Category Archives: Seasonal celebrations and observations

Terms of endearment (and other gibberish)


Twas nearly 40 Valentine’s Days ago when Tom first called me his little boogma. I was so thrilled to be anyone’s boogma, especially his, that I loved the sound of it. I didn’t even stop to think how he might have … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The power of squirrel media


Hard to believe it’s been three years since I first hit the Publish button on this baby. Looking back, I’m once again thrilled and humbled by those of you who continue to find me, however you can, and apparently aren’t … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 3 Comments

Dads of daughters


It was a Sunday in mid-June when we had to summon my Dad to dislodge a mouse that had been trapped inside the drain in the laundry room sink since early spring. My mother, my sister, and I were standing at the top of … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 3 Comments

My Mom’s special because…..


“For you, Mumma,” said Becky. It was almost Mother’s Day circa 1991 and she’d just finished her first “uptah camp” breakfast of the season: a Pop Tart skillfully warmed in the toaster oven, our favorite appliance, and handed to her … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Mindfulness, health and healing, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sweet everythings


I was in the Mexico Walmart the other day when I heard an exchange that warmed my heart like only eavesdropping in Walmart could. “So, for Val’tine’s Day, you want candy or flowahs?” a guy asked his sweetie. “You ain’t gettin’ both.” … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 2 Comments

Dashing, stashing, wedding crashing


‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving and, as usual, the Oquossoc PO was abuzz over hot topics impacting our tiny community. Who was coming to dinner. Who was going away. Who had to cook what for which relative, and who found a … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Staying past September


“Dock’s out,” Tom announced. “Boat’s out, too.” “Yup, I know,” I said, even though I was pretty sure he knew I knew ’cause he saw me watching the whole process from my “office” window. Out here, stating the obvious is … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Mindfulness, health and healing, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Roping in readers


Woah…hard to believe it’s been two whole years since I gave birth! Not to a baby—at least not the kind that squeals and squirms and grows up to need braces, a room in the house you avoid at all costs, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Seasonal celebrations and observations | 2 Comments

Procrastin-ista


You know the commercial. The girl’s never teetered off the pavement in her outrageously silly shoes. She’s wearing some sort of paisley scarf, a tweed skirt and a blouse more ruffled than a partridge on the prowl. Only the blouse is pink, and … Continue reading

Posted in Remodeling and reorganizing, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 1 Comment

From Daddy’s little girl


(Author’s Note:  The following is from my writing archives (circa 1988). I post it in honor of my stashed-away memories—of my dad, of spending my best Father’s Days in Rangeley—and, especially, of Helen and Becky and their awesome fishing/adventure buddy, Tom.) Dear Dad: Mom said I … Continue reading

Posted in Family and friends, Seasonal celebrations and observations | Tagged | 3 Comments