A One-Man Job

A number of years ago, my husband was showing his Great Uncle Abie the house we were in the process of building.  To appreciate this story, it's necessary to understand that my husband has a tendency to do things on a grand scale, usually without worrying much about the emotional and physical fallout that any…

Things I Want You to Know

As much as I love you, my dear family members, here are some things I want you to know. You have possibly not heard them before because...... I am too polite. I was raised to be accommodating. It's my job to make everybody happy. You weren't listening anyway. It's just easier to do it myself!…

Neither here nor there.

  This is the time of winter doldrums, when I would settle for any kind of warm. Unless you are a fan of winter sports, two feet of snow with more arriving daily is the time of "I have had it, get me out of here."  As a woman of a certain age, shoveling is…

Drama Queen

Anyone who has survived raising teenagers is well acquainted with drama.  The more traditional belief is that it relates to girls more than boys, but I think this may reflect the view that what females express is "dramatic" and what males express is daring, courageous, going out into the world and achieving success, or just taking charge…