Dreams

Ronni Bennett, of the wonderful Time Goes By blog, asked: What I am wondering is how you experience yourself in dreams. Are you ever older or younger or different in some ways from what you are when awake? Has that changed as you've gotten older? Interesting question. I remember some of my dreams, both good and bad. I have recurring dreams - mostly where I'm trying to climb up or down staircases that become high... Read more →


Firsts

Happy Labor Day! Here's a sampling of this week Sunday Stealing questions - I liked the idea of "firsts," so here you go! Who was your FIRST date? My first official date was Charlie, who went to the all-boys Catholic high school, as opposed to my all-girls Catholic high school. I was a sophomore and he was a senior. We met on a parish Teen Club trip to Hershey Park, where I hung out with... Read more →


I'm Rich!

Wow! I'm rich, thanks to Melania Trump! I mean, seriously, I got the following email just now: I am Mrs. Melania Trump and i am here to inform you that your SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS from white house here in Washington DC is the sum of $20,000,000,00 twenty million us dollars. and the funds will be delivered to you as soon as you get back to me with your Deliver information to avoid wrong delivery..... Read more →


Water Water Everywhere

As I've said before, one of the disadvantages to living next to a river (besides motivational speakers living in vans and people shooting their babies) is the possibility of flooding. The Great Flood of '14 has made us a tad skittish when heavy rains fall. The weather lately has been heavy on the rain. And I do mean heavy. Like torrential downpour heavy. On Monday morning, there was an amazing heavy rainstorm in this area... Read more →


Saturday 9: Love Is All Around

I simply cannot post only once this month, so I declare that it's time for a Saturday 9! Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) This week's song is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a sitcom that originally aired from 1970 to 1977. Were you a fan? Of course! I loved Mary Tyler Moore. I also liked the premise of the show - that a woman could go anywhere, get... Read more →


Under the Big Top

As soon as I saw that Cirque du Soleil's Volta was going to be performed under the big top in nearby Oaks, PA, I knew we were going. I mean, c'mon now - the site in Oaks is a grand total of 4.4 miles away. It's like an order. I love Cirque du Soleil. Joe and I went to the first show way back in the 80s in (I think) Tysons Corner, VA, before the... Read more →


A Dual Celebration

The day after I finished chemotherapy, we threw some stuff in a bag, dropped the cats at the vet, and jumped onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Our destination? The Omni Bedford Springs Resort, where we spent our 35th wedding anniversary. This year is our 38th, so we decided to celebrate the end of chemo and our anniversary with a big old splurge. So we went back to Bedford Springs. Our room was in the historic wing,... Read more →


The Best Bell

I have rung many bells in my time - school bells, dinner bells, silver bells, Taco Bells - but the bell I rang today was the best bell of all. See, there's a tradition in the chemo world that you ring a bell when you finish your last chemo treatment. Who am I to buck tradition? Ringing the best bell. See that lovely tiara? It's not mine, even though I bought it. Actually, I bought... Read more →


Rations

Here's an interesting little piece of history from World War II - a War Ration book. It's only the cover, because Mom used the stamps to buy rationed goods, like sugar, meat, and canned goods. I'm guessing that each family member could get one, because this book is for John Wise, my older brother. (He died before I was born.) What I find fascinating are the instructions on the back, particularly the warning on the... Read more →


So You Know That Thing? It Happened!

So, I've been writing about the Thing since 2008, wishing for it, wanting it, hoping against hope, only to be disappointed every year. The Thing, you see, is the Stanley Cup, hockey's Holy Grail. I've been a hockey fan since 2004, when my sister took me to a game and I was instantly hooked. Joe and I became season ticket holders in 2008, and didn't give them up until we moved up here to enemy... Read more →