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I have a friend who just found out a relative's cancer has returned. The diagnosis isn't good - the doctors have given him four months to live.
The news was just beginning to sink in . "Four months," she told me. "That's basically a summer. One summer, and he'll be gone."
I know what she's going through - somewhat. Sometimes the people we think we'll have around us forever disappear in a heartbeat. Seven years ago, my beautiful, fun-loving sister laid down with a terrible…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on March 29, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments
You learn a few things when you go shopping with your teen-age daughter.
You learn that some of the most popular stores have incredibly loud music, really narrow aisles and lots of girls so skinny you could probably bench-press them.
You learn that the style of shorts that you wear on a regular basis is hopelessly uncool.
You learn that the one way to get your daughter to never, ever listen to a song again is to say that you heard it in…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on March 26, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
My husband threw me for a loop with his question. "What do you want to do over spring break?" he asked.
Um, what? Spring break? He had to be kidding. I'm still packing away the last of the Christmas decor - just last week I found a stray box of hooks on a bookshelf. Surely it can't be time to plan for a spring vacation already.
Besides, I still have the vacation pamphlets I picked up last spring - you know, the one for bicycle rentals, the one for that…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on March 13, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments