I began taking personal offense to each drink my mother had, each cheap plastic vodka bottle I found hidden in her closet.
I think the problem many of us have on this second go-round is that while being with another person sounds fantastic, it is pretty hard to pull off, especially after spending 50 or 60 years on the planet without that other person in your life.
I can remember times where utilities in the house would be turned off, non-stop bill collectors calling, and even some showing up at our house.
You’re still paying off your 2018 holiday shopping. You’re worried about a possible recession. You feel pressure to buy gifts for family and friends this holiday season even though you can’t afford it. You’re planning on going shopping anyway. Sound familiar?
So forget all those lists and to do’s items. This holiday season, give kindness. It’s the perfect gift.
I brought my bathing suit and tank tops thinking this was another Caribbean vacation. But water shoes, hiking boots and a rain jacket??? Not a thought in my mind.
When that date arrived, we did what has become strangely common… we gathered closely around our computer, while my younger daughter sat patiently waiting to record what we hoped would be one of our happiest moments.
Thanksgiving has been the hardest holiday for me since my husband passed 3.5 years ago. It has been the hardest because it was his favorite. We…
In the decade since he’s been gone, I have not erected our Christmas tree. The first few years, I traveled to relatives’ homes so it didn’t make sense to decorate.
Now what? Did I have to go back to work full-time? Who would hire me after being out of the job market for 12 years? How was I now going to support the three of us? Was I going to lose our house?