The Perfect Mother

[Originally published five years ago on my Semper Gaudete blog. Slightly edited.] Today, Mother's Day, I'm going to blog about the perfect mother.Most mothers, both real and fictional, are not perfect; they make mistakes from time to time.  Not even Mrs. March in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was perfect. Remember the chapter called "Jo Meets Apollyon", … Continue reading The Perfect Mother

I’m Back!

It feels so good to be out of bed. I was practically flat on my back for days, drinking mostly ginger ale.... plus some tea.... and nibbling on saltines. I had a blood test three o'clock yesterday morning, and blood tests are very difficult for me because I have itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny yellow polka dot... oops!..... well, … Continue reading I’m Back!

Have You Ever Been A Fire Engine? Oh, I know you weren't... not really. But when you were little, did you ever play that you were a fire engine? Did you make the wailing sound of the siren...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, and go "CLANG, CLANG, CLANG," imitating the bell? Did you make whooshing noises to represent the water coming out of the hose? Did … Continue reading Have You Ever Been A Fire Engine?

Fill In The Blank [Formerly Question Of The Week] (Edited)

Starting today, this blog will have an interactive feature. Everyone is welcome to participate I'll make a "fill-in-the-blank" post every day. Each post after this one will be numbered. When you make your post, please include a link to this one to create a ping back, and/or please tag your post #fitb. And the first … Continue reading Fill In The Blank [Formerly Question Of The Week] (Edited)