first time in almost 30 years. I think there's been the random night once or twice, but this is different. My husband, Mark, is traveling with our son in Peru for a couple of weeks. So far, I'm digging it. And I...

Ebola Madness

Ebola Madness

Ebola is a scary disease, and it's a shame that most Americans watched silently while the epidemic hurtled out of control in a few countries in West Africa... and didn't begin to pay attention until poor Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed in Dallas -- after...

Might-See TV

Might-See TV

I was born in the mid-1950's, at the height of the baby boom. I have vivid memories of watching Leave It to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet in glorious black and white. My sister will confirm that as a child, I lived for the Fall Premiere issue of TV Guide, which I...

Don’t Say It’s Ovary

Don’t Say It’s Ovary

Sorry about the title of this post, which was meant to update you on last week's total hysterectomy, when doctors removed my uterus, cervix and yes, both ovaries. I cannot resist a bad pun centered around a movie or song title, so it's a good thing the whole ordeal is...

Over and Ovary

Over and Ovary

I am having a hysterectomy tomorrow and I'm not feeling good. Physically, I'm fine. I am not in any pain, and ever since I entered menopause, I've barely thought about the uterine fibroids that plagued my life with heavy periods and dangerous anemia. They...

Many (not just two) Drinks Away

Many (not just two) Drinks Away

Over the fourth of July weekend, Donna and family came up, as well as my brother-in-law and his wife. The in-laws arrived Thursday and left Monday morning after I went to work. There were a lot of wine drinkers in the room... for days. Some champagne, too. When I went...

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