Autumn has it reputation. Despite its fleeting beauty, it is a harbinger of darker times. Leaves die and fall to the ground. Animals hibernate. And in my part of the country, we know that we must brace for months of cold. Thus, as a defense against the gathering melancholia, fall may indeed be the best … Continue reading Falling
A Field Guide to Lo
Our weekly shifts with Lo are all encompassing , 10-hour experiences. Akin to observing wildlife in its natural habitat, we watch her very closely in order to catalog the subtle nuances of her innate behavior and to keep her from climbing atop high surfaces. In light of our scientific investigation, I am happy to provide … Continue reading A Field Guide to Lo
What’s in a Name?
Lo’s vocabulary is growing daily and each day says something cute and funny. My daughter-in-law already laments that she will not remember all Lo's gems and wishes that she had written them down. I accept this responsibility and agree that Lo’s growing vocabulary is certainly worth remembering. She adds new words daily and can now … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Complex world/simple pleasures
Not that anyone has complained, but I have been feeling guilty about abandoning this blog for over a month. Maybe not enough is going on in my life to write about. Maybe too much is going on to write about. In either case, even though or perhaps because the world seems terrible of late, I … Continue reading Complex world/simple pleasures
I barely had time to put away the beach chairs and I am suddenly making soup and wearing slippers. I realize this happens every year, but this recent week of cool weather is more abrupt this year and I am feeling more nostalgic. I think I know why. We spent last week at the beach … Continue reading Summer’s End
A Day in the Life
A motivating force for starting this blog was the arrival of Lo and my desire to record what she is doing and how I am feeling. I have already acknowledged that I remember too little of my own children’s’ childhoods. So, for the record, here is a recent typical day spent with Lo. 4:30 am … Continue reading A Day in the Life
Happy Birthday, Lo
Lo and Behold: Lo is a year old. It seems fitting on this occasion to enumerate a few of her many fine qualities. Thus, here are the the Top Ten Things About Lo at One Year. 1. As from birth, she remains a style icon. She remains comfortable in any style but her current vibe … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Lo
The six of us are former coworkers from the IT department of New Hampshire Savings Bank and our friendship and periodic get togethers have endured for over 30 years. We have seen divorces, marriages, births, deaths and grandchildren. A number of pets have come and gone. We have moved to different houses and one to … Continue reading Girls’ Night
New Englanders know that Spring time is the most ethereal of seasons, arriving overnight with summertime temperatures, a diminishing pile of dirty snow, a long list of chores- indoors and out, and that which springs eternal. The hopeful things can be small and you need to pay attention. Visiting my mother yesterday, it was hard … Continue reading Tiny Miracles
One of the many nice things about having a grandchild is that she “belongs” to you. And Lo, with her winning personality and charming smile, reinforces that attachment. I am sure that each of us in her care team, family and network of friends feels it. And you know that I am obsessed with her. … Continue reading Papa