Christmas Sweet and Bitter

One of my favorite memories is my whole family together on Christmas Eve, trimming the tree together. My mother was born in Norway, and the tradition (at least in those days) was to put the tree up on Christmas Eve, so somehow she convinced Dad to go along with it). To help set the mood, … Continue reading Christmas Sweet and Bitter

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ok people, time for a vote. How much of a deadbeat grandmother am I if I don't want to go to my granddaughter's fourth birthday party at the local bowling alley for two hours tomorrow? The other guests will be all friends and family of her mother's and some mutual friends of Evil Son #2. … Continue reading Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Best Laid Plans, and all that

So today was slated to be the beginning of a new reality for me, where I began my days at 4:30 to start my life as a mass transit commuter. However, it seems fate had other plans. Although I was woke up on a few times, and then finally was fully awake at 3:00am I … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans, and all that