She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
Recovering Emotionally From River’s Carnivorous Seaweed
Our friends all learned to never go canoeing with me and if they do they better be faster than I am in a kayak.
The teenagers all learned that I won’t baby them, as I am an equal opportunity canoe flipper.
FYI, if you ever decide, (after flipping everyone’s canoes) to float the rest of the way down the river next to your kayak so as to foil anyone’s attempt to “get even”…DON’T!
The Father I Used to Have (and Sea Monkeys)
I finally am able to inhale enough to exhale a sentence from my hypervenhilating…
“YOU DRANK MY PET SEA MONKEYS!”
My God…his face.
His eyes were huge and his head led his body into the kitchen sink.
Who Taught You Everything Bad?
Everything BAD I ever learned, I learned from a cousin!
It was the Fourth of July and a different cousin and I were using cigars to light fireworks down a dirt rural road. I found out that night that not only were we too young to smoke but fireworks were illegal in Michigan.
Diagnosis: Full Blown Spring Fever (even the critters have it)
We get a little extra wacky around here when the weather begins to turn. My husband and I grew up in Michigan and fled for the sunny south. We really, really appreciate not having a white Easter“. . . Signs that spring has entered our lives. This INSANE bird comes and tries to make a […]