I am, by heritage, Polish and Italian. By some people’s thinking, the stuff of joke books. Yeah, yeah, yeah. While engaged, my husband and I lived in a very Italian section of Brooklyn. When we moved in, years before the hipsters descended and the quiet store fronts became Bon Appetit destination restaurants, there were old… Continue reading Bocce and Coconut Milk
Yesterday in my yoga class, I decided to do as much of the class as I could with my eyes closed. I’ve noticed that in a yoga class, your state of mind can really run the gamut. Some days, I’m (we’re) feeling chatty and much talk and subsequent laughter ensues during the hour. Other days,… Continue reading Without sight…See.
The past few weeks have been a study in time. It began by visiting a convalescent home where an elder family member is recovering from a fractured pelvis (dang icy sidewalks!). In this rehab unit, the folks are primarily senior citizens, but as we all know, that group varies wildly. Some are spry and merely… Continue reading Old, New and Now
Our boots may still be near the door. Puffy coats may still be at the ready. But look at that calendar over there-it says the magic words….First Day of Spring! Time to put on the ear muffs, as the sound of rejoicing is sure to deafen us. Those pesky weathermen even had the cajones to utter… Continue reading It. Is. Here. (wild applause!)
March 8th. Happy Women’s Day, all you wonderful, dynamic, entertaining, loving, warm, funny, inspirational, creative, sassy-molassy women out there! And even the ones that are kind of milk-toasty and blah…bless you too. Everyone can use a little extra blessing and a day named for them!
The other day, I was in my usual mom flurry. By 9am, I had been awake for only two hours but it had seemed like six, based on all of the things that I had already accomplished. We’ve all had those mornings…and the ones that don’t kill you leave you thinking “hey, I just might… Continue reading Three Little Letters
Not a fever of 103 or 4. A fever that eminates from a cabin: Cabin Fever. And I think everyone I know is suffering from it these days. It’s the epidemic du jour. And tomorrow’s “jour” as well, given the mounds of snow everywhere and that crazy little thing called the Polar Vortex which has,… Continue reading Cabin-Buster