cooking / family dynamics / kfc / sisters / thanksgiving / thanksgiving dinner

The VCR is Broken and I Can’t Cook Without It and It’s All Your Fault!

Originally posted on the blog in November 2009, but reposted here today for your reading pleasure! For as many years as I can remember, my sister and then brother-in-law loaded up the kids and came to our parents’ for the holidays. Way back in the mid-1980’s, my sister decided that she wanted to make Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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HURRY UP! ITS A GO!

This morning at exactly t-minus 30 seconds (or so) and counting, I called my mom (in Florida): Me:         Morning, Dad!  Is Mom there? Tell her to get on the phone and to hurry up! Dad:       Goooooood Morning, Sunshine!  She’s right here, hold on.  Dad:       [Yelling]  Iris!  It’s your oldest daughter!  She said hurry up! Mom:      I’m … Continue reading

dog behavior / Dogs / elderly parents / family dynamics / humor / labrador retriever / multiple sclerosis / Pets / random

Some Updates; Or, “intelligence, news, tidings, word”

1.  My dad is doing well, but still waiting for the results from his mammogram.  When asked how the test went, he told me “It wasn’t bad, but then I don’t have boobies either.”  Ok.  Thanks for that image dad. 2.  My mom seems to be pretty feisty these days.  She told me today that she called … Continue reading

cooking / family dynamics / kfc / thanksgiving / thanksgiving dinner

The VCR is Broken and I Can’t Cook Without It and It’s All Your Fault! (Rerun)

Originally posted on the blog in November 2009, but reposted here today for your reading pleasure! For as many years as I can remember, my sister and then brother-in-law loaded up the kids and came to our parents’ for the holidays. Way back in the mid-1980’s, my sister decided that she wanted to make Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Oh, the Stories a Geriatrican Could Tell; or, Your Dad’s Getting a Mammogram

My mom called earlier this evening just to check in and see what I was up to all day.  She really wants to come for a visit, but can’t leave my dad alone for long these days as his patience is short, and he gets confused easily.  He also needs to stay off the main highway, … Continue reading