Surviving Sorrow

In the past twenty-four hours I’ve received calls from two friends who wanted to talk about how to love a grieving mom. One has a friend who lost her unborn baby last week. The other is loving a mom who’s son took his own life over the weekend. It’s not unusual for us who’ve experienced…

Tex-Mex Lasagna

One of my kids’ favorite meals was Tex-Mex Lasagna. It’s easy and fast to prepare plus it’s great reheated. 2 pounds extra lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 can Mild Rotel 1 can Original Rotel 4 cans Ranch Style Beans Flour tortillas 2 pounds shredded cheese (I use Mexican blend) Seasonings – garlic,…

Pandemic Haikus

From Marriam-Webster A friend suggested we write Pandemic Haikus. Here is mine: Covid. Stuck at home.Wild flowers. Beautiful.Even so, rejoice. Here are few from friends: By Angie And now there is time/To read books piled high for years/ Nested in pillows ———————— By Rachel coffee on the porchbirds singing from the treetopslife’s not all that…

Please. Be Kind.

I’ve debated about this post. But here goes… I’ve seen at least eight friends post about all the people they’ve seen out and about the past few days. Pictures of cars in parking lots. Complaints of all the folks they see at the grocery store. Criticism of drivers on the roads. Each of these posts…

Flowers

I can’t go in to see E; all long-term care facilities are on lockdown. Only medically necessary visits allowed. I can’t visit her, but I can brighten her day. A local grocer had large bunches of flowers for $5. They were half price 3-7 pm on Friday. I bought six bunches. A friend and I…

Jambalaya and Stuff

Rather than stocking up my pantry and fridge, I cleaned them out a bit. Here’s what we had for lunch. It was yummy!! 1 box Zataran’s Jambalaya1 box uncle Ben’s wild rice1 lb browned ground beef1 lb smoked sausage2 zucchini cut in small cubes and sautéed4 stalks celery chopped1 bunch green onions chopped1 can tomato…

Getting Her Hair Washed

I came home from a trip two days ago and it was clear E’s hair had not been washed in at least two weeks. When I asked E about going to a salon to get it washed, she replied, “I don’t give a sh** about my hair!” Well then! I quickly dropped that topic!

Here is what I did to deal with the situation.