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The Last Breakfast

June 7, 2008

I had an early morning appointment for radiation and then in the late afternoon a meeting with the oncologist for chemotherapy. It was getting more and more difficult to eat “real” foods, so I thought I would treat myself to the breakfast buffet at the Sheraton down the street from the hospital. The sausage links are great there. (more…)

A Herd of Mooses

November 25, 2007

It all started when McDonald’s was giving away those beanies. One of my kids was a manager at the local store and he got me my first moose. TFMoose rode shotgun in my car for years. In our little group, we each had our animal: pig, cow, penguin, crab. And that started this insanity. (more…)

Why Is Everything So Big?

November 11, 2007

I spent part of today cleaning out the refrigerator. That was a gruesome job. Every time I throw out what was once perfectly good food I flip back to the day when all I had in my house was a pound of cheese and two pounds of soda crackers until the next payday two weeks away. But that’s another story for another day about the kindness of friends.

As I was throwing out the jar of spaghetti sauce, I kept thinking about the small jars I used to be able to find in stores. I keep looking for them, but they are nowhere to be found. I got to thinking, “Where have all the small cans gone?” (more…)

QUIET!

November 5, 2007

It’s Saturday morning. I want to sleep. It’s been a rough week and all I want is a few extra hours of rest. But Saturday morning is the day my neighbor upstairs cleans house. She doesn’t just clean house…she cleans house to music…very loud music with a heavy bass that throbs through the ceiling. I give up and join the community of noise pollution. I turn on the TV to cover up her noise while I wake up, have my coffee and write. (more…)