Back from my flu break – I’ll be playing catch-up with my posts for the next week or so. Fortunately, I had a fairly light case of the flu (or whatever it was) but it knocked me off my feet for the better part of a week and I’m still getting over the fatigue. At about 3:30 pm, I’m ready for a nap! Continue reading
I’ll be back in a couple of days, but for now I’m drinking fluids, etc.
I’m resting almost as much as Oscar does!
Mom has always loved doing puzzles. Jigsaw, crossword, Sudoku and the rest. She still does puzzles, though the level of difficulty has decreased over the years. We used to do 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, but now have an upper limit of 500 pieces. Moderately difficult Sudoku puzzles were replaced by easier versions and have now pretty much fallen out of the repertoire. Word searches are now more common than crossword puzzles. The good news is that Mom still loves to do puzzles. Continue reading
It’s hard to find comedies that engage my mother. Her sense of humor has changed over the years. She doesn’t stay current with pop culture, so does not always understand the references in current shows. There are two programs that always manage to make her laugh and that we have watched over and over again: The Golden Girls and Keeping Up Appearances. Continue reading
My mother and I are not really into football and only tune in occasionally. Although we didn’t watch the Super Bowl, we did watch the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl – boatloads of cuteness. Continue reading
Television is at its best, in my opinion, when it opens a window on something new or shines a spotlight on something artistic or presents great storytelling. For my mother, television is a primary source of information. She no longer reads newspapers and rarely reads magazines. TV is her source for national and local news; she doesn’t follow the ins and outs of pop culture. However, she does like history and science. Continue reading
I launched this blog a month ago. I’d been thinking about it for a long time, so it’s great to see it come to life. I’m really enjoying putting the posts together and reading comments and thinking about what comes next.
I’m pretty happy with the content of the blog so far and look forward to finding more tidbits to share. I’ve learned a lot and it’s been helpful to process my thoughts. I’m happy to share the lessons I’ve learned.
Onward and upward 🙂