Posts Categorized: Family

Let It Go!

I’m going to Michigan tomorrow.  I’m so excited!  What would entice me to the midwest when it’s undergoing an arctic blast with frigid temperatures of 12 degrees?  Children and grandchildren, of course! The prospect of seeing a dance class, making cookies and play dough, doing art projects (I packed my getting messy outfit), and playing… Read more »

Latkes, Gingerbread and Wine

Last night I went to a latke party to celebrate Chanukah. Our host made latkes with creme fraiche and smoked salmon, endives with goat cheese, mandarin oranges and pomegranate seeds and profiteroles with raspberry sorbet and hot fudge sauce on top for dessert. Saturday night was a neighborhood Christmas party with homemade tamales and powdered… Read more »

Dinner at the Nursing Home

I’m in Portland, Oregon, now for a qigong workshop (like tai chi) for women being held in a conference room of a nursing home.  I met my daughter here and it’s just in time for her birthday in two days.  We wanted to include a birthday celebration in our healthy weekend of learning how to… Read more »

Getting a Dog?

I’m thinking of getting a dog. I’ve never had one, except for four months when the kids were young. I’m ready for unconditional love…for those little eyes staring at me innocently and with love, for walks and discovery together, for doggy parks and sharing stories with humans at the other end of the leash. My… Read more »

Children Sleeping Soundly

My son, daughter-in-law, and two toddler grandchildren came to visit me for a few days.  I was so excited for them to come.  I prepared food, books, bubbles, and researched museums and activities that were child-friendly.  I moved all of my breakable sculptures to a high shelf and bought fruit so we could make apple-plum… Read more »

Dr. Spock Apologizes

Over the weekend, I attended a lecture by Dr.Garland Landrith, a specialist in Tapping (also known as EFT) who heals past wounds and reframes memories to diminish the effect our triggers have on us. He brought up some points that rang true in their simplicity and importance. We all know that feelings of major traumas… Read more »