Saturday Musings: Feeling it All

Last weekend my babies were home for 9 hours together. For one night we were all under the same roof and I was ecstatic! My daughter and I left for Chicago for an Irish dance competition at 7 am the next morning. It was a LONG weekend. Then on Wednesday my wife had her second…

Saturday Musings: Nothing Ever Looks the Same

Both kids are now at school. My daughter has been there three weeks and my son for 1 1/2 weeks. Each has their own path. My daughter seems to be having fun and said last night that she finally feels she is finding her people. She has met some wonderful people along the way but…

A Short Three Month Sabbatical

What I thought was going to be a couple of weeks off to get myself and my family together to send my two children off to college, get my wife through her knee surgery, and keep myself sane turned into a three month break. We dropped my daughter off at college two weeks ago and…

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)…