Saturday Musings #8

Eighteen summers. This is a mantra we repeat often in our house, eighteen summers. That is the number of summers we have with our children before they are leaving for school, jobs, or life. I am lucky I have had all eighteen years. So many of my friends never had eighteen years with their children….

Another Musing #7.5

Today I normally put out top 5 recipes for … I will do that tomorrow. Today I am thinking about graduation and changes in our life. When my daughter was born she needed surgery when she 10 days old. I had stayed up for several days with her during her testing and refused to leave…

Saturday Musings #7

Tomorrow is the big day. He is ready. We are ready. This seems drag on forever and ever. When my daughter graduated because she was in an on-line program there was one optional graduation picnic and graduation. That was it. None of the other 150 concerts, convocations, lectures, honors ceremonies, parades, etc… just to get…

Saturday Musings #6

I will be back to regular postings and writing hopefully next week. Our celebrations are coming to an end soon. This week it was our 25th anniversary, we actually snuck out to dinner just the two of us, last Chamber Orchestra concert, last day of school, and senior breakfast. We are eating take out far…

Saturday Musings #5

These last two weeks of school for my son are bringing us so many “lasts” and lots of tears of gratitude. But, in the back of my head I am holding onto the fact that there are so many wonderful “firsts” ahead for us and him. I know that his high school graduation will bring…

Saturday Musings #4

Things are speeding up. Last night was prom for my son. From the time he was little you wonder (and worry) about where life will take him. For us it was how is he going to make it in this world if we are not here and will he ever have friends? Well, last night…

Saturday Musings: Week 4

Sitting last night with my son trying to find a time for he and his friends to get together he suddenly had the realization that there wasn’t much time left before the end of school. Because seniors don’t take finals in our district they get out of school 2 weeks early. He will be done…

Top 5 Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Moms?” – April 2021

It’s interesting to see each month what are the top recipes each month. There is a brand new one that was the topped searched recipe on my log the “Jimmy Dean Crustless Quiche.” The other 4 were repeats from past months with a new order. The “Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Sauerkraut” is going on…

Saturday Musings: #3

I have been in Physical Therapy for the past month and a half. During this time they have been working on my back and hips. I have severe arthritis that I am working on keeping limber. The problem is about 4 weeks ago my “good knee” (the one I lead with going upstairs and down)…

Saturday Musings: 2

This is a year of significant birthdays in our house. I am the only one in our house who doesn’t have a birthday during this six week period. My baby boy turns 18 and my big girl turns 21 this year! The passage of time has never really bothered me until recently. I always tried…

Saturday Musings: 1

I have decided to change up my Saturday postings a bit. I had been doing a Checking In weekly during the past year. Then I got to the year mark and decided Covid-19 wasn’t going to be going any time soon so I needed to find another way to think about this time. I had…

Checking In: Day 371

Week 53: So after 10 days after my first shot I got Covid arm. I got a big red bump that is about 2″-3″ in diameter. It is hot and itchy. After calling my doctor we are thinking all my health problems over the past two weeks are linked back to the shot. I am…