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Unidentified Frozen Objects. My mom had them in her freezer, I haz them in the bottom of my chest freezer. So for dinner tonight I pulled out these five containers and set them on the counter to thaw. I have … Continue reading
This is what breakfast looks like for the eating machine that is also know as my younger son. Most mornings it is just waffles ( made from scratch because it is just as easy and way cheaper) and bacon. Some … Continue reading
My siblings and I have divided the tasks that Mom and Dad need to have done, and I took on the paying of the bills. I hate paying my own bills, so somehow there is a cruel irony in the … Continue reading
Mom and Dad are now in Assisted Living. Together. Hooray. The past few months have been a whirlwind of sorting, storing, clearing, tossing, and donating about 65 years of accumulated stuff belonging to my parents. Getting their current house ready … Continue reading
This was the sign outside the AmVets Hall where we donated my dad’s electric wheelchair and scooter. In addition to spaghetti dinners and steak fries, they seem to have a good sense of humor and an awesome philosophy on life…and … Continue reading
My son, who just finished his first year in college, is living at home this summer. It feels weird and uncomfortable and horribly limiting. He knows he is almost 19, but every now and again he feels as if he … Continue reading
Took Mom to a doctor’s appointment in Portland today. A vascular surgeon, in fact. She was anxious and worried and she hurt. To pass the time during the drive, and I think to give the illusion of feeling chipper and … Continue reading
Everyday I drive my mom from her house to the assisted living place where my dad is now living, about 10 miles away and in a rural area near a tidal river with comorants and osprey and geese and such. … Continue reading
The freezer is filled with these…tiny, 4 oz tupperware containers, filled with leftovers. Did I mention I come from a frugal family? Yes I do….