B words

*Baseball–One of my sons graduates this week with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Our mutual love of baseball has been a bonding point for us. I am making him a big, fat blanket with baseballs all over it for a graduation gift. He fields tough classes for four years–I make him a blanket in return. Sounds about even, right?

*Babies–Even though they range in age from 31 to 13 years.. they are my ‘babies.’ I don’t call them that, of course.. at least not to their faces. Not usually. Well, maybe sometimes. They can’t understand this feeling I have for them until they have children of their own. Even then.. the level of adoration I feel for them will be a source of embarrassment. It’s OK.. I get that it’s a ‘pay it forward’ kind of thing..

*Blog–It’s new to me. It will take a while to get the hang of it. Any potential readers–please be patient.

*Blades of Glory–A guilty pleasure, shared with a friend who understands such indulgences. Laughing that hard is therapeutic.

*Brownies–The perfect food. They can never be too chocolatey or too rich. They can never have enough frosting. There are never enough of them in the world.


Here’s the deal…

It’s all about looking back.. well, and forward, too. Oh.. and let’s not forget about what’s happening now.
To me, it’s all relative. I keep asking how my past, present and future lives intersect. Sometimes I come up with answers.. sometimes not.

I call this time in life my ‘gravy days.’ I look back to my years as a stay-at-home mom of five children with certain joy.. my divorce from their father as a learning experience still moodling around inside of me, and these days as a single parent and regular working girl as fodder for what I write. And there’s plenty of it.

More to come..