Category Archives: Elderly parents

Bald is Beautiful

I’ve always been a bit offbeat. My first celebrity crush was William Hurt. I thought Sean Connery was much more attractive without the toupee, same goes for John Travolta. My current celebrity crush is Lester Holt. When I first met darling … Continue reading

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Hey, Who’s Craig?

Ten things I learned while trying to sell stuff on craigslist: Nobody wants your damn 1990’s armoire/entertainment cabinets. They may be  limited production La-Dee-Dah brand, made by free-range leprechauns using extinct, hand-massaged mahogany and unicorn horns, but they are worth … nothing. No … Continue reading

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Boxes of Boxes

I am not a “stuff” person. Hubs and I have surprisingly little amounts of boxed treasures or doodads, displayed or hidden. Our decorative taste can best be described as minimalist. This has been an intentional decision, a continual process of … Continue reading

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She Said What?

“I hope your mom dies today.” “Thank you!” What would you think if you heard this exchange at your local beauty salon? This was a conversation between me and my hairdresser/friend of over thirty years. We hugged and then glanced around … Continue reading

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Clown Pants

In this best of all Mays, I feel the need to acknowledge the man who has been next to me, riding that same rollercoaster and holding my hand for almost 30 years (June 14th!). I think about our wedding vows … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out

Dear 2015, You, madam, are a sadistic shrew. Oh, I’ll admit you were a worthy opponent. You gave the very worst; sickness, pain and death. You made me cry each and every day, and sometimes made me so sad I … Continue reading

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The Face of Alzheimer’s

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s day. I don’t think celebrate is the right word choice. Many if not most of you in your lifetime will be a caregiver for and/or have a close family member suffering from this devastating disease. … Continue reading

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My Blue Key

I walk into my father’s room and his eyes usually light up with recognition. I am not sure he knows it’s me, exactly, but he knows it is someone who loves and cares about him. “Hi, Dad, It’s Cheri” is … Continue reading

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I’ll See Your 20, and Raise You 30

Over the last few weeks I have frequently stumbled across sponsored articles on my facebook newsfeed with blurbs and lists regarding what middle-aged women should stop doing immediately. The most recent is from answers.com and features, for some reason, a … Continue reading

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I Want To Go Home

Big love brings big pain. These last few years, and especially these last few weeks, have been the hardest of my life. My amazing, feisty, funny, opinionated and loving mom died Saturday after a long and ferocious battle against Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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