Today as I ride along the familiar route to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, I think of all the times I have bumped along the potholes of 28th Street, turned left on 10th Avenue, entered the ramp and circled the dark floors to park, find the floor and suite where we were expected. There was a Tuesday [...]
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"With the words, You are a grandmother... I became something different than I'd ever been before." Anna Quindlen from Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen At Orchestra Hall with Louis to hear Cantus sing with Sweet Honey in the Rock, 2017. For the first time, my husband (aka Papa) and I (Didi) took care [...]
One of my little rituals while at the cabin is to fill three small vases with the blooms and greens I gather from my first walk. I grab my scissors and walk the yard, driveway and road ditches. I guess you could say I forage for flora. Flora is the plant life of a particular [...]
I know the trip will set me back a couple of weeks in spring-time when I watch the green recede with each mile we travel north. But I am happy to go back to an earlier spring. I know how short lived it is.
Kids with happy faces on bikes, riding ahead. Mom peddling to catch up. That is what parenting feels like, always a little out in front. Sometimes you need to stop and trust that things will be okay.
You can have the other words - chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace, I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it." -Mary Oliver
"The Woman who is chic is always a little different. Not different in being behind fashion, but always slightly apart from it." Emily Post
Gardening has its rewards, keeps us connected to something bigger.
HRH Elizabeth lost her last corgi. The palace reports the Queen is gutted by the loss of Willow, last in the royal line. Corgis are fresh in my mind after seeing one beg at the table of Winston Churchill and King George II in Darkest Hour. And of course if you watch The Crown, corgis [...]