Angels Watching Over Me

I had a strange and frustrating day yesterday. I had taken a day off of work to handle an appointment and I was looking forward to an entire afternoon to myself. On the way back from my appointment, about 20 miles from home, my truck broke down. Actually, my husband’s truck that I had borrowed […]

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Gone too young

When children are young, parents are the primary teachers. As they grow up and become adults (even young adults), life is the primary teacher and our role as parents shifts more to cheerleader, sounding board, and bank. It is so tough to not be able to put a band-aid on a hurt and distract them […]

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Tea With…Mom

I have a lot of wishes when it comes to my Mom. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea and a good chat with her. I’m really missing her. My Mom was a coffee drinker in the morning but when I was growing up, my brother and I would always have […]

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Nebraska’s On My Mind

I’ve been trying to write this post for over a week now. Every time I sit down to write about the devastation taking place in my home state, I sit and stare at the screen. I just can’t seem to find the words. Hopefully by now you’ve seen the pictures and videos of the devastating […]

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We both have wings

My Mom should be celebrating her 89th Birthday with me today, but instead, tomorrow is the third anniversary of her death. I still rail against the C word, the cancer that stole her quickly and unexpectedly away from me. But trust me when I say, she most definitely received her wings on the other side. […]

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Dundee Girl asks…

Are we too caught up in the expectations of the season?¬† Dealing with… no that’s not the right words, muddling through a serious illness in the family this month has left me not only exhausted but so far behind my normal Christmas preparations that I can’t catch up. Will my family still have a great […]

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Miss You Dad

I avoid social media on Father’s Day. My Dad’s been gone for over 20 years but it still and will always hurt. The blessing is as time passes you remember the good times and the not so good times fade more. My Dad was a complex, haunted man that grew up way too fast. He […]

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Holy Cow! Grief Hurts

Do you think our bodies can shut down to protect ourselves? The day my Mother died my period stopped mid-stream. ¬†This did not surprise me too much because when my brother died, my cycles stopped for over six months. I chalked it up to such a severe shock to my system. In this case, after […]

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