As I spent this last Thursday with Shannon quietly sitting in our living room after going out for Thanksgiving Dinner to a local restaurant, the two of us, laughing and having a good time in a corner booth dreaming and cracking jokes. No judgments. I happened to recall Thanksgivings from days-gone-by. Now, don't get me … Continue reading Turkey and Trains!
Last Saturday, November 19th, was the funeral for my friend’s seventeen-year-old son. It was heart breaking and I had not been looking forward to it all week. You see, my friend had ask me to pray the final prayer of the service and for all my wit and humor … I had nothing. How do … Continue reading “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”
I had never really liked to read as a kid. The thought of sitting still long enough to get more than just a few words out was a little absurd to me, it just wasn’t my thing. In fact, that is exactly what they used to ‘punish’ me with as a child, “Sit still in … Continue reading The Importance Of A Book … And Some Time
I know I speak for MANY of us when I say; “Ok, Halloween is ALMOST over, we have ANOTHER holiday coming up that is called ‘THANKSGIVING.’ So just RELAX with those Christmas decorations!” Also, for those of you that feel the need to hang lights from your office ceilings, I realize that I am of … Continue reading …Straight To Christmas.
Back in the ‘70s, when I was of trick-or-treating age, getting ready for Halloween was an Olympic style preparation. Planning, mapping, pattern grouping, directional discussions and weather reports were all the talk at the lunch tables daily. Starting just after mid-September and didn’t stop until the afternoon of the most glorious of holidays, Halloween. Every … Continue reading The “BOO!” Crew
While on vacation, we park our car at a special location that is secure and they give us transport back and forth from the airport. I consider it the last “ride” of the entire trip. The shuttle drivers work very hard and fast to pick you up, get you to your parking spot, unload your … Continue reading One For Us, Two For Them!
This is the exact reason that we plan for one LAST day off before we go back to work. The dreaded “crash” day. You don’t want to unpack when you come home; you can barely keep your eyes open. You have said that you can munch on something when you get home but as you … Continue reading Truer Words Have Never Been Spoken!
It happened! The WORST thing that can happen to someone on a vacation on the other side of the country. Not even 1/3 of the way into our vacation. I am eating a bagel and while chewing … I notice a stone in my mouth … that’s no stone, that’s part of my tooth! I … Continue reading Can You Spell 👑?
As many of you will find out in the next cartoon that comes out this Wednesday, while on vacation in Florida, I accidentally “sheared off a cusp” on my molar. In layman’s terms … I broke a tooth. Terrific. Fortunately while it DID break, the filling that had been in the tooth since I was … Continue reading Embrace The Suck
“No problem Hun, I’ll stay right here while you go hit the gift shop. Bartender, I seem to have an issue here, I am in need of a fruity drink if you please.” I’ve got her this time, she can take all the time she wants, I’ll just pay for this with the cash in … Continue reading One Woman’s Souvenir…!