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Monthly archive August, 2009

Bikes, Books and Bananas

I rode my bike to the library on Friday. For some reason, this made me feel good on so many levels. I love the library, know I need to exercise and am happy when I can conserve fuel and benefit the environment. Okay, the first two are the ones that are really true. The environment...

My August Orchid

My mother-in-law’s birthday is today. She would have been 72 years old but she died from lung cancer almost five years ago. I only got to know her for one short year. I don’t even know if technically she would be considered my mother-in-law since her son and I weren’t married when she died. We...

A Chicken In Every Takeout Box

The effects of the downturn in the economy are far-reaching, sending me way deep in to my kitchen in a way I never even saw coming. And I’m not really happy about it. But I’m managing. My kids, 10 and 12 years old, started back to school on Tuesday and, after a summer in which...

Period, End Of Story

I got my period today. Three days after I got back from Vegas. So at least that was good. It would have really cramped my style if I had gotten it there. No naked Jacuzzi, massages or reckless romps on the sateen Egyptian cotton sheets. But I knew yesterday, call it woman’s intuition, that this...