Trick or Treat

It was Halloween night in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. My great-uncle, a middle-aged man at the time, was home handing candy out to trick-or-treaters. The doorbell sounded, he opened the door, and there stood a beautiful little angel of about four years old, with big blue cornflower eyes and golden ringlets. “Trick or […]

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Miss Peller

With so much negativity and turmoil in the world right now, I thought I would share a “funny” to lighten things up.   Many of you know that I accepted my first book deal back in April, and with its release date scheduled before the end of this year, I am currently finishing the final […]

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#FML Moment 10

I had been having construction going on at my house and the final step was painting. The painter showed up, assistant in tow, and began applying my chosen color samples to the wall. I’m friendly, too friendly I’ve been told – which gets me in trouble most of the time, and obviously the painter was […]

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Dick Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

  “Is Dick home?”  My neighbor’s eight year old grandson was back for one of his visits…and looking for my ex-boyfriend. “We discussed this last time, Noah.  Dick doesn’t live here anymore.” “Why?” Why had been Noah’s favorite word for the last three years.  I finally had to admit, Noah was a little “special”. I […]

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#FML Moment 33

How I imagine myself getting into my car when all eyes are on me… How I actually look, after I’ve rolled my hair up in the window! FML!!! …humor happens Photo Credits:   &copy; Orrim | Dreamstime.com – <a href=”https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-high-heels-legs-image16154980#res10289678″>High Heels and legs</a>

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Hear Me Roar!

“You need to get practical.  Fairytales and falling in love isn’t realistic at your age.  You’re getting too old for all that, and it is time to get serious before it’s too late.” “For Christ sakes, Daddy, she’s only 30!” my mother said in defense of my grandfather’s heinous spiel.   My love life, or lack […]

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Pig Slang

I would NEVER call someone a PIG – and here is why: Pig are friendly, loyal, and intelligent. They are naturally very clean, social, playful, protective animals that love sunbathing, listening to music, and getting massages. Pigs are skilled communicators with more than twenty oinks, grunts, and squeals identified in their vocabulary. Pigs have also been […]

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Chapter 5: The End

Hello summer, and welcome to serenity! –  By the end of June, my mother flew down from our family vacation home in Northern Wisconsin just to drive Officer, Uncle Put, and myself back up. The wheelchair had been returned, I was in two walking casts, and ready to get the hell out-of-town. After firing my […]

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