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Monthly archive December, 2009

My New Year’s Evolution

New Year’s Eve is upon us. As usual, our plans for tonight didn’t solidify until a few days ago because we’ve been a little busy. I’ve had family around and have been in and out of town with them and with the kids. Then, some friends who used to live here, but moved away, decided...

Plea to Dana Carvey

My brother, who is a Very Important Person, and his family came to town last week. Before they arrived, he and I exchanged some emails, making plans for while he was here and setting up a night for my husband, the restaurant owner and cook extraordinaire, to whip up something special for dinner. My brother...

Tidings of Shalom (and Comfort and Joy)

Tonight is the eighth, and last, night of Hanukkah. And what a Hanukkah it’s been. I was ready for it this year and did a lot of my shopping on-line. Eighty percent of the gifts were wrapped and ready to be given before the first candle was lit. I also added a third menorah to...

Hard 8 Birthday

Today is my 44th birthday. And I’m fine with that. I’m not one of those people who dislikes getting older. I’m having too much fun to care. And besides, not much has changed since I turned 43. I’m writing more, reaching a broader audience beyond my parents and their friends. I don’t have too many...

Brother’s Milk Thistle

Thanksgiving is over. I’m back from my cruise. My laundry is done and my beer bloat is receding. I’ve loaded all my trip photos on to my computer. As I sit here a few days later and look at all the pictures for the 100th time, I am still getting the biggest shit-eating grin on...