Through the Looking Glass

My ophthalmologist found a piece of glass in my eye. Glass. I have no idea how it got there, and it was really small, but y'all. Glass. The last broken glass incident in our house occurred approximately five days before my eye started bothering me, but what can I say, I live a dangerous life.... Continue Reading →

One Stitch, Two Stitch, Head Stitch, Blue Stitch

I have two sons who have been locked in the house with each other for an entire year. They haven't seen their friends, been to Kung Fu class, been in school, or to a public playground since the world fell apart. Things are getting wild over here. The boys' arguments are starting to get more... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Palate

At some point in every woman's life, she has the sudden realization she has become her mother. Whether it's choosing sensible shoes, or repeating a saying of Mom's without thinking, it will happen eventually. Sometimes we are pleased to be modeling our mothers, and sometimes alarmed. For me, I remember informing my children that "the... Continue Reading →

Carry the Load

Last weekend I flew to Austin from El Paso for my grandmother's ninety-third birthday. El Paso is truly a wonderful city with everything I need, except my family. We usually only make the trek to Austin for major family events like weddings and baptisms, and Grandma is understandably overwhelmed with crowds and lots of lively... Continue Reading →

Unleashed

About two months ago I had a partial hysterectomy. It's called a "partial" hysterectomy because the doctor took my uterus and fallopian tubes, but left my ovaries. Initially, I thought he should take the whole shebang, because the more pieces I cut out, the fewer places I will eventually get cancer (I'm nothing if not... Continue Reading →

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